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  • BHS Announces Expansion, New Facility

    BHS-Sonthofen, the mixing division of BHS-Filtration Inc., has announced the BHS business expansion and new facility located in Charlotte, NC. BHS will be providing its complete line of concrete batch mixers including twin-shaft, single-shaft, continuous feed, and other “special-application...

  • AAR Presents DOT with List of "Obsolete" Rules under Federal Review Process

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to modify six regulations that cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year. AAR submitted the list in response to DOT’s request for comments regarding regulations issued by the...

  • 3i's Technologies Appoints PME Equipment as Rep

    3i’s Technologies Inc. recently appointed PME Equipment Inc. as its exclusive sales representatives for the metropolitan New York area, covering New Jersey from Mercer County and North, as well as New York City, Manhattan, Long Island, and the New York counties of Rockland, Orange, Sullivan,...

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Names New General Manager for U.S. Operations

    Atlas Copco Compressors has named Andrew Walker general manager for U.S. operations, with headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, effective March 1. Walker succeeded Paul Hense, who leaves for a new position within the Atlas Copco Airpower Div. after nearly four years in the U.S. as general manager,...

  • AAR Reports Continued Gains in Weekly Carload and Intermodal Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported rail traffic gains for the week ending March 26, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 299,903 carloads, up 1.9 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up 5.7 percent compared with the same week last...

  • Nexeo Solutions LLC Launches as Independent Chemicals, Plastics, Composites, Environmental Services Distribution Company

    Nexeo Solutions LLC began operations March 31, 2011, as an independent global chemicals, plastics, composites, and environmental services distribution company following the closing of the sale of the global distribution business of Ashland Inc. to affiliates of TPG Capital (TPG), a global private...

  • ACC Announces North American Flame Retardant Alliance

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has announced the formation of the North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), which will be comprised of the world’s leading producers and users of a variety of flame retardants. “With technological advances in construction, transportation...

  • SOCMA Responds to Reintroduction of Secure Chemical Facilities Act

    As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) Thursday relayed to Congress the successes of the current chemical site security rules, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation that would needlessly alter the standards and...

  • SOCMA Urges Congress to Approve Long-Term Extension of CFATS

    With the current authority for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) set to expire in days, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has urged Congress to act now to ensure the program’s continued success by approving a multi-year extension. In...

  • Mettler Toledo Acquires Smiths Detection Product Inspection Division

    Mettler-Toledo has announced that it has acquired the Smiths Detection Product Inspection division and will adopt the well-known Eagle brand of food x-ray inspection systems. Well-known for its expert inspection products since 1998, the Eagle business will continue to operate as a separate...