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EPA: Dow's Study Little Help For Dioxin Cleanup

October 2, 2009 5:52 am | News | Comments

JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer - October 2, 2009 A scientific analysis of dioxin exposure near a Dow Chemical Co. plant in Midland will be of little use in planning a long-delayed cleanup, government regulators said Thursday.

Honeywell's UOP To Supply Navy, Air Force With Biofuels

October 2, 2009 5:20 am | News | Comments

DES PLAINES, Ill. (PRNewswire) - UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced today that its renewable jet fuel process technology will be used to produce almost 600,000 gallons of renewable jet fuel for the U.S. Navy and Air Force as part of a joint program for the U.S.

Ethanol Plant Retrofitted For Biobutanol

October 2, 2009 5:04 am | News | Comments

Jim Lane Biofuels Digest - October 2, 2009 In Missouri, biobutanol made another significant advance in its path towards biofuels viability with the startup of a 1 Mgy pilot plant in St. Joseph .

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Packaging Company Buys Four Anheuser Busch Plants

October 2, 2009 4:51 am | News | Comments

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) - Plastic and metal packaging company Ball Corp. has completed its acquisition of four Anheuser-Busch InBev plants for $577 million, the two companies said Thursday. The plants in Rome, Ga.; Columbus, Ohio; Ft. Atkinson, Wis.

Amway Plant Evacuated After Chemical Release

October 2, 2009 4:25 am | News | Comments

ADA, Mich. (AP) - Part of an Amway Corp. plant in southwestern Michigan was evacuated and eight workers were taken to area hospitals following the accidental release of a chemical powder. It happened early Thursday at the plant in Ada, just southeast of Grand Rapids.

Moderating The Death Panel

October 1, 2009 12:38 pm | Blogs | Comments

A new cylindrical product format for Harry London Candies' chocolate bars presented a processing problem when an order 1.5 million bars came in.

Raising The Bar

October 1, 2009 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Harry London Candies of North Canton, Ohio has been manufacturing high quality chocolates and other gourmet confections since 1922, when Harry London, a steelworker, left his job at the local mill and began making family recipes by hand in his own kitchen.

Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash

October 1, 2009 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coastal Training Technologies has released a program to address the dangers of combustible dust in plant environments. “Combustible Dust: Up In A Flash” explores the nature of dust explosions and examines how they can be prevented.

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Extreme Multimeters

October 1, 2009 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters (DMMs) are IP 67 rated for water and dust resistance, and offer an extended operating temperature range of -15°C to +55°C (5°F to 131°F).

Washdown Motors For Hazardous Environments

October 1, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The first washdown duty stainless steel motors approved for use in hazardous locations are now available from Stainless Motors, Inc. The motors: Are UL approved for use in Class I, Division 1, Groups C and D and Class II, Division 1, Groups F and G environments.

High-Performance Piping

October 1, 2009 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems has released chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) schedule 80 piping that meets ASTM D1784 cell classification 24448. The piping will not rust, scale or pit, and offers: Improved impact resistance. Better tensile strength.

Shades Of Green

October 1, 2009 5:19 am | News | Comments

The Discovery Channel has recently featured FARO technologies in a documentary entitled "Shades of Green," a behind-the-scenes look at how those massive turbines progress from design and engineering to manufacturing.

Forklift Safety: 16 and Paralyzed

October 1, 2009 5:08 am | News | Comments

John Higgins was a regular 16-year-old who found a good-paying job and was eager to help most anyone around the workplace. All was well, up until a simple mistake - along with improper forklift training - led to an accident that left John with a broken back and without a kidney.

Cash For Pumpers

September 30, 2009 11:36 am | News | Comments

DALLAS, TX - Borrowing a page from the highly successful “Cash for Clunkers” car program, ITT Flowtronex announced that effective September 30, 2009, it is offering a 10 percent factory-direct cash rebate for the replacement of old and inefficient irrigation pump systems.

Destructive Capabilities Of Comdust

September 30, 2009 10:35 am | News | Comments

The Chemical Safety Board takes an in-depth look at the dangers of combustible dust, using footage from the Imperial Sugar explosion and other accidents to illustrate its destructive capabilities.

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