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  • CEMA's April Booked Orders up 72% over 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its April 2011 Booked Orders Index was 219, up 27 points or 14% from March 2011’s Index of 192, and an increase of 72% from the April 2010 Index of 127. April Booked Orders Indexes were 242 for Bulk Handling Equipment*...

  • May Freight Rail Traffic Makes Slight Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that carloads in May 2011 increased 0.5 percent compared with the same month last year, for a total of 1,159,328 carloads. According to AAR’s monthly Rail Time Indicators report, intermodal traffic in May increased 7.5 percent for a total of...

  • Key Technology Opens Innovation and Solutions Center

    Key Technology has announced the opening of its new customer visitor center, The Innovation and Solutions Center, in Walla Walla, WA. This state-of-the-art facility is designed to effectively demonstrate and test Key’s sorting, conveying, and processing solutions to food processors, both in-...

  • K-Tron Collaborating for Plastics Processing Seminars in Mexico City, Charlotte, NC

    K-Tron will collaborate with Automatik Plastics Machinery, Leistritz, and Maag Pump Systems to present a complimentary technical seminar, “Advances in Plastics Processing,” offering plastics processors detailed information on the advances in process technologies as related to today...

  • Martin Engineering Finalizes Plans for New Facility in China

    Martin Engineering, a global leader in conveyor technology and bulk materials handling, has announced final plans for a new 107,600-sq-ft facility in Kunshan, which is in the Jiangsu Province of China. Scheduled to open in late 2011, the new Martin Engineering building will house 86,100 sq ft of...

  • Bunting Adds to European Sales, Manufacturing Teams

    Bunting Magnetics Co. has announced the addition of Simon Ayling as production manager and Steve Lacy as technical sales executive for its European manufacturing and sales operation center based in Berkhamsted, England. This location is responsible for all sales in the UK, Europe, and the African...

  • Oleinitec to Distribute Thermo Fisher Scientific Material Characterization Solutions in Scandinavia

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, has announced that Oleinitec AB will distribute Thermo Scientific rheometers, viscometers, lab mixers, and extruders in Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. By combining the market expertise of Oleinitec with Thermo Scientific instruments,...

  • American Chemistry Council Adds Four Companies

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced the addition of four new member companies, as well as the approval of four new Responsible Care Partner companies as part of its annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. “Our growth in membership is a direct result of the value of ACC’s...

  • Celanese, Ethyl Corp. Named Responsible Care Companies of the Year

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) presented its highest honor, the Responsible Care Company of the Year Award, to two member companies: Celanese Corp. and Ethyl Corp. This premier award recognizes those member companies that have enhanced and embraced the Responsible Care ethic of performance...

  • American Chemistry Council Elects New Board of Directors

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has elected 20 individuals to serve on its board of directors for terms beginning January 1, 2012. “Our success is largely driven by our dedicated and engaged membership and our incoming board members will help us continue to advance the priorities of...