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  • Conveying Equipment Orders, Sales up over 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its June 2016 booked orders increased 13.1% when compared to June 2015 orders. When compared to May 2016, June 2016 booked orders were down 13.3%. June booked orders were up 13.8% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 22...

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  • New MSU Food Processing Center to Help Companies Expand

    Michigan State University (MSU) expects to initiate construction of a new, $8 million food processing center this Fall, allowing “second-stage” companies to perform tests on new products and markets prior to investing in expansion, Crain’s Detroit Business reported Sunday. The...

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  • Admix Expands Services for Sanitary Mixing Industry

    Admix Inc. announced the relaunch of several services, including lab testing and trial programs, for the sanitary mixing industry Monday. The Londonderry, NH-based company, along with its Allerød, Denmark location, is offering complimentary lab testing for recipes and formulas in pilot test...

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  • Monsanto Enters Tolling Agreement for Large Seed Processing

    Monsanto is entering into a 10-year tolling agreement with Seneca Foods Corporation for vegetable large seed processing operations, the St. Louis-based agricultural giant announced Aug. 4. Under the agreement, Seneca’s tolling services will include receiving, conditioning, treating,...

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  • ND Food Processing Facility Kicks Off $30 Mil. Expansion

    AGT Foods, a Saskatchewan-based supplier of pulse crop food products, held a dedication ceremony for a $30 million expansion of its Minot, ND food processing plant on Aug. 5, multiple news outlets reported. The expansion will add 33,000 additional sq ft to the facility and about 20 jobs, according...

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  • Hardy Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Rockwell PLC Weighing Modules

    Hardy Process Solutions is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough process weighing PLC Plug-in modules. Hardy was the first weighing company to engineer and manufacture PLC plug-in weight modules, which are used in applications including: batching/blending, filling/dispensing,...

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  • OSHA Fines NJ Chemical Facility $115k for Safety Violations

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a West Deptford, NJ chemical facility on August 1 for three repeat and eight serious safety violations, proposing fines totaling $115,000, the agency announced Thursday. OSHA inspectors visiting the...

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  • US Employment in Manufacturing Remains Stable in July

    The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday that total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 255,000 this July, while the unemployment rate remained at 4.9%. While job gains were reported in professional and business services, health care, and financial activities...

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  • $36.5 Mil. in Grants Available for US Specialty Crop Research

    19 grants totaling $36.5 million for specialty crop research and extension investments are available for American farmers that produce fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and other horticultural products, the US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced on Tuesday. Funded through...

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  • Global Demand for Material Handling Equipment to Hit $176 Bil. by 2020

    A new market forecast estimates the world’s demand for material handling equipment will reach $176 billion by 2020, with China and developing nations expected to drive the market. The study by The Freedonia Group predicts that about two thirds of demand for new material handling machinery...

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