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  • 2009 Safest Year Ever for Nation's Freight Railroads

    March 12, 2010

    The Association of American Railroads has announced that 2009 was the safest year in freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the train accident rate, employee casualty rate, and grade crossing incident rates were all at record low levels last year.   "This...

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  • Rail Freight Volume Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    March 11, 2010

    Rail freight volume on U.S. railroads is continuing to show some signs of recovery, with both carload freight and intermodal traffic during the week ended March 6 registering gains from last year, the Association of American Railroads reported today.  U.S. railroads originated 285,160...

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  • Safer Automated Drum Tumbling; Video Available

    March 9, 2010

    An advanced automated control package that can increases productivity and safety is now available for Morse Tilt-To-Load drum rotators. A new video demonstrates this automated drum lifting, rotating for operator-set time, and return of drum to upright position at floor-level for easy handling. A...

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  • Rail Carload Freight Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Year

    March 4, 2010

    Carload freight volume on U.S. railroads reached its highest level in more than a year during the week ending February 27, the Association of American Railroads reported.  U.S. railroads originated 290,261 carloads during the week ended February 27, up 2.6 percent from the comparable week...

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  • Material Flow Solutions Inc.

  • AAR Report: Healthy Rail Network Critical to the Nation's Recovery

    February 18, 2010

    Association of American Railroads president and CEO Edward R. Hamberger said today that freight railroads are at a critical point in their history as the industry is facing new challenges from over-burdensome federal regulatory mandates that could seriously undercut the industry’s ability to...

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  • Conitex Sonoco

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  • Rail Traffic Tops 2009 During Most Recent Week

    February 12, 2010

    Freight traffic on U.S. railroads registered small gains in comparison with 2009 levels during the week ended February 6, but continued to trail levels reported in 2008, the Association of American Railroads reported. For the week ending Feb. 6, 2010, U.S. railroads originated 268,033 carloads,...

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  • Mass Flow IBCs

    January 25, 2010

    These mass flow IBCs are fitted with split butterfly valves for full containment during powder transfer from IBC to tablet press. The active portion of the valve is mounted to a discharge station for docking by the IBC. Once docked, the valves are pneumatically actuated. The IBCs are manufactured...

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  • Intelligrated Launches Enhanced Hotline for Material Handling Customers

    January 20, 2010

    Intelligrated (www.intelligrated.com), a leading American-owned automated material handling solution provider, has announced the launch of its enhanced Customer Service & Support hotline. The expanded hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year at 877-315-3400...

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