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  • January Freight Rail Traffic Continues Steady Growth

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly carloads in January 2011 increased 8 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,142,293 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in January increased 7.4 percent...

  • Eriez E-Z Buy Back Program Returns

    For a limited time, Eriez customers who have purchased E-Z Tec metal detectors can trade them in for the current E-Z Tec DSP model and receive up to 15 percent off the list price. The E-Z Buy Back Program includes all E-Z Tec Models I through V, according to John Klinge, Eriez product manager-metal...

  • Name Change for Bosch Packaging Systems Subsidiaries

    Bosch Packaging Technology, a leading supplier of holistic packaging and process technology, has changed the company names of its subsidiaries Sigpack Systems AG and Paal Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH. Sigpack Systems AG, based in Beringen, Switzerland, will become Bosch Packaging Systems AG. Paal...

  • FDA's Grace McNally to Present at ISPE 2011 Tampa Conference

    Attendees of ISPE’s 2011 Tampa Conference on Applying Solutions to Emerging Industry Challenges will have the chance to learn first-hand about the implications of the FDA’s newly-updated Guideline on General Principles of Process Validation as part of one the event’s educational...

  • ACC CEO Reaffirms Support for Updating Toxic Substances Control Act before Congress

    In testimony before the Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, American Chemistry Council president and CEO Cal Dooley reiterated the Council’s desire to work with Congress and stakeholders to update the Toxic...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Remains Up Over 2010

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that weekly rail traffic was up over 2010 levels for the week ending Jan. 29, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 291,147 carloads, up 4.7 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 222,742 trailers and...

  • SOCMA Supports Congressional Review of TSCA's Effectiveness

    In a statement submitted today to a key U.S. Senate environmental panel, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), provided support for a bipartisan look at our nation's chemical control law, urging lawmakers to carefully consider the many factors that govern the statute before...

  • TAPPI Announces 2011 Officers and Directors Election Results

    TAPPI announced the results of its elections for 2011 Board Officers and Directors. Norman F. Marsolan, Ph.D., director, IPST, and chemical engineering professor of the practice, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, will serve as TAPPI chair for a two-year term beginning March 2011. Marsolan was previously...

  • Elcan Industries Appoints New Reps

    Elcan Industries has appointed Rate Technology Systems Ltd (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) as its new rep that will be representing both the Virto/Elcan and Minox/Elcan lines of screening machines. Minox/Elcan screeners utilize a 3-D motion and unique anti-blinding devices to perform gentle high-...

  • Hapman Recognizes Representatives for Outstanding Performance in 2010

    Hapman has named Bill Payne of BHE Inc., representative of the year for the second consecutive year. Based in Ludington, MI, BHE Inc. achieved gold status with Hapman, servicing Michigan and Northern Indiana. “It’s always enjoyable to recognize the success of our representatives...