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  • 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...

  • Environmental Packaging Technologies Acquires Global Flexi Systems

    Flexitank packaging leader Environmental Packaging Technologies Ltd (EPT), Houston, has acquired Global Flexi Systems (GFS), one of the top five flexitank companies in the world, according to EPT president Nancy Wendrock. GFS is also headquartered in Houston. “Incorporating GFS offices...

  • AAR's Statement on Obama's State of the Union Address

    The following statement by Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO, Association of American Railroads, is in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address delivered this evening: “The freight rail industry applauds President Obama for his focus on job creation,...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Obama's Call for Regulatory Reform in State of the Union Address

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed President Obama’s call for a government-wide review of regulation in his State of the Union address, saying Washington will fix rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses. SOCMA was among the first in Washington...

  • American Chemistry Council Responds to State of the Union Address

    Cal Dooley, CEO and president of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union message: “The American Chemistry Council, on behalf of our member companies and their 850,000 employees nationwide, welcomes the strong...