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  • Key House Panel Approves Extension of Chemical Security Rules

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed a vote by a key House Homeland Security Subcommittee to extend the existing chemical security standards for seven years, thereby preserving the progress companies across the country have made towards safeguarding their facilities...

  • ACC Responds to Introduction of Senator Lautenberg's Chemical Safety Legislation

    American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement after the introduction of the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” by U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health: “We...

  • ASGCO Improves Conveyor Inspection Program

    ASGCO has announced improvements to its conveyor inspection program. This program was created to access capabilities of existing conveyor systems by gathering conveyor components data and formulating solutions to streamline and maximize present operations. This program also prevents high-priced...

  • SOCMA & Gabriel Performance Products Announce New EHS&S Management System Database

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and Gabriel Performance Products LLC (Gabriel), a member company, have announced a new management system database that integrates SOCMA's ChemStewards program with other government-sponsored performance improvement programs. The...

  • March Freight Rail Traffic Increases As Economy Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported monthly rail carloads in March 2011 increased 3.4 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,493,553 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in March increased 8.5 percent...

  • W.S. Tyler Certifies Test Sieves to New ASTM E 11 Standard

    W. S. Tyler now performs examinations to certify that test sieves conform to the new ASTM E 11 Standard for Inspection and Calibration Grades. W.S. Tyler’s optical analyzer is calibrated, ensuring the measurements are directly traceable to N.I.S.T., on a biannual basis.  ...

  • K-Tron Launches Online Components and Accessories Catalog

    K-Tron, a total solutions provider for material handling and feeding systems has recently launched a new Online Catalog for Pneumatic Conveying Components and Accessories. The new catalog showcases the extensive range of pneumatic conveying products K-Tron offers and provides an easy-to-navigate...

  • Jervis B. Webb Company Hires Gerard Gonos as Director of Manufacturing

    Jervis B. Webb Co., a subsidiary of Daifuku Company, Ltd., and leading provider of material handling solutions, has named Gerard Gonos as director of manufacturing. In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Webb’s manufacturing processes and operational improvements....

  • CEMA Reports February Booked Orders up 18%

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its February 2011 Booked Orders Index was 167. Index in February is up 26 points or 18% from January 2011’s Index of 141. The February 2011 Index represents an increase of 46% from the February 2010 Index of 114. February...

  • Smico Launches New Web Site

    Smico has launched a new Web site at www.smico.com that is more interactive for customers. The new site has test video on the lab page. The site also has products for industry and a blog page and will be accepting articles and topics from outside sources, along with its own data from its units and...