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  • Sentry Equipment Receives Manufacturer of the Year Award

    Eight Wisconsin companies received 2009 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards for outstanding achievements in manufacturing. The winning companies were announced at a black-tie awards dinner and program at The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee. Sentry Equipment of Oconomowoc was recognized as the...

  • New White Paper Touts Benefits of SOCMA's Chemstewards Program

    In accordance with the fifth anniversary of the ChemStewards program, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced the publication of a white paper that highlights the program’s effectiveness, compares it to other leading management systems, and addresses some public...

  • Rail Carload Freight Reaches Highest Level in More Than a Year

    Carload freight volume on U.S. railroads reached its highest level in more than a year during the week ending February 27, the Association of American Railroads reported.  U.S. railroads originated 290,261 carloads during the week ended February 27, up 2.6 percent from the comparable week...

  • Honeywell Signs Distributor Agreement with Coneco De Puerto Rico

    Honeywell has announced it has signed a distributor agreement with Coneco de Puerto Rico Inc., one of the largest providers of industrial automation equipment and solutions for the Caribbean region. Coneco will work with Honeywell to provide automation and control solutions across the Caribbean and...

  • SOCMA Renews Call for Permanent Security Standards in Senate Testimony

    In testimony to a key Senate panel, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has again urged Congress to make the current risk-based chemical facility security standards permanent, or at least reauthorize the program until 2015. In remarks to a hearing before the Senate...

  • Koppers Acquires Cindu Chemicals

    Koppers Holdings Inc. has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Koppers International B.V., has completed a transaction to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of privately-owned Cindu Chemicals B.V. from joint owners Cindu B.V. and Corus Staal B.V. for an undisclosed purchase...

  • Eastman Sues DAK Americas LLC to Protect Technology

    Eastman Chemical Co. has filed a lawsuit against DAK Americas LLC in connection with its unauthorized use of IntegRex PET technology. Eastman developed the innovative technology for the production of PET, and continues to protect this technology with a robust patent portfolio. Eastman will...

  • Bemis Completes Acquisition of Alcan Packaging Food Americas

    Bemis Company, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto plc. Under the terms of the $1.2 billion transaction, Bemis acquired 23 Food Americas flexible packaging facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and...

  • ACC Gains Six New Members, Offers Dues Credit

    Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, has announced a 10 percent reduction in dues for the coming year and the addition of six companies as new members. The new member companies include five chemical manufacturers and ACC’s first “affiliate member,” a...

  • Evonik Acquires Catalyst Business from H.C. Starck

    Evonik Industries has acquired the catalyst business of H.C. Starck GmbH based in Goslar, Germany. The know-how and technology relating to the production and use of Amperkat catalysts have therefore been transferred to Evonik. Following a transition phase, Evonik will produce these catalysts in...