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  • Spee-Dee Holds 3-A Symbol Authorization

    Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc. can now apply the 3-A symbol to its filling equipment that conforms to 3-A Sanitary Standard Number 27-06 for the packaging of dry products. Use of the 3-A Symbol is authorized for several models of Spee-Dee auger fillers. These fillers are used for sanitary...

  • Wheat Appointed President at 4B Components

    4B Group, a worldwide manufacturer of material handling and electronic components for bucket elevators and conveyors, announces the appointment of Johnny Wheat as president of 4B Components Ltd with responsibility over North, Central, and South America. Wheat joined 4B more than 22 years ago...

  • Strong Confidence in Economy among Midsized Industrial U.S. Manufacturers

    Prime Advantage, a leading buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its thirteenth edition of the Purchasing and Manufacturing Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of more than 700 U.S. industrial manufacturing companies. The results show continued...

  • Dust Suppression Units Earn UL, CSA Certification

    A global innovator in open-area dust management has announced that its most established core products have been successfully certified as meeting Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards. After a lengthy testing phase, three direct-drive designs from...

  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    Matcon announces the appointment of Dave Cooper to the position of managing director. Cooper takes over for Charles Lee who has decided to step down in order to be able to spend more time with his family. Cooper joined Matcon in 2002, working first in engineering, then sales and business...

  • Dow Chemical to Divest Three Units

    The Dow Chemical Co. announced several updates regarding divestiture and portfolio management actions – demonstrating the company’s commitment to previously established targets and its ongoing focus on shareholder value creation. In line with the company’s plans to divest $4....

  • Volkmann Hosts Conveyor Training Seminar

    Volkmann Inc. hosted a training course for its manufacturers’ representatives at the company’s newly expanded headquarters and manufacturing base in Soest, Germany. Ten representatives, covering 16 states and Canada, made the trip for this training centering on both the practical...

  • ACS Group Hires VP of Operations

    ACS Group, a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment for the plastics industry, has hired Bob Andress as vice president of operations to support the company’s commitment to continuous improvement to meet customer’s increasing requirements through the AEC, Cumberland, and Sterling brands....

  • CEMA Expands Membership to the Americas

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) president, Jerry Heathman, announced that CEMA's directors approved expanding membership to all of the countries in the Americas, noting that the Americas are natural and historical markets for the membership and generally use CEMA and...

  • SOCMA Offering Online Lean Six Sigma Training

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is offering Lean Six Sigma training to its members as part of its effort to bring progressive process improvement techniques to organizations in a convenient, cost-effective manner.     Members may now enroll in a variety...