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  • GE to Buy Two Additive Manufacturing Firms for $1.4B

    GE announced plans Tuesday for a $1.4 billion acquisition of two additive manufacturing equipment suppliers, Acram AB and SLM Solutions Group AG, as part of the Boston-based company’s plan to boost its additive business to $1 billion by 2020. “Additive manufacturing is a key part of GE...

  • Explosion at Wisconsin Grain Mill Injures 1

    An explosion at a grain mill in Ixonia, WI early Tuesday morning left one worker injured, several news outlets reported. “Word among fire fighters was that the incident may have had its origins in a dust explosion at the grain facility,” reported the Watertown [WI] Daily Times....

  • Spanish Silo and Storage Firm Bought by PETKUS

    Simeza Silos Metalicos Zaragova S.L., a Spanish firm that designs, manufactures, and assembles silos and storage solutions for grain, flour and industrial applications has been acquired by German company PETKUS Engineering GmbH on September 5, a World-Grain.com article reported Tuesday. The terms...

  • The Forbidden Material: Hemp's Return to Manufacturing

    With a resurgence of hemp cultivation in the 1990s in Asia, Europe and Canada and the recent expansion of opportunities for hemp research in the U.S. and Australia, there is growing interest in the material. In 2015, the estimated value of hemp-based products sold by U.S. retailers was about $600...

  • Manufacturing Remains Stable in August US Jobs Data

    Employment in manufacturing “changed very little” in August according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly release of data on domestic employment, while employment in mining continued to slip. The nation’s unemployment rate remained...

  • Hapman Expands Manufacturing Operations

    Hapman, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and systems for bulk material handling expands its manufacturing campus in Kalamazoo, MI. Hapman, a KMC Global Co., is expanding from the company’s current capacity bringing the total manufacturing capacity to 159,000...

  • Windsor Wire LLC Acquires Assets of Midwesco Filter Resources

    Windsor Wire LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sly Inc., a 142-year-old manufacturer of bag house dust collectors and other air pollution equipment, has acquired the cage manufacturing assets of Midwesco Filter Resources Inc. (MFRI). This purchase, along with the March 2016 purchase of the...

  • MSHA “Call to Safety” Draws Attention to Mining Hazards

    The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) initiated a “Call to Safety” program on Monday in which agency inspectors will interact with coal miners and mine operators on safety issues. The agency’s “walk and talks” on mining safety...

  • China Building 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers

    China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology plans on building 40 manufacturing innovation centers by 2025 as part of the country’s “Made in China 2025” initiative to support its domestic manufacturing sector in the coming years, Chinese state-operated Xinhua...

  • Clif Bar Opens $90M Sustainable Bakery in Idaho

    Clif Bar & Company marked the opening of its new 300,000 sq ft, $90 million sustainability-oriented baking facility in Twin Falls, ID with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday. The new plant incorporates biophilic design, which aims to connect “people in buildings with nature and the...