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  • Freight Rail Private Investments Support American Jobs

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that the current rail economic regulatory framework allows freight railroads to sustain billions of dollars in private capital investments in the nation’s rail network each year and support more than 1.2...

  • Second Bipartisan Chemical Security Bill Clears House Committee

    Just weeks after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a seven-year extension of the current chemical security standards, the House Homeland Security Committee today followed suit, approving H.R. 901 by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5. Eight Democrats voted in favor of the legislation:...

  • Eriez Combines U.S. and Canadian Sales Organizations into Consolidated Sales Team

    Eriez has combined its U.S. and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. “The integration of the sales and technical support of U.S. and Canadian customers and sales representatives will help streamline and improve Eriez’ overall operations,”...

  • Used Container/Pallet Web Site Offers Green Value

    A new Web site designed to give plastic containers and pallets a second life, www.UsedContainersAndPallets.com is a green initiative-based site that allows anyone who has containers or pallets that are no longer needed to easily list their items on the site. Buyers looking for used or overstock...

  • Endress+Hauser Opens Temperature Instrumentation Manufacturing Plant in U.S.

    Endress+Hauser has officially opened a new temperature production facility in Greenwood, IN. The 12,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant will build temperature sensors, thermowells, transmitters, recorders, flow computers, safety barriers, displays, and other instrumentation to meet the increasing demand...

  • Volkmann Hosts First Advanced Training Seminar for Manufacturing Representatives at German Corporate Headquarters

    Volkmann Inc. recently held an advanced training course for a number of its manufacturer representatives at the company headquarters and manufacturing base in Soest, Germany. A total of 11 representatives, covering 16 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, made the trip that covered advanced conveying...

  • ISPE Announces Partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program

    ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, has announced that it has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its successful Energy Star Program. Through participation in the program, ISPE aims to improve...

  • John Hill Joins Custom Processing Services

    John Hill has joined Custom Processing Services Inc. as manager of wet processing, the company announced today. Hill brings 23 years of experience in the field of wet milling and dispersions, most recently at Netzsch Premier Technology and Netzsch Fine Particle Technology in Exton, PA, where he...

  • Eriez Celebrates Safety Record

    On June 1, 2011, Eriez president & CEO Tim Shuttleworth hosted a safety celebration, held outdoors at the company’s headquarters in Erie, PA, to recognize the plant’s impressive achievement of 1000 days without a lost time accident. The celebration was attended by state and local...

  • CEMA's April Booked Orders up 72% over 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2011 Booked Orders Index was 219, up 27 points or 14% from March 2011’s Index of 192, and an increase of 72% from the April 2010 Index of 127. April Booked Orders Indexes were 242 for Bulk Handling Equipment*...