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  • CEMA's November Booked Orders Down from October, Up from 2010

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its November 2011 Booked Orders Index was 145, down 90 points or 38% from October 2011’s Index of 235. The November 2011 Index represents an increase of 14% from the November 2010 Index of 127. November Booked Orders...

  • Heyl & Patterson Celebrates 125 Years in Business

    Heyl & Patterson Inc., a specialist engineering company headquartered in Pittsburgh since its founding in 1887, celebrates its 125th anniversary throughout 2012. Crediting multiple generations of employees, customers, and vendors for the company’s longevity, Heyl & Patterson has...

  • Rehrig Pacific Logistics Announces Bulk Pooling Services Venture

    Rehrig Pacific Logistics (RPL), a leader in reusable packaging services and solutions including asset management and exchange, reverse logistics, and recycling and sustainability services, announced the launch of its newest business venture, Rehrig Bulk Pooling Services (Rehrig BPS). The new...

  • PTI Names Thierry Fabozzi Managing Director of European Business Unit

    Thierry Fabozzi has been named managing director of Plastic Technologies Inc. Europe (PTI-E), Yverdon, Switzerland, by Dr. Tom Brady, founder and chairman of Plastic Technologies Inc. (PTI). PTI has a long-standing global reputation as a leader in for package development and design, rapid...

  • Oseco's New Web Site Aids Product Selection

    Oseco’s newly redesigned Web site helps both new and experienced users of rupture discs and explosion vents select the right products for their needs. The new site, www.oseco.com, is the first designed by a rupture disc manufacturer to allow visitors to find a product based on their industry...

  • AAR Reports Record Monthly Traffic, Gains for Annual Rail Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported gains in 2011 rail traffic compared with last year, with U.S. railroads originating 15.2 million carloads, up 2.2 percent over 2010 and up 9.7 percent over 2009. Total U.S. rail intermodal volume in 2011 was 11.9 million trailers and containers,...

  • Magnet Applications Expands Manufacturing and Technical Staff

    Magnet Applications Inc. (MAI), a subsidiary of Bunting Magnetics Co., has announced the promotion of Jerry DePrator to production manager, and the addition of Janice Pandullo as quality engineer and Joe Benden as magnetic components engineer. DePrator has worked for MAI as a process engineer...

  • Fike to Be Featured on Manufacturing Marvels

    On January 6, 2012, Fike Corp. will be showcased in a nationally syndicated film series called "Manufacturing Marvels". Founded in 1945, Fike designs and manufactures safety products for industrial pressure relief, explosion protection, oil and gas applications, as well as a complete line...

  • CfPA Offers "Powders: Their Properties and Processing" Course

    The Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA), East Brunswick, NJ, is offering a course called “Powders: Their Properties and Processing”, February 6-8, 2012, in Boca Raton, FL.   The primary purpose of this course is to review the various properties of powdered solids pertinent...

  • Mark Jumper Joins CCR Containers

    CCR Containers announces that Mark Jumper has joined the sales team as the new chemical market accounts executive, representing accounts predominantly in the chemical industry in the Gulf regions. Jumper will be based out of the company’s Houston location. In his position as a chemical...