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  • SOCMA Welcomes President's Call to Permanently Extend R&D Tax Credit

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed President Barack Obama’s proposal to Congress to increase and permanently extend the research and development (R&D) tax credits for U.S. businesses. The extension, estimated at $100 billion over 10 years, will assist...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Carload Volume Sets New 2010 Record

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly rail carload volume set a new 2010 record for the second consecutive week. U.S. railroads originated 305,000 carloads during the week ending Sept. 4, 2010, up 6.9 percent compared with the same week in 2009, and at comparable levels...

  • CST Industries Acquires Weaver Reclaimer Technology

    CST Industries Inc. (CST), a global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of storage tanks and covers, has acquired certain assets of Weaver Silos & Reclaimers Inc. Located in Myerstown, PA, Weaver has been a recognized leader in reclaimer and unloader systems for more than 40...

  • Malvern Instruments Receives 2010 Queen's Award

    Sir Michael Brinton, the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, presented the 2010 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation to materials characterization company Malvern Instruments in a ceremony held at its UK headquarters and attended by employees from all parts of the organization. This is...

  • AAR Reports August 2010 Rail Traffic Continues Mixed Progress

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported that monthly rail carloads for August 2010 were up 5.7 percent compared with the same period last year, but still down 11.6 percent compared with August 2008. According to AAR’s September Rail Time Indicators Report, the weekly average...

  • FMC Corp. Appoints Matt Foster Product Manager in North American Crop Agricultural Products Group

    FMC Corp. has announced the promotion of Matt Foster to the position of product manager in the company's North America Crop (NAC) Marketing group, Agricultural Products Group. In this new position, Foster will take charge of the crop segment and regional work for Authority herbicide and Spartan...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Continues to Set Records

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly rail traffic continues to set records with U.S. railroads posting their highest numbers for 2010 in both rail carloads and intermodal volume for the week ending Aug. 28, 2010. U.S. railroads originating 302,358 carloads for the week...

  • Nol-Tec Systems Announces Partnership

    Nol-Tec Systems Inc., Lino Lakes, MN, has entered into a strategic partnership with KC Green Holdings Company, Ltd. (KCGH) of Seoul, South Korea. The partnership links the Minnesota-based pneumatic conveying and material handling equipment company with KCGH's U.S.-based Lodge Cottrell Inc. for the...

  • Martin Engineering Offers Expanded Conveyor Training

    Martin Engineering has expanded its Foundations training program on the design and development of more productive belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars. Training is available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and responsibility from new hire to senior engineer....

  • Hardy Instruments Partners with Schneider Electric

    Hardy Instruments has entered into a strategic partnership with Schneider Electric as a member of its Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP). Hardy will support Schneider Electric worldwide with precision weighing and process instrumentation technology. Hardy is a solution provider of...