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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported gains in weekly rail traffic, with U.S. railroads originating 294,310 carloads for the week ending June 18, 2011, up 3.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 237,682 trailers and containers,...

  • Rice Lake Weighing Systems Opens European Service Center

    Having only recently cemented the details of a newly formed partnership within India, Rice Lake Weighing Systems (RLWS) announces the opening of a fully staffed European distribution center. Rice Lake Weighing Systems Europe B.V. is now open in Arnhem, Netherlands. RLWS is a privately owned...

  • Piab Appoints Adds Russ Blackburn to Sales Team

    Piab has appointed Russ Blackburn area sales manager for a newly created California region. Blackburn brings a wealth of industry, territory, and product knowledge to his new position. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified pneumatic technician. He has...

  • Vecoplan Names LaGoe Project Engineer/Manager

    Mike LaGoe has joined Vecoplan LLC as a project engineer/manager. LaGoe, formerly engineering manager at a leading manufacturer of air pollution control systems, brings 12 years of practical experience to his new position at Vecoplan. LaGoe’s responsibilities will include coordinating the...

  • SOCMA to Hold Press Conference at 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) will hold a press conference at the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit. SOCMA’s press conference will feature a discussion of the future of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, pending reauthorization...

  • Process Control Corp. Announces New Western Regional Sales Manager

    Process Control Corp. has announced a new addition to its sales team. John Braaf has signed on as regional sales manager for the Western half of the U.S. Braaf began his engineering and manufacturing career in the plastics industry in 1971 working for companies such as General Motors, Mobil...

  • Freight Rail Private Investments Support American Jobs

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) that the current rail economic regulatory framework allows freight railroads to sustain billions of dollars in private capital investments in the nation’s rail network each year and support more than 1.2...

  • Second Bipartisan Chemical Security Bill Clears House Committee

    Just weeks after the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved a seven-year extension of the current chemical security standards, the House Homeland Security Committee today followed suit, approving H.R. 901 by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5. Eight Democrats voted in favor of the legislation:...

  • Eriez Combines U.S. and Canadian Sales Organizations into Consolidated Sales Team

    Eriez has combined its U.S. and Canadian sales organizations into a consolidated North American sales team. “The integration of the sales and technical support of U.S. and Canadian customers and sales representatives will help streamline and improve Eriez’ overall operations,”...

  • Used Container/Pallet Web Site Offers Green Value

    A new Web site designed to give plastic containers and pallets a second life, www.UsedContainersAndPallets.com is a green initiative-based site that allows anyone who has containers or pallets that are no longer needed to easily list their items on the site. Buyers looking for used or overstock...