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Weigh Belt Feeders

June 26, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers a complete line of High Capacity, Heavy Industry Weigh Belt Feeders Model MH capable of accurately measuring and controlling feed rates up to 3,000 tons per hour.

AC/DC Or LED Driver Power Supply

June 26, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company announces the LF1048 Series AC/DC constant current or constant voltage dimmable LED driver power supply. Units are fully potted and suitable for dry and damp locations.

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What If The Humane Society Were In Your Facility?

June 25, 2012 1:22 pm | by Lindsey Coblentz, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

If food companies take the time to learn the concerns of animal activists and consumers, they can take action before a potentially detrimental situation occurs at their facility, as well as gain the respect and trust of their customers.

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Python Cook-Off Held To Raise Awareness About Ecology

June 25, 2012 1:05 pm | News | Comments

Three local chefs participated Saturday night in a cook-off competition using the invasive species as key ingredients. The goal was to raise awareness about how the animals impact South Florida's ecology — and perhaps even generate an appetite for them.

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Kraft Looks To Upgrade Delaware Facility

June 25, 2012 1:03 pm | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Group is asking state officials for a grant of up to $456,000 for upgrades to its manufacturing facility in Dover.

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Report: AB InBev May Buy Mexican Beer Maker

June 25, 2012 1:02 pm | News | Comments

Shares of Constellation Brands Inc. jumped Monday following a report that Anheuser-Busch InBev NV may soon buy Mexican beer maker Grupo Modelo SA, with which Constellation has a joint venture.

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Calif. Rice Farmers Help Migratory Birds

June 25, 2012 12:59 pm | by JASON DEAREN,Associated Press | News | Comments

The hundreds of vast, flooded rice paddies that cover miles of interior northern California may seem like an unlikely safe haven for shorebirds, but changes occurring in the state's rice country may help improve the outlook for dozens of species in decline in recent decades.

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Dole Recalls Salad For Listeria

June 25, 2012 12:55 pm | News | Comments

Dole Fresh Vegetables is voluntarily recalling 1,077 cases of bagged salads due to a possible risk from Listeria.

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Consumer Trends: Top Ice Cream Trends

June 25, 2012 12:50 pm | News | Comments

Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor, premium ice cream is the best-selling type of ice cream and frozen yogurt is resurging in popularity among Americans.

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Edy's Ice Cream To Expand In Indiana

June 25, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

Edy's Grand Ice Cream says it expects to spend $1.5 million on the project that will include new entrances, a renovated 2,000-square-foot cafeteria, men's and women's locker rooms, meeting rooms and office space.

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Wash. Faces Lawsuit On Liquor Privatization

June 25, 2012 9:54 am | by SHANNON DININNY,Associated Press | News | Comments

Supporters of an initiative that privatized liquor sales in Washington state have filed a lawsuit challenging the state's rules for implementing it, claiming that liquor regulators circumvented the measure by arbitrarily restricting wholesale distribution and pricing of wine and spirits.

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Japan Sells First Seafood Caught Since Nuclear Disaster

June 25, 2012 9:52 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Octopus and whelk, a kind of marine snail, were chosen for the initial shipments because testing for radioactive cesium consistently measured no detectable amounts, according to the Fukushima Prefectural fishing cooperative.

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American Crystal Workers Reject Proposed Contract

June 25, 2012 9:50 am | by DAVE KOLPACK,Associated Press | News | Comments

Locked-out union employees at American Crystal Sugar Co. rejected the company's contract proposal a third time Saturday in a nearly 11-month dispute that focuses on seniority and job security.

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Iowa Hog Farmer Gets 8 Years For Bank Fraud

June 25, 2012 9:49 am | News | Comments

An Iowa hog farmer who admitted defrauding a bank out of millions of dollars has been given eight years in a federal prison.

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Photo Of The Day: Fukushima Returns To Fish

June 25, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

The first fishing catch from Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but was limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation.

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Ginseng For Cancer Fatigue

June 25, 2012 9:21 am | Articles | Comments

A new study shows that ginseng may provide fatigue-fighting benefits for those with cancer.

The Cost Gap & Reshoring Of Chinese Manufacturing Jobs

June 25, 2012 9:13 am | by The Hackett Group, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Some companies are already reshoring a portion of their manufacturing capacity, and this trend is expected to reach a crucial tipping point over the next two to three years, as the total landed cost gap between the two nations continues to shrink, driven in part by rising wage inflation in China and continued productivity improvements in the U.S.

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Sunflower Lecithin

June 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sunflower lecithin is an ideal alternative to IP soy for baked goods. As an emulsifier, it makes dough more amenable to machine runability by binding powders to fat and water better.

High Speed Dispersers

June 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

High Speed Dispersers are suitable for different batch sizes up to 75 gal and equipped with 2 HP to 7.5 HP motors.

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Stepper Motor Drive System

June 25, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DCM4826X stepper motor drive module is a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating of 2.6A rms (3.68A peak) per phase.

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