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  • Worker Dies in Coke Plant Accident

    A worker at the Tonawanda Coke facility in Tonawanda, NY died Wednesday morning during routine maintenance on an industrial coal elevator. The longtime employee was a 60-year-old male. The accident occurred at about 8am, and paramedics arrived about 30 minutes later. OSHA, which investigated and...

  • Trackmobile Receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    Trackmobile kicked off 2016 with the announcement of its ISO 9001:2008 registration acceptance by American Systems Registrar (ASR). As a global manufacturer that designs, manufactures, and services machines for moving railcars and locomotives, establishing its operation under a quality management...

  • Cooper Installed as ARA Chairman

    Harold Cooper, CEO and general manager of Premier Ag Cooperative, was installed as the 2016 chairman of the board during a December 3 ceremony at the ARA Conference and Expo. He succeeds 2015 chairman Dave Dufault. "To say Harold is passionate about the agricultural retail business and...

  • Epic Acquisition for General Mills

    General Mills Inc. has acquired EPIC Provisions, a rapidly growing, premium meat snacks company based in Austin, TX. EPIC will operate under General Mills’ Annie’s business, which has experienced strong sales growth since General Mills acquired the company more than a year ago. EPIC...

  • Chemical Safety Board to Hear Process Safety Management Reform

    The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will will hear an update on the new process safety management reforms in California from a panel of experts in a public meeting on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, in Torrance, CA. “We are continuing to monitor developments in California and look forward...

  • Smico-Symons Screens Acquires A & J Mixing

    Smico-Symons Screens has acquired A & J Mixing International Inc. With this agreement, A & J will now have manufacturing space in Oklahoma to build its products. Management of the company will remain with Bliss Flower, but Smico will have access to the company's location in Canada,...

  • Worker Burned in Chicken Plant Explosion

    A worker at a chicken plant in Accomac, VA was treated for second degree burns after a boiler exploded at the facility on Christmas Eve. The explosion occurred at the Purdue and Valley Proteins facility at about 3:30 am. Officials said the blast caused a partial collapse of the building....

  • NFPA Seeks Public Input on 2019 Combustible Dust Standard

    The National Fire Protection Association has opened for public input the Annual 2018 revision cycle of NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. The period for public comments will close on June 29, 2016. The next edition of the standard is expected to be released in 2019....

  • General Mills Acquires Yogurt Maker

    General Mills has acquired Brazilian yogurt maker Carolina Administração e Participações Societárias Ltda, (Carolina), a privately-held dairy products company headquartered in Ribeirão Claro, Paraná, Brazil. Terms of the transaction were not...

  • Spray Drying: The Explosion Protection Challenge

    This online presentation, organized by IChemE's Pharma, and Food & Drink Special Interest Groups, aimed at those who operate and specify spray drying equipment in the dairy, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology industries, will be held January 27, 2016, from 5-6 am Eastern. Attendance is free...