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  • Three Weeks Left to Register for Powder Show

    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...

  • Tyson Foods Names Nichol Senior VP

    Jason Nichol has been promoted to senior vice president, Walmart for Tyson Foods Inc. In his new role, Nichol will continue leading strategic initiatives with executive leaders at Walmart, including the areas of animal well-being and sustainability. In addition, he will develop the appropriate...

  • 2015 a Record Year for Mine Safety

    2015 was the safest year for mining in terms of deaths and injuries since the US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) began collecting data in 1978, according to a release of preliminary data on Friday. 28 miners died last year in accidents, the lowest number of...

  • ConAgra Foods Names Nystedt Treasurer and Investor Relations Officer

    ConAgra Foods Inc. has appointed Johan Nystedt vice president, treasurer and investor relations officer, effective April 11, 2016. Nystedt will be based in Chicago and report to chief financial officer, John Gehring. Nystedt joins ConAgra Foods from Levi Strauss & Co., where he most...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...