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  • BASF Opens New Process Catalysis R&D Facility

    German chemicals producer BASF recently inaugurated the Process Catalysis Research & Development (R&D) Center in Shanghai, China that will work to support the Asia Pacific region’s chemical industry, the company announced in a release Tuesday. “China’s most important...

  • Report: Dust Collector Fire Put Out at Indiana Plant

    A dust collector used with a Wheelabrator blasting machine caught on fire at the Cooper Standard Automotive plant in Auburn, IN during the early hours of Wednesday morning, the DeKalb County Starreported. Fire personnel were dispatched to the scene at about 2 a.m. and determined that the dust...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop in January

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its January 2019 booked orders decreased 22.8% when compared to January 2018. When compared to December 2018, January booked orders were down 26.7%. January booked orders were up 2.3% for Bulk Handling Equipment and down 38.1%...

  • New Multivac Production Facility Planned in China

    Multivac has signed an investment agreement to establish a new production company in Taicang in China. The new production facility will enable the company to react to the requirements of customers in China with even greater speed and focus. The production of packaging machines and their peripheral...

  • OSHA Seeks Information on Powered Industrial Trucks

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information as the Agency considers rulemaking to update the powered industrial trucks standards for general, maritime, and construction industries. The standards became effective in 1971, and...

  • Tyson Earns Third Party Poultry Handling Certification

    As part of its commitment to animal welfare, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) has implemented a third-party certification program to help ensure the proper handling and transportation of birds in its chicken business. The company is the first major chicken producer to implement Poultry Handling and...

  • Endress+Hauser Breaks Ground at New $35M Gulf Coast Site

    Automation company Endress+Hauser broke ground on a new $35.8M facility in the U.S. Gulf Coast region this Thursday, a company press release announced. The 112,000 square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center Campus will be constructed in Pearland, TX.  “We continue to make...

  • Clorox to Open Cat Litter Production Plant in Virginia

    Consumer and professional products maker The Clorox Company is working with officials in Virginia to further its plans to open a new cat litter manufacturing facility in the state, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced in a press release this week. Cat litter produced by Clorox is sold under...

  • Man Killed While Discharging Sawdust from Hopper

    A man died Thursday afternoon at the Conner Industries lumber yard in Valley Center, KS after he attempted to manually clear a flow issue in a hopper and became buried and trapped by sawdust, local news organizations reported.  Crews responded after the accident occurred at about 12:30 p.m....

  • Agribusiness Giants Cargill and ADM Team Up in Tech JV

    American agribusiness firms Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Cargill are teaming up in a new joint venture, Grainbridge LLC, that will create a digtial platform to provide farmers in North America with information on production economics and grain marketing. The companies announced Monday that the...