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  • Conveyor Operator Death is First Mining Fatality of 2017

    A 43-year-old conveyor belt operator died Jan. 26 after becoming entangled in a moving tandem belt drive roller while underground in a Kentucky coal mine, becoming the first mining fatality in the U.S. in 2017, according to numerous local media outlets and a report by the U.S. Department of Labor...

  • J.M. Smucker Plans $340M Manufacturing Site in Colorado

    The maker of Smucker’s jam and other food products, J.M. Smucker Company, is planning to build a new manufacturing facility in Longmont, CO to increase production of its Uncrustables frozen sandwich line, the Orrville, OH-based company announced Jan. 31. Plans for the new facility were...

  • Man Dies While Cleaning Fly Ash Silo at Delaware Plant

    Authorities are investigating the death of a contract worker on Jan. 21 at the NRG Energy Indian River power plant in Dagsboro, DE who fell from the roof of the facility while cleaning a fly ash silo, the Delaware State Police and numerous local media sources reported. The man fell to his death...

  • Expanded Great Lakes Solutions Facility Opens in Arkansas

    A new 11,000-sq-ft research and development pilot plant was inaugurated on Monday at the Great Lakes Solutions facility in El Dorado, AR, the Arkansas Economic Development Corp (AEDC) announced. A subsidiary of global specialty chemicals firm Chemtura Corp, the Great Lakes site produces materials...

  • Global Industrial Dryers Market to Hit $3.4B by 2024

    Demand from food and pharmaceutical manufacturers is anticipated to drive growth in the industrial dryers market, climbing to a value of $3.4 billion by 2024, a new report by Persistence Market Research suggests. The need for industrial dryers is expected to be propelled by regulations on...

  • Weetabix Investing $37M in U.K. Food Manufacturing Sites

    The producer of Britain’s top-selling cereal brand, Weetabix Food Company, is investing £30 million, or about $37.4 million, in its U.K. manufacturing sites to expand production capacity, the food firm announced Monday. Set to be completed by 2018, the company plans to raise capacity...

  • Eriez Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    This year marks 75 years in business for Erie, PA-based Eriez. From humble beginnings in 1942, Eriez has evolved into a world leader in separation technologies, with manufacturing facilities in Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, and the UK, as well as its Erie...

  • Kemutec Appoints New Sales Manager

    Kemutec, a leading supplier of powder processing equipment, has appointed Simon Howard as sales manager. Howard rejoins Kemutec after a few years away. His objective will be to build on Kemutec’s recent success and growth with new business strategies and the continued development of the...

  • Columbia/Okura Partners with Statec Binder

    Columbia/Okura LLC, a leading provider of robotic palletizing solutions, announces the formation of a strategic alliance with Statec Binder, a high-performance packaging and palletizing supplier, specializing in highly efficient bagging solutions.     This customer-focused...

  • ADM to Expand Storage Capacity at Golden Peanut Facility

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) subsidiary Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts announced an investment in a new warehouse at the firm’s receiving and storage facility in Alejandro Roca, Argentina in a press release Thursday. “Argentina is one of the largest producers of edible peanuts in...