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  • Spiroflow Acquires Food Control Solutions

    Spiroflow Holdings Inc. announces the acquisition of Food Control Solutions Inc., a leading systems integration and automation company in the food industry. The acquisition was completed on April 1, 2015 and combines the strength of Spiroflow’s worldwide bulk material handling solutions and...

  • Clariant Opens Desiccant Manufacturing Plant in China

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces the opening of a new desiccant manufacturing plant at its site in Zhengjiang, China. Clariant will produce its line of Container Dri II products alongside a full range of desiccant bags at the new facility, extending its existing regional...

  • Shick USA Hires International Sales Manager

    Shick USA, a Kansas City ingredient automation company, hired Rod Harris as its first international sales manager. Harris will use his international sales experience in the food industry, knowledge of Latin American business practices and culture, and proficiency in the Spanish language to...

  • W.S. Tyler’s Canadian Unit Now Haver & Boecker

    The Canadian unit of W.S. Tyler has changed its name to Haver & Boecker as part of a strategy to offer more products and equipment. With the name change, St. Catharines, Ontario-based W.S. Tyler will offer packing, liquid filling, palletizing, loading, and storage technology equipment as...

  • Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program

    Powder & Bulk Solids will present Developing a Comprehensive Combustible Dust Safety Program, the latest in its DryPro series of webinars, on April 23, 2015 at 11am Eastern. Kevin Jeffries, VP - combustible dust consultant, Lewellyn Technology, will be the speaker for this informative...

  • Rice Industries Purchases The Jet Pulverizer Co.

    Rice Industries LLC (Richmond, VA) has purchased The Jet Pulverizer Co. (Moorestown, NJ), a leader in tolling and equipment manufacturing for the super-fine particle size reduction space. Jet serves the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, chemical, and plastic sectors, and recently expanded its...

  • Schenck Process Names Väth VP Operations

    Uwe Väth has assumed control over operations of the Schenck Process Group, effective April 1, 2015.   In this role, Väth will be responsible for global manufacturing, supply chain, and purchasing, and will report to Andreas Evertz, president and CEO. At the same time, he will...

  • LPW Technology to Supply AM Powders to South East Asia

    As the adoption for additive manufacturing (AM) technology in South East Asia continues to grow rapidly, LPW’s international relationships and collaboration within regional markets continue to strengthen by partnering with Xsecpro Pte Ltd for the supply of high-quality AM powders in Singapore...

  • Industrial Manufacturer Survey Reveals Confidence in Economy

    Prime Advantage, the leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its seventh edition of the Group CFO Survey, revealing the financial projections and top economic concerns of industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued optimism in the economy...

  • Fire, Dust Explosion Damage Processing Plant

    Firefighters from four counties battled a fire in a silo at the Vita Line pet food processing plant in Hazle Township, PA for more than 24 hours Tuesday and Wednesday. Firefighters had been battling the blaze since Tuesday night when the silo exploded Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were...