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  • Nestlé Cutting 15% of Work Force in Africa

    Citing its overestimation of middle class growth, Nestlé is cutting 15 percent of its workforce in Africa. Nestlé has roughly 11,000 employees in Africa, with the equatorial Africa region encompassing 21 countries, including Kenya and Angola. Nestlé has invested close to $1...

  • Powder Show Tour Provides Dust Collection Insight

    Powder Show Canada attendees were given a guided tour of the ins and outs of dust collection at the Powder & Bulk Solids Canada, Wednesday afternoon in Toronto. Gary Johnson, chemical engineer and consultant with Workplace Exposure Solutions, led a group of eager attendees to five different...

  • Kalenborn Abresist Celebrates Anniversaries

    Kalenborn Abresist Corp. recently recognized several employees with 25 years or more of service to the company. The employees recognized, and the number of years with the company, were: Greg Leininger, 38 years; Mark Jones, 35 years; Russ Bauer, 34 years; Joe Accetta, 32 years; Jeff Howard, 30...

  • Uptrend in Plastics Machinery Shipments Continues

    The shipments value of plastics machinery posted a moderate rise in the first quarter of 2015 when compared with the same period last year, according to statistics compiled and reported by SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES). “Yet...

  • Dust Collection Systems Maintenance and Management at Powder Show Canada

    When it comes to dust collection systems maintenance, one of the easiest problems to avoid may be one of the simplest: managing the documentation that comes with the system. Users of dust collection systems will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on dust collection systems, but if they can...

  • Fire at Nestle Plant

    A mixing unit caught fire Friday morning at the Nestle plant in Burlington, WI. When they were finally able to reach it, fire crews quickly put out the blaze. However, a second alarm was issued roughly 45 minutes later for additional crews. More than 50 firefighters responded to the fire....

  • Powder Show Kicks Off Tuesday

    Showcasing the latest in advanced manufacturing, technology, and solutions, Powder & Bulk Solids Canada returns to the Toronto Congress Centre, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, and will run through Thursday, June 18..      A comprehensive selection of industrial processing and bulk...

  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Increase over 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2015 booked orders increased 6.8% when compared to April 2014 orders. When compared to March 2015, however, April 2015 booked orders were down 18.4%. April booked orders were down 11.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Stedman Delivers Grain-Crushing Cage Mills to Distillery

    Michter’s Distillery is expanding its facilities in Shively, KY, to meet growing market demand for Kentucky-style whiskey made from corn, rye, and malt. Located near downtown Louisville, in an area known for its whiskey heritage, Michter’s is situated on 5.6 acres with a 65,000-sq-ft...

  • Clampco Products Plant Expansion Underway

    Clampco Products is expanding its Wadsworth, OH manufacturing facility to meet increasing customer demand for high-performance stainless steel clamp products used in advanced emission control technology and other heavy-duty diesel engine and exhaust applications. The 60,000-sq-ft expansion...