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  • India to Boost Country’s Food Processing Capabilities

    The government of India has set a goal to boost the country’s food processing capability by 2.5 times over the next decade in response to a major loss of agricultural products after harvest, the Business Standard [India] reported. Of India’s total agricultural output, food processing...

  • Nestle South Africa Expands Coffee Factory

    The expansion of a Nestle South Africa instant coffee manufacturing plant was inaugurated, following the company’s R1.2 billion ($83 million USD) investment in the factory, the company announced recently. The expansion of the Estcourt, South Africa-based factory includes a waste water...

  • OSHA Seeks $119k in Fines Following Paper Mill Death

    The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking $119,000 in fines from a Ladysmith, WI paper mill after a man was killed while servicing a high-speed conveyor belt last October, the agency announced on Monday. A 46-year-old man was injured at the mill...

  • Honeywell Launches Preventative Maintenance Service

    Honeywell Process Solutions has introduced a new, flexible framework of preventative field instrumentation services called Total Care Services, intended to improve safety, equipment reliability, and system performance, the company recently announced. The system is said to help operators transition...

  • K-State/GEAPS Offer Grain Handling Courses

    The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University’s Distance Education Program are offering three online courses running from May 23 to June 24 on grain handling operations. The courses are open to non-GEAPS members, as well as those who are not registered...

  • BEUMER Supplies World's Highest Bucket Elevator

    ACC Ltd, an Indian cement manufacturer, has expanded the capacity of its factory in Wadi, in the south Indian state of Karnataka, to 13,000 tons per day. As the main (EPC) contractor, the BEUMER Group has received a repeat order on turnkey, for high-performance belt bucket elevator, type HGBW-HC...

  • Grace to Purchase BASF Polyolefin Catalysts Business

    W. R. Grace & Co. has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of BASF’s Polyolefin Catalysts business, the company announced Friday. The transaction is pending regulatory approval and required consultations with employee representatives, but the W.R. Grace expects the sale to close by...

  • New Study Examines Growth of Handling Equipment Market

    A new report estimates that the global handling and lifting equipment market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10% until 2020, according to market research company Technavio. The research study, “Global Handling and Lifting Equipments Market 2016-2020,” analyzes revenue and...

  • Bastian Solutions Expands in Europe

    Bastian Solutions, a global material handling systems integrator, is expanding its foothold in the European market with the opening of a new European office and the incorporation of Bastian Solutions Europe, the company announced Thursday. Guillermo Albaladejo, international business director at...

  • FLSmidth Enters Agreement with Wirtgen Group

    Global cement and minerals processing company FLSmidth signed a long-term cooperation agreement with Kleemann, a producer of road and construction machinery, to supply cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction industry. Kleemann, a part of the Wirtgen Group, is active in the...