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  • OSHA Fines Poultry Processor $39K After Finger Amputation

    The Selbyville, DE poultry processing facility of Mountaire Farms Inc. was issued five serious safety violations on Dec. 2 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency investigated the amputation of a worker’s finger during the...

  • World’s Sixth Largest Conveyor Belt Inaugurated in Qatar

    The world’s sixth largest conveyor system, stretching for more than 4.8 km, was inaugurated on Dec. 8 by Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC), the government-owned firm announced by press release. The new system will help convey materials related to infrastructure and construction projects...

  • Global Machine Safety Market Forecasted at $4.98B by 2020

    The global market for machine safety equipment, including controllers, emergency stop controls, and safety sensors, is expected to reach a value of $4.98 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% between 2015 and the end of the forecast period, new research from...

  • ADM Expanding Capacity at Turkey and Bulgaria Corn Sites

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is expanding the grind and finishing capacity for sweeteners and starches at the company’s corn wet mill facilities in Turkey and Bulgaria, the Chicago-based global agriculture and food ingredient company announced Monday. “We continue to see substantial...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders, Sales Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2016 booked orders decreased 19.8% when compared to October 2015 orders. When compared to September 2016, October booked orders were down 14.0%. October booked orders were down 17.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Evonik Acquires Silica Business of J.M. Huber for $630M

    Evonik Industries AG has acquired the silica business of J.M. Huber for $630 million. This enables Evonik to expand its position in North America and Asia in this profitable and resilient business. “Huber Silica will significantly strengthen our growth segment resource efficiency,”...

  • Bell Named Camfil APC Americas VP

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed Graeme Bell to the position of vice president, Camfil APC Americas. Bell will relocate from Europe to Camfil APC corporate headquarters in Jonesboro, AR, where he will hold full responsibility for the manufacturing, technical, and training facility...

  • Muhtar Kent to Step Down As Coca-Cola CEO in 2017

    Chairman and chief executive officer of the Coca-Cola Company Muhrar Kent will step down from his role as CEO on May 1, 2017, with current company president and chief operating officer James Quincy named as his replacement, the Atlanta headquartered international company announced Friday. Kent will...

  • AIChE to Lead New $140M Manufacturing USA Institute

    The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) will lead a Federally-funded institute to research ways to reduce energy use in chemical processing, Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Friedman announced at...

  • Texas Feed Company Fined $83K by OSHA for Safety Hazards

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited CPE Feeds Inc. of Brownfield, TX, a feed manufacturer and provider of used agricultural machinery for processing feed, on Nov. 28 with 22 safety violations for failing to provide a safe working...