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  • Five-Day Shipping on Feeders

    Through its "Feeders Fast" program, Eriez offers 33 vibratory feeder models using stock components to ship within five days (with conditions based on prior sale).     A range of tray sizes are offered--from four to 16 in. long and 20 to 60 in. wide-- with capacities as high...

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  • Explosion at Food Chemical Plant Injures Three

    At least three people were injured when an explosion occurred at the Corbion food chemical plant in Grandview, MO Wednesday morning. The explosion destroyed a wall of the building. Firefighters were called to the facility at about 4:30 a.m., and reported a fire in the building that they were able...

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  • Flour Mill Explosion Injures Three

    Three people were injured when a water tower exploded at the Minsa corn flour manufacturing plant in Muleshoe, TX Wednesday morning. Two of the injured were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock. All three of the injured are Minsa employees Initial reports were that the...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Adds Regional Sales Office

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide plastics, food, recycling, printing, automobile, and electronics industries, has opened a regional sales office in the Southcreek Development of Overland Park, KS, a Kansas City suburb.   "As Bunting...

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  • Fortress Technology Expands Presence in Brazil

    Fortress Technology, a global leader in manufacturing custom metal detectors, announces the January 2015 move of its Brazilian manufacturing and sales office to a larger facility to meet production demands for Latin America.   Business has increased dramatically for Fortress in Brazil. A...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. “...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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