A judge says a Chicago-area chemical company can't restart a manufacturing unit involved in an explosion and fire until it figures out what happened.
A Minnesota company says it is making good progress toward opening within a year a $350 million factory in northern Indiana to produce iron ore pellets.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is calling off its proposed $2.2 billion sale to India's Apollo Tyres, a deal that would have created the world's seventh largest tire company.
Westlake Chemical Corp. has started its new chlor-alkali plant located at its vinyls manufacturing complex in Geismar.
Mitsubishi is evaluating its completed but unopened $100 million wind turbine factory in Fort Smith now that the company has settled a technology lawsuit with General Electric Co.
Nucor Corp. says it has started production at its direct-reduced iron plant in Convent, the first phase of what could become a $3.4 billion complex employing as many as 1,250 workers.
BP Amoco Chemical Co. says it will invest $95 million in the factory to improve production of three chemicals used for manufacturing.
From the day its founder arrived here, this Mississippi River town has been tied inseparably to lead, the heavy, dull-gray metal that has been mined in southern Missouri for more than two centuries. As home to the nation's only primary lead smelter, Herculaneum processes raw ore into metal to make car batteries, X-ray shields and many other products.
When German steel manufacture ThyssenKrupp began construction of its $5 billion plant just down the road from Webbs Cafe in 2007, business boomed as construction crews poured into the area to build the most-modern steel production factory in the Americas.
The owner of a bio-fuel plant in Hopewell, VA has decided to open the facility instead of dismantling it.
Global energy services solutions provider GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project with Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project, which will be a near-zero emissions coal-fueled power plant using oxy-combustion technology.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces today that it will begin developing a new certification program as part of a recently announced $23 million federal grant to fund two-year degree programs in “Mission Critical Operations” at five North Carolina colleges.
INVISTA and The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) announce a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable gas-fermentation-based processes for the production of industrial chemicals.
October U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $435.02 million according to AMT - The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
Together, Dow Water & Process Solutions and Omni Water Solutions have treated more than 245,000 barrels of flowback and produced water from Texas’ Eagle Ford shale hydraulic fracturing operations.
Greater political acceptance of shale gas exploration and the growing need among European countries to be energy independent is expected to result in the growth for the pumps market.
The battle between Sriracha-maker Huy Fong Foods and the city of Irwindale, Calif., has fired up in recent weeks, highlighting the importance of food companies maintaining a positive relationship with their surrounding community. Read on for an expert's views on what considerations manufacturers should make when choosing a new plant site and how a facility’s location plays an important role in its ability to do business.
At the American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit top CEOs, including Chad Holliday of Bank of America and Eric Spiegel of Siemens USA, discuss the advantages that the U.S. offers for manufacturing, including the largest market in the world, low energy costs and a strong technology infrastructure.
Measures for ensuring food safety and the provision of wholesome food require reliable data obtained by chemical analysis. Reliable analytical results are also essential to facilitate international food trade. In an attempt to provide a safer food supply, the FDA recently unveiled new, more stringent rules on imported foods.
On Jan. 10, the New Jersey Pinelands Commission will decide whether to approve a 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the woods to a power plant. Six months of public hearings and contentious meetings have raised the temperature, pitting conservation of the largest tract of wild space between Virginia and Boston against the desire for jobs and reliable energy for southern New Jersey, including teeming Atlantic City and its casinos.
An array of shimmering panels covering 3 acres in New York's Finger Lakes is a sign of the state's latest push to catch up to its neighbors in the Northeast that have set the pace in recent years for promoting solar energy.
When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, about 200 jobs will head south as GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs.
America's newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. But once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all. It will extract oil.
Seeking a better corrosion solution at their petrochemical facility, Mobley Industrial Services recently used a newly approved corrosion coating called EonCoat to enhance workplace safety and return a large floating roof tank to service in about half the time required by typical coatings. This coating is part of a new category of tough, Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics that can stop corrosion and extend equipment life.
Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, and chemical industries rely on rapidly aging proprietary infrastructure to run their operations. Subsequent disruptions can cripple operations and impede opportunities for growth. As a result, executives in these industries must make tough decisions about where, when and how much to invest in infrastructure upgrades.