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  • Siemens Debuts New Platform for Industrial 3D Printing

    German engineering firm Siemens recently introduced a new online platform that offers a centralized ecosystem of information and tools to help industrial firms lower the risks of adopting 3D printing.   Scheduled for a full release in mid-2018, Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Network...

  • Man Loses Fingers in International Paper Plant Accident

    A man working at the International Paper Co. mill in Georgetown, SC reportedly lost several fingers in an accident Monday morning, the Georgetown Times reported. The worker’s hands became trapped in a roller at about 9 a.m., resulting in the loss of several fingers, the newspaper’s...

  • OSHA Fines Georgia Firm for Combustible Dust Hazards

    A manufacturer of bulk and bagged soil and mulches was issued with a $251,108 fine from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after agency investigators uncovered several health and safety hazards at a production site in Georgia. The Oldcastle...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar 83%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2018 booked orders increased 82.9% when compared to March 2017 orders. When compared to February 2018, March 2018 booked orders were up 70.5%. March booked orders were up 4.5% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 101.5...

  • Tank Holding Corp. Names New CEO

    Tank Holding Corp. announced that Greg Wade will become the firm’s chief executive officer on May 1. Prior to Mr. Wade’s appointment, the company was led by co-CEOs Tom O’Connell and Tom Smith, who also served as the CEO’s of Snyder and Norwesco, respectively. Wade has...

  • Lithium Market Fuels Sales of Dry Vibrating Magnetic Filters

    Eriez reports a steady escalation in sales of Dry Vibrating Magnetic Filters (DVMFs) which the company says can be attributed mainly to ongoing increased worldwide lithium production, driven by growing demand for lithium-ion batteries. Eriez DVMFs are specifically designed to remove...

  • Dustcheck Acquires Scottish Firm Dust Control Solutions

    Dust control specialist Dustcheck Limited has acquired the business assets of Glasgow firm Dust Control Solutions Ltd (DCS) - a privately held company which manufactures and installs dust, fume, odour and pollution control systems for industry.  The move is...

  • SPX FLOW Helps Yogurt Plant Reach Sustainability Goals

    The largest dairy in Finland, Valio Ltd, is owned by cooperatives of some 5,800 Finnish dairy farmers. With a mission “to create well-being and taste sensations in a responsible way”; reducing product losses and saving energy were particular focuses for its new dairy in Riihim...

  • Feed Maker to Build $60M Soybean Processing Plant

    Aquaculture feed producer Prairie AquaTech held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 1 to mark the beginning of construction on a new, $60 million soybean processing plant in Volga, SD, several local news organizations reported. The 300,000-sq-ft facility has a planned capacity of 30,000 tn/yr of a...

  • Crews Fight Dust Collector Fire at Calif. Aerospace Plant

    Crews from three fire departments responded to a fire at an aerospace firm’s El Cajon, CA production plant on Thursday morning, finding flames in a piece of dust collection equipment and ductwork at the site, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.   Called to the GKN Aerospace facility...