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  • Rail Freight Traffic Continues to Gain Strength

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that rail freight traffic is continuing to gain strength as weekly carload volume was at its highest level since the first week of December 2008, and weekly intermodal volume reached its highest level this year. U.S. railroads originated 298...

  • KMG Chemicals in Agreement with R&D LifeSciences to Distribute Animal Feed Additive Products

    KMG Chemicals Inc., a global provider of specialty chemicals in carefully focused markets, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with R&D LifeSciences LLC (R&DL), an innovative biotech product company, to distribute R&DL’s product line of animal feed additives...

  • Union Process Expands Presence in China

    Union Process Inc., a manufacturer of size reduction and dispersing equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, has moved its China operation into a larger facility. Dr. Andrew Szegvari founded Union Process in Akron, OH, in 1946. Today, the Akron facility not only houses the...

  • Study Shows PTC Business Benefits Claims Overblown

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has filed an expert analysis that clearly dispels assertions that there will be substantial business benefits to railroads that implement positive train control (PTC) technology under federal regulations. The report by international rail industry experts...

  • QC Industries Introduces Customer and Distributor Education Event

    QC Industries is introducing QC Days, an intense customer and distributor education event that will take place May 10-June 4, 2010. During the month-long event, the company will be introducing a new version of their intelligent Conveyor Configurator software where customers can configure entire...

  • Weekly Carload Volume Reaches Highest Total Since December 2008

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that signs of recovery in U.S. freight rail traffic continue to gain momentum, with carload volume last week reaching its highest level since the week ended December 6, 2008. U.S. railroads originated 296,599 carloads during the week ended April 17,...

  • Nation's Freight Railroads Now Average 480 Ton-Miles-Per-Gallon

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced that the nation’s freight railroads in 2009 averaged 480 ton-miles to the gallon. Ton-miles-per-gallon is the railroad measurement for fuel efficiency, like autos use miles-per-gallon. Overall, freight rail fuel efficiency is up 104...

  • Malvern Instruments Celebrates Fifth Queen's Award

    Now entering its 40th year in business, materials characterization specialist Malvern Instruments is celebrating winning its fifth Queen’s Award. Details of the award were announced on the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday on April 21, 2010. Malvern is to receive the 2010...

  • SOCMA to Host Third Annual Washington Fly-In

    Spurred by major debates waging in Congress on key chemical industry issues, chemical executives are rallying in the nation’s capital to discuss their concerns with elected officials during SOCMA’s Annual Washington Fly-in, June 15-16, 2010. The Washington Fly-in, the third of its...

  • Chemistry Innovation Highlighted on Earth Day

    Forty years ago, the first Earth Day ushered in a new era of environmental awareness for Americans concerned about the future health of our planet. To commemorate Earth Day 2010, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, Cal Dooley, issued the following statement: “The values...