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  • SOCMA Offering Online Lean Six Sigma Training

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is offering Lean Six Sigma training to its members as part of its effort to bring progressive process improvement techniques to organizations in a convenient, cost-effective manner.     Members may now enroll in a variety...

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  • Andritz Rolls out OEM Option Wireless Heat Sensor for Pelletizers

    Andritz Inc. and SST Wireless Inc. are collaborating to produce a customized version of SST’s wireless heat sensor technology for deployment on Andritz’s wood pelletizers as an OEM option. The system will include SST’s high-temperature sensors that are installed directly on...

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  • Global Demand for Material Handling Equipment to Reach $142 Billion

    Global demand for material handling equipment is projected to increase five percent annually through 2018 to $142 billion. An improved environment for fixed investment spending will enable manufacturers to invest in expansion and upgrade of facilities. Rising standards of living will boost gains,...

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  • Bucket Chain Ship Unloader Order Awarded

    Tenova TAKRAF Italy has been awarded a contract by ILVA S.p.A., the leading Italian steel producer, for the design and supply of a bucket-chain continuous ship unloader (CSU) for handling iron ore and coal at the ILVA steel plant in Taranto, Italy. This plant is the largest of its kind in...

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  • SOCMA Comments on EPA’s Proposed Fracking Disclosure Rule

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in response to its proposed rulemaking requiring companies to disclose the composition of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). Some SOCMA members...

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  • Grain Operations, Processing Courses Open for Registration

    Registration is open for the last round of courses for 2014 from the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University Distance Education Program. The schedule includes two courses in the grain operations credentialing track and one for the new grain processing credential...

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  • VECOPLAN Opens New Tech Center

    VECOPLAN celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000-sq-ft Technology Center in Bad Marienberg, Germany. The first-of-its-kind facility is equipped with more than 25 machines representing a comprehensive range of mechanical technologies for the processing, recycling, or repurposing of waste and...

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  • Eaglestone Equipment Acquires Procon Systems

    Eaglestone Equipment announces the acquisition of Procon Systems Inc., a designer and supplier of conveying systems and integrated lines for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Carmen Sammauro, president of Eaglestone Equipment, stated that this acquisition would enhance Eaglestone’s...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Report Optimistic

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2014 increased 2.59% compared to the same period in 2013, with total orders of $5.32 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first six months...

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  • Craig Vaughan Named GM of Mars Mineral

    Craig Vaughan, a senior executive with an extensive technical background, has been hired as general manager of Mars Mineral, a leader in the design and production of agitation pelletizing equipment and systems. Vaughan is responsible for the company’s business operations and for the...

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