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  • The Ins & Outs of Conveyor Innovation

    Conveyors have evolved and are now more than simply a tool to convey product from one part of a facility to another, according to a recent Design News article. Technological advances now allow conveyors to use backlit design to allow for better inspection of product, metal-free conveyor belts to...

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  • Plastic Machine Manufacturers Form Network

    North Italian Plastic Technology (NIP-Tech) and Alliance Automation LLC announce that Alliance Automation, a machinery manufacturer and sales representative group in the U.S., is representing some of the world’s top plastics machinery companies from Italy, the U.S., and Canada. NIP-Tech...

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  • Spee-Dee Packaging Names Stefanelli VP of Business Development

    Tony Stefanelli has been appointed new vice president of business development for Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc. In his new position, Stefanelli will oversee mechanical engineering, as well as help the company evolve its product development process and tracking systems. Stefanelli’s...

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  • Grain Elevator Explodes in Ohio

    A grain elevator exploded a little before noon on Friday at Bunge North America, a global agribusiness and food ingredient company in Evandale, OH. No injuries have been reported, although several doors and windows were blown out by the force of the explosion. The building was evacuated - as...

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  • Sonoco to Acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

    Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe's leading provider of composite cans, composite drums, and rigid plastic containers, for approximately $383 million, in cash. The final...

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  • Malvern’s Rawle Talks TLAs in Plenary Lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis Conference

    Dr. Alan Rawle, applications manager for Malvern Instruments, will give a plenary lecture at Particulate Systems Analysis (PSA) 2014, organized by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Particle Characterization Group. The event takes place September 15-17 at the Manchester Conference Centre,...

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  • Union Process Launches New Website

    Union Process Inc., a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment, as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has launched a completely redesigned website at www.unionprocess.com. The site offers better navigation and easier...

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  • Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant

    Micromeritics’ Instrument Grant Committee recently selected its latest grant recipient. A 3Flex surface characterization analyzer has been awarded to the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. “Our research focuses on the fundamental design and...

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  • Grain Bin Explosion Injures Seven

    Seven people were injured when an explosion occurred at Coshocton Grain Co. in Coshocton, OH just after 4pm Wednesday afternoon. According to co-owner Larry Endsley, all seven people were inside the bin at the time. Five of the victims were Coshocton Grain employees; two were state grain graders....

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  • Conveyor Manufacturer Expanding

    Ag Growth International, the parent company of Sioux Falls, SD-based Hi Roller Enclosed Belt Conveyors, announced plans to build a 120,000-sq-ft production facility for the company, which builds conveyors that handle grains and other dry and dusty products. Construction is expected to begin...

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