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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Soar 43%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its February 2016 booked orders increased 10.1% when compared to February 2015 orders, and 43.1% when compared to January 2016. February booked orders were up 0.1% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 64.4% for Unit Handling...

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  • Prison Time for Former CEO’s Role in 2010 Mine Explosion

    A former CEO of Massey Energy was sentenced to a year in prison on Wednesday at the US District Court in Charleston, WV for a conspiracy to falsify dust samples in the wake of what is said to be the the deadliest American coal mine explosion in decades. Don Blankenship, who headed the company...

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  • OSHA Silica Rule Challenged by Trade Groups

    In the wake of a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule on respirable Silica dust exposure limits, several manufacturing and construction trade groups are seeking a federal court review to challenge the measure. The Manufacturers Center for Legal Action, part of the National...

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  • Mondi Invests in North American Plants

    Mondi Industrial Bags, North America is nearing completion of a wide range of improvements aimed at improving product quality and the speed of shipments at all of its North American plants, the company announced Wednesday. Beginning in July 2014, Mondi invested in high-speed printing ...

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  • Free Copy of 2016 NFPA Standards Directory Available

    The 2016 NFPA Standards Directory is now available for download. The Directory contains standards development information such as: •    An introduction to the NFPA standards development process •    The regulations governing the development of NFPA...

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  • Hopper Eyed as Cause of Fire at Spice Plant

    A combustible dust explosion in a grinding hopper is thought to be the cause of a fire that broke out at a spice manufacturing plant in Reno, NV on Tuesday morning. The fire started at about 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday when oregano ignited in a hopper at High Quality Organics on Moya Boulevard near Reno...

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  • Honeywell Names New President and COO

    Honeywell International named its first president and chief operating officer on Monday, leading some observers to conclude that the industrial conglomerate is preparing to fill the role of its current chairman and CEO. The Morristown, NJ-based company appointed Darius Adamczyk, an eight-year...

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  • FDA Releases Final Rule to Ensure Food Safety During Transport

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will help to prevent food contamination during transportation. The rule will require those involved in transporting human and animal food by motor or rail...

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  • Tenova Completes Sale of Bateman Projects to SGS

    Tenova announces the successful demerger of its EPCM business operations known as Bateman Projects, based in South Africa. As communicated in October 2015, the Swiss-based SGS acquired these assets from Tenova. Tenova will further develop its activities in the mining and minerals industry by...

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  • USDA Announces Record Growth for US Organic Operations

    The number of certified organic operations in the United States increased by about 12% from 2014 to 2015, representing the highest rate of growth since 2008, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Monday.  Since the USDA's count of the organic sector began in 2002, the number...

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