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Machine Safety Labeling In The 21st Century

September 16, 2014 1:00 am | by Geoffrey Peckham, CEO of Clarion Safety Systems | Blogs | Comments

If your company manufactures machinery that has potential hazards associated with its transportation, installation, use, maintenance and/or disposal, you most likely have a strong need to create effective product safety labels. And the stakes are too high for the job to be done incorrectly – people’s lives and your company’s financial well-being are on the line.

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Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

September 15, 2014 11:05 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A new study says that the drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted water, blaming contamination on leaky natural gas wells instead.                                            

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Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.                           

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Daily ND Oil Production Hits 1.1M Barrels

September 15, 2014 10:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

State oil regulators say North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July.                                                     

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Nucor Buys Gallatin Steel For $770M

September 15, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.                                       

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U.S. Factory Output Drops 0.4% In August

September 15, 2014 10:30 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.                                            

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Dust Explosion Injures 4

September 15, 2014 10:20 am | by FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.                                      

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U.S. Accuses British Airways Of Hazardous Chemical Shipment

September 15, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000.                    

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1 Death In Gas Accident On Offshore Platform

September 15, 2014 10:13 am | by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.                                    

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Chemical Reform Bill Faces Uphill Senate Battle

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short.

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Flexible Screw Conveyor

September 15, 2014 9:35 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Vac-U-Max | Product Releases | Comments

The Flexible Screw Conveyor is an economical method of conveying product from bulk bag unloaders, bag dump stations and storage vessels.

Vanes, Rotors & End Plates

September 15, 2014 9:30 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Metallized Carbon Corporation announces the availability of custom vanes, rotors, and end plates for use in rotary vane pumps pumping both liquids and gases.

Right-Shoring: Finding The Best Place To Manufacture

September 15, 2014 1:00 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in Vietnam does not equate to one fewer job here in the US. It does not have to be a zero sum game. Experience has shown that a properly executed strategy can and should create winners on both sides.

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Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

September 12, 2014 5:14 pm | by CSB | Videos | Comments

Check out the CSB safety video about a fatal combustible dust explosion at a facility that milled and processed scrap titanium and zirconium metal and killed three employees and injured a contractor.                                                 

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Static Mixer For Water Purification Applications

September 12, 2014 9:38 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Chemineer introduces their Kenics UltraTab static mixer, designed for turbulent flow applications where a high degree of mixing is required in a compact space.

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