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  • Howden Acquires Thomassen Compression Systems BV

    Howden has announced it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Thomassen Compression Systems BV ("Thomassen"). The acquisition complements Howden’s existing range of compressors and opens up a much wider market for the company in the oil & gas and petrochemical...

  • Netzsch Premier Promotes John Sneeringer to Applications and Process Advisor

    Netzsch Premier Technologies LLC promoted John Sneeringer to applications and process advisor. He is responsible for managing the customer testing laboratory and supervising the testing of customer materials on various dispersion and milling equipment. Sneeringer previously served as Netzsch...

  • AAR Reports Steady Growth in Weekly Carload and Intermodal Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported rail traffic gains for the week ending March 19, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 293,772 carloads, up 2.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 222,788 trailers and containers,...

  • Wright Named New ISPE European Regulatory Affairs Advisor

    The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, has announced that Bryan Wright will join ISPE as European regulatory affairs advisor, effective April 1, 2011. In his new capacity...

  • OCI Chemical Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Safety Milestone

    Governor Robert Bentley and OCI Chemical, a leading producer of sodium percarbonate, celebrated 10 years of operations at its production facility in Decatur, AL. The anniversary event also marked a major safety milestone, as OCI has achieved one million man hours without a lost-time accident....

  • Granholm Elected to Dow Board of Directors

    The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that Jennifer M. Granholm, former governor of the state of Michigan, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Granholm served as Governor of Michigan for two terms, from 2003–2011. Prior to being elected governor, she held a...

  • Corn Products International Again Named One of America's Most Admired Companies

    Corn Products International Inc. has again been recognized as one of America's Most Admired Companies for 2011, as reported in Fortune Magazine. Corn Products is ranked second in the Food Production category. "We are extremely proud to once again be listed as one of the most admired...

  • Railroad Research Foundation Announces New Appointment

    The Railroad Research Foundation (RRF) has announced the appointment of Sharon Stewart Cole, Ph.D. to serve as the senior program director and assistant secretary of the board. “Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. I look forward to working with her to...

  • Bunting Launches Web Site for Magnets

    Bunting Magnetics has launched a new Web site, www.BuyMagnets.com, to make buying magnets online quicker and simpler. The site features a streamlined purchasing process, live status on orders, instant updates on available inventory, 24/7 access to place orders, and an expanded offering of magnet...

  • AAR Reports 2010 Safest Year in U.S. Freight Railroad History

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that 2010 was the safest year in U.S. Class I freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the industry’s train accident and employee casualty rates both were at record low levels. The safety data, which is...