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  • SOCMA Responds to "Safe Chemicals Act"

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) released the following statement regarding the introduction in the U.S. Senate of the “Safe Chemicals Act of 2010” by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).   "SOCMA supports efforts to promote the health and environment...

  • Auction for Former National Starch Facility set for May 20

    The former National Starch & Chemical Co. plant in Island Falls, ME will be sold at auction on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Harry Davis & Co. Auctioneers. The sale will include food-grade processing equipment and real estate of the facility. Equipment highlights include vacuum filters,...

  • Edwards Wins Order for Chemical Dry Pumps

    Leading manufacturer of vacuum equipment Edwards has won an order to supply an EDP400 chemical dry pump system to CABB AG, which produces fine chemicals for the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. CABB AG required a reliable pump for use in a highly corrosive reaction application. After...

  • Evonik Purchases Controlling Stake in Colloidal Silica Maker Harris & Ford Silco LLC

    Evonik Degussa Corp. has purchased a controlling interest in Harris & Ford Silco LLC of Portland, OR, from Indianapolis-based Harris & Ford LLC, for an undisclosed sum. The company has been renamed Evonik Silco Materials LLC and will become part of one of the world’s leading...

  • AAR Reports Broad Gains in Weekly U.S. Rail Freight Traffic

    The Association of American Railroads reports that freight traffic on U.S. railroads was once again up sharply for the week ended April 10, 2010 compared with the same period a year ago.  U.S. railroads originated 288,495 carloads during the week, up 16.4 percent from the comparable week in...

  • Tetra Pak Inaugurates Technology Center in Shanghai

    Tetra Pak today inaugurates its new Tetra Pak Technology Center in Pudong, Shanghai. The Center, which brings together resources from product development and engineering, technical service, training, sourcing, and distribution, provides Chinese customers with a one-stop service in food processing...

  • Annik Engineering LLC to Represent Piab Vacuum Conveyors

    Annik Engineering LLC, a manufacturer’s representative agency specializing in process equipment, has announced it will represent Piab Vacuum Conveyors of Hingham, MA, a global leader in industrial vacuum technology. Located in Draper, UT, Annik Engineering provides engineering solutions for...

  • Railroads Seeing First Monthly Year-Over-Year Carload Gains Since July 2008

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is reporting that U.S. freight railroads saw a 7.5 percent rise in carloads during March compared with the same month last year, and a decline of 11.5 percent compared with the same month in 2008. According to the April 2010 AAR Rail Time Indicators...

  • Hardy Instruments Appoints New North American Service Sales Manager

    Hardy Instruments Inc. recently appointed Stan Modzel as North American service sales manager. Modzel will have a key role in expanding Hardy’s service business including pre-sales application engineering, installation and startup of systems, scale verification, calibration and certification...

  • Gerald Wojtala Named Executive IFPTI Director

    The International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) has announced that Gerald Wojtala has been named executive director effective April 1, 2010. Wojtala has served as IFPTI’s acting executive director since December 1, 2009. He will also continue as a member of the Board of Directors...