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  • Report: Material Handling Tops Causes of Workplace Injuries

    Material handling accidents were found to be the most common cause of workers compensation claims from 2010 to 2014, according to a new report released Monday by the Travelers Companies Inc. Examining 1.5 million workers compensation claims over five years, the “Travelers Injury Impact...

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  • Course Offered Waste and Recycled Bulk Materials Handling

    The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology is offering a one-day course this July on handling and storage issues with waste and recycled bulk materials at the University of Greenwich [UK], Medway campus. On July 5, 2016, the center’s director and professor of bulk and particulate...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Names New Member of Advisory Board

    Bunting Magnetics Co. appointed former K-Tron International president Kevin Bowen to its advisory board, the Newton, KS-based company announced Tuesday. The company’s advisory board – which includes technology advisor John Ormerod, sales and marketing consultant Steven Schnoll, and...

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  • Dow Corning CEO to Retire after Ownership Restructure

    Robert D. Hansen, chairman, CEO, and president of Dow Corning Corporation will retire following the completion of Dow Chemical’s ownership restructure of Corning Inc., a press release announced Monday. Hansen is expected to remain with the Dow Corning for several months to help transition...

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  • MIT and Lockheed Martin Launch Research Initiative

    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Lockheed Martin are engaging in a new initiative to research autonomous systems, MIT News reported Monday. MIT’s department of aeronautics and astronautics and the institute’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory...

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  • Pfizer Enters Merger Agreement with Anacor

    Pfizer Inc. announced Monday that it has entered into a “definitive” merger agreement with Anacor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a maker of an eczema treatment that is currently under FDA review. Agreeing to purchase the Palo Alto, CA-based company for $5.2 billion, Pfizer said in a press...

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  • Chemistry Student Lands Prestigious Internship

    Abigail Cawoski, a Westminster College junior chemistry major, has been awarded a paid industrial internship from the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) at LyondellBasell Industries in Cincinnati. Of the 243 applicants, 27 students were selected, three being from small liberal arts colleges...

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  • J-Tec Material Handling Builds Greenfield Compounding Installation

    In September 2014, J-Tec Material Handling officially signed a contract with Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Inc., to build a $30 million installation for advanced thermoplastic compounds. The plant is built on Asahi’s newest site in Limestone County, Athens, AL. Prior to this...

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  • OSHA Fines Coffee Roaster $63K after Worker’s Death

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began an inspection Nov. 12, 2015, at the Atlantic Coffee Industrial Solutions LLC facility in Houston after the release of carbon dioxide asphyxiated a 53-year-old shift supervisor. Following its...

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  • Trade Groups Praise Congress Passage of MTB Bill

    Numerous trade groups are praising the US Congress’s passage of the American Manufacturing Competitive Act 2016 on Tuesday, a measure that reduces tariffs on the importation of raw materials not readily available in the United States. “This is without a doubt a major victory and proof...

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