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  • Vibra Screw Expands Feeder, Conveyor Lines through Agreement

    Vibra Screw Inc. has expanded its vibratory feeder and conveyor lines through an exclusive license agreement with Mavi Maquinas Vibratorias Ltda, Brazil.   The agreement, covering North America, gives Vibra Screw access to Mavi's 50 years of experience, which has made them the largest...

  • Sturtevant Acquires FCM Mill Systems

    Sturtevant Inc. has acquired the assets of FCM Mill Systems LLC, a privately held powder processing systems company based in Lombard, IL. FCM Mill Systems specializes in manufacturing air classifier mills for the milling of pharmaceuticals, nutritional additives, food ingredients, dairy...

  • New Center Aims to Lower Energy Used in Industrial Drying

    A new National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research center directed by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is investigating methods to reduce energy use in industrial drying, one of the most energy-intensive manufacturing processes, the Massachusetts university announced Tuesday. “...

  • Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion

    Nestle Purina Petcare Faces Lawsuit from Dust Explosion   Nestle Purina Petcare is facing a personal injury lawsuit from a welder that suffered third-degree burns and other injuries after a dust explosion at a Purina’s Flaggstaff, AZ pet food manufacturing plant in Sept. 2014,...

  • National Assn. of Manufacturers Names New Board Members

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced Tuesday that David Farr, chairman and chief executive officer of Emerson was named chair of NAM’s board of directors and David Seaton, chairman and chief executive officer of the Fluor Corporation, was appointed as the board’s...

  • China Sets Record for US Direct Investments in 2015

    Direct investment by China in the United States set a record high of $8 billion in 2015, with the American manufacturing sector seeing the biggest influx of capital, according to research by China’s Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics, and the State Administration of...

  • Golden Peanut Completes Warehouse Equipment Upgrade

    Subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts has completed an equipment upgrade at its Vienna, GA warehouse to boost the speed of unloading product and improve the quality of its products, ADM announced by press release Monday. “We’re pleased to have...

  • Monsanto, Dow AgroSciences Form Genome Editing Agreement

    The world’s largest seed provider, Monsanto Company announced Monday that it has signed a licensing agreement with Dow AgroSciences LLC on Monday to license Dow’s EXZACT Precision Technology Platform used for genome editing of agricultural crop varieties. The St. Louis-based...

  • Bunting Magnetics Appoints CFO

    Bunting Magnetics Co., a leader in magnet and magnetic equipment design, manufacturing and distribution, announces the appointment of Steven Peiffer as the company’s chief financial officer. Peiffer brings more than 10 years of experience, including an extensive background in accounting...

  • US Biobased Product Industry Generated $393B in 2014

    A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that the biobased products industry in the United States generated $393 billion in 2014 and contributed 4.2 million jobs to the country’s economy, the agency announced at an event at the National Press Club in Washington D...