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  • Bühler Aeroglide Appoints New VP of Sales

    Bühler Aeroglide, a global leader in thermal process engineering and technology for food, feed, and industrial materials, announces the addition of sales veteran Paul McKeithan to its senior management team. Named vice president of sales, McKeithan is now responsible for driving the...

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  • KWS Promotes Ian Smith to Manager of Engineered Sales

    KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd, a leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., has promoted Ian Smith to manager of engineered sales. Smith has been with KWS for more than three years in the role of regional sales manager. Smith is a 2006 graduate of Tuskegee University with a Bachelor...

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  • Biofuel Plant Explosions Cause Evacuations

    Nearly 1200 residents of a rural New Mexico county were briefly evacuated after a series of explosions and a large fire erupted at Rio Valley Biofuels’ facility in Anthony, about 20 miles north of El Paso, TX, on May 27. Crews responded to calls about the blasts shortly after 10am. After...

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  • LPW Technology Establishes New U.S. Subsidiary

    LPW Technology, a global leader in the development and supply of optimized metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM), has formally established a U.S. subsidiary, LPW Technology Inc. Opening in June 2014, the LPW Technology Inc. office will be situated in Pittsburgh, and will provide local...

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  • 2014 Plastics Machinery Shipments Off to Good Start

    Despite the harsh winter and the resulting lackluster growth in the U.S. economy, business levels for manufacturers and suppliers of primary plastics machinery (injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, and thermoforming equipment) recorded another quarter of solid growth in Q1 of 2014....

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  • Vecoplan Names LaGoe Director of Project Management

    Vecoplan LLC, a leading manufacturer of mechanical systems for processing waste and biomass, has named Mike LaGoe director of project management. LaGoe has worked as a manager in Vecoplan’s Project Engineering department since 2011, and brings 15 years of engineering management...

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  • Industrial Magnetics Acquires Prater-Sterling

    Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, MI, announces the acquisition of Prater-Sterling, Bolingbrook, IL.   Since 1961, IMI has been an industry leader in engineered, innovative permanent and electromagnetic solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers, from particle...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer Reaches Highest Level Since 2008

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), has reached its highest peak since February 2008, while also posting its highest year over year gain since September 2010. Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA), the...

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  • Free Powder Sample Testing Evaluates Powder Behavior and Flowablilty

    Brookfield Engineering Laboratories offers free powder sample testing using its PFT Powder Flow Tester to characterize a powder’s behavior and flowability. The testing determines flow function, wall friction, arching diameter, and bulk density as a function of consolidation stresses. Shear...

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  • Processing Equipment Rebuild Program

    Remanufacturing suspended magnets, drum magnets, vibratory feeders, wet drum separators, and more can save thousands of dollars versus buying new equipment. Eriez’ 5-Star Service offers a Rebuild Program to keep customers’ older equipment running efficiently while decreasing downtime...

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