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  • Intertek and SEI Partner for Testing and Certification of Fall Protection Equipment

    Intertek, a global leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has announced that it has been selected as the independent testing laboratory by the Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) to provide testing for the SEI Fall Protection Certification Program to ANSI/ASSE and CAN/CSA standard...

  • Spiroflow Systems Ships Its Tallest Conveyor Ever

    Spiroflow Systems Inc. has shipped a 30-ft-tall vertical mobile aero-mechanical conveyor (AMC), the tallest custom mobile unit ever manufactured by the company, to RATH Refractories Inc. in Milledgeville, GA.       The AMC is in the process of being installed at where...

  • Basics of Fine Size Reduction Webinar Offered

    Part two of Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems’ “Basics of Size Reduction” Webinar will take place June 30 at 2:00 p.m. EDT and focus on selecting the best mechanism for desired size range and material. The Webinar will be a brief presentation on the basic principles of size...

  • AFS to Host Fourth Bi-Annual Emissions Solutions in Transportation Conference

    The American Filtration & Separations Society is hosting its fourth Bi-Annual Emissions Solutions in Transportation Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, October 6-8, 2009. The Conference has two separate tracks with short courses Monday, October 5 dealing with the basics of air and liquid filtration as...

  • U.S. Chemical Production Rises for Second Consecutive Month

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), as measured by a three-month moving average, U.S. chemical production rose by 0.1% in April, following a 0.6% gain in March. Chemical production rose in five of seven regions during April. To smooth month-to-month fluctuations, the chemical...

  • Dudas Named CEO of Spiroflow Systems

    Jeff Dudas has been named chief executive officer for Spiroflow Systems Inc. and will oversee operations in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.  “Jeff’s management skills put him in a position to help us increase sales significantly and expand our product base,” said...

  • Bemis Company Acquires South American Rigid Packaging Operations from Huhtamaki

    Bemis Company, Inc. has acquired the South American rigid packaging operations of Huhtamaki Oyj, a global manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging. This rigid packaging business, which includes three facilities in Brazil and one facility in Argentina, recorded annual net sales of...

  • Tropical Nut & Fruit Receives 2008 Silliker Audit Platinum Award

    Silliker Inc., a leading food testing and quality assurance organization, recently honored the Tropical Nut & Fruit distribution plant in Memphis, TN for its outstanding commitment to food safety with its 2008 Audit Platinum Award. Each year, the award is presented to 20 companies – 10...

  • Fontarome Chemical Names New COO

    Mark Magnarini has been named chief operating officer of Fontarôme Chemical Inc., a Milwaukee-based custom manufacturer and international supplier of fine ingredients for use in the pharmaceutical and flavor and fragrance industries.     In his new position, Magnarini will...

  • Intersystems Opens New Manufacturing Facility

    Intersystems, a division of Houston-based Enduro Systems Inc. (ESI), formally opened its new state-of-the-art, 140,000-sq-ft facility in Omaha, Nebraska. “Previously, our Intersystems team was scattered among four separate buildings in two locations throughout the Omaha area,” said...