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  • Honeywell, Seeq Collaborate to Help Customers

    Honeywell and Seeq announced they will collaborate as part of the Honeywell Connected Plant initiative to help process manufacturers leverage data and insights in their operations. This joint development agreement will help customers minimize unplanned shutdowns, maximize output, minimize safety...

  • U.S. Grain Dust Explosions Fell to 10-Year Low in 2016

    The United States saw the lowest number of grain dust explosions in 10 years, though two of the blasts led to the first reported fatalities since 2013, a report by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering released Monday said. Five grain dust explosions were...

  • Report Disputes Automation’s Role in U.S. Manufacturing Job Loss

    A new report by a technology policy think tank challenges the notion that automation and productivity increases were the catalyst for manufacturing job losses in the U.S. during the early 2000s, placing blame instead on “unfair” trade policies and America’s lack of competitiveness...

  • $240M Soybean Processing Plant Planned in Spiritwood, ND

    North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP), a subsidiary of Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) is planning to construct a $240 million integrated soybean crush facility and refinery in Spiritwood, ND, a Feb. 8 announcement made by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and the companies said. The facility,...

  • Croatian Food Processing Firm Debuts Salt Alternative

    As global health organizations call for dramatic reductions in salt consumption to curb health issues, Croatian food processing firm Podravka introduced a new salt replacement ingredient that contains 35% less sodium than traditional table salt, the company announced by press release on Feb. 10....

  • Viterra Inc. to Build High Throughput Elevator in Alberta

    One of the largest grain companies in Canada, Viterra Inc., said it has obtained the required regulatory approvals to construct a new high throughput elevator in Vegreville, AB, with building slated to begin in spring 2017, the company announced Monday. The Regina, SK-based Glencore Agriculture...

  • NSF Int’l, IDMA Offer Pharmaceutical QM Course in India

    Global public health and safety organization NSF International and the Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) are partnering to offer a five-module pharmaceutical quality management (PQM) program in Bangalore, India. Starting in September 2017, the Advanced Program in Pharmaceutical Quality...

  • ADM and UI to Explore New Pet Food Ingredients

    Agricultural processor and food ingredient provider Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the University of Illinois (UI) Department of Animal Sciences formed a collaboration to develop alternative pet food ingredients, the Decatur, IL-based company announced Thursday. Dr. Maria R. Cattai de Godoy,...

  • Firefighters Free Injured Man Trapped in Gravel Hopper

    Firefighters worked for about two hours on Thursday to free a man trapped in an aggregate hopper at the Inland Concrete facility in northwest Calgary, AB, GlobalNews.ca reported. The man in his late 20s was freed and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear how the...

  • December Conveying Equipment Orders Soar

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its December 2016 booked orders increased 10.2% when compared to December 2015 orders. When compared to November 2016, December 2016 booked orders were up 49.8%. December booked orders were up 26.6% for Bulk Handling...