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  • AIChE, Jenike & Johanson Offer New Course

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is offering a three-day course on the handling of solids and pneumatic conveying in three U.S. cities during 2017. The new course combines two of the organization’s popular offerings, CH032: Flow of Solids in Bins, Hoppers, Chutes, and...

  • Fortress Technology Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Fortress Technology is celebrating 20 years as a leader in the manufacturing of industrial metal detector solutions.   Fortress metal detectors are used within a range of sectors including food, consumer goods, textile, paper, and pharmaceutical. Over the past 20 years, Fortress has...

  • Markus Haid Named COO of Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations

    Senior-level machinery professional Markus Haid was hired as chief operating officer of Maruho Hatsujyo Innovations (MHI), the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s second largest pharmaceutical packaging machinery manufacturer, Maruho Hatsujyo Kogyo (MHK), the company announced Wednesday. Haid, who...

  • Nestle USA Relocating HQ to Virginia, Moving Other Units

    Nestle S.A.’s American subsidiary, Nestle USA, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Glendale, CA to a site in Rosslyn, VA, just outside of Washington D.C., the company announced Wednesday. 750 jobs will move to the D.C. area as part of the transition slated to begin this year....

  • Trump Order Delays Effective Date of OSHA Beryllium Rule

    The effective date of a final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium created by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been delayed in response to an executive order by President Donald J. Trump freezing the effective dates of new agency...

  • Conveyor Operator Death is First Mining Fatality of 2017

    A 43-year-old conveyor belt operator died Jan. 26 after becoming entangled in a moving tandem belt drive roller while underground in a Kentucky coal mine, becoming the first mining fatality in the U.S. in 2017, according to numerous local media outlets and a report by the U.S. Department of Labor...

  • J.M. Smucker Plans $340M Manufacturing Site in Colorado

    The maker of Smucker’s jam and other food products, J.M. Smucker Company, is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Longmont, CO to increase production of its Uncrustables frozen sandwich line, the Orrville, OH-based company announced Jan. 31. Plans for the new facility were...

  • Man Dies While Cleaning Fly Ash Silo at Delaware Plant

    Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker on Jan. 21 at the NRG Energy Indian River power plant in Dagsboro, DE who fell from the roof of the facility while cleaning a fly ash silo, the Delaware State Police and numerous local media sources reported. The man fell to his death...

  • Expanded Great Lakes Solutions Facility Opens in Arkansas

    A new 11,000-sq-ft research and development pilot plant was inaugurated on Monday at the Great Lakes Solutions facility in El Dorado, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Corp (AEDC) announced. A subsidiary of global specialty chemicals firm Chemtura Corp, the Great Lakes site produces materials...

  • Global Industrial Dryers Market to Hit $3.4B by 2024

    Demand from food and pharmaceutical manufacturers is anticipated to drive growth in the industrial dryers market, climbing to a value of $3.4 billion by 2024, a new report by Persistence Market Research suggests. The need for industrial dryers is expected to be propelled by regulations on...