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  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Increase over 2014

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2015 booked orders increased 6.8% when compared to April 2014 orders. When compared to March 2015, however, April 2015 booked orders were down 18.4%. April booked orders were down 11.4% for Bulk Handling...

  • Stedman Delivers Grain-Crushing Cage Mills to Distillery

    Michter’s Distillery is expanding its facilities in Shively, KY, to meet growing market demand for Kentucky-style whiskey made from corn, rye, and malt. Located near downtown Louisville, in an area known for its whiskey heritage, Michter’s is situated on 5.6 acres with a 65,000-sq-ft...

  • Clampco Products Plant Expansion Underway

    Clampco Products is expanding its Wadsworth, OH manufacturing facility to meet increasing customer demand for high-performance stainless steel clamp products used in advanced emission control technology and other heavy-duty diesel engine and exhaust applications. The 60,000-sq-ft expansion...

  • Identifying Combustible Dust Hazards at Powder Show

    Steve Luzik has been to many facilities throughout the years where he has been in the presence of combustible dusts – and those facilities are often aware they need to mitigate the dust or a potentially hazardous dust explosion could occur. However, there are instances where Luzik, senior...

  • Waiting Over for Heinz, Kraft Foods

    H.J. Heinz Co. and Kraft Foods Group announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR Act"), as amended, has expired with regard to their previously announced proposed merger. The expiration of the HSR Act waiting period satisfies...

  • Brookfield Donates Powder Flow Tester to Bulk Solids Innovation Center

    Brookfield Engineering has donated a PFT Powder Flow Tester to the new Kansas State University (KSU) Bulk Solids Innovation Center. This new facility at KSU will be used to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling, in turn enhancing businesses that use these...

  • Explosion, Fire at Chemical Plant

    An explosion occurred at about 11:30pm June 6 at Eastman Chemical Resins in Jefferson Hills, PA, that caused a fire that resulted in area residents being asked to stay in their homes. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in roughly two hours. The explosion was said to have occurred in a...

  • Metal Powders Partnership Announced

    LPW and Metalysis are collaborating to develop an alternative supply chain for clean, spherical tantalum and tungsten powders for quality critical applications. It will combine Metalysis’s metal production technology with LPW’s spherodization and post-processing capability. LPW will be...

  • OSHA Recommends Fines after Railcar Facility Explosion

    Two workers endured several weeks of skin graft surgery and physical therapy after suffering second-degree burns when gas vapors exploded in a railcar in December 2014 at GBW Railcar Services LLC. The car was being prepared for cleaning when an electric heater ignited the flammable gas. Seven other...

  • Solving Powder Flow Problems at Powder Show Canada

    Understanding powder segregation and material flow problems can be difficult if you are working with a material you are unfamiliar with or are unsure about. Often, material flow and segregation problems occur because the company handling the material doesn’t know as much about their material...