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  • AAR Reports September 2010 Rail Traffic Continues Measured Recovery

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that monthly rail carloads on U.S. railroads in September 2010 were up 7.7 percent compared with the same period last year, but still down 7.5 percent compared with September 2008. According to AAR’s October Rail Time Indicators Report, the...

  • KMPT USA Inc. Is Now Andritz KMPT Inc.

    After the successful acquisition of KMPT AG, headquartered in Vierkirchen, Germany, including its affiliates in the UK, Italy, France, China, and the U.S. by the ANDRITZ Group, effective September 2010, KMPT USA Inc. is now Andritz KMPT Inc.   The company will join the Environment &...

  • ISPE Announces 2010-2011 Board of Directors Election Results

    ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, has announced the results of its 2010-2011 International Board of Directors election, revealing a slate of representatives that hail from nearly every corner of the globe. “I’m...

  • PolyGroup Inc. Announces FDA and NSF Food Contact Compliance for Microparticle Powders

    PolyGroup Inc. has announced that FIPOLDER FHP05080 and FHP05040 high-density polyethylene based microparticle powders comply with FDA regulation U.S. 21 CFR FDA Part 177.1520 Clauses (c)(2.1) and (3.2) and NSF/ANSI Std. 51 (National Sanitation Foundation - Food Equipment Materials). FDA U.S. 21...

  • CEMA Reports August Orders up 25% from 2009

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its August 2010 Booked Orders Index was 126, down 5 points or 4% from July 2010’s Index of 131, but up 25% from the August 2009 Index of 101. August Booked Orders Indexes were 224 for bulk handling equipment* and 92 for...

  • Mecke Named President of KWS Manufacturing

    Bill Mecke, P.E. has been named president of KWS Manufacturing Company, Ltd., one of the largest screw conveyor manufacturers in North America. Mecke, who has more than 20 years of industry experience working directly with customers, was promoted from the position of vice president. Mecke...

  • Free Webinars Offered on Classification, Mixing

    On Wednesday, November 10, at 2:00 pm EST, Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems will host a webinar on “The Basics of Classification Technology”. This presentation is a general overview of various devices available to classify a variety of materials in the chemical, mineral, food, and...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Maintains Steady Pace

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported that weekly rail traffic continues to maintain a steady pace with U.S. railroads originating 299,394 carloads for the week ending Oct. 2, 2010, up 7.7 percent compared with the same week in 2009, but down 10.7 percent from the same week in...

  • The Jet Pulverizer Company Names Jeffrey Conn Vice President

    The Jet Pulverizer Co. has named Jeffrey A. Conn vice president. Conn will oversee domestic and international business while managing mill design and manufacturing. He will also supervise all plant personnel and promote customer research and develop technical support. “Jeffrey has shown...

  • Hudson-Sharp Machine Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    One hundred years ago, in 1910, David Hudson and Alexander Sharp founded Hudson-Sharp Machine Co. when they took over the shop and foundry of the Sectional Roll Co. and renamed it. Today, as a worldwide leader in plastic bag making machinery, pouch making equipment, and re-closable packaging...