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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 299,394 carloads for the week ending Oct. 2, 2010, up 7.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 10.7 percent from the same week in...

  • The Jet Pulverizer Company Names Jeffrey Conn Vice President

    The Jet Pulverizer Co. has named Jeffrey A. Conn vice president. Conn will oversee domestic and international business while managing mill design and manufacturing. He will also supervise all plant personnel and promote customer research and develop technical support. “Jeffrey has shown...

  • Hudson-Sharp Machine Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    One hundred years ago, in 1910, David Hudson and Alexander Sharp founded Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. when they took over the shop and foundry of the Sectional Roll Co. and renamed it. Today, as a worldwide leader in plastic bag making machinery, pouch making equipment, and re-closable packaging...

  • Micromeritics Announces Formation of Japanese Subsidiary

    Micromeritics Instrument Corp., an industry leader in materials characterization, has announced the formation of its new Japan subsidiary headquartered in the Chiba prefecture. Micromeritics Japan G.K. was formed in March and has commenced commercial operations from its Chiba office located in...

  • Garcia-Perez Receives EFCE Excellence Award

    Dr. Jose Vicente Garcia-Perez has received the 2010 EFCE Excellence Award in Drying for his outstanding PhD thesis, Contribution to the knowledge on the use of power ultrasound in convective drying of foods. Garcia-Perez from the Food Technology Department of the Polytechnic University of...

  • Steve Becker Promoted to Director of Sales at Schenck AccuRate

    Schenck AccuRate, Whitewater, WI, announces the promotion of Steve Becker to director of sales. In his new position he will be responsible for directing the North American sales force for chemical, food, pharmaceutical, plastic, cement, aggregates, gypsum, and steel industries.  “I...

  • Hosokawa to Host Webinar on Processing Pharmaceutical Powders

    On Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm EDT, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a program on "Containment Solutions for Processing Low OEL Pharmaceutical Powders". This presentation will cover the basic requirements, philosophy, and components associated with rigid wall isolators...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Nine New Members in Third Quarter

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced today the approval of nine new companies for membership, bringing the total number of new members this year to 20. The companies – located in the U.S., India, and Switzerland – were approved by SOCMA’s Board of...

  • U.S. Congressman, House Speaker Join Pigment Manufacturer in Celebrating 65th Anniversary

    U.S. Representative Tim Holden and Pennsylvania House Speaker Keith McCall joined a slate of elected officials, 30-year employees and other honored guests at the Hometown, PA headquarters of global effect pigment manufacturer Silberline, Tamaqua, PA to celebrate the family-owned company’s...

  • Custom Equipment Design Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Custom Equipment Design Inc. (CED), one of the nation’s largest bulk bag packaging equipment manufacturers, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary on October 7, 2010. In 1980, the legacy of CED began when Charles “Chuck” DeCrane designed and manufactured the bulk bag filler,...