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  • Drum Handler Moves Drums Faster

    The Morspeed 1000 lifts, moves, and places rimmed drums (1000 lb capacity) right from a forklift. It mounts on forks in seconds, without tools, and steel jaws grip the upper rim of the drum. The head adjusts to handle drums down to 15 in tall. The operator can lift/move/place drums without leaving...

  • Charles Ross & Son Names New VP Engineering

    Engineering manager Thomas DiGiannurio has been promoted to vice-president, engineering at Charles Ross & Son Co., a manufacturer of industrial mixing equipment. DiGiannurio joined Ross in 1977 and has been a major contributor to the company’s worldwide operations. With his expertise...

  • Specialty Chemical Maker Solvay Acquires Cytec

    Belgian specialty chemical maker Solvay has agreed to acquire New Jersey-based Cytec Industries for $5.5 billion. Solvay, which expects the deal to be finalized by year-end, will pay $75.25 per Cytec share, a premium of 28.9% over Cytec’s closing price on July 28, the day before the deal...

  • General Mills Closes Manufacturing Facility

    General Mills announced Friday that it has closed its manufacturing facility in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The facility produced frozen dough products for Taiwan market. The closure will impact approximately 78 employees. All impacted employees will be offered severance and transition support...

  • Powder Show Returns to Texas

    Showcasing the latest in technology and solutions, Powder & Bulk Solids Texas returns to Houston, October 13-14, 2015, at the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center).     A comprehensive selection of industrial processing and bulk solids handling suppliers will be on display....

  • Flexicon Opens Barcelona Office

    Flexicon (Europe) Ltd has opened a new office in Barcelona, Spain to provide factory-direct engineering services and technical sales support to customers throughout Spain. “The Barcelona location, coupled with our new Spanish language website, will fuel Flexicon's rapid growth in the...

  • Worker Needs Surgery, Food Manufacturer Fined $85K

    A 30-year-old temporary employee required extensive surgery after suffering burns and lacerations of tendons and ligaments in her right hand after she used a cutting and sealing machine at a frozen bread manufacturer that supplies products to Costco Wholesale Corp., IGA, Piggly Wiggly, and others...

  • Mars Mineral Names Pisani Project Manager

    Mars Mineral, a leader in the design and production of agitation pelletizing equipment and systems, has hired Matt Pisani as a project manager. Pisani is a senior-level engineer who will provide customer technical support, assist with business development activities, and coordinate equipment...

  • Chemical Activity Increase Should Continue into 2016

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), increased by 0.1 percent in July. This follows consecutive monthly gains during the second quarter, despite downward revisions in May and June. Data is measured on a three-month...

  • Spee-Dee Launches New Urethane Split Hopper

    Access for cleaning inside of the hopper and tooling changeover is the main advantage of the new urethane split hopper. Powder fillers mounted on vertical form fill seal machines can be 10 to 12 ft in the air. The access door to change tooling is located on the top of the auger hopper cover, which...