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  • Horizon Systems and Process Systems Announce Merger

    Horizon Systems Inc., an engineering and manufacturing company that designs material handling and automated transfer solutions for food, pet food, plastics, and chemical manufacturers, has merged with Process Systems Inc. (PSI), a national leader in design and installation of automated systems for...

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  • Powder Show Less Than Four Weeks Away

    The 2016 Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition (Powder Show) , May 3-5, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, is only four weeks away. This year’s event is the 40th anniversary of the inaugural Powder Show in 1976. The exhibition hall will feature...

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  • USDA Announces $90 Million in Grants

    The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that more than $90 million in grants are available to bolster local and regional food systems, provide support to food-producing farmers, and encourage new market opportunities.  "Over the past seven years, USDA has strengthened...

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  • OSHA Fines Purina Feed Mill $40K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Wichita Area Office cited Land O Lakes Purina Feed LLC for three serious, one repeat serious, and one repeat other than serious violations. The citations are the result of an October 2015 OSHA investigation at...

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  • IPEG Acquires Pelletron

    IPEG Inc., with subsidiaries serving the plastics-processing, waste-recycling, and industrial heat-transfer markets, has acquired Pelletron Corp., a leading supplier of pneumatic conveying systems, dust removal systems, and other related products. The company will operate as an independent...

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  • Endress+Hauser Completes Takeover of Analytik Jena

    Swiss measurement and automation engineering specialist Endress+Hauser has completed the takeover of German analytical instrumentation provider Analytik Jena. The remaining minority shares of Analytik Jena were legally transferred to Endress+Hauser on March 30, 2016 following the entry of the...

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  • Nestlé to Establish Research Center in Asia

    Nestlé is expanding research and innovation activities in Asia with the establishment of Nestlé Research Centre (NRC) Asia in Biopolis, the biomedical research hub of Singapore. The expansion builds on Nestlé’s strategic innovation partnership with Singapore’s...

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  • US Companies May Face More Scrutiny, Higher Fines with New OSHA Rules

    American companies may face increased scrutiny and expenses this year as a wide range of OSHA regulatory changes are expected to come into effect. Higher fines, a greater number of investigations and site visits, new workplace standards intended to prevent worker illness or injury, and other...

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  • USDA Announces $5.2 Million for Nanotechnology Research

    Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities will research ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels, increase crop yields, manage agricultural pests...

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  • OSHA Fines Wood Pellet Manufacturer $150K

    For the sixth time since 2011, federal inspectors found a Wisconsin wood pellet manufacturer failed to comply with safety and health standards, putting its employees in jeopardy of suffering amputation, burns, and other life-threatening injuries. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety...

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