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Death By Chocolate Becomes Reality

July 15, 2009 5:15 am | Blogs | Comments

Death by chocolate — a tragic event, but one that should also serve as an example of how not to conduct business, especially in light of other recent misfortunes.

Cocoa Plant Where Worker Died Didn't Have License

July 15, 2009 4:50 am | News | Comments

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - Officials say a cocoa processing center in New Jersey was operating illegally when a worker fell into a vat of melting chocolate and died. Camden cited Lyons & Sons Inc. for not having a business license after Vincent Smith II died Wednesday.

Police: Wis. Plant Fire Caused By Military Flare

July 15, 2009 4:18 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Police say a massive fire that gutted part of a southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant started when a military flare landed on the roof. Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) police said Tuesday there's no indication the military fired the flare.

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Up To 240 Readings For Future Recall

July 14, 2009 12:42 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The OMEGA Engineering HHP350 Series smart manometer is a high-performance handheld digital manometer with many features, including: An accuracy of 0.05 percent (HHP351) and 0.025 percent (HHP352) full scale, independent of temperature.

Bolting Down 20 Percent More Turning Power

July 14, 2009 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

In an acknowledgement of the growing market for heavy-duty bolting tools, Snap-on® Industrial expanded its line of Dr. Flank Drive® 3/4-in. impact sockets and combination wrenches.

Multi-Bin Level Monitoring From One Console

July 14, 2009 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BinMaster presents its SmartBob C-50 analog expansion console, which enables monitoring of multiple bins equipped with SmartBob2 or SmartBob-TS1 sensors from a single C-100 control console.

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Alternative Mechanical Hopper Agitation

July 14, 2009 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The K-Tron Process Group now offers ActiFlow - an alternative to conventional forms of mechanical hopper agitation. According to the company, the ActiFlow smart bulk solids activator boasts: Continuous activation of cohesive bulk materials inside the stainless steel hopper.

Exxon Makes First Big Investment In Biofuels

July 14, 2009 4:43 am | News | Comments

HOUSTON (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. said Tuesday it will make its first major investment in greenhouse-gas reducing biofuels in a $600 million partnership with biotech company Synthetic Genomics Inc. to develop transportation fuels from algae.

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Fertilizer Potash Price Seen Dropping

July 13, 2009 12:04 pm | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) - Reports of a cheaper-than-expected contract for potash means prices are set to slide, analysts said Monday, cutting expectations for North American fertilizer companies. Shares of major potash suppliers sank on the news.

300 Meatpackers Back To Work At Burned Wis. Plant

July 13, 2009 11:35 am | News | Comments

CUDAHY, Wis. (AP) - Operations are slowly returning to normal at the southeastern Wisconsin meatpacking plant where a fire last week gutted part of one building. The blaze at Patrick Cudahy (CUH'-duh-hay) Inc. caused an estimated $50 million in damages.

Idled Ethanol Plant Operational 8 Days After Purchase

July 13, 2009 11:28 am | News | Comments

Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE) began operations at its ethanol plant in Ord, Nebraska on July 12, 2009. The company anticipates production of ethanol by July 17th.

Oil Tank Explodes At Chemical Factory In Urumqi

July 13, 2009 4:29 am | News | Comments

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Centrifugal Pumps With Options Galore

July 10, 2009 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

FRIATEC offers a complete line of horizontal and vertical metallic and non-metallic centrifugal pumps for corrosive and abrasive services.

Scientists Hope Tiny Insect Can Help Save Soybeans

July 10, 2009 7:37 am | News | Comments

WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer - July 10, 2009 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An insect no bigger than a comma is being studied as a natural predator that farmers could use instead of chemicals to protect the nation's soybean crop from aphids.

WD-40 Fiscal 3Q Earnings Fall 15 Percent

July 9, 2009 7:48 am | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Consumer products maker WD-40 Co. said Wednesday its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 15 percent due to losses from foreign exchange rates and overall economic weakness. The company earned $6.9 million, or 41 cents per share, compared with $8.

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