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  • Nine Dead, Two Hurt After Chemical Factory Explosion

    Nine people were killed and two injured after an explosion at a chemical plant in east China Monday morning. The explosion occurred at Tianbao Chemical Industry Company, Ltd, in in Shandong province. The company manufactures powder and emulsion explosives for mining and civil use. The cause of...

  • Stable Third Quarter for U.S. Specialty Chemicals Market

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) ended the third quarter on a steady note, rising 0.2 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in September. This followed a downwardly revised 0.2 percent gain in August and a weak...

  • Worker Loses Part of Finger, Food Processor Fined $52K

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Calumet City area office cited Koch Foods Inc., doing business at Chicago poultry processing facility Aspen Foods Inc., for one repeated and four serious safety violations. The citations follow an...

  • Smico Ranked in 2015 Inc. 5000

    Smico-Symons Screens has been recognized as the 853rd fastest-growing private company in the U.S. The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the leading national award honoring excellence in entrepreneurial growth. Inc. nominates and ranks the Inc. 5000 winners according to their percentage revenue growth in 2011...

  • Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation Make Major Investment

    BridgeValley Community and Technical College in West Virginia celebrates the opening of a cutting-edge PTU (Process Training Unit) made possible by the generous contributions of Endress+Hauser, BridgeValley, and Rockwell Automation. Thanks to industry partners, BridgeValley will be the new home to...

  • Kerry Group Buys Three Food Companies for $735 Million

    Kerry, the global taste & nutrition and consumer foods group, has acquired U.S.-based Red Arrow Products, Island Oasis, and Biothera Inc’s Wellmune business, significantly expanding the Group’s portfolio of taste and nutrition solutions for global food, beverage, and pharmaceutical...

  • Jenike & Johanson Ltd Canada Turns 40

    Mike Rulff, president, Jenike & Johanson Ltd, Mississauga, Canada, made the following statement concerning the company’s celebration of 40 years in business:   It is with great pleasure that I announce that this year Jenike & Johanson Ltd (JJL) Mississauga, Canada, turned 40...

  • Packaging Company Passes Food Safety Audit

    CDF Corp., a leading manufacturer of drum, pail, intermediate bulk container and bag in box liners and flexible packaging, has passed a food safety audit for one of North America's largest consumer packaged food and beverage companies. An auditor from Quality Assured Solutions was...

  • Two Railcar Workers Killed, Company Fined $963K

    Moments before a blast ripped through a railcar on April 14, 2015, a check of the air quality inside indicated a serious risk of an explosion. Despite the warning, Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services sent two employees, aged 41 and 45, into the railcar to work without monitoring the air continuously...

  • Chemical Safety Board Investigations Webcast

    The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will convene a public meeting on October 21, 2015, starting at 1 p.m. EDT at the Palomar Hotel in Washington, DC. View the live webcast The Board will discuss the final report and recommendations from the Caribbean Petroleum incident. The Board may then vote on...