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  • US Agriculture Trade Mission Goes to Ukraine, Romania

    Agriculture Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a trade mission to Ukraine and Romania with leaders of five state agriculture departments and representatives from eight US agribusinesses and organizations from June 11 to June 18, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

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  • NFPA Elects New Board Members, Re-Elects Existing Members

    The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) named new members to its board of directors Monday at the 2016 NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, the organization announced by press release. Hatem Kheir, Teresa L. Deloach Reed, and Stacy N. Welch were elected to serve three-year terms as new...

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  • Groundbreaking Event Held for New Ethane Cracker Facility

    A groundbreaking ceremony held by LACC LLC Tuesday marked the start of construction of the company’s new ethane cracker facility and an ethylene glycol plant in Calcasieu Parish, LA. A joint venture between Atlanta-headquartered Axiall Corporation and Republic of Korea-based Lotte Chemical...

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  • Purdue Offers Courses on Dust Explosion Prevention

    Purdue University Extension is offering three workshops this summer on the prevention of grain dust combustion and explosions for workers at grain handling facilities. Funded by a grant from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the sessions will...

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  • Senate Passes Manufacturing Education Legislation

    The US Senate passed legislation Tuesday intended to help engineering programs at American universities meet the challenges of 21st century manufacturing. Manufacturing Universities, part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, allows the US Department of Defense (DOD) to support "...

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  • Vortex Valves UK Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

    Vortex Valves UK, a branch of the American company producing a wide range of bulk solids valves and components, is celebrating its tenth anniversary of operations this year, the company annouced Tuesday. In April 2016, the company, which serves Vortex's business activities in Europe, Asia, and...

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  • Honeywell Launches New IIoT Process Software for Operations

    Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has released a new process software that collects plant data to drive actions and improve operations, the Houston-based company announced Tuesday. “The Uniformance Suite is Honeywell’s analytics platform for digital intelligence and a big part our...

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  • Witte Celebrates Groundbreaking on Facility Expansion

    Process equipment manufacturer The Witte Co., Washington, NJ, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its manufacturing center expansion. To add 5000 sq ft to its facility, the expansion is to nearly double the assembly area, speed lead times, and enable the company to meet demand for its...

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  • Tyson Foods Names New President

    Tyson Foods Inc. announced that its board of directors has promoted Tom Hayes to the position of president. Formerly chief commercial officer of Tyson Foods, Hayes will work directly with Donnie Smith, who will continue as the company’s chief executive officer.   Prior to his role...

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  • Westlake Chemical to Acquire Axiall Corp.

    Westlake Chemical Corp. Axiall Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Westlake will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Axiall for $33 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing an enterprise value of approximately $3.8 billion, including debt and certain other...

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