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  • Dept. of Commerce Invests $22M in Advanced Manufacturing Center

    The US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is contributing a $2.2 million grant to the Osceola [FL] County Board of County Commissioners to assist in the construction of the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center, the agency announced Tuesday. “...

  • Costs for Agriculture Production in US Declined in 2015

    The long-term trend of growing costs for agricultural production the US may be changing, according to data released Aug. 4 by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The cost of agricultural production for American farmers dropped in 2015 to $362.8...

  • PA Mill Faces $195k OSHA Fines for Combustible Dust Hazards

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) cited a mill in Albion, PA for five willful, nine repeat, 12 serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. Visited by OSHA inspectors on Feb. 10 as a follow up...

  • Report Predicts Diafuku Will Lead Global AMH Market by 2020

    A newly-released report forecasts that Japanese provider of material handling systems Diafuku will lead sales of automated material handling equipment (AMH) by 2020, followed by Bosch Rexroth and Murata. Mordor Intelligence’s report, “Automated Material Handling Systems Market,”...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders, Sales up over 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its June 2016 booked orders increased 13.1% when compared to June 2015 orders. When compared to May 2016, June 2016 booked orders were down 13.3%. June booked orders were up 13.8% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 22...

  • New MSU Food Processing Center to Help Companies Expand

    Michigan State University (MSU) expects to initiate construction of a new, $8 million food processing center this Fall, allowing “second-stage” companies to perform tests on new products and markets prior to investing in expansion, Crain’s Detroit Business reported Sunday. The...

  • Admix Expands Services for Sanitary Mixing Industry

    Admix Inc. announced the relaunch of several services, including lab testing and trial programs, for the sanitary mixing industry Monday. The Londonderry, NH-based company, along with its Allerød, Denmark location, is offering complimentary lab testing for recipes and formulas in pilot test...

  • Monsanto Enters Tolling Agreement for Large Seed Processing

    Monsanto is entering into a 10-year tolling agreement with Seneca Foods Corporation for vegetable large seed processing operations, the St. Louis-based agricultural giant announced Aug. 4. Under the agreement, Seneca’s tolling services will include receiving, conditioning, treating,...

  • ND Food Processing Facility Kicks Off $30 Mil. Expansion

    AGT Foods, a Saskatchewan-based supplier of pulse crop food products, held a dedication ceremony for a $30 million expansion of its Minot, ND food processing plant on Aug. 5, multiple news outlets reported. The expansion will add 33,000 additional sq ft to the facility and about 20 jobs, according...

  • Hardy Celebrates 20th Anniversary of First Rockwell PLC Weighing Modules

    Hardy Process Solutions is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough process weighing PLC Plug-in modules. Hardy was the first weighing company to engineer and manufacture PLC plug-in weight modules, which are used in applications including: batching/blending, filling/dispensing,...