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  • SOCMA Welcomes Eight New Members in First Quarter

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has announced the approval of eight new companies for membership, including the association’s first inorganic specialty chemical manufacturer since SOCMA repositioned itself to broaden its membership base. The new members, who are...

  • William Seth Gill, Flexicon Founder, 1929-2010

    William S. Gill, founder and former chairman of Flexicon Corp., died at his home of cancer and related complications on March 16, 2010.        Born July 13, 1929 and raised in Hanover Township, PA, he earned an Engineering Degree from Penn State University, and was...

  • Arch Coal to Make Additional $3 Million Investment in ADA-ES

    Arch Coal Inc. and ADA-ES Inc. have announced that Arch plans to invest $3 million in ADA to fund near-term growth opportunities. The first step of the investment was completed on March 23 with the purchase of 143,885 shares of ADA for $1 million. The remaining $2 million is consideration for an...

  • U.S. Grains Council Selects Nicholson Kovac for "Partners in Agriculture" Campaign

    The U.S. Grains Council, a leader in international export market development for U.S. corn, barley, sorghum, and their co-products, has selected Nicholson Kovac Inc. as its integrated marketing communications agency for the 2010 "Partners in Agriculture" international public relations...

  • Dr. Michael Nichols Appointed Senior Director of Research and Development at Key Technology

    Key Technology has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Nichols as senior director of research and development. Nichols is responsible for extending the company’s leadership position by implementing programs to develop and acquire new technologies that add value to customers in the food...

  • N.C. State Professor Martin Hubbe Named TAPPI Fellow for 2010

    Martin A. Hubbe, Ph.D., has been designated as one of nine TAPPI Fellows for 2010. He currently serves as Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Fellow is an honorary title bestowed upon less than one percent of TAPPI’s membership. It is given to individuals who have...

  • PMC President Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Importance of Renewable Chemicals

    PMC Group, a privately held global chemicals manufacturer, announced that President Debtosh Chakrabarti testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology on the future of U.S. manufacturing and the role that chemicals based on renewable sources can play in the sustainability of the...

  • BASF First Chemical Company to Be Founding Member of the Sustainability Consortium

    BASF has announced that it is the first chemical company to become a member of The Sustainability Consortium, an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. The...

  • Grace Earns Quality Certification for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    W. R. Grace & Co. has earned Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification of its facility in Baltimore. The certification encompasses Grace's Quality Management System that includes the standards, procedures, and manufacturing operations used by the company in the production of...

  • Ted Beaty Announces Retirement from Tapco

    Ted W. Beaty, vice president and co-founder of Tapco Inc., St. Louis, retired as of January 1, 2010. Beaty and partner, Paul D. Taylor, founded Tapco (Ted And Paul COmpany) on October 8, 1974. In the ensuing 35 years, Tapco has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of elevator buckets in the...