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  • Metso to Supply Lime Calcining System to OJSC Novolopetsk Steel in Russia

    Metso will supply a lime calcining system to OJSC Novolopetsk Steel’s (NLMK) steel plant in Russia. Equipment delivery will be completed during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the refractory materials during the first quarter of 2012. The value of the order is not disclosed. The order is...

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  • Hytrol Announces Addition of Mitch Johnson

    Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc. has announced the addition of Mitch Johnson as director of systems development. Johnson comes to Hytrol with 27 years of engineering and sales experience in the conveyor industry where he was most recently employed as a regional sales manager for Intelligrated....

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  • Pierre Foods to Merge with Advance Food Company and Advance Brands

    Senior management from Pierre Foods Inc., Advance Food Company, Inc., and Advance Brands LLC, have announced that the Boards of Directors of all three companies have unanimously approved and entered into a definitive merger agreement. The combined company will be called Advance Pierre Foods and...

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  • U.S. House of Representatives Honors Freight Rail Industry's Economic Contributions

    The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted July 27, 2010 in support of a resolution honoring America’s freight railroad industry and its employees.  “Freight rail has played a critical role in the economic development of the United States and has helped to build cities...

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  • New Early Detection System Helps FDA Identify More than 100 Food Safety Problems in First Seven Months

    More than 100 food safety reports were submitted by industry to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic portal in its first months of operation, according to the agency. Mandated by Congress, the Reportable Food Registry (the Registry) is a new system that requires...

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  • Key Senate Panel Approves Three-Year Extension of Chemical Security Rules

    Legislation that would make existing chemical security standards permanent took a major step forward today, winning bipartisan support in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Following a markup, lawmakers voted unanimously to approve an amendment from Senator Susan Collins...

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  • SOCMA Tells Congress TSCA Reform Bill Creates Major Challenges for Industry, EPA

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) told Congress that recently-introduced legislation to reform U.S. chemical safety laws is overreaching and unworkable, saying it would have a substantially negative impact on an industry already fighting recession and foreign competition...

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  • ACC: Chemicals Management Reform Can Be a Reality

    In testimony before a key House subcommittee today, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO Cal Dooley urged Congress to take the time to fix recently introduced legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to ensure that it enhances public safety, preserves the ability...

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  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 286,854 carloads for the week ending July 24, 2010, up 4.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 13.5 percent from pre-recession levels in 2008....

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  • Petrakis to Head Sales for Conair in U.S., Canada

    Stephen Petrakis, long-time plastics industry executive and, most recently, president of Frigel North America, has been named vice president of sales – U.S. and Canada for The Conair Group Inc., Cranberry Township, PA. He joins the company on August 16, 2010, reporting to Larry Doyle, vice...

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