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  • Mill Explosion Injures Three

    Three mill workers were injured Thursday morning in an explosion at a wood pellet plant in northern British Columbia that was recently fined for "repeated" safety violations. According to Leroy Reitsma, president of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., the incident happened at about 8am...

  • Camfil APC Appoints O'Connell EVP

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading global manufacturer of dust, fume, and mist collection equipment, has appointed Alan O'Connell executive vice president in charge of worldwide operations.     O'Connell is uniquely qualified to direct the continued growth of the...

  • KSU Bulk Solids Innovation Center Progressing

    The Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center, which broke ground in July, is already creating momentum toward its project goals. The innovation center has garnered $2.4 million in equipment donations, the facility's foundation is currently being poured, and the job description for...

  • Chemical Safety Board Recommends Improvements

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is recommending critical safety improvements to the widely-used Emergency Response Guidebook published by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for emergency responders to use when confronting chemical fires, explosions, and releases of hazardous materials...

  • Spee-Dee Holds 3-A Symbol Authorization

    Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc. can now apply the 3-A symbol to its filling equipment that conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standard Number 27-06 for the packaging of dry products. Use of the 3-A Symbol is authorized for several models of Spee-Dee auger fillers. These fillers are used for sanitary...

  • Wheat Appointed President at 4B Components

    4B Group, a worldwide manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, announces the appointment of Johnny Wheat as president of 4B Components Ltd with responsibility over North, Central, and South America. Wheat joined 4B more than 22 years ago...

  • Strong Confidence in Economy among Midsized Industrial U.S. Manufacturers

    Prime Advantage, a leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued...

  • 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....