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  • Heathman Re-Elected President of Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association

    Jerry Heathman, sales & marketing manager, Chantland Pulley & Roller Co., Humboldt, IA, was re-elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent 82nd annual meeting in Naples, FL.     The “Voice of the Conveyor...

  • Conveyor Equipment Shipments Set Record

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2014 shipments in North America were up 9.1%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $11.063 billion for 2014, a record level and an increase of $926 million from 2013 shipments of $10.137 billion.   CEMA estimates that...

  • ASTM Invites Participation in Revising Container Performance Testing Standard

    An ASTM International committee is encouraging more participation as it makes major revisions to a standard that tests packaging for many consumer products and other goods.   “The general public benefits from this standard every day,” says ASTM member Bryan Williams. “...

  • Prater Airlocks to Supply Key Component for Bill Gates Wastewater Project

    Bill Gates has blogged, done interviews, and even made an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” to promote the Omniprocessor, the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Omniprocessor is a machine that turns human waste into clean water...

  • Mondi Increases Dairy Bag Manufacturing Capacity 50%

    Mondi has completed a capacity expansion to its Salt Lake City industrial bag manufacturing plant that boosts production of Peel Pak pinch-bottom open mouth bags by 50% in the U.S. market. The expansion consists of a new Rotaliner poly liner system and upgrades to a tuber that produces Peel...

  • Sonoco to Acquire Majority of Brazilian Packaging Company

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Graffo Paranaense de Embalagens S/A (Graffo), a closely held flexible packaging business located in Pinhais, Curitiba, Brazil. Terms were not...

  • Eriez Promotes Jiang to Manager-Process Engineering

    Charlie Ingram, Eriez vice president of sales and marketing, announces the promotion of Xinkai Jiang, Ph.D., to the new position of manager-process engineering. Jiang joined the Eriez team 10 years ago as a research engineer in research & development and was later promoted to project...

  • Close Named Ag Growth President

    Winnipeg-based Ag Growth International Inc. appointed Tim Close president this week. He began with Ag Growth in 2012, and recently served as senior vice president of strategic development. Close has been involved in acquisitions of companies such as Westeel and Rem Grin and is played a strategic...

  • Pneumat Systems Launches New Website

    Minnesota-based Pneumat Systems has launched a new website to feature its bulk material handling systems equipment. Some of the features of the site include an interactive menu system to guide users through applications and industries, or users can search for a particular product. The site also...

  • Free Safe Feed/Safe Food Webinar in April

    The American Feed Industry Association will host a free Safe Feed/Safe Food webinar in April regarding certification program updates within the FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification Program. The Safe Quality Food Institute will coordinate the April 7 webinar. The webinar is expected to discuss...