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  • 8 Dead After Chemical Plant Explosion

    Eight people died and several more were injured after an explosion Saturday night at the under-construction Ank Pharma plant in Boisar, about 60 miles from Mumbai, in the state of Maharashtra. Included among the deceased was a 13-year-old, Khushi Yadav. According to Ashok Khot, deputy...

  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its November 2019 booked orders decreased 10.6% when compared to November 2018 orders. When compared to October 2019, November 2019 booked orders were down 35.8%. November booked orders were down 29% for Bulk Handling Equipment and...

  • Meyer Appoints Two New Manufacturers Rep Groups

    Wm. W. Meyer & Sons announces the addition of two new representatives. The newly merged Tennant SPECS, which combines two of the oldest sales engineering firms in the business, will represent Meyer in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Tennant SPECS has a combined 143-year company...

  • Dust Collector Fire at Spring Factory in Iowa

    Crews responded to the Iowa Spring Manufacturing spring production plant in Adel, IA on Thursday after a blaze ignited, several local news organizations reported.  Called to the facility about 12:15 a.m., firefighters found fire and smoke coming from a dust collector at the plant and managed...

  • Firm Invests $25M to Convert Bakery into Organic Facility

    Packaged baked foods firm Flowers Foods, the manufacturer of Dave’s Killer Bread products and the Nature’s Own brand, is committing $25 million to expand its bakery in Lynchburg, VA and convert it into an organic facility, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced in a release Thursday...

  • Top Chemical Industry Posts You Missed in December

    The chemical industry had no shortage of exciting developments in December 2019. Some of the highlights included a new U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) report on the AB Specialty Silicones explosion and a European chemical firm revealing plans for a $20 million expansion at...

  • Two Injured in Chemical Plant Explosion

    Two people were transported to a hospital after a blast at the Rathburn Chemicals production plant in Walkerburn, Scottish Borders, Scotland on Friday morning, officials and local news organizations said. Some homes near the plant were evacuated as a precaution during the incident and a school near...

  • Top Food & Bev Industry Posts You Missed in December

    Some big news broke in the food and beverage industry during the final month of 2019 with investments in expansion projects by major food and beverage manufacturers and several destructive fires in facilities. Powder & Bulk Solids editors selected these posts to provide our audience...

  • Filtration System Fire at Industrial Coatings Plant

    Crews responded to the Toefco Engineered Coatings Systems plant in Niles, MI on Tuesday after a fire started in a filtration system, officials told local news organizations.  Called to the N. 14th Street site at about 9:15 a.m., firefighters discovered that flames spread from the...

  • LDC-Luckin Coffee JV Building New Coffee Roasting Plant

    A joint venture (JV) between agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) and coffee retailer Luckin Coffee held an event on January 6 to mark the beginning of construction on a new coffee roasting plant in Xiamen, China. LDC announced in a release that the facility will have a capacity of 30...