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  • Trump Order Delays Effective Date of OSHA Beryllium Rule

    The effective date of a final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium created by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been delayed in response to an executive order by President Donald J. Trump freezing the effective dates of new agency...

  • Conveyor Operator Death is First Mining Fatality of 2017

    A 43-year-old conveyor belt operator died Jan. 26 after becoming entangled in a moving tandem belt drive roller while underground in a Kentucky coal mine, becoming the first mining fatality in the U.S. in 2017, according to numerous local media outlets and a report by the U.S. Department of Labor...

  • J.M. Smucker Plans $340M Manufacturing Site in Colorado

    The maker of Smucker’s jam and other food products, J.M. Smucker Company, is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Longmont, CO to increase production of its Uncrustables frozen sandwich line, the Orrville, OH-based company announced Jan. 31. Plans for the new facility were...

  • Man Dies While Cleaning Fly Ash Silo at Delaware Plant

    Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker on Jan. 21 at the NRG Energy Indian River power plant in Dagsboro, DE who fell from the roof of the facility while cleaning a fly ash silo, the Delaware State Police and numerous local media sources reported. The man fell to his death...

  • Expanded Great Lakes Solutions Facility Opens in Arkansas

    A new 11,000-sq-ft research and development pilot plant was inaugurated on Monday at the Great Lakes Solutions facility in El Dorado, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Corp (AEDC) announced. A subsidiary of global specialty chemicals firm Chemtura Corp, the Great Lakes site produces materials...

  • Global Industrial Dryers Market to Hit $3.4B by 2024

    Demand from food and pharmaceutical manufacturers is anticipated to drive growth in the industrial dryers market, climbing to a value of $3.4 billion by 2024, a new report by Persistence Market Research suggests. The need for industrial dryers is expected to be propelled by regulations on...

  • Weetabix Investing $37M in U.K. Food Manufacturing Sites

    The producer of Britain’s top-selling cereal brand, Weetabix Food Company, is investing £30 million, or about $37.4 million, in its U.K. manufacturing sites to expand production capacity, the food firm announced Monday. Set to be completed by 2018, the company plans to raise capacity...

  • Eriez Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    This year marks 75 years in business for Erie, PA-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separation technologies, with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK, as well as its Erie...

  • Kemutec Appoints New Sales Manager

    Kemutec, a leading supplier of powder processing equipment, has appointed Simon Howard as sales manager. Howard rejoins Kemutec after a few years away. His objective will be to build on Kemutec’s recent success and growth with new business strategies and the continued development of the...

  • Columbia/Okura Partners with Statec Binder

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Statec Binder, a high-performance packaging and palletizing supplier, specializing in highly efficient bagging solutions.     This customer-focused...