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  • Gerrard & Associates Inc. Joins Hapman Representative Network

    Gerrard & Associates Inc. now represents Hapman’s full line of powder and bulk solids handling equipment to processors in North and South Carolina. “Hapman is excited to partner with Gerrard & Associates,” said Greg Patterson, vice president of sales & marketing for...

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  • SOCMA Members Deliver United Voice to Capitol Hill During Washington Fly-In

    Chemical industry executives from California to Connecticut, Michigan to Texas, came together in the nation’s capital this week to influence the policymaking process as part of SOCMA’s third annual Washington Fly-In. In total, more than 30 SOCMA members met with more than 50...

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  • AAR Reports U.S. Freight Railroads Continue to Post Gains Over 2009 Levels

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that for the week ended June 12, 2010, U.S. freight railroads continue to post traffic gains over 2009 levels. U.S. railroads originated 288,973 carloads last week, up 10.5 percent from the comparable week in 2009. However, carloads were still...

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  • MPI Builds 90-Foot-Plus Beltless Magnetic Conveyor

    Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI) recently announced that it shipped what the company believes is the world’s longest beltless magnetic conveyor to the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO, operated by Alliant Techsystems. Traditionally, beltless magnetic conveyors range in...

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  • Prater-Sterling Celebrates 85th Anniversary

    When Ralph Prater founded the Prater Pulverizer Co. in 1925, he probably would have never imagined how drastically his company would continue to advance and flourish over the next 85 years. The company began with a small hammer mill that Prater himself designed to be reliable, rugged, and adaptable...

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  • FPSA New Member Recruitment up 17% in 2010

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) has announced that, going into the member round of space selection for Process Expo 2011, new member recruitment is already 17% over total recruitment for 2009. “Clearly, suppliers are excited about the 2011 tradeshow and are joining in...

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  • Key Technology Appoints Joel Bustos Senior VP of Global Operations

    Key Technology has announced the appointment of Joel Bustos as senior vice president of global operations. Bustos is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of Key’s operations in support of the company’s overall strategic objectives to deliver world-class automated inspection...

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  • Railinc Names Robert Simora Chief Information Officer

    Railinc Corp. has announced that Robert Simora was promoted to chief information officer (CIO). In his new role, Simora will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership for Railinc’s data, product development, and information systems platforms. He will also lead activities around...

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  • Bemis Reaches Agreement to Sell Two Facilities to Exopack

    Bemis Company, Inc., a supplier of flexible packaging materials, has signed a definitive agreement to sell the company's Menasha, WI and Catoosa (Tulsa), OK facilities to Exopack Holding Corp., an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. The purchase price for the transaction...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains Steady

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that U.S. railroads originated 270,251 carloads for the week ending June 5, 2010, up 4 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 16.4 percent from 2008. Unlike the comparison weeks from 2008 and 2009, Week 22 of 2010 included the...

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