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  • $36.5 Million for Specialty Crop Research, Extension Investments

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced 19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops including floriculture. The grants are funded through the U.S. Department...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names Product Manager, Metal Detection Line

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announced the appointment of Andrew Blubaugh as its product manager over metal detection. Blubaugh will manage the growth and profitability of the company’s line of metal detection products by supporting the company’s sales team, identifying new markets and...

  • Dow Names Kalmar Chief Information Officer

    The Dow Chemical Co. has named Melanie Kalmar, global director information systems, has been named chief information officer (CIO). Kalmar’s proven leadership and track record for driving business results positions her well to drive Dow’s vision for leveraging information...

  • OSHA Cites Feed Mill after Dust Explosion Kills 1, Injures 5

    In the agricultural industry, excessive dust is a fuel that can cause serious and sometimes deadly explosions and fires, as was the case at a Georgia chicken feed mill where an explosion killed a 25-year-old man and injured five others in February 2016, federal workplace safety inspectors have...

  • Nestlé, Samsung to Collaborate on Digital Nutrition and Health

    Nestlé and Samsung announced a research collaboration to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies to provide new insights into healthy living. They are developing a new digital health platform to provide individuals with more personalized...

  • General Mills Expands Retail Flour Recall

    Due to four new confirmed illnesses, General Mills is adding additional flour production dates to the previously announced U.S. retail flour recall that was originally announced on May 31, 2016. The illnesses reported to health officials continue to be connected with consumers reporting that...

  • OSHA Fines Peanut Manufacturer $110K for Combustible Dust, More

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to the employer on July 25 for 13 repeated, four serious, and four other-than-serious safety and health violations. OSHA initiated the follow-up inspection to verify abatement of hazards...

  • General Kinematics Opens New Office in India

    General Kinematics (GK), a manufacturer of custom-engineered vibratory process equipment, announced a new company in Bangalore this week. Located in India for eight years, this new company space for General Kinematics India provides the firm with increased ability to meet the needs, at all...

  • Vortex Valves Appoints New Middle Eastern Agent

    Vortex Global Limited, a solids and bulk handling components company, announces the appointment of Smart Systems for Factories Operation & Maintenance Co. as its agent in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Qatar and Yemen. Smart is a Middle...

  • Growth Anticipated in Automated Material Handling Market

    A new report posits that the global market for automated material handling and storage systems is expected to reach $41.56 billion by 2020 from an estimated value of $20.69 billion in 2015, research firm WiseGuyReports announced Thursday. With an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12....