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  • Dust Suppression Units Earn UL, CSA Certification

    A global innovator in open-area dust management has announced that its most established core products have been successfully certified as meeting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards. After a lengthy testing phase, three direct-drive designs from...

  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    Matcon announces the appointment of Dave Cooper to the position of managing director. Cooper takes over for Charles Lee who has decided to step down in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Cooper joined Matcon in 2002, working first in engineering, then sales and business...

  • Dow Chemical to Divest Three Units

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced several updates regarding divestiture and portfolio management actions – demonstrating the company’s commitment to previously established targets and its ongoing focus on shareholder value creation. In line with the company’s plans to divest $4....

  • Volkmann Hosts Conveyor Training Seminar

    Volkmann Inc. hosted a training course for its manufacturers’ representatives at the company’s newly expanded headquarters and manufacturing base in Soest, Germany. Ten representatives, covering 16 states and Canada, made the trip for this training centering on both the practical...

  • ACS Group Hires VP of Operations

    ACS Group, a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry, has hired Bob Andress as vice president of operations to support the company’s commitment to continuous improvement to meet customer’s increasing requirements through the AEC, Cumberland, and Sterling brands....

  • CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) president, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the membership and generally use CEMA and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...