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  • AAR Issues 2010 Edition of Railroad Facts

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has released the 2010 Edition of Railroad Facts – the premier industry statistical reference book. The publication notes that in 2009, rail traffic experienced the largest percentage decrease since 1949 with carloads down 15.1 percent and ton-miles...

  • Vac-U-Max Moves to New Facility

    Vac-U-Max, a pioneer since 1954 of the pneumatic conveying system and industrial vacuum cleaners, has completed a move to its new 71,000-sq-ft facility that includes a fully functional state-of-the-art 6000-sq-ft test and demonstration facility. The new facility at 69 Williams St. in Belleville...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Posts Strong Gains Over 2009 During Holiday Week

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported weekly rail traffic posted strong gains over 2009 for the holiday week ending Dec. 25, 2010, with U.S. freight railroads originating 256,098 carloads, up 29.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal traffic for the week totaled...

  • Mouvex Launches YouTube Channel

    Mouvex, a leading manufacturer of positive displacement pumps and compressors for the transfer of dry bulk products and liquids, has announced the launch of its own YouTube channel, which can be found at www.youtube.com/MouvexGlobal. The new Mouvex YouTube channel has been designed to be a...

  • Packaging of Pharmaceuticals Course Offered

    Gain a working knowledge of all important aspects of packaging required for effective packaging of ethical, OTC, and veterinary medicines. You will be given practice at developing solutions to, and prevent, problems that can occur in practice, in product stability and material-machinery interfaces...

  • A New Perspective on the Role of EFCE

    European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) president, Professor Richard Darton, has launched a major review of the federation’s future direction with a Europe wide electronic consultation that will run throughout January 2011. Darton is determined to define a clear strategy and...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains up Over 2009

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that weekly rail traffic remained up over 2009 levels with U.S. railroads originating 286,391 carloads for the week ending Dec. 11, 2010, up 10.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal traffic for the week totaled 233,935...

  • Curtis Packaging Names Beth Scherer First Director of Sustainability

    Curtis Packaging, a producer of luxury packaging and a recognized industry leader in sustainability, has announced the appointment of Beth Scherer as its first-ever director of sustainability. Curtis created this position in an effort to deepen its commitment to environmentally friendly...

  • Abresist Corporation Changes Name to Abresist Kalenborn Corporation

    Abresist Corp. has announces that it is changing the company name to Abresist Kalenborn Corp. as of January 1, 2011. In business since 1977, Abresist Kalenborn Corp. manufactures and installs a wide range of mineral and ceramic based abrasion-resistant protective linings.  Abresist...

  • Eastman Announces Senior Management Retirements, New Appointments

    Eastman Chemical Co. has announced the retirement of two executives as well as two new executive appointments. Effective Feb. 1, 2011, Norris P. Sneed, 55, will retire as senior vice president, manufacturing support and chief administrative officer after 32 years of distinguished service....