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  • US Senator Pens Letter Urging Caution in Dow DuPont Merger

    A US Senator sent a letter to the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division Tuesday asking regulators to closely analyze the impacts of the proposed merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont. The letter, sent by Senator Chuck Grassley (D-IA), who serves as chairman of the Senate Judiciary...

  • OSHA Fines Cleveland Manufacturer $89k for Unsafe Conditions

    A Cleveland, OH manufacturer of aerodynamic and emission control products was fined $89,000 by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) on June 10 after inspections in January and April revealed 17 safety violations. OSHA’s investigation of...

  • Unilever Names New President of SEA Business

    Unilever named a new president to lead its southeast Asia and Australia business, multiple news organizations reported. Formerly a London-based chief supply chain officer, Pier Luigi Sigismondi was promoted to the role and will be based in Singapore. Sigismondi’s predecessor in the position...

  • Manufacturing Analytics Market to Reach $8 Billion by 2021

    A new report released Monday estimates that the global market for manufacturing analytics will increase from $3.14 billion in 2016 to $8.45 billion by 2021. Published by MarketsandMarkets, the research report ascribes the projected rise in global market value to “the adoption of advanced...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 "...

  • 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...