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  • February Freight Rail Traffic Continues to Make Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly carloads in February 2011 increased 4.2 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,135,396 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in February increased 10.3...

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  • SOCMA Welcomes Additional Legislation Extending CFATS

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced its support for legislation (H.R. 901) introduced in the House of Representatives to extend the current chemical site security rules though 2018, ensuring that chemical plants nationwide continue to develop and deploy meaningful...

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  • Siemens to Supply Automation Technology to North America's Largest Sugar Refinery

    Siemens has announced that it has been awarded a contract to equip the biggest sugar refinery operating in North America with electrical and control technology. The plant, which is currently under construction in Gramercy, LA, will be owned and operated by Louisiana Sugar Refining (LSR), a joint...

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  • Fike Improves Online Technical Support Area

    Fike has released two technical resource centers to support various customers, including Fike distribution, Architects and Engineers (A&Es), and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), found at http://forums.fike.com.     Fike Forums, a detailed technical support area designed...

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Accelerates Expansion in China

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, has announced plans for a new manufacturing facility in China within the Suzhou Science and Technology Town – part of the company’s strategy to aggressively expand its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The new facility...

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  • Micromeritics Announces Instrument Grant to Department of Chemistry at City College of New York

    Micromeritics’ Grant Selection Committee has selected the recipient of its grant award for the fourth quarter of 2010. An ASAP 2050 Xtended Pressure Sorption Analyzer has been awarded to the Department of Chemistry at The City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY. According to Dr....

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  • Zepol Releases "U.S. Containerized Import Ports Report" for 2010

    Zepol Corp., the leading trade intelligence company, has announced the release of a free report analyzing the top 25 ports in the U.S. for containerized imports. This report provides detailed information for each port and compares trends to the previous year as well as sheds light upon potential...

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  • ACC and SOCMA Announce Agenda for Global Chemical Regulation Conference

    This year’s GlobalChem Conference and Expo is being held in Baltimore, March 21-23, 2011, and will provide chemical industry professionals a unique opportunity to interact with experts in areas like the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the European Union’s Registration,...

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  • SOCMA Welcomes Senate Legislation Extending Chemical Security Rules

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed the introduction of legislation in the U.S. Senate that would reauthorize chemical facility security standards, thereby preserving the progress companies across the country have made towards safeguard their facilities against...

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  • Surge in European Membership for The Sulfur Institute

    Citis, SA, Franz Fischer Spedition GmbH and Sandvik Process Systems, all European-based companies with years of involvement in the sulfur industry, have joined The Sulphur Institute (TSI). Hermann H. Wittje, The Mosaic Co. and TSI chair, commented, “The increased understanding of TSI...

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