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  • OSHA Fines NJ Chemical Facility $115k for Safety Violations

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a West Deptford, NJ chemical facility on August 1 for three repeat and eight serious safety violations, proposing fines totaling $115,000, the agency announced Thursday. OSHA inspectors visiting the...

  • US Employment in Manufacturing Remains Stable in July

    The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 255,000 this July, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%. While job gains were reported in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities...

  • $36.5 Mil. in Grants Available for US Specialty Crop Research

    19 grants totaling $36.5 million for specialty crop research and extension investments are available for American farmers that produce fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and other horticultural products, the US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday. Funded through...

  • Global Demand for Material Handling Equipment to Hit $176 Bil. by 2020

    A new market forecast estimates the world’s demand for material handling equipment will reach $176 billion by 2020, with China and developing nations expected to drive the market. The study by The Freedonia Group predicts that about two thirds of demand for new material handling machinery...

  • Kellogg’s Snacks to Shut Down Indiana Plant, Cut 150 Jobs

    A Kellogg’s snack plant in Seelyville, IN will close in 2017, multiple news organizations reported Tuesday. The company said the move was made as a cut back on its domestic cracker manufacturing capacity. About 150 jobs will be cut as a result of the plant’s closure, which is scheduled...

  • Shick Solutions Joins Bretèche Group

    Shick Solutions, a Kansas City, MO-based ingredient automation company, has joined Bretèche Industrie Group, a global company with eight plants located in France, Germany, and the Czech Republic that focus on the baking, dairy, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics markets. The company’s...

  • Jenike & Johanson Turns 50

    August 3, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Jenike & Johanson. Fifty years ago today, Dr. Jerry Johanson resigned from his job at US Steel’s applied research laboratory in Monroeville, PA and joined Dr. Andrew Jenike, his thesis advisor from the University of Utah, to...

  • OSHA Finds Tyson Employees Exposed to Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Wichita Area Office cited Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. and Tyson Hides and Tannery for a total of two repeated, five serious, and one other than serious safety and health violations. Citations were issued...

  • OSHA Fines Grain Company after Worker Caught in Sweep Auger

    An investigation into a 36-year-old worker's injuries at a North Dakota grain facility found multiple violations of federal safety standards for grain handling and confined space entry, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)....

  • $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research, Extension Investments

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department...