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  • OSHA Fines Packaging Company after Worker’s Severe Injury

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Toledo Area Office cited Safeway Packaging Inc., New Bremen, OH, on March 3, 2016, for two repeated and three serious safety violations. OSHA investigated at the corrugated packaging company after a worker...

  • OSHA Extending Comment Period on Health Hazards of Chemicals

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the comment period for OSHA's draft Guidance on Data Evaluation for Weight of Evidence Determination to May 2, 2016. OSHA published draft guidance on February 16. The agency has received requests to extend the comment...

  • Plant Based Foods Association Launched

    On March 7, 2016, 23 food companies announced the launch of the Plant Based Foods Association, the first trade group to represent the fast-growing plant-based foods sector, a $3.5 billion industry that supports consumer health and the environment. The association will engage in education, promotion...

  • General Mills Elects Maria Henry to Board of Directors

    General Mills elected Maria G. Henry to its board of directors, effective June 1, 2016. Henry currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Kimberly-Clark Corp., a global consumer products company, which she joined in 2015. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Henry...

  • Siemens to Host Manufacturing in America Conference

    Siemens and Electro-Matic Products Inc. will host the Manufacturing in America conference at Ford Field March 23-24 in Detroit. The two-day event will bring together manufacturing and automotive industry executives, technology leaders, educators, and students to explore technologies and best...

  • Matcon Appoints New Managing Director

    Matcon has appointed Stephen Ball to the position of managing director, taking over from Dave Cooper, who has decided to leave the business. Ball joined Matcon in September 2013 as finance director, with a strong history and passion for working in engineering and manufacturing companies...

  • Spiroflow Appoints Bowen to Strategic Advisory Board

    Spiroflow has appointed industry veteran Kevin C. Bowen as a member of its Strategic Advisory Board. The role of the advisory board is to provide guidance on market growth, product strategy, and innovation.   Bowen is an industry leader with a long and distinguished career in various...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Plummet

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2016 booked orders decreased 17.4% when compared to January 2015 orders. When compared to December 2015, January 2016 booked orders were down 40%. January booked orders were down 3.3% for Bulk Handling...

  • Hardy Weight Processors Now Include Set-Up Wizard

    Hardy Process Solutions now provides a Set-Up Wizard for its HI 6500 and HI 6300 weight processors that reduces the setup time and complexity typical of industrial weight processors. The Set-Up Wizard automatically launches when the instrument is powered up and is designed to help even...

  • US Bulk Chemical Exports to Increase in 2016, Beyond

    Despite low crude oil prices, new U.S. shale gas-derived chemical expansions continue to move forward and more than 100 million metric tons (MMT) of new capacity will be added in the U.S. chemical industry by 2025. Much of that new capacity will be converted to plastics, significantly increasing...