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Articles by Kevin Parker

Nestlé enjoys decade of trouble-free cartridge dust-collector performance

Supplier determination and innovative approach enhances employee health and safety
January 8, 2014
When the Nestlé Prepared Foods Co. came to Jonesboro, Ark., a little more than a decade ago, Lee Morgan, the president of Jonesboro-based Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC), said, “We must have that business.”
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We saw it at the Chem Show in New York City

December 17, 2013
It was cold walking the streets to the Jacob Javits Center for last week’s Chem Show. Inside, a warm feeling pervaded as tough times are past and the industry outlook is modestly upbeat. The idea that consumers want a solution, not a product, is not a new one. But there is a quickening of the pace at which various plant functions are being out-sourced to third parties.
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And the very devil is in them

December 6, 2013
Perhaps it’s because that’s where it was finally pounded into his head — or because it has the word “attention” in it — but this editor always assumed the phrase “attention to detail” came out of the military.
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An industrial taxonomy extended to the process industries

December 3, 2013
Allows assessment of capabilities, including those of your suppliers
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All water problems are local

Culligan guy now appears on plant floors — software in hand
December 1, 2013
Almost everyone knows “Hey, Culligan man,” from the radio and television commercials that have spanned decades and are part of American culture. That “raucous” voice and that phrase are a big part of why Culligan, the provider of home water softeners and filtration systems, is such a recognizable brand name to consumers.
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Geography is truth when it comes to water issues

Chicago, Western Australia, Singapore and San Francisco share WEFTEC stage
December 1, 2013
The mayor of Chicago was running late. Therefore, those attending WEFTEC’s plenary session, and not the previous keynote session, ended up getting to listen to his Honor Rahm Emanuel brag on his city repeatedly being recognized for having the “best-tasting” water in the United States.
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Coca-Cola talks electrolyzed water sanitation for CIP

December 1, 2013
Clean-in-Place is a big deal in the food & beverage industries. Once a processor has its CIP down pat — and we mean pat — managers will be extremely loath to change it. So when an industry giant like Coca-Cola talks about major changes to the way it cleans and sanitizes, it may pay to listen.
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2013 Breakthrough Products on display in NYC at December’s Chem Show

November 19, 2013
Even for those especially adverse to the cold, the allure of Christmastime in Manhattan, as so lusciously depicted in the Hollywood movies, is a powerful one.
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The global nature of the process industries illustrated

November 1, 2013
Engineers enjoy their work. Yet the education, training and supply of engineering talent can be buffeted by global industry and market forces that at times can seem capricious.
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Unique liquid-mixing method addresses viscosity, volume challenges

‘Pulses’ of air or gas move liquid tank contents in unexpected but highly beneficent ways
November 1, 2013
An innovative way to use pneumatics to mix, blend or agitate liquid-filled tanks, vessels and basins, has found application in the food, chemical and oil & gas industries.
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