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  • Coperion, Coperion K-Tron Launch Traveling Equipment Display

    Coperion and Coperion K-Tron announce the launch of the new Traveling Equipment Display (TED). The mobile display began traveling directly to bulk material handling facilities throughout the U.S. in early October and will bring the latest solutions for feeding, pneumatic conveying, complete systems...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Fall

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2018 booked orders decreased 21.1% when compared to August 2017 orders. When compared to July 2018, August 2018 booked orders were down 39.1%. August booked orders were up 11% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 56....

  • Worker Hurt in Dust Explosion at Maryland Fiber Factory

    Officials believe a mechanical failure in a piece of production equipment caused a fire and dust explosion last Saturday afternoon at a Chestertown, MD natural fiber processing plant that left one worker with injuries. About 50 firefighters responded to the Creafill Fibers Corporation facility...

  • New CEO to Head Chemicals and Materials Firm Solvay

    A new chief executive officer will take the lead of global specialty chemicals and materials group Solvay on January 1, replacing Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, who currently holds the Brussels-based firm’s top role and serves as its director.  Solvay announced that its Board of Directors...

  • Firm Fined $263K After Worker Loses Arm to Conveyor

    A concrete and clay building products manufacturer in the U.K. was ordered to pay fines totaling £200,000, or about $263,000, after a worker died in a machinery-related accident, Great Britain’s occupational safety regulator, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) announced Oct. 11...

  • Equipment Fire at Asphalt Plant Causes $300K in Damages

    Firefighters put down an equipment fire in an asphalt plant in Redding, CA last Saturday afternoon that caused an estimated $300,000 in damages, reports from local news organizations said.  Firefighters were called to the North State Asphalt facility at about 1 p.m., and found that the fire...

  • CRC Industries Inc. Celebrates 60 Years

    This year, CRC Industries Inc., a global supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance, repair and operations professionals and do-it-yourselfers, celebrates its 60th anniversary. Born in October 1958 in a small Pennsylvania garage with a single product, today CRC has 700...

  • Cargill Opens New $65M Shrimp Feed Production Facility

    American agribusiness Cargill recently held an inauguration ceremony at its new production plant for shrimp feed in Guayaquil, Ecuador, expanding its footprint in the South American aquaculture market, a company press release announced Thursday. Featuring a capacity of 165,000 tn/yr of feed,...

  • Grain Dryer Fire Put Out at Saskatchewan Grain Terminal

    A piece of drying equipment caught on fire at a grain terminal in Unity, SK on Thursday, forcing an evacuation of the business as crews fought the flames for several hours, local news organizations reported.  Members of the Unity Fire Department responded to the North West Terminal Ltd. (NWT...

  • Pet Food Firm Invests $2M in New Mexico Plant Expansion

    Pet food producer Marty’s Meals plans to invest more than $2 million over the next decade to expand its storefront and manufacturing facility in Santa Fe, NM, a release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) announced Thursday. The state’s economic development...