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  • GE Healthcare Facility to Use Self-Driving Vehicle

    A self-driving vehicle used for material transport will be used in a GE Healthcare repair facility near Milwaukee, WI to automate parts delivery in the company’s just-in-time manufacturing process. Developed by Clearpath, the OTTO self-driving vehicle was selected for the repair operations...

  • House Holds Hearing on Silica Dust

    The US House of Representatives Committee on Education and The Workforce’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on Tuesday, April 19 to discuss OSHA’s recent changes in its standards on respirable crystalline Silica dust. OSHA’s rules on exposure to respirable...

  • Innophos Names VP of Supply Chain and Purchasing

    Innophos Holdings Inc. named Amy Hartzell as vice president of supply chain and purchasing, the Cranbury, NJ-based company announced on Wednesday. Most recently holding the position of global director of Dow Chemical’s Corporate Supply Chain Center of Excellence, Hartzell has 20 years of...

  • SonicAire Promotes Two Executives

    Winston-Salem, NC-based SonicAire announced two new executive leadership promotions on Wednesday. Jordan Newton was named vice president of innovation and engineering. Newton is now responsible for overseeing SonicAire’s fan design and engineering. “Newton will oversee the development...

  • Parker Hannfin to Close Akron Plant

    Parker Hannifin’s pneumatic division will close its plant in Akron, OH and transfer manufacturing to other locations, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reported on Tuesday. The facility at 100 Home Ave. in Akron, which employs about 75 people, produces custom pneumatic cylinders used in a wide...

  • Bostik Opens Factory in the Philippines

    Arkema’s specialty adhesives line Bostik has expanded its cementitious powder production capabilities with the opening of its new factory in the Philippines, the company announced on Tuesday. Bostik, which produces adhesive products for construction, consumer, and industrial markets, has...

  • General Mills to Sell Argentina Business

    General Mills agreed to sell its Argentina bakery and food service business to Grupo Bimbo, the company announced on Tuesday. While the sale is subject to regulatory approval, General Mills said it expects the transaction to be completed by May 2, 2016. “We would like to thank members of...

  • USDA Offers Grants for Food Safety Education

    Small food production and processing companies just got some help to comply with new food safety guidelines that came into effect when the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Grants totaling $4.7 million are now available from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food safety education,...

  • Monsanto Invests $975 Million in Factory

    Monsanto’s board of directors approved a $975 million capital expenditure to expand dicamba manufacturing at the company’s Luling, LA plant, the company announced in a recent press release. Making the investment in support of Monsanto’s launch of Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System,...

  • Powder Show Conference Preview: Joe Marinelli

    Joseph Marinelli of Solids Handling Technologies Inc. has provided consulting services to the bulk solids handling industry since the 1970s. Through his company, Marinelli evaluates bulk solids flow properties and provides recommendations for bin and feeder design. At this year’s...