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Ex-Marine Jailed For Cudahy Plant Fire

October 9, 2009 5:26 am | News | Comments

DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer - October 9, 2009 MILWAUKEE (AP) - An Iraq veteran whose military flare sparked a costly fire at a meatpacking plant this summer was sentenced Thursday to jail time, probation and community service.

Feeders Close The Automation Loop

October 9, 2009 4:34 am | News | Comments

GIANT Snacksâ„¢ of Wahpeton, N. D. prides itself in selecting superior hybrids from contract growers in North Dakota to produce the best Sunflower seeds in the U. S. for its customer base.

Plastic Moves Up The Food Chain

October 8, 2009 1:08 pm | Blogs | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing Right now, I’m on my way back from touring an 80,000-square-foot in-house post-consumer recycling center in West Virginia.

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Eliminate Excess Chemical Feeds

October 8, 2009 1:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 2122 cooling tower control system from Electro-Chemical Devices, Inc., reduces waste and costs by eliminating excess chemical feeds. An integrated system that controls acid feed, blowdown and inhibitor feed in cooling processes, the Model 2122 features: Rack mounted configuration.

Smallest Size Per Flow Coefficient On The Market

October 8, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Spartan Scientific has unveiled its Series 3500 2-way, 2-position normally open or normally closed solenoid/air-operated pilot valve. With the latest injection and forging technologies, according to the company, the valve can offer: The smallest size per flow coefficient on the market.

Maximum Efficiency Mixing, Granulating & Drying

October 8, 2009 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OYSTAR USA Process Division offers the full range of OYSTAR Hüttlin high-shear mixer granulators for maximum efficiency mixing, granulating and drying. These mixer granulators grant: EKATO-Gentlewing® technology to ensure thorough, high-speed and efficient mixing.

Safe Lifting

October 8, 2009 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

A&H Engineering and Manufacturing now offers the Shop Lift as an ergonomic solution to the problem of heavy material handling in a confined space. The Shop Lift is designed to carry up to 600 lbs. and deliver the load safely. With a gross weight of 700 lbs.

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Grade A53 Galvanized Pipe & Tube

October 8, 2009 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conros Americas, LLC is introducing a line of Grade A53 galvanized pipe and tubing, designed to provide large fence wholesalers with high-quality materials for the U.S. steel industry. The pipes and tubes are: Competitively-priced.

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Intel's Fab32 Semiconductor Facility

October 7, 2009 12:40 pm | News | Comments

A look at Intel's impressive Fab32 manufacturing facility, which uses some of the most advanced process technology available.

The Self-Lubricating Machine

October 7, 2009 12:17 pm | News | Comments

Now if the people at MIT can make it do something else besides lubricate itself, they may be onto something.

Wastewater Nutrient Recycling

October 7, 2009 12:05 pm | News | Comments

The Durham wastewater treatment facility is the first in the United States to recover ammonia fertilizer from wastewater during the treatment process - even Bobby Kennedy Jr is impressed.

Huge BLEVE Explosions In Downtown Seoul

October 7, 2009 10:50 am | News | Comments

Fire at a liquid gas station causes two massive BLEVEs (boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions), devastating an area of downtown Seoul.

Steel Company Gets $111,000 In OSHA Fines

October 7, 2009 5:49 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago steel company has been fined more than $111,000 for alleged violations of federal worker safety law. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Quinco Steel Inc. of Chicago Heights with the proposed penalties.

Champagne Beer

October 7, 2009 5:30 am | Blogs | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D “Americans had a champagne taste while on a beer budget.” It wasn’t a particularly life-shattering statement, but as a fan of idioms I was immediately drawn to attention.

Irradiation, Training Could Reduce E. Coli Contamination

October 7, 2009 5:20 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Two food safety experts from the University of Minnesota say better training for meatpacking workers and wider use of irradiation could reduce the danger of illness from E. coli-contaminated beef.

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