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  • AAR Senior Vice President John Gray Named to Special U.S. DOT Transportation Statistics Council

    Association of American Railroads senior vice president, policy and economics John T. Gray has been appointed by U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS). ACTS was established by the Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century to...

  • Union Pacific Railroad Announces 14th Annual Pinnacle Award Winners for Chemical Transportation Safety

    Union Pacific Railroad has announced its 14th annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award annually recognizes companies that have implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and have achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for shipments of...

  • Compass Minerals Announces Promotions

    Compass Minerals has announced two key promotions. Jim Wolf has been named vice president, environmental, health, safety and security, and Carol Wood has been named vice president, enterprise risk management and financial planning and analysis. "Carol's and Jim's relentless dedication, work...

  • Sterling Foods Acquires Caravan Trading Co.

    Sterling Foods II Inc., a portfolio company of TGF Management Corp. and Austin Ventures, has announced Sterling Foods’ acquisition of Caravan Trading Co. The financial terms were undisclosed. Founded in 1975, Caravan is a family owned and operated wholesale bakery that produces baked goods...

  • AAR Reports Carloads at Highest Weekly Level Since November '08

    Freight traffic on U.S. railroads is continuing to show solid signs of recovery with carload freight volume hitting its highest level since November 2008 during the week ended March 27, 2010, the Association of American Railroads reported today.  U.S. railroads originated 293,114 carloads...

  • Pearson Packaging Systems Signs Agreement to Sell CT Pack Multi-Packing Equipment

    Pearson Packaging Systems, a leading manufacturer of secondary packaging equipment, has announced that it has signed an exclusive co-marketing agreement with CT Pack. Pearson will be the supplier of CT Pack's Vortex Systems multi-packing equipment in North America and will sell this product line as...

  • ACC Welcomes Dialogue to Address Chemical Management Policies

    More than 300 people from organizations representing chemical manufacturers, environmental and public health advocates, regulators, and consumer product goods companies came together at the GlobalChem Conference and Expo Monday to explore enhancing current federal chemical management policies....

  • SME Seeks Outstanding Engineer Nominations

    The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the world’s leading professional society serving the manufacturing industry, is issuing its annual call for nominations for the 2011 International Honor Awards, the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, and the Award of Merit.  ...

  • Key Technology Appoints Flo-Mech as Sales Partner in UK and Ireland

    Key Technology has announced the appointment of Flo-Mech Ltd as its exclusive sales partner in the UK and Ireland. Flo-Mech is responsible for bringing Key’s automated inspection and sorting systems, specialized conveying, and processing equipment to customers that process and package food...

  • Nederman Acquires Dantherm Filtration

    Nederman Holding AB has doubled its business to become the global market leader in industrial air filtration. This has been achieved by Nederman acquiring Dantherm Filtration - a leading manufacturer of industrial air filtration equipment. Dantherm Filtration (excluding the business not taken over...