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  • U.S. Rail Freight Traffic Continues to Post Gains Over 2009 Levels

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported for the week ending Nov. 20, 2010, U.S. freight railroads continue to post weekly rail traffic gains, originating 297,990 carloads, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal traffic for the week totaled 235,999 trailers and...

  • Ross Appoints New National Sales Manager

    Chris Ross, vice president sales, Charles Ross and Son Co., has announced the promotion of Bill Alhofen to national sales manager. Prior to joining Ross in 1986, Alhofen served in the U.S. Air Force, specializing in photograph and imagery interpretation. While in the military, he pursued a BS...

  • Operating Maguire Gravimetric Blender Units Reach 40,000

    Maguire Products Inc. has announced that 10,000 of its weigh scale blenders (WSB) are now operating in Europe and 40,000 are in place worldwide — 33% more than just four years ago.   The announcement coincided with the introduction of a six-ingredient WSB with four removable bins for...

  • Railinc Launches DDCT Test System, Training Demos

    Railinc Corp. has announced the availability of the new Damaged and Defective Car Tracking (DDCT) test system along with two new web-based DDCT training demos. The DDCT test system gives users a chance to explore the new system’s functionality and to practice critical tasks without being...

  • Chemical Companies Still Seeking the Right Formula for Growth, According to Survey of Industry Executives

    First, the good news: Despite an economy that remains sluggish overall, a majority of senior executives in the chemical industry expect their companies to be back to pre-recession revenue levels by the end of this year, and four out of 10 expect their companies to be involved in some sort of merger...

  • Same-Day Shipping Now Available Worldwide for In-Stock Rotex Parts

    To minimize downtime, Rotex Global now offers Rotex Express Parts Service, ensuring that all in-stock parts orders received by 2:30pm ET, Monday – Friday will receive same-day shipping from strategic distribution centers located worldwide. Included are the most commonly-used consumables, for...

  • AAR Reports U.S. Freight Railroads Continue to Post Traffic Gains Over 2009 Levels

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that U.S. freight railroads continue to post weekly rail traffic gains over 2009 levels, originating 297,269 carloads for the week ending Nov. 13, 2010, up 5.8 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal traffic for the week totaled...

  • Eriez Headquarters Plant Surpasses Two-Year Mark without a Lost Time Accident

    The 300+ employees who work at Eriez’ headquarters in Erie, PA have set an impressive safety record after instituting a companywide employee awareness program. As of November 1, 2010, employees have worked more than two years without a lost-time accident, surpassing the old safety record by...

  • 2011 CfPA Training Courses Announced

    With more than 300 instructor-led, in-person or on-site courses, and more than 150 live and on-demand online training courses to choose from, the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA) offers accredited courses that can ensure you receive the skills and knowledge that will make a difference in...

  • ISPE Announces 2010 Membership Award Winners at Global Annual Meeting

    ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 technical professionals working in the manufacturing and drug development sectors of the pharmaceutical industry, announced its 2010 award winners and recognized their contributions to the pharmaceutical industry and the Society. Robert P. Best,...