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  • SOCMA Welcomes Seven New Members in Third Quarter

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed seven new companies into its ranks as more and more specialty chemical manufacturers and service providers recognize that the value of the association’s services far exceeds the cost of membership. The new members were...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Congressional Passage of Free Trade Deals

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) hailed the passage of the long-delayed free trade agreements (FTA) with South Korea, Panama, and Columbia in Congress, saying the vote will bring immediate relief to chemical manufacturers by allowing them to expand sales to these key...

  • Dow Announces Jennifer Granholm's Resignation from Board of Directors

    The Dow Chemical Company has announced that Jennifer M. Granholm has resigned from its Board of Directors in order to pursue other opportunities. “We would like to thank Governor Granholm for her service to our company,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief...

  • Magnum Systems Promotes Gary Saunders to General Manager

    Gary Saunders, an industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in the packaging and material handling industry, has been promoted to general manager at Magnum Systems. Until this promotion Saunders was the VP of sales of marketing at Magnum Systems.   Magnum Systems, one of North...

  • Magnum Systems Appoints Pace as Technical Industrial Representative

    Magnum Systems, one of North America’s leading designers and manufacturers of material handling and packaging systems for dry bulk solids, announced an agreement with Pace Co., of Richmond, VA, to cover the industrial markets in Virginia. Paul Birdsong and Doris Harkness of Pace Co. have...

  • CEMA's August Orders up 13% from July, 24% from 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2011 Booked Orders Index was 159, up 18 points or 13% from July  2011’s Index of 141. The August 2011 Index represents an increase of 24% from the August 2010 Index of 128. August Booked Orders Indexes...

  • Schenck AccuRate Names New Chief Operating Officer

    Brian Hartwig has been promoted to chief operating officer for Schenck AccuRate Inc. His promotion is in line with the Schenck Process Group corporate structure of having two officers lead the company. Hartwig will work with Dirk Maroske to set the company objectives and fulfill the...

  • ACC Commends Ways & Means Committee for Strong Votes to Pass Free Trade Agreements, Urges Swift House Action

    ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley released the following statement upon U.S. House Ways & Means Committee passage of free trade agreements with Columbia, Korea, and Panama. Dooley had previously written Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) detailing ACC...

  • Matcon Australia Hosts "Open Day" in Sydney

    Matcon Pacific recently hosted its first-ever "Open Day" event at its Guildford West facility in Sydney, showcasing the latest in lean powder manufacturing solutions. The event was well attended across the powder processing industries, with delegates coming from Pfizer, Abel Metals,...

  • SPE Launches Search for New Executive Director

    The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has launched its search for a new executive director.   “The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strong leadership qualities, extensive knowledge of the global plastics industry, and a proven record of fundraising,” said Russell...