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  • OCI Chemical Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Safety Milestone

    Governor Robert Bentley and OCI Chemical, a leading producer of sodium percarbonate, celebrated 10 years of operations at its production facility in Decatur, AL. The anniversary event also marked a major safety milestone, as OCI has achieved one million man hours without a lost-time accident....

  • Granholm Elected to Dow Board of Directors

    The Dow Chemical Co. has announced that Jennifer M. Granholm, former governor of the state of Michigan, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Granholm served as Governor of Michigan for two terms, from 2003–2011. Prior to being elected governor, she held a...

  • Corn Products International Again Named One of America's Most Admired Companies

    Corn Products International Inc. has again been recognized as one of America's Most Admired Companies for 2011, as reported in Fortune Magazine. Corn Products is ranked second in the Food Production category. "We are extremely proud to once again be listed as one of the most admired...

  • Railroad Research Foundation Announces New Appointment

    The Railroad Research Foundation (RRF) has announced the appointment of Sharon Stewart Cole, Ph.D. to serve as the senior program director and assistant secretary of the board. “Dr. Cole brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her position. I look forward to working with her to...

  • Bunting Launches Web Site for Magnets

    Bunting Magnetics has launched a new Web site, www.BuyMagnets.com, to make buying magnets online quicker and simpler. The site features a streamlined purchasing process, live status on orders, instant updates on available inventory, 24/7 access to place orders, and an expanded offering of magnet...

  • AAR Reports 2010 Safest Year in U.S. Freight Railroad History

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that 2010 was the safest year in U.S. Class I freight railroad history, with preliminary year-end data indicating the industry’s train accident and employee casualty rates both were at record low levels. The safety data, which is...

  • Full Timetable Announced for Grain Handling and Processing Conference

    The full program and timetable have been released for the GRAPAS Conference, taking part in Cologne, Germany, May 5, 2011 as part of GRAPAS 2011. This new show for the flour milling, grain handling, and processing industries will provide visitors with a rare chance to see key equipment for the...

  • SOCMA to Host First U.S. EHS&S & Sustainability National Conference in Houston

    In response to the chemical industry's growing interest in sustainability practices, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) plans to address the issue during a national conference featuring Dr. M. Sam Mannan, a chemical engineering professor and an acclaimed safety expert....

  • AAR Reports Continued Gains in Weekly Carload and Intermodal Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported rail traffic gains for the week ending March 12, 2011, with U.S. railroads originating 292,164 carloads, up 1.3 percent compared with the same week last year. Intermodal volume for the week was also up, totaling 216,828 trailers and...

  • Technical Writing in the Pharmaceutical and Allied Industries

    On April 11-13, 2011, in Burlingame, CA, The Center for Professional Advancement’s (CfPA) is offering a course for professionals in the pharmaceutical and allied industries who must write or revise documents that are integral to product development and production. This course is also intended...