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  • Nerak Appoints New President, EVP

    To support the current and future growth, Nerak Systems Inc. has appointed Volker Brandt as president and Simone Wakefield as executive vice president. Brandt will continue to support the expansions of Nerak Systems USA as part of the global Nerak brand. Wakefield retains her role as chief...

  • OSHA Investigating Omaha Explosion

    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement regarding the January 20 catastrophe at the International Nutrition Inc. livestock feed manufacturing plant in Omaha that killed two employees and seriously injured 10 more: "My deepest condolences go out to the...

  • Stedman Unveils Vertical Roller Mill Air-Swept Fine Grinding System

    Stedman Machine Co. offers the new Vertical Roller Mill (VRM), an air-swept fine grinding system. This fine grinder has improved particle size distribution when compared to a traditional ball mill or old-style vertical roller mill. Consistent wear and long-life grinding zone components allow the...

  • Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence Soars in January

    The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the January 2014 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and...

  • Schneider Packaging Appoints Barry Rinaldi Director of Business Development

    Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc., specializing in end-of-line solutions for case packing and palletizing needs, has appointed Barry Rinaldi to the position of director of business development, effective immediately. In his new role, Rinaldi will lead the overall coordination and...

  • ASTM International Publishes New Test Sieving Methods Guidelines

    ASTM International has released a new edition of Manual 32, Test Sieving Methods: Guidelines for Establishing Sieve Analysis Procedures, 5th Edition.   The book is intended for use as a supplement to several ASTM standards related to the sieve analysis of materials, including ASTM E11,...

  • Containment and Powder Transfer Specialist Joins ChargePoint Technology

    Malcolm Cunningham, a specialist in containment and powder transfer with over 25 years experience in this field, joins ChargePoint Technology as its new business development manager to grow the business in Northern and Southern Europe. Prior to joining ChargePoint Technology, Cunningham worked...

  • Material Handling Equipment Orders up 7.0% in 2013, to Grow 8.5% in 2014

    Material handling equipment new orders grew 7.0% in 2013 and are forecasted to grow 8.5% or more in 2014, and 12.0 % in 2015, according to the latest Material Handling Equipment Manufacturing Forecast (MHEM) released by MHI. “We are optimistic about future outcomes and expect economic...

  • GEAPS/K-State Credentialing Program Boasts 13 Graduates in First Year

    Ten grain industry professionals completed the Credential in Grain Operations Management (CGOM) through the Grain Elevator and Processing Society/Kansas State University (GEAPS/K-State) Credentialing Program this December. With three initial graduates completing the CGOM last May, the program had a...

  • Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2014

    The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), which represents the $827 billion equipment finance sector, revealed its Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2014. Given U.S. businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies will spend in excess of $1.5 trillion in capital goods or fixed...