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  • Volkmann Hosts First Advanced Training Seminar for Manufacturing Representatives at German Corporate Headquarters

    Volkmann Inc. recently held an advanced training course for a number of its manufacturer representatives at the company headquarters and manufacturing base in Soest, Germany. A total of 11 representatives, covering 16 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, made the trip that covered advanced conveying...

  • ISPE Announces Partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program

    ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, has announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its successful Energy Star Program. Through participation in the program, ISPE aims to improve...

  • John Hill Joins Custom Processing Services

    John Hill has joined Custom Processing Services Inc. as manager of wet processing, the company announced today. Hill brings 23 years of experience in the field of wet milling and dispersions, most recently at Netzsch Premier Technology and Netzsch Fine Particle Technology in Exton, PA, where he...

  • Eriez Celebrates Safety Record

    On June 1, 2011, Eriez president & CEO Tim Shuttleworth hosted a safety celebration, held outdoors at the company’s headquarters in Erie, PA, to recognize the plant’s impressive achievement of 1000 days without a lost time accident. The celebration was attended by state and local...

  • CEMA's April Booked Orders up 72% over 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2011 Booked Orders Index was 219, up 27 points or 14% from March 2011’s Index of 192, and an increase of 72% from the April 2010 Index of 127. April Booked Orders Indexes were 242 for Bulk Handling Equipment*...

  • May Freight Rail Traffic Makes Slight Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that carloads in May 2011 increased 0.5 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,159,328 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in May increased 7.5 percent for a total of...

  • Key Technology Opens Innovation and Solutions Center

    Key Technology has announced the opening of its new customer visitor center, The Innovation and Solutions Center, in Walla Walla, WA. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to effectively demonstrate and test Key’s sorting, conveying, and processing solutions to food processors, both in-...

  • K-Tron Collaborating for Plastics Processing Seminars in Mexico City, Charlotte, NC

    K-Tron will collaborate with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Leistritz, and Maag Pump Systems to present a complimentary technical seminar, “Advances in Plastics Processing,” offering plastics processors detailed information on the advances in process technologies as related to today...

  • Martin Engineering Finalizes Plans for New Facility in China

    Martin Engineering, a global leader in conveyor technology and bulk materials handling, has announced final plans for a new 107,600-sq-ft facility in Kunshan, which is in the Jiangsu Province of China. Scheduled to open in late 2011, the new Martin Engineering building will house 86,100 sq ft of...

  • Bunting Adds to European Sales, Manufacturing Teams

    Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced the addition of Simon Ayling as production manager and Steve Lacy as technical sales executive for its European manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England. This location is responsible for all sales in the UK, Europe, and the African...