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  • ATF says 2013 West Fertilizer Explosion Caused by Arson

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms announced Wednesday that the cause of a 2013 fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, TX was an act of arson and offered a $50,000 reward for help apprehending those responsible. “The fire has been ruled as incendiary. This...

  • Two Firefighters Injured in California Cement Plant Fire

    A static or dust explosion is viewed as the possible cause of a fire on Tuesday morning at an Apple Valley, CA cement factory that left two firefighters injured, the Victorville [CA] Daily Press reported Tuesday. Four engines from Apple Valley Fire Protection District (AVFPD) and two engines from...

  • ATF to Announce Cause of Fatal West Fertilizer Plant Explosion

    Three years after a fatal fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in West, TX, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Texas State Fire Marshall’s Office (SFMO) will announce the origin and cause of the incident on Wednesday, the agency announced via press...

  • Rutgers Offers Course on FSMA-Required Preventative Controls

    In advance of new federal regulations that go into effect this September, Rutgers University’s Food Innovation Center (FIC) is offering training on Preventative Controls for Human Food (PCHF) on June 8-10, 2016, covering aspects of food handling that are now required by the Food Safety...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop in March

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its March 2016 booked orders decreased 9.5% when compared to March 2015 orders. When compared to February 2016, March 2016 booked orders were down 14.1%. March booked orders were up 18.1% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • JAB Holdings Acquires Krispy Kreme to Challenge Nestle

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. is being sold to a private European holding company for about $1.35 billion in a move that expands a growing global coffee power, numerous media outlets reported on Monday. Reuters posited that JAB’s purchase signals “ambitions to build a global coffee...

  • OSHA Offers $4.6 Million in Grants for Training Programs

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is offering $4.6 million in grant funds for training programs that aid workers and employers in identifying and preventing workplace safety and health hazards, the agency announced on Monday. The funding will...

  • Sights and Sounds from the 2016 Powder Show

    The Powder Show isn't just about seeing the latest and greatest equipment. It's also a chance to learn more about bulk materials handling and processing, network with professionals, see unique live demonstrations, and have some plain old fun. Here is a look at some of the sights and sounds...

  • A Look at Equipment on Display at the 2016 Powder Show

    A large variety of equipment from all over the world was on display at the 2016 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition - from new releases to tried-and-true products. Here is a roundup of just some of the remarkable pieces of equipment showcased at this year's #...

  • Cement Company Faces $92K in OSHA Fines

    The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA’s) Cleveland Area office cited Essroc Cement Corp., Nazareth, PA, on May 2, 2016, for one repeated and 10 serious safety and health violations at its Middlebranch, OH location. The agency opened an...