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  • OSHA Fines Plastic Manufacturer 82K

    Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Appleton Area Office cited Plastic Engineering Co., Sheboygan, WI, on February 22, 2016, for one willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation. OSHA opened an...

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  • Chemical Activity Barometer Slips

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), slipped 0.1 percent in February following flat performance in January and two months of revised gains in November and December 2015. All data is measured on a three-month moving...

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  • Motion Industries to Acquire Epperson and Co.

    Effective February 22, Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epperson and Co., an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. Execution of the transaction is expected...

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  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Year off to Soft Start

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell in January, dropping 0.5 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis after a 0.1 percent decline in December. Weakness in 2015 was centered in oilfield chemicals and a few other...

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  • Dupont, Dow Announce New Agriculture Company Details

    DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. announced the U.S. site structure for the global agriculture leader the companies intend to create following the planned separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies. The corporate headquarters for the ariculture company will be...

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  • Siemens Announces New Partnership

    Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions announces a partnership with Process Technology Inc. (PTI). The new partnership will focus on the Rocky Mountain region, as PTI is based out of Salt Lake City, UT. PTI is a process analyzer, instrumentation, and automation control company operating...

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  • Hyer Named President of Thayer Scale, Hyer Industries

    Thayer Scale, Hyer Industries Inc., a manufacturer of continuous weighing products, announces that David Hyer has been promoted to the position of president. Hyer has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of capital equipment product businesses. He was most recently vice president and...

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  • Belt Conveyor Guide Now Available in Spanish

    CEMA announces that the Spanish version of the seventh edition Belt Conveyors for Bulk Materials, with Metric Conversion, is now available in print and pdf format. The first edition of the guide was released in 1966, and was 331 pages. This new Spanish version of the seventh edition contains...

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  • DNS Capital Acquires IMI Holdings

    DNS Capital announces the acquisition of IMI Holding Corp. (IMI Holdings), the parent company of Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Prater Industries Inc., and Sterling Controls Inc., from Chattanooga-based private equity firm, River Associates Investments LLC. Terms of the transaction were not...

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  • Endress+Hauser and CompuCal Partner

    Endress+Hauser, provider of process instruments, and CompuCal Calibration Solutions, provider of calibration management software, have teamed up to provide their U.S. customers with a world-class comprehensive calibration management solution with access via a scalable architecture. Customers now...

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