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  • Malvern Instruments Opens New Multipurpose Facility in Houston

    Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has officially opened a new multipurpose facility in Houston. At 22,000 sq ft, the new building is double the size of Malvern’s previous premises in Houston and houses state-of-the-art laboratories, product development, manufacturing, and...

  • SOCMA Announces Fifth Annual Washington Fly-In, Activities to Heighten Public Awareness

    Spurred by the need to better educate Congress about the specialty chemical industry and the challenges it faces, chemical executives are rallying in the nation’s capital for meetings with elected officials during SOCMA’s Fifth Annual Washington Fly-In, April 17-18, 2012. “Our...

  • ACEC Engineering Award Given to Parkson Thermo-System

    The Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies has honored the Natchez Water Works for implementing a Parkson Thermo-System solar sludge dryer to process biosolids more efficiently and economically. "This was a very original project because it uses solar energy...

  • Equipment Lease Finance Industry Confidence up in March

    The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the March 2012 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations...

  • CEMA Welcomes Two New Members

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) recently welcomed two new members to its association: Jim Myers & Sons Inc. and Foster Wheeler USA Corp. Jim Myers & Sons Inc. is located in Pineville, NC and specializes in screw conveyors, bulk equipment, systems, and components,...

  • Lindor Delivers Mixer-Dryer for Pilot Plant of Royal Cosun in the Netherlands

    The Dutch Agro-Industrial Group Royal Cosun is currently building a pilot plant for developing processes for getting the most out of its raw materials and by-products. Cosun Food Technology Centre (CFTC), has approached Lindor specifically for mixing and drying of its products after the processing...

  • Columbia Machine’s Oldest Palletizer Contest

    In honor of Columbia Machine’s 75-year celebration, a contest is being held to identify the oldest operating Columbia palletizer. The customer that is identified to have the oldest operating Columbia palletizer will receive a $10,000 parts credit as well as a free Columbia customer care visit...

  • Atlas Copco Compressors Appoints Tom Poot Business Line Manager

    Atlas Copco Compressors has appointed Tom Poot as business line manager for oil-free products in the U.S. Poot began working in this new role during the first quarter of 2012.          Poot joined Atlas Copco in 1998 as a project engineer. He was promoted...

  • OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard to Protect Workers from Dangerous Chemicals

    To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system. The new standard, once implemented,...

  • Chemical Safety Software Releases EMS 5.0 and iPad Apps

    Chemical Safety Software (www.chemicalsafety.com) has released version 5.0 of its Environmental Management Systems (EMS) software, along with integrated iPad apps. “Managing hazardous materials on mobile devices such as barcode scanners and PDAs has always been part of our offering, so the...