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  • Martin Engineering Offers Online Training to Improve Conveyor Operating Efficiency

    Martin Engineering has added an online course to its library of Foundations training programs that teach personnel to make the operation and maintenance of belt conveyors cleaner, safer, and more productive. The company is expanding its workshop series into three customizable training programs,...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Gains, Double-Digit Intermodal Growth

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported weekly rail traffic gains with U.S. railroads originating 293,798 carloads for the week ending April 9, 2011, up 1.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up 12.4 percent compared with the same...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Seven New Members in First Quarter

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed seven new companies into its ranks as more and more specialty chemical manufacturers and service providers find value in the association’s array of products and services. The companies, which include several large...

  • Key House Panel Approves Extension of Chemical Security Rules

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed a vote by a key House Homeland Security Subcommittee to extend the existing chemical security standards for seven years, thereby preserving the progress companies across the country have made towards safeguarding their facilities...

  • ACC Responds to Introduction of Senator Lautenberg's Chemical Safety Legislation

    American Chemistry Council (ACC) president & CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement after the introduction of the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2011” by U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), chairman of the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics, and Environmental Health: “We...

  • ASGCO Improves Conveyor Inspection Program

    ASGCO has announced improvements to its conveyor inspection program. This program was created to access capabilities of existing conveyor systems by gathering conveyor components data and formulating solutions to streamline and maximize present operations. This program also prevents high-priced...

  • SOCMA & Gabriel Performance Products Announce New EHS&S Management System Database

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) and Gabriel Performance Products LLC (Gabriel), a member company, have announced a new management system database that integrates SOCMA's ChemStewards program with other government-sponsored performance improvement programs. The...

  • March Freight Rail Traffic Increases As Economy Continues to Show Signs of Recovery

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported monthly rail carloads in March 2011 increased 3.4 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,493,553 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in March increased 8.5 percent...

  • W.S. Tyler Certifies Test Sieves to New ASTM E 11 Standard

    W. S. Tyler now performs examinations to certify that test sieves conform to the new ASTM E 11 Standard for Inspection and Calibration Grades. W.S. Tyler’s optical analyzer is calibrated, ensuring the measurements are directly traceable to N.I.S.T., on a biannual basis.  ...

  • K-Tron Launches Online Components and Accessories Catalog

    K-Tron, a total solutions provider for material handling and feeding systems has recently launched a new Online Catalog for Pneumatic Conveying Components and Accessories. The new catalog showcases the extensive range of pneumatic conveying products K-Tron offers and provides an easy-to-navigate...