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  • Conveyor Fire Breaks Out at N.H. Biomass Energy Plant

    Firefighters stopped a fire that broke out Tuesday in a conveyor system at the Springfield Power biomass plant in Springfield, N.H. before the flames reached a silo containing wood pellets, local television news station WMUR reported. “It was actually in the conveyor that goes up to feed the...

  • Jenike & Johanson’s Tracy Holmes Discusses Silo Failure Prevention

    For most, the term “silo failure” conjures up images of collapsed or mangled structures. Jenike & Johanson Ltd president Tracy Holmes points out that the phrase’s meaning for her is far broader, encompassing a range of issues facing silo operations. “Failures come in...

  • Winona Foods Breaks Ground on $1.4M Production Facility

    Cheese products firm Winona Foods broke ground Tuesday on a new, $1.4 million production facility in Howard, WI, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s office announced by press release. “We are proud to be recognized as America’s Dairyland thanks to our strong agricultural tradition...

  • FLSmidth to Supply Equipment to Rwanda Cement Grinding Site

    FLSmidth entered a contract with Prime Cement Ltd to engineer, procure, and supply equipment for a cement grinding plant in Musanze, Rwanda, the Danish company announced April 6. Preparations to outfit the 700,000 tn capacity plant will begin later in 2017 when FLSmidth receives a down payment,...

  • Firm Fined $250K After Engineer’s Hand Crushed in Machine

    One of the largest providers of organic, free range and corn-fed poultry in Europe, Moy Park Ltd, was fined £200,000, or about $250,000 USD, by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of a January 2015 incident where an engineers hand was crushed while cleaning a cutting...

  • Purdue Prof. Partners with Anton Paar on Particle Flow Research

    A researcher at Purdue University and scientific equipment manufacturing firm Anton Paar formed a collaboration to study the particle flow characteristics of fine powders, the West Lafayette, IN institution of higher learning announced Tuesday. The company donated a powder rheometer to Kingsley...

  • PepsiCo Announces Food Startup Incubator Project in Europe

    PepsiCo launched a new startup incubation program to provide grants assisting in the development and expansion of nutrition- or wellness-oriented brands for European consumers, the American company announced Tuesday. Under the program, dubbed PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse, selected startups will...

  • Boeing Taps Norsk Titanium to Provide 3D-Printed Components

    Norsk Titanium will supply the first FAA-approved 3D-printed titanium structural components used in an operational commercial airplane to Boeing for the aerospace firm’s 787 Dreamliner, the additive manufacturing company announced Monday. “We are proud to take this historical step with...

  • Pet Food Processing Equipment Market to Hit $4.7B by 2022

    Rising demand for pet food supplies, increases in pet population, growing awareness of pet health, and “pet humanization” are predicted to drive the market for pet food processing-related equipment globally over the next five years, according to a new market forecast by Markets and...

  • Worker Injures Hand on Shortbread and Cookies Equipment

    Great Britain’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an incident last week at the Walkers Shortbread factory in Elgin, Scotland that left a worker injured after his hand became trapped in equipment used to produce shortbread and cookies, the Aberdeen Press & Journal reported...