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  • AAR Reports Rail Intermodal Volume at Highest Level Since November 2008

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that intermodal volume on U.S. freight railroads for the week ended May 29, 2010, reached its highest level since November 2008. Intermodal traffic totaled 225,111 trailers and containers, up 35.5 percent from last year and 10.3 percent from...

  • IFS and Mettler Toledo to Present Global Food Safety Webinar

    Mettler Toledo, continues its partnership with the IFS (International Food Standard), a leading quality assurance and food safety standard, by presenting a jointly sponsored webinar entitled “Meet Global Food Safety Standards and Increase Productivity’. Consumer food safety concerns...

  • Monument Chemicals Completes Acquisition of Dow Haltermann Custom Processing in Belgium

    Monument Chemicals Inc., a specialty chemicals holding company, has completed an acquisition with The Dow Chemical Co. (Dow), acquiring a multipurpose manufacturing facility and the business assets of Dow Haltermann Custom Processing located in Antwerp, Belgium. Effective June 2, Monument now...

  • Spiroflow Systems Acquires Dynamet

    Spiroflow Systems, a worldwide leader in bulk materials handling equipment, has announced its acquisition of Dynamet, a Michigan-based manufacturer of bulk materials handling equipment with more than three decades of experience in the industry. Dynamet designs and manufactures a full range of...

  • ACC Response to Activist Security Claims in Delaware

    The following is the American Chemistry Council’s response to activist security claims in Delaware: It’s unfortunate Greenpeace continues to use the issue of security in a misguided attempt to ban essential chemicals, like chlorine, that are vital to protecting human health and...

  • Fike Celebrates One Million Hours Worked Without Lost Workday Injury

    Fike employees have achieved a significant milestone for a manufacturing organization by working one million hours without a lost workday injury at the company's U.S. facility located in Blue Springs, MO. The achievement was recognized with a company event on May 27, 2010.   At the event,...

  • Powder Coating Hall of Fame Inducts Ken Kreeger of Nordson Corp.

    Ken Kreeger, a major contributor to the powder coating industry during a 40-year career with Nordson Corp., was honored with a Powder Coating Institute (PCI) Hall of Fame Award at the 2010 PCI Annual Meeting, May 18, 2010 at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, TX. Kreeger was introduced by Sam...

  • Rail Traffic Levels Off After 12 Weeks of Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that rail traffic has leveled off after 12 consecutive weeks of gains. Both rail carloads and intermodal volume remain up in comparison to 2009. U.S. railroads originated 288,114 carloads during the week ended May 22, up 10.6 percent from the...

  • NETZSCH Adds Two Industry Veterans

    NETZSCH Premier Technologies LLC has added two new senior staffers, both of whom join the company as part of its recent acquisition of Premier Mill. Stewart Rissley has been named Midwest regional sales manager, while John R. Sneeringer is the new technical advisor for dispersion and grinding in...

  • New TAPPI Consulting Council Connects Industry Experts with Clients in Need

    TAPPI has announced the formation of the TAPPI Consulting Council, or TCC, a premium service that connects TAPPI member subject-matter experts with potential clients. It is the newest TAPPI membership benefit, helping identify qualified consultants to assist members with business growth, technical...