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  • Prater-Sterling Celebrates 85th Anniversary

    When Ralph Prater founded the Prater Pulverizer Co. in 1925, he probably would have never imagined how drastically his company would continue to advance and flourish over the next 85 years. The company began with a small hammer mill that Prater himself designed to be reliable, rugged, and adaptable...

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  • FPSA New Member Recruitment up 17% in 2010

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has announced that, going into the member round of space selection for Process Expo 2011, new member recruitment is already 17% over total recruitment for 2009. “Clearly, suppliers are excited about the 2011 tradeshow and are joining in...

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  • Key Technology Appoints Joel Bustos Senior VP of Global Operations

    Key Technology has announced the appointment of Joel Bustos as senior vice president of global operations. Bustos is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of Key’s operations in support of the company’s overall strategic objectives to deliver world-class automated inspection...

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  • Railinc Names Robert Simora Chief Information Officer

    Railinc Corp. has announced that Robert Simora was promoted to chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Simora will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for Railinc’s data, product development, and information systems platforms. He will also lead activities around...

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  • Bemis Reaches Agreement to Sell Two Facilities to Exopack

    Bemis Company, Inc., a supplier of flexible packaging materials, has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company's Menasha, WI and Catoosa (Tulsa), OK facilities to Exopack Holding Corp., an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. The purchase price for the transaction...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains Steady

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that U.S. railroads originated 270,251 carloads for the week ending June 5, 2010, up 4 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 16.4 percent from 2008. Unlike the comparison weeks from 2008 and 2009, Week 22 of 2010 included the...

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  • Solids Handling Lab, Lecture, Lunch Offered

    Back by popular demand, Jenike & Johanson engineers will be delivering the 7th annual one-day seminar on July 15, 2010 at their Tyngsboro, MA office/laboratory regarding fundamental aspects of bulk solids handling, testing, and pneumatic conveying.  This informative workshop will...

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  • Kaeser Names Smiley Director of Sales

    Kaeser Compressors Inc. has announced the hiring of Ed Smiley as director of sales. Based out of Kaeser’s U.S. headquarters in Fredericksburg, VA, Smiley will lead the sales teams for all Kaeser’s product divisions.   “We welcome Ed to the Kaeser family and look forward to...

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  • New Dates Announced for World FIBC Congress

    Following the postponement of the 6th World FIBC Congress 2010 due to the volcanic ash eruptions, the event will now be held September 16-17, 2010.   The original conference program and speaker line-up is still in place; however the call for papers has been re-opened for additional...

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  • American Chemistry Council Elects New Members to Board of Directors

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has elected a new board of directors to begin serving its term on January 1, 2011. “I congratulate each and every one of ACC’s new board members,” said ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley. “Together we share a commitment to fostering...

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