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  • FDA Issues First New Rules under Food Safety Modernization Act

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the U.S. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into...

  • Bunting Magnetics Adds to Manufacturing Team

    Bunting Magnetics Co., headquartered in Newton, KS, has announced the addition of Matt Anderson, manufacturing engineer, and Kenton Stumps, as a design engineer for its material handling product line.  “We are experiencing a large increase in sales and as a result needed additional...

  • Oystar Continues Concentration

    The Oystar Group, one the world’s leading manufacturers of packaging machines, has sold its process division with the companies Hüttlin and Manesty to Bosch. Oystar thus continues with its strategic concentration on the divisions of primary and secondary packaging.   “In the...

  • Flexco Opens New Production Facility

    Flexco, a leading manufacturer of products that help maximize belt conveyor productivity, recently opened a facility in Lemont, IL. The facility will manufacture a new generation of conveyor rollers under the brand name CoreTech. The opening was celebrated with remarks from Flexco president and...

  • AAR Reports Mixed Weekly Rail Traffic Results

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported mixed results in weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads, with carloads down 2.1 percent, at 292,706 carloads for the week ending April 23, 2011, and intermodal volume up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year, totaling 225,668...

  • Hapman Offers Maintenance Program

    Hapman’s customer service field technicians are available for routine scheduled maintenance to ensure conveyors and material-handling systems are working properly. The Managed Maintenance Program (MMP) is designed to keep customers operating smoothly. The regularly scheduled equipment...

  • Intersystems and EMW Form Parts and Service Agreement

    Intersystems and EMW Industrial Limited (EMW) have announced a cooperative agreement between the two companies. Effective February 28, 2011, EMW has been appointed the sole stocking distributor of Intersystems parts, service, and technical support for sampling equipment in British Columbia, Alberta...

  • Ross Expands Multi-Million Dollar Trial/Rental Program

    Vice president, sales Chris Ross announced the company’s newly expanded Trial/Rental Program. Hundreds of mixing and blending equipment, from 1-quart to 400-gal capacities, are now available for short- and long-term rental backed by Ross’s warranty. Several laboratory models are being...

  • Vac-U-Max Unveils Web Section for Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

    Vac-U-Max, a pioneer in heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaner technology since introducing the first air-operated vacuum cleaner in 1954, revealed today a streamlined Web section that allows buyers of industrial vacuum cleaners to easily research the best vacuum for their application by category and...

  • KWS Receives ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Certification

    KWS Manufacturing Co., one of the largest screw conveyor manufacturers in North America, has received certification to design and build process equipment in accordance with the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code.  “Receiving ASME certification is a huge accomplishment for KWS,...