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  • Freeman Technology Presented with ASTM Award

    Freeman Technology was presented with the Richard S. Ladd Standards Development Award in San Antonio on January 11 by the ASTM D18 Committee on Soil and Rock. The award is in recognition of the time and extensive effort in developing the ASTM Standard Designation D7891 “Standard Test Method...

  • Bunting Magnetics Names Robert Bunting GM Magnet Materials Div.

    Bunting Magnetics Co. announces the promotion of Robert Bunting to general manager, Magnet Materials Div., located in Elk Grove Village, IL, effective March 1, 2016. “Robert’s aptitude, experience, and contributions have been invaluable,” said Bob Bunting, president and CEO,...

  • Baldor’s Becker Recognized for Manufacturing Excellence

    The Manufacturing Institute will present Chelsea Becker with the Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Award at an April 21 reception in Washington, D.C. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their...

  • CPFD Software LLC appoints Dr. John Favier President

    CPFD Software LLC, developers of process engineering software for fluidized reactor systems, has appointed Dr. John Favier president. He will manage business operations for the Albuquerque-based company, which markets its Barracuda Virtual Reactor simulation software and provides support services...

  • Nestlé Celebrating 150 Years

    Nestlé celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016 with particular focus on events in Vevey, Switzerland where the company was founded on the product Henri Nestlé invented, Farine lactée, which saved the life of a child. The celebrations will be an opportunity for the company...

  • OSHA Investigates Severe Injury at Meat Processing Plant

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued citations to FPL Food LLC, Augusta, GA, on February 26 for 15 serious safety violations. OSHA initiated an investigation after learning a worker was hospitalized on December 3, 2015. A hydraulic saw...

  • NFPA Seeks Fire Protection Engineer

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has an opening for a fire protection engineer in its Quincy, MA headquarters. The fire protection engineer will independently manage technical projects, including technical committee work, product development, and association activities. The...

  • EPA Proposes New Chemical Plant Safety Guidelines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated...

  • Accetta to Retire after 32 Years with Kalenborn Abresist

    Joe Accetta, president of Kalenborn Abresist Corp., has announced that he will be retiring in May 2016.        A 1973 graduate of Northwestern University, Accetta was originally employed as vice president of sales in 1983, and was named president in 1990. He has served...

  • Dow Announces Urethanes Class Action Litigation Settlement

    The Dow Chemical Co. has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the In re Urethanes Class Action litigation. In this settlement agreement, Dow has agreed to pay the plaintiff class $835 million. This settlement agreement is conditioned on the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hold Dow...