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  • New CSB Rule Proposed for Accidental Release Reporting

    The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is proposing a new rule on when a chemical facility owners or operators must file a report of an accidental release and what information the report of the incident has to contain, the agency announced in a release Wednesday. “The...

  • OSHA Fines Chemical Manufacturer $90K for Safety Hazards

    Pesticide and agricultural chemical manufacturer Kittrich Corp., operating as Avenger Products LLC, was cited and issued a fine of $90,801 by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after the agency determined the company exposed workers to amputation...

  • Workers Evacuate ADM Plant During Fire

    Workers evacuated an Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) processing complex in Decatur, IL on Monday morning after a blaze started in a solvent extraction building at the site, several local news organizations reported. ADM Spokesperson Jackie Anderson told the Decatur Herald &...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop 40%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its October 2019 booked orders increased 17.2% when compared to October 2018 orders, but were down 40.2% when compared to September 2019 booked orders. October booked orders were up 20% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 49.4...

  • NDC Technologies Names New President

    NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of productivity enhancing measurement and control solutions, announces that Marti Nyman has joined the company as president and strategic growth leader. Nyman succeeds Dave Roland, who has served as NDC’s president since 2016 and whose tenure...

  • GEAPS Offers Basic Grain Operations Course

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and the Kansas State University Distance Education Program are offering an entry-level online course on grain operations basics that includes an overview of the main types of grain elevators, how grain moves through the facility and the...

  • MFG Chemical Completes Pilot Plant Upgrade Project

    Chemical manufacturing firm MFG Chemical recently finished an upgrade project at its Dalton, GA pilot plant, the company announced in a December 4 press release.  Improvements were made to a 100-gal stainless steel reactor. The equipment can heat oil and steam reactions up to 550...

  • Texas Firm to Build New Hemp Decortication Center

    Hemp firm Panda Biotech plans to build a new hemp decortication center in Lubbock County, Texas that will be the largest facility of its kind in the United States, the Dallas, TX-based company announced in a release Tuesday.  The “Panda High Plains Hemp Gin” will feature...

  • Process Equipment Fire at Invista Plant in Texas

    Firefighters responded to the Invista production plant in Victoria, TX on Monday after a blaze ignited in a piece of process equipment, the Victoria Advocate reported.  The fire ignited at about 1:30 am in equipment that was being prepped for maintenance, Invista...

  • Worker Injured in Explosion at Georgia Pacific Plant

    A contract worker was injured in an explosion and fire at the Georgia Pacific plant in Alcolu, SC on Monday, local news organizations reported.  Crews responded to the facility after the explosion was called in at about 4:30 pm and arrived to find flames in the building’s duct work,...