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  • Atlas Copco VSD Compressors Receive LEED Certificate

    Atlas Copco’s industrial compressed air systems can enable project teams to earn credits for the LEED Certification of New Construction Projects, Major Renovations, or Existing Buildings, according to a third-party LEED Accredited Professional with ABOVE Green LLC.     ...

  • 2010 Economic Survey of American Chemistry Council Members Available

    This statistical report presents findings of the American Chemistry Council's annual economic performance survey of member companies. Topics include research & development, plant and equipment investment, environmental protection, health and safety, e-commerce, security & IT spending, and...

  • AAR Reports Carload Declines, Intermodal Gains in Weekly Rail Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported a decline in rail traffic for the week ending July 10, 2010, with U.S. railroads originating 252,963 carloads, down 3.5 percent compared with the same week in 2009 and down 20.8 percent from 2008. The July 4 Independence Day holiday did not...

  • AAR Lauds Senators Rockefeller, Voinovich Carbon Capture & Storage Deployment Bill

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced support for the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Deployment Act of 2010 (S. 3591) introduced by senators John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and George V. Voinovich (R-OH). Coal is the single largest customer segment for the nation’s freight...

  • SOCMA Responds to Secure Chemical Facilities Act, Objects to Product Substitution Mandate

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has expressed strong concern over legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate, mandating that chemical facilities switch to so-called safer chemicals or processes in a misguided attempt to safeguard such critical infrastructure from a...

  • Brookfield on the Move in the UK

    Brookfield Engineering, a worldwide leader in viscosity measurement and control, has announced the expansion and relocation of its United Kingdom headquarters. The move to the new Brookfield Technical Centre was necessary to accommodate Brookfield’s significant growth in recent years. While...

  • Bemis Completes Sale of Discontinued Operations

    Bemis Company, Inc. has announced that it has completed the sale of its discontinued operations, including its Menasha, WI and Catoosa (Tulsa), OK facilities, to Exopack Holding Corp., an affiliate of private investment firm Sun Capital Partners Inc. The transaction was completed for a cash...

  • Mettler-Toledo Safeline to Present Food Safety Standards at Process Expo

    Camilo Sanchez, Latin American regional sales manager of Mettler-Toledo Safeline, will present “Food Safety Standards” Sunday, July 18, 2010, from 1:45–2:45 p.m. in the Exhibitor Theater (booth 17100) at Process Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago. The presentation will provide...

  • Platek Joins ACS Group as Application Engineer for Size Reduction Division

    ACS Group welcomes Joe Platek, new application engineer for the Size Reduction Div., where he assists the product specialists with layouts and concept drawings. Platek also helps to run the test lab for customers and sales representatives with various materials on large and small scales, as well as...

  • Chemtura Files Amended Plan of Reorganization

    Chemtura Corp., debtor-in-possession, has announced that it and 26 of its U.S. affiliates have filed a revised Plan of Reorganization (the "Plan") and related Disclosure Statement with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the "Court"). The...