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  • CEMA Reports August Orders up 25% from 2009

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2010 Booked Orders Index was 126, down 5 points or 4% from July 2010’s Index of 131, but up 25% from the August 2009 Index of 101. August Booked Orders Indexes were 224 for bulk handling equipment* and 92 for...

  • Mecke Named President of KWS Manufacturing

    Bill Mecke, P.E. has been named president of KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd., one of the largest screw conveyor manufacturers in North America. Mecke, who has more than 20 years of industry experience working directly with customers, was promoted from the position of vice president. Mecke...

  • Free Webinars Offered on Classification, Mixing

    On Wednesday, November 10, at 2:00 pm EST, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a webinar on “The Basics of Classification Technology”. This presentation is a general overview of various devices available to classify a variety of materials in the chemical, mineral, food, and...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 299,394 carloads for the week ending Oct. 2, 2010, up 7.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 10.7 percent from the same week in...

  • The Jet Pulverizer Company Names Jeffrey Conn Vice President

    The Jet Pulverizer Co. has named Jeffrey A. Conn vice president. Conn will oversee domestic and international business while managing mill design and manufacturing. He will also supervise all plant personnel and promote customer research and develop technical support. “Jeffrey has shown...

  • Hudson-Sharp Machine Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    One hundred years ago, in 1910, David Hudson and Alexander Sharp founded Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. when they took over the shop and foundry of the Sectional Roll Co. and renamed it. Today, as a worldwide leader in plastic bag making machinery, pouch making equipment, and re-closable packaging...

  • Micromeritics Announces Formation of Japanese Subsidiary

    Micromeritics Instrument Corp., an industry leader in materials characterization, has announced the formation of its new Japan subsidiary headquartered in the Chiba prefecture. Micromeritics Japan G.K. was formed in March and has commenced commercial operations from its Chiba office located in...

  • Garcia-Perez Receives EFCE Excellence Award

    Dr. Jose Vicente Garcia-Perez has received the 2010 EFCE Excellence Award in Drying for his outstanding PhD thesis, Contribution to the knowledge on the use of power ultrasound in convective drying of foods. Garcia-Perez from the Food Technology Department of the Polytechnic University of...

  • Steve Becker Promoted to Director of Sales at Schenck AccuRate

    Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater, WI, announces the promotion of Steve Becker to director of sales. In his new position he will be responsible for directing the North American sales force for chemical, food, pharmaceutical, plastic, cement, aggregates, gypsum, and steel industries.  “I...

  • Hosokawa to Host Webinar on Processing Pharmaceutical Powders

    On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm EDT, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a program on "Containment Solutions for Processing Low OEL Pharmaceutical Powders". This presentation will cover the basic requirements, philosophy, and components associated with rigid wall isolators...