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  • Cement Company Faces $92K in OSHA Fines

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) Cleveland Area office cited Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, PA, on May 2, 2016, for one repeated and 10 serious safety and health violations at its Middlebranch, OH location. The agency opened an...

  • OSHA Cites Manufacturer for Grain Dust, Fall Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) Wichita Area Office cited The Scoular Co. on May 2, 2016 for one repeat and four serious violations. The citations are the result of a December 2015 investigation initiated under OSHA's Local...

  • Bunting Magnetics Promotes Jana Davis to COO

    Bunting Magnetics Co. has promoted Jana Davis to chief operating officer (COO), a new position within Bunting Magnetics, effective May 30, 2016. Davis joined the company in 2011 as chief financial officer. As COO, she will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business operations...

  • Nestlé South Africa to Sell Pet Food/PURINA Business

    As part of on-going strategic reviews of its regional portfolio, Nestlé South Africa has announced the signing of an agreement to sell its Pet Food/PURINA business to Martin & Martin, allowing Nestlé to focus on strategic priorities. The divestment includes local Pet Food/...

  • Peterson Recognized by KSU

    Kevin Peterson, business development director for Vortex’s Titan line, received the Outstanding Service Award from Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry. “We are very proud to have Kevin recognized for Vortex’s involvement with KSU’s...

  • Kellogg CFO Retiring

    Kellogg Co. chief financial officer Ron Dissinger will retire at the end of 2016. Dissinger will step down as CFO effective Dec. 31, but will remain with Kellogg into 2017 to help ensure an orderly transition to his successor. An internal and external search for a new company CFO will now...

  • OSHA Issues Fines for 2015 Soybean Plant Explosion

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued fines against two companies connected to the Nov. 2015 death of a welder in an explosion at a Volga, SD soybean plant, the Sioux Falls [SD] Argus-Leader reported Friday. Randy Satter, a 39-year-old welder, died on Nov. 5, 2015...

  • Admix Acquires Danish Company to Expand in European Market

    Danish mixing equipment company In-Mix Flow Technology has been acquired by Admix, expanding the Londonderry, NH-based company’s customer base in Europe. The two companies have been doing business together since 1989 and have collaborated on advanced equipment designs for high shear...

  • NAVCO Announces Joint Venture in India

    Houston-based National Air Vibrator Co. (NAVCO) and Mumbai-based KJN Enterprises announced a joint venture to expand the reach of vibratory material flow technology into South Asia.   Called NAVCO INDIA LLP, the joint venture will be based in Mumbai. The joint venture has been granted...

  • Gecko Feet Inspire New Dust Collection Technology

    The inspiration for a new tool developed at Yale University to combat tiny dust particles comes from a surprising source: Gecko’s feet. Looking at static cling forces and the adhesive nature of Gecko’s feet, the lab of Yale’s School of Engineering & Applied Science...