New vibratory feeder line introduced by Bunting

Bunting Magnetics Co. — producer of precision magnetic products for the worldwide recycling, food, printing, automobile, plastics and electronics industries — has released a new line of vibratory feeders for eddy current separators and high-intensity separation conveyors. The first public showing of the product line was at WasteExpo 2013 in New Orleans, May 21-23.

Commenting on the new product line, Bunting Product Manager Don Suderman said: “The new Bunting vibratory feeders provide uniform single layer feeding of material for maximum separation efficiency. Widths and lengths of the feeders can be customized to match any application, and they can be fabricated from conventional or stainless steel as required. Each feeder assembly is supplied complete with controls, and integration into existing systems can be engineered as necessary.”

Bunting also demonstrated products from across its product line at EXPO PACK Mexico in Mexico City, June 18-21. Featured in Booth 2534 were a number of products specifically designed for the food processing and packaging industries, most with magnetic metal detection and separation features, which ensure product purity and manufacturing efficiency.

Commenting on the showing, Bunting Director of Marketing Sonia Cox said: “EXPO PACK Mexico always provides an important opportunity to reach the Mexican and Latin American market. Bunting Magnetics is pleased to show our product line at the 2013 show, where product managers will be available to discuss both standard material handling and metal detection products, as well as custom designs to solve unique problems.”

For more than 50 years, Bunting Magnetics Co. has developed and manufactured precision magnetic products for the worldwide printing, automobile, plastics, food, electronics and recycling industries. Bunting Magnetics Co. products serve global markets and include a broad range of magnetic materials and components, magnetic separation systems, material handling equipment, magnetic printing cylinders, metal detection equipment, bonded magnetics, and assemblies.

Bunting manufacturing facilities are located in Newton; suburban Chicago; DuBois, Pa.; and Berkhamsted, England. For additional information, call 284-2020 or log on to or

Mike Lewis Fitness opens at Chisholm Trail Center

Mike Lewis Fitness LLC has moved his Newton location to the Chisholm Trail Center on I-135, exit 28. The new location is 5,980 square feet, and they are already open for business.

Mike Lewis Fitness is a 24-hour gym that specializes in personal training. All members have a keyfob that lets them in to the gym whenever they want to workout. So if you work the late shift, you can still have a workout.

In addition to personal training, the fitness center offers a variety of cardio and weight equipment, as well as group classes. The group classes can help to keep you motivated and make weight loss more fun, a news release stated. Bootcamp, Spin class, crossfit training and Cardio Boxing also are available.

Mike Lewis Fitness has been in business for four years, with a second location in Wichita at the waterfront. One client, Evan M. Hockett, said, “Making the decision after many years of being out of shape has changed who I am in a very positive way.”

"If you haven't been to Chisholm Trail Center lately, you're missing out on unique, quality stores," said Debra Mitchell, director of marketing.

The center is at 98 percent occupancy. The only space available for lease is a grill and bar.

Newton Masonic Lodge sponsors event for BBBS

On July 13, members of Newton Masonic Lodge No. 142 sponsored a pancake breakfast, “Bigs for a Day” fishing event and a barbecue lunch at Harvey County East Lake for children being served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harvey County.

Members of the Lodge cooked and served breakfast and lunch, as well as being partnered with children on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list for a morning of fishing. The event was attended by 18 children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harvey County served 211 children in 2013 and expects to serve 220 in 2013. There are currently 23 children on the community based waiting list and 53 on the Bigs in Schools waiting list.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children facing adversity who are 5-17 years old by matching them with caring, carefully screened, volunteer mentors. For more information, contact Jackie Rice at 283-0070 or