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  • AAR's Statement on Obama's State of the Union Address

    The following statement by Edward R. Hamberger, president and CEO, Association of American Railroads, is in response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address delivered this evening: “The freight rail industry applauds President Obama for his focus on job creation,...

  • SOCMA Welcomes Obama's Call for Regulatory Reform in State of the Union Address

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) welcomed President Obama’s call for a government-wide review of regulation in his State of the Union address, saying Washington will fix rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses. SOCMA was among the first in Washington...

  • American Chemistry Council Responds to State of the Union Address

    Cal Dooley, CEO and president of the American Chemistry Council, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union message: “The American Chemistry Council, on behalf of our member companies and their 850,000 employees nationwide, welcomes the strong...

  • China Chemical Corp. Announces Update on MAH Plant Expansion

    China Chemical Corp., a manufacturer of organic chemicals for broad consumer goods applications, announced that its new maleic anhydride (MAH) facility has completed its testing phase and has begun production. The expansionary facility produces an additional 30,000 tons of capacity. The facility...

  • Magnetic Products Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Magnetic Products Inc. (MPI), a provider of both magnetic and non-magnetic material handling solutions, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2011. Since starting operations on February 7, 1981, MPI has delivered a full complement of services centered on the development, engineering, and building...

  • Midwest Association of Rail Shippers Elects 2011 Officers

    The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) elected a new slate of officers for the calendar year at its annual meeting, January 12 and 13, 2011, at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort in Oak Brook, IL. The 2011 MARS officers are: President: Randy Worth, vice president and general...

  • ACC Data Shows Chemical Production Continues to Improve in All Regions

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI) rose 0.5 percent in December, following a 0.6 percent gain in November, as chemical production increased in all regions of the United States, with the largest gains in the Gulf Coast and Ohio Valley...

  • IMI Celebrates 50 Years

    Industrial Magnetics Inc. (IMI), Boyne City, MI, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary in 2011 as a manufacturer of magnetic components and assemblies. The company attributes its long-term success to its mission of providing customers with creative solutions and products for mutual success and its...

  • AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic Continues to Register Gains

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reports that weekly rail traffic continues to register gains in 2011 with U.S. railroads originating 282,987 carloads, up 7.5 percent compared with the same week in 2010, for the week ending Jan. 15, 2011. Intermodal volume for the week totaled 213,486...

  • Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Expands Canadian Presence through Agreement with MD Packaging

    James P. Navin, president of Spee-Dee Packaging Machinery Inc., recently announced the company has entered into a partnership with Markham, Ontario-based MD Packaging. “As the largest distributor of packaging automation in Canada, MD Packaging has established an excellent reputation for...