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  • 2009 Safest Year Ever for Nation's Freight Railroads

    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...

  • Buhler Aeroglide Acquires License for Drying Technology

    Buhler Aeroglide has announced a license agreement with Ronning Engineering Company, Inc. of Overland Park, KS. The license agreement includes the utilization of Ronning’s drying technology for specific market segments like biomass. Combining the rotary drying technology with the existing...

  • SOCMA Hails Senate Passage of R&D Tax Extender

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed a vote in the U.S. Senate to extend, for one year, the research and development tax credit, a key SOCMA legislative priority. "The uncertainty of our nation’s tax laws impairs SOCMA members’ ability to make...

  • Rail Freight Volume Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    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...

  • ACC Reaffirms Support for TSCA Reform in Hearing

    American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, Cal Dooley, submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health hearing on business perspectives for reform of the Toxic Substances Control...

  • Abresist Corp. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

    Abresist Corp., a Kalenborn Co., has announced that its Quality Management System has been certified as compliant with ISO 9001:2008.     Abresist Corp. is a custom manufacturer of wear-resistant linings for a variety of processing equipment including hydraulic and pneumatic...

  • Malvern Instruments and Particle Measuring Systems Conclude Customer Support Transfer in Nordic Region

    As sister companies within Spectris plc, Malvern Instruments and Particle Measuring Systems have completed the transfer of sales and support for Particle Measuring Systems products in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. For many years Malvern subsidiaries in these countries have provided...

  • American Mining Corp. Signs LOI to Form Production Joint Venture on Terra Gold Project in Alaska

    American Mining Corp. has signed a binding letter of intent to enter into a joint venture with International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., in respect of ITH’s high-grade Terra Gold Project in Alaska. Pursuant to the letter of intent, Terra Gold Corp., an Alaskan subsidiary of AMC and Raven Gold...

  • Dow Names William H. Weideman Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew N. Liveris, chairman and chief executive officer of The Dow Chemical Co., has announced the appointment of William H. Weideman as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment, which was unanimously supported by the Dow Board of Directors, follows an exhaustive...

  • SOCMA Reiterates Call for Risk-Based Approach to TSCA Reform in Congressional Testimony

    For the second time in less than four months, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) testified before Congress Tuesday on reforming U.S. chemical safety laws, arguing again in favor of a risk-based approach to chemicals management. In remarks to a hearing before the Senate...