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  • K-State Bulk Solids Innovation Center Offers Course

    Kansas State University’s Bulk Solids Innovation Center is offering a professional development course on the essentials of bulk solids handling this June. Combining classroom instruction with hands-on exercises, the course at the Salina, KS-based center runs from June 7-10, and is geared...

  • Quincy Compressor Makes Acquisition

    Quincy Compressor has acquired Carle Place, NY-based Scales Industrial Technologies, the company announced Friday. The purchase price was not disclosed, but the company said the newly-acquired business will operate as a division of Quincy Compressor LLC. Scales Industrial Technologies, which...

  • Nestle Purina US Names New President

    Nestle Purina PetCare company promoted its chief marketing officer Nina Leigh Krueger to president of Nestle Purina US, the company announced Friday. She will report directly to chief executive officer Joseph R. Sivewright. “Nina Leigh has played a vital role in our Company’s...

  • FDA Approves Folic Acid Fortification in Masa Flour

    Starting this April, manufacturers can voluntarily add up to 0.7 mg of folic acid per pound of corn masa flour following the announcement Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the fortification. A staple of Latin American cuisine, corn masa flour,...

  • Tyson Foods Proposes New Processing Facility

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced Thursday that it is proposing to build a new, 200,000-sq-ft processing facility in Green Forest, AK valued at $136 million. Employees from Tyson presented the new plant concept, which would provide about 85 jobs when operational, to the finance committee of the Carol...

  • IES Name Changed to SonicAire

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has changed its name to SonicAire, effective immediately. The company says the name change is part of a rebranding initiative designed to clarify its commitment to producing an engineered solution to fugitive...

  • Gericke Establishes US Affiliate

    Swiss powder processing equipment and systems manufacturer Gericke has established an affiliate in the United States, the company announced Friday. Located in Somerset, NJ, Gericke USA, Inc. will serve customers in the US and will help meet increasing demand for its processing equipment. One of...

  • Nestle Invests $73 Million in Factory Expansion

    Nestle is investing over $73 million in its Bük, Hungary pet food factory, making the facility the company’s “largest and most important” pet food production center in Europe, the company announced Thursday in a press release.  The expansion of the factory, which...

  • Takraf to Supply Conveyor System for Chilean Mine Project

    Takraf, an integrated solutions provider to the global mining, material handling, and minerals processing industries, has been awarded the supply of the principal ore transportation system for the Chuquicamata Underground Mine Project by Chile´s state-owned copper mining company, Codelco, a...

  • Dust Explosion at Manufacturing Plant

    Investigators said dust from a broken hose is likely the cause of a dust explosion at an International Paper cardboard box manufacturing plant in Richmond, MS early Thursday morning, The Jackson [MS] Clarion-Ledger reported. No injuries were reported as a result of the explosion, which occurred at...