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  • Garry Abraham Elected CEMA President

    Garry Abraham, general manager/CEO, Screw Conveyor Corp., Hammond, IN, was elected president of the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) at the organization's recent 83rd annual meeting in La Quinta, CA.     The “Voice of the Conveyor Industry of the Americas...

  • Volkmann Adds Two New Rep Groups

    Volkmann Inc., a designer and manufacturer of contained product transfer systems, announces the signing of two additional rep groups to meet the needs of its increased product demand in North America. Solids Technology based in Litchfield Park, AZ, and Dynamic Bulk Systems of Fenton, MO, bring the...

  • Wyssmont Mourns Loss of Long-Time President Edward Weisselberg

    Wyssmont Company, Inc. announced the passing of Edward Weisselberg, president. Weisselberg led Wyssmont since 1965 and was well respected in the industry. Prior to his passing, Weisselberg appointed Joseph Bevacqua as president of Wyssmont. Bevacqua possesses extensive knowledge of the...

  • Lorenz Conveying Products Names USA Sales Manager, New Rep

    Bret Henry has joined Lorenz Conveying Products as USA sales manager. Henry will be responsible for USA sales, USA representative sales groups, key account management, and marketing strategy for the company. Henry has over 25 years of professional sales experience, with the last 10 years...

  • Milling Technologies for Coarse to Ultra-Fine Size Reduction

    On Wednesday, May 18 at 2PM (Eastern), Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host an educational webinar focusing on a variety of milling technologies for coarse to ultra-fine size reduction. The program will teach participants about: * Hammer and screen mills * Pin mills * Air classifying...

  • PEBCO Appoints Finke President and COO

    Anna Bain Ladt Slater, Chairman of PEBCO Inc., announced the appointment of David L. Finke to the position of president and chief operating officer of the Paducah, KY-based company. Finke has a 27-year history with PEBCO, serving in various roles in sales, international sales, engineering...

  • General Mills Divests Venezuela Business

    General Mills has completed the sale of its Venezuela business to Lengfeld Inc., a private, international investor with a presence in Venezuela. As a result, General Mills has exited the Venezuela market. The sale includes the Underwood, Rico Jam, and Frescarini brands, and all associated...

  • U.S. Food Industry to Grow Through 2022

    The U.S. food industry is forecast to grow at a steady rate of 2.9 percent CAGR through 2022, according to the 2016 Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Based on interviews from 70 professionals across the food...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders up $860 Million in 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that 2015 shipments in North America were up 7.7%. CEMA estimates that shipments totaled $11.923 billion for 2015, a record level and an increase of $860 million from 2014 shipments of $11.063 billion.   CEMA estimates that...

  • 10,000 Severe Injuries Reported in First Year of OSHA Requirement

    In the first year of a new reporting requirement, employers notified the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of more than 10,000 severe work-related injuries, creating the opportunity for the agency to work with employers to eliminate hazards and...