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Condensing Heat Boiler

March 12, 2012 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Caliber™ line of condensing boilers features ranges from 300,000-850,000 BTU/hr. The product is a lightweight commercial hydronic boiler with ultra-low emissions of CO and NOx.

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Hostess Names CEO To Steer Through Bankruptcy

March 12, 2012 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands Inc. on Friday named a new CEO to steer the company through its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Allens Inc. Sells Food Plants

March 12, 2012 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

Canned and frozen vegetable maker Allens Inc. is selling four of its food plants in the North and is pledging to focus on its Southern-style products.

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Ga. Poultry Farmers Say New Rules Could Be Costly

March 12, 2012 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Proposed new regulations dealing with how some industrial facilities in Georgia deal with storm water are causing concern for officials in Georgia's poultry industry.

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PepsiCo Lining Up Potential CEO Successors

March 12, 2012 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo may be lining up a potential successor to CEO Indra Nooyi, naming a former executive to head its biggest moneymaking unit Monday and also naming an insider as its president.

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Lean Beef Trimmings Are Safe, Says Beef Products, Inc.

March 12, 2012 9:12 am | by SOURCE Beef Products, Inc. | News | Comments

Negative publicity about the company's process and the use of the compound ammonium hydroxide, a critical component of the process, is at the heart of Beef Products' recent challenges.

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Self-Refrigerating Can

March 12, 2012 8:59 am | Articles | Comments

New self-chilling beverage technology may be on grocery store shelves soon.

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Avoiding Incidents By Prevention & Protection

March 12, 2012 8:56 am | by Duane Smith, Senior Support Engineer, Digital Multimeter Group, Fluke Corp. | Articles | Comments

Understanding arc flash risks requires knowing the data. The pressure wave from the blast can reach 200 pounds per square inch. Workers can be knocked down or thrown several feet, resulting in broken bones, brain and internal injuries and hearing loss.

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Improved Method for Washing Vats

March 11, 2012 11:54 am | by Douglas Machines Corp. | Videos | Comments

Douglas Machines Corp. offers numerous models for washing and sanitizing 400# and 600# Vats that are commonly used in the meat and poultry industry Each machine lifts and inverts containers into the wash/rinse chamber, and then returns them to the floor after cleaning. Douglas Washers will help you meet today’s high standard for cleanliness and sanitation while minimizing labor, water and energy costs.

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Palletizer For Plastic Totes

March 9, 2012 4:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This compact palletizer automatically accumulates and stacks plastic totes or returnable plastic containers to form interlocking pallet loads that are secure for shipping.

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Photoelectric Sensor

March 9, 2012 4:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Q26 Series photoelectric sensor features a polarized retro coaxial design and provides reliable detection of clear, translucent or opaque objects, including mirror-like surfaces. With the ability to operate at very short distances and deliver precise leading edge detection, the unit is an ideal solution for detection applications such as filling and bottling machines, bag filling machines, or any high-speed application where positioning is critical.

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Material Handling Robot

March 9, 2012 4:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Adept Viper™ s1700D is a 6-axis robot featuring faster and more efficient motors. The machine offers a long reach and high payload capacity within a small footprint.

Wine Collector Accused Of Selling Counterfeit Bottles

March 9, 2012 1:02 pm | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors in New York have charged a noted wine collector with trying to sell more than $1.3 million worth of counterfeit bottles.

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China's Inflation Drops As Food Prices Ease

March 9, 2012 12:59 pm | by JOE McDONALD,AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Consumer price inflation declined to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent from January's 4.5 percent, data showed Friday. Inflation in politically sensitive food costs declined even more markedly, falling to 6.2 percent from the previous month's 10.5 percent.

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Alcohol Sales Plummet Near S.D. Reservation

March 9, 2012 12:56 pm | by GRANT SCHULTE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcohol sales have plummeted in a tiny Nebraska town faulted for selling beer to members of an American Indian tribe plagued by alcoholism.

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Grain Company Owner Sentenced To 6 Years For Fraud

March 9, 2012 12:53 pm | News | Comments

The owner of a Gallatin grain company is sentenced to six years in federal prison for a fraud that cost more than 100 northwest Missouri farmers an estimated $3 million.

Consumer Trends: Texans Lead U.S. In Dining Out

March 9, 2012 12:51 pm | News | Comments

A Zagat survey shows that Texans lead the nation in dining out with a statewide average of 3.8 meals per week, approximately 20 percent higher than the national average of 3.1.

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Harnessing the Risk Factors of Facility Project Planning

March 9, 2012 12:48 pm | by Dan Vining, PMP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

A project team who tackles risk planning and management with collective intensity wins [at least] most of the time.

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Poland Pulls Food That May Contain Rock Salt

March 9, 2012 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Polish health authorities have ordered the withdrawal from the market of more than 230,000 kilograms (500,000 pounds) of pickles, bread and other food suspected of containing industrial salt, the latest development in a scandal raising fears about food safety.

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Neb. Turkey Plant Continues To Grow

March 9, 2012 10:10 am | News | Comments

The owners of Nebraska's only turkey processing plant expect to expand production and nearly double its current workforce of 50 in 2012.

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