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  • AAR Lauds Introduction of Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) lauded the introduction of both House and Senate versions of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act (SHIPA) that propose to freeze national truck size and weight limits on the U.S. interstate highway system. The bills, introduced by Sen....

  • Kentaro Nakamura Achieves CPIP Certification

    ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, has announced that Kentaro Nakamura has achieved the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) credential, awarded by the ISPE Professional Certification Commission (PCC), an...

  • Siemens Announces 2011 Automation Summit

    Siemens Industry Inc. will host its 2011 Automation Summit at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Orlando, FL from June 27-30. The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management, and senior-level executives with end-user learning...

  • FDA Issues First New Rules under Food Safety Modernization Act

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced two new regulations that will help ensure the safety and security of foods in the U.S. The rules are the first to be issued by the FDA under the new authorities granted the agency by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into...

  • Bunting Magnetics Adds to Manufacturing Team

    Bunting Magnetics Co., headquartered in Newton, KS, has announced the addition of Matt Anderson, manufacturing engineer, and Kenton Stumps, as a design engineer for its material handling product line.  “We are experiencing a large increase in sales and as a result needed additional...

  • Oystar Continues Concentration

    The Oystar Group, one the world’s leading manufacturers of packaging machines, has sold its process division with the companies Hüttlin and Manesty to Bosch. Oystar thus continues with its strategic concentration on the divisions of primary and secondary packaging.   “In the...

  • Flexco Opens New Production Facility

    Flexco, a leading manufacturer of products that help maximize belt conveyor productivity, recently opened a facility in Lemont, IL. The facility will manufacture a new generation of conveyor rollers under the brand name CoreTech. The opening was celebrated with remarks from Flexco president and...

  • AAR Reports Mixed Weekly Rail Traffic Results

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported mixed results in weekly rail traffic on U.S. railroads, with carloads down 2.1 percent, at 292,706 carloads for the week ending April 23, 2011, and intermodal volume up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year, totaling 225,668...

  • Hapman Offers Maintenance Program

    Hapman’s customer service field technicians are available for routine scheduled maintenance to ensure conveyors and material-handling systems are working properly. The Managed Maintenance Program (MMP) is designed to keep customers operating smoothly. The regularly scheduled equipment...

  • Intersystems and EMW Form Parts and Service Agreement

    Intersystems and EMW Industrial Limited (EMW) have announced a cooperative agreement between the two companies. Effective February 28, 2011, EMW has been appointed the sole stocking distributor of Intersystems parts, service, and technical support for sampling equipment in British Columbia, Alberta...