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  • Conveying Equipment Orders Drop 29%
    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that overall industry orders (bookings) for the first six months of 2019 decreased 29.1% compared to the same period in 2018, with total orders of $6.34 billion. CEMA estimates industry billed sales (shipments) for the first six months of 2019 increased 1.8% compared to the same period in […]
  • Explosion at Chemical Factory Injures Several
    A huge explosion and fire at a chemical plant in Istanbul, Turkey injured several people Wednesday. According to the BBC, a metal tank exploded, sending shrapnel. Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours. Two firefighters were injured, and one had to be hospitalized. Several civilians were also taken to the hospital because of […]
  • Sherwin-Williams Mulls Relocation of Headquarters
    Paints and coatings manufacturer and distributor Sherwin-Williams recently started a process to look into potential sites for a new global headquarters and R&D facility, a September 12 company press release announced.  “The company’s significant growth and global expansion over the last several decades has resulted in a less than optimal configuration of headquarters, offices, and […]
  • Work Starts on New Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex
    Iowa State University (ISU) held an event on Sept. 13 to mark the start of construction work on the Kent Corporation Feed Mill and Grain Science Complex in Ames, IA, the university announced in a release Monday. The 10-acre site will include a feed mill tower, feed milling and mixing structures, grain storage bins, warehouse […]
  • Donaldson Brings IIoT Service to Dust Control Equipment
    Filtration systems manufacturer Donaldson Company Inc. announced the introduction of the iCue connected filtration service on Wednesday. Enabled by the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), the subscription service monitors industrial dust and fume collectorsand sends real-time data and maintenance alerts directly to facility management teams. The information is designed to prompt timely maintenance that can help […]
  • JV Breaks Ground on $49M Plant-Based Protein Facility
    A joint venture between pea protein firm BurconNutraScience Corporation and bulk food products and ingredients manufacturer Hemp Oil Canada Inc. (HOCI) recently broke ground on a new, CAD$65 million (about $49 million) production facility for plant-based protein in Canada, a company press release announced Tuesday. Slated to become operational by mid-2020, the Merit Functional Foods […]
  • SME Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
    The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions, and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining and minerals industries. SME is accepting applications for the 2019 scholarship season through October 15, 2019. More than $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded by SME Divisions, the SME […]
  • Gericke Unveils Hypergienic Rotary Valve Line
    Gericke USA unveils the Gericke RotaVal Hypergienic line of rotary valves. Developed for food, pharmaceutical, and other sanitary processes, the Hypergienic rotary valves are machined from solid stainless steel in a proprietary, non-porous, self-draining design with polished internals and externals to eliminate the potential for contamination from trapped product and its associated bacterial growth. To […]
  • ExxonMobil Plans $174M Ethylene Plant Upgrade
    Oil and gas firm ExxonMobil said Tuesday that it is investing £140 million, or about $174.7 million, to upgrade infrastructure and add new technologies to its ethylene plant in Mossmorran, Fife, Scotland to boost the performance and reliability of the site.  “These planned investments demonstrate our commitment to long-term reliable operations at the site,” Jacob […]
  • Tyson Foods Adds “Mega Line” to Processing Plant
    American food company Tyson Foods recently completed work on a new “mega line” and 35,000-sq-ft facility expansion at its Camilla, GA processing plant, Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced in a release Tuesday. With the addition of the new production assets, the firm plans to hire 100 new staff members.  “This project is great news […]