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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains in Carloads, Intermodal Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports gains in weekly rail traffic for the week ending Feb. 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 274,043 carloads, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 228,035 trailers and...

  • Jarrard Joins Plattco

    Plattco Corp. has announced the addition of Robert Jarrard to its leadership team in the position of vice president of sales & marketing. Since joining the internationally recognized leader of double flap airlock valves on January 31, Jarrard has begun the next phase of introducing the valve...

  • CEMA Reports 25% Increase in Booked Orders

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reports that its December 2010 Booked Orders Index was 159, up 32 points or 25% from November 2010’s Index of 127. The December 2010 Index represents an increase of 51% from the December 2009 Index of 105. December Booked Orders...

  • Eriez Designates Eco-Certification for Hi-Vi Compact Electromagnet Feeders

    Demonstrating its commitment for a better, cleaner environment, Eriez has developed an eco-certification designation for a variety of its industrial products, including the company’s entire line of Hi-Vi compact electromagnetic feeders.   These feeders meet criteria established by...

  • Aumund Opens Subsidiary in Dubai

    Aumund Fördertechnik GmbH with its headquarters in Rheinberg has opened a new subsidiary in Dubai. Under the name Aumund Middle East, the new office will be headed up by Emil Catalina. From here and in close cooperation with the company’s manufacturing units, he will be taking care of...

  • Endress+Hauser Opens Two More Training Centers

    Endress+Hauser announced the opening of two new training centers, in Mobile, AL, and Matthews, NC. The new centers teach fundamental, theoretical, and practical knowledge about instrumentation and application technology, with an emphasis on service and maintenance of the instrumentation. Training...

  • ACC Responds to President Obama's Federal Budget Proposal

    Cal Dooley, CEO and president of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s proposed federal budget: “If passed, the President’s budget would strike a major blow to America’s chemistry industry, making it harder for us...

  • Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Forms Strategic Alliance with Selo UK Ltd

    James P. Navin, president of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc., announced that an agreement has been formed with Selo UK Ltd to distribute and service Spee-Dee equipment throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. “This partnership enables Spee-Dee to achieve the objective of expanding our...

  • McConnellogue Promoted to Executive VP at FleetwoodGoldcoWyard

    Phil Ostapowicz, president and CEO of FleetwoodGoldcoWyard Inc., has announced the promotion of Neal McConnellogue to the position of executive vice president. In this new role, McConnellogue will assume the financial accountability of CBI Fleetwood Ltd., a FleetwoodGoldcoWyard company operating in...

  • NOVA Chemicals Announces Business Leadership Appointments

    NOVA Chemicals announced that Chris Bezaire has been promoted to the new role of senior vice president, polyethylene. In related moves, John Hotz has been appointed to the role of vice president, corporate strategy, and John Siegrist has been named vice president, sales. “These...