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  • Spying on Chemistry in Real-Time

    Scientists at the University of Bath will soon be able to watch chemical reactions happen in real-time, helping them to develop new and better catalysts for a range of key future applications, including making high-performance biodegradable plastics, producing hydrogen fuel from water, and...

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  • World’s First Industrial Aerospace Additive Plant Planned

    Norsk Titanium AS, a global producer of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, is engaging in a program with the State of New York and SUNY Polytechnic Institute to open be the world’s first industrial-scale metal additive manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh,...

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  • Africa’s Largest Coca-Cola Bottler Begins Operations

    Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) – the brand’s largest bottler on the continent – celebrated its first day of operations on July 4 at its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, the soft drink company announced by press release. 40% of all Coca-Cola beverage volumes in...

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  • Arkema Adhesive Line Opens Manufacturing Plant in Sweden

    The specialty adhesives line of Arkema, Bostik, opened a new manufacturing facility in Sweden to meet growing market demands in Northern Europe and the Baltic region, the company announced in a July 7 press release heralding the plant’s opening. The facility will produce a number of cement-...

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  • SME to Host Mining and Mineral Processing Licensure Course

    The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is sponsoring a five-day review course to prepare mining and mineral processing engineers who will be taking their licensure examination in the Fall of 2016. The Professional Engineer (P.E.) exam review course will be held...

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  • Bunting Magnetics Announces Scholarship Recipients

    As students begin to make college and vocational training plans for the fall, Bunting Magnetics Co. announced 12 students have been selected to receive 2016-2017 scholarships in memory of the company’s founders, Walter F. & June A. Bunting. The Walter F. & June A. Bunting...

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  • BLS Data Shows 14k US Manufacturing Jobs Created in June

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released employment situation data for June 2016 on Friday, showing 287,000 jobs while the rate of unemployment increased by 0.2% to 4.9%. Some say that the data is a positive sign that the US economy is rebounding after a bleak BLS employment report this May...

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  • Danone Purchases WhiteWave to Expand in North America

    Danone announced plans Thursday to acquire US-based WhiteWave Foods Company, a global company that produces organic dairy and plant-based milk alternative products, in a transaction valued at a total of $12.5 billion following approval of regulators, WhiteWave’s shareholders, and “...

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  • Conveyor Equipment Orders Soar

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association reported that its May 2016 booked orders increased 9.8% when compared to May 2015 orders and 36.9% when compared to April 2016. May booked orders were down 9.4% for Bulk Handling Equipment and up 65.3% for Unit Handling Equipment when compared...

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  • OSHA Fines Tonawanda Coke $175k After Worker’s Death

    The Buffalo, NY area office of the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing $175,200 in fines for the Tonawanda Coke Corp. facility in New York state after an investigation following the death of a worker there in January uncovered several...

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