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  • Vortex Valves Appoints New Middle Eastern Agent

    Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Smart Systems for Factories Operation & Maintenance Co. as its agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Qatar and Yemen. Smart is a Middle...

  • Growth Anticipated in Automated Material Handling Market

    A new report posits that the global market for automated material handling and storage systems is expected to reach $41.56 billion by 2020 from an estimated value of $20.69 billion in 2015, research firm WiseGuyReports announced Thursday. With an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12....

  • Purdue Opens Composites Manufacturing Research Facility

    Perdue University celebrated the opening of its $50 million Indiana Manufacturing Institute at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, IN on Tuesday, which will house the institution’s Center for Composites Manufacturing and Simulation. “Purdue is a recognized international leader...

  • Data Shows Global Chemical Production has Soft Second Quarter

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that the second quarter of 2016 ended on a soft note, with the headline index rising only 0.1% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in June, the organization announced in a press release...

  • BASF Says Agricultural Solutions Business Not for Sale

    Amid a wave of mergers this year in the crop protection and seeds segments, BASF announced Wednesday that its Agricultural Solutions business is not for sale, Reuters reported. “I think we’ve made it quite clear that our crop protection business is not for sale,” said BASF’...

  • Growth Predicted for North American Instrumentation Valves and Fittings Market

    A new market research report predicts that the North American instrumentation valves and fittings market will reach $1.4 billion by 2022, rising by a compound annual growth rate of 4.2% between 2016 and the end of the forecast period, Pune, India-based research firm MicroMarket Monitor announced...

  • EU Gives Monsanto OK to Import Roundup Ready Soybeans in Europe

    The European Commission gave Monsanto Company permission to import its Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and use of the crop for food and feed in the European Union, the St. Louis-based agricultural giant announced July 22. Monsanto obtained approval to import its Roundup soybeans to China this...

  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

  • USDA Effort Helps Fund Biofuels, Biobased Product Development

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday that the agency is soliciting applications for funding to bolster development of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products. “The bioeconomy is a catalyst for economic development in rural America,...

  • Dust Control Technology Names New President

    Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odor control, has announced the appointment Laura Stiverson as president. Stiverson served as general manager for DCT for nearly five years. Her primary responsibilities will continue to revolve around new product engineering,...