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  • SOCMA President Leaving Association

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced Tuesday that president and CEO Lawrence D. Sloan will be leaving the association in mid-October to accept a position with the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the premier association of occupational hygienists and...

  • KWS Manufacturing Partners with Annik Engineering

    KWS Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of screw conveyors in the U.S., announces its partnership with Annik Engineering to provide quality and service to customers in a key segment of the western U.S. "Annik Engineering is one of the most respected manufacturer’s representation...

  • BAG Corp Founder Robert “Bob” Williamson Dies at Age 86

    Robert "Bob" Ray Williamson, founder of BAG Corp and Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) industry pioneer, passed away July 16, 2016 at the age of 86, according to a company press release. Mr. Williamson founded BAG Corp in 1969 and served as its CEO until his retirement in 2011...

  • GEAPS, K-State Offer Grain Handling Courses this Sept.

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program are offering three online grain handling operations courses starting this September, GEAPS announced Monday. Running from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14, registration for the courses is open to...

  • Nestlé Investing $31M in Product Safety

    Nestlé is investing CHF $31M in the Nestlé Quality Assurance Centre (NQAC) in Dublin, OH, improving its capacity to test products and ensuring they meet the highest standards. This latest investment makes NQAC Dublin Nestlé’s largest and most sophisticated testing...

  • 21 Dead, Five Injured in Chinese Power Plant Explosion

    At least 21 people were killed and five were injured after an explosion Thursday afternoon at a coal-fired power plant in Dangyang, China, Chinese state media and US news organizations reported. A preliminary investigation into the blast’s cause determined that the incident at the Madian...

  • New FDA Draft Guidance on Premarket Notifications for Supplements

    Under a recent revision of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) draft guidance on new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications, makers of dietary supplements will have to notify the agency within 75 days before starting to market a dietary supplement that has a new ingredient,...

  • Sale of Terex Material Handling Unit Approved by US, EU

    Terex Corporation, maker of equipment for construction, material handling, port and other applications, announced Aug. 8 that the sale of its material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business to Konecranes has been approved by EU and US regulators. “The clearances granted by both the...

  • Gerard Daniel Worldwide Separation Products Div. Expands

    Gerard Daniel Worldwide (GDW), North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of wire cloth products, announces the GDW Separation Products Div. has recently moved its operations to a larger manufacturing facility in Hanover, PA. The additional floor space and state-of-the-art...

  • New Management for Kalenborn Abresist

    Kalenborn Abresist Corp. announced that Craig Frendewey, senior vice president, will take full responsibility of its North American operations. These operations include Kalenborn Abresist, Kalenborn Canada and Kalenborn Technologies.        Frendewey first joined the...