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  • Two Critically Injured in Plastic Pellet Accident

    Four workers were injured when an explosion occurred at a warehouse business in Humble, TX Tuesday afternoon. Two of the workers were in critical condition with severe burns, one was in good condition, and the fourth was treated and released. A police spokesman said the explosion was caused by...

  • KWS Engineer Receives Professional Engineering License

    Jimmy Dufinetz, P.E. of KWS Manufacturing Co., has received his professional engineer license for the state of Texas. This accomplishment is the culmination of Dufinetz’s hard work and desire for continual improvement. In order to receive a professional license in engineering one must...

  • U.S. Chemical Industry Growth Will Outpace U.S. Economy

    The business of American chemistry expanded 3.6 percent in 2015 despite global headwinds that included a strong appreciation of the U.S. dollar and a weakness in several key global markets. “The U.S. chemical industry renaissance is just getting started,” said Kevin Swift, chief...

  • General Mills Adds Two New Directors

    General Mills elected Roger W. Ferguson Jr. and Eric D. Sprunk to its board of directors. Ferguson has served as chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, a financial services firm, since 2008. Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ferguson served as chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corp., vice chairman...

  • General Mills Progressing on Sodium Reduction

    General Mills reported on progress it has made against its publicly stated commitment to reduce sodium by 20 percent across 10 key U.S. retail product categories by the end of 2015. General Mills has met or exceeded its stated goal in seven of 10 categories, with reductions across the 10 categories...

  • Cemtrex Acquires Advanced Industrial Services

    Cemtrex has completed the previously announced acquisition of leading industrial services company, Advanced Industrial Services Inc. (AIS) and its affiliate subsidiary companies based in York, PA. Cemtrex has acquired all the shares of privately held AIS and it will continue to operate as a wholly...

  • The Application of FOUNDATION Fieldbus Research

    The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the publication of Applying FOUNDATION Fieldbus, a new book that serves as a comprehensive and practical guide to the theory, engineering, and implementation of FOUNDATION Fieldbus in process control systems. Authored by Bharat Ratilal (B...

  • Pneumatic Sieving Webinar Announced

    Accurately determining the particle size distribution of incoming materials and confirming the specifications of final product is imperative in any powder processing application. Pneumatic sieving offers an efficient and economical technique for analyzing materials with a high level of accurate and...

  • Dietrich Named Production Manager for Kalenborn’s Plants

    Scott Dietrich has been named production manager for both Kalenborn Abresist Corp. in Urbana, IN and its subsidiary plant, Kalenborn Technologies, in Soddy-Daisy, TN. Dietrich recently celebrated his 25th year with Kalenborn Abresist.        Kalenborn Abresist is a...

  • Southworth International Acquires Marco Group AB

    Southworth International Group, a leading provider of ergonomic material handling equipment, announced that it has agreed to acquire Marco Group AB, a leading European manufacturer of similar lifting and positioning technologies in Sweden. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Ängelholm,...