A conference in Pittsburgh focuses on putting a stop to coal mining, fracking for oil and gas and nuclear power, but organizers also want workers to join the battle against climate change. Union leaders say that workers need new jobs to make a transition to clean energy, noting that shutting down industries such as coal can turn entire communities into a ghost town.
The federal government shutdown may have seemed like a frustrating squabble in Washington, but it crept into our lives in a number of ways — from missed vegetable inspections, to recall procedures. The FDA alone sent home 976 of its 1,602 inspectors.
The expansion will increase the overall capacity of Eastman 168 by approximately 15 percent and is expected to be operational by mid-2014. Company officials state that the demand for non-phthalate plasticizers continues to strengthen across a variety of markets.
The Florida Power Service Commission could approve a settlement which calls for Duke Energy Florida utility customers to keep paying for shuttered nuclear plants for the next several years. The decision follows nearly a day's worth of testimony from Duke Energy officials as well as some members of the public and lawyers representing utility customers. Duke has nearly two million customers in the Sunshine State.
Spirits maker Beam, Inc. is announcing the sale of its Maine bottling plant to a subsidiary of Sazerac Company. Louisiana-based Sazerac says it will continue operating the plant as an alcohol bottling facility and retain its 120 employees.
was working as a chemistry manager at the Indian Point plant in February 2011 when diesel fuel for emergency generators was found to contain excessive particulate matter. The complaint said he faked a test to show the problem had been solved, then lied about it.
Ascend Performance Materials Inc., is announcing the start of a new compounding line in Pensacola, Florida. Since 2005, the company has more than doubled its resin capacity. The new line adds state-of-the-art capabilities for producing unique, high-performance compounds.
PURITY FG2 with MICROL TM † MAX not only protects equipment under severe operating conditions, it also protects itself.
General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility.
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the EPA overstepped its authority in developing rules aimed at cutting emissions of six heat-trapping gases from factories and power plants. The question is whether the agency's authority to regulate automobile emissions also applies to power plants and factories.
The state offered $72 million in incentives to improve infrastructure, training and a cultural program to help Korean families integrate into the community. Local governments approved another package worth $50 million. Those figures don't include statutory tax credits that depend on investment and hiring thresholds, or the value of land where the plant will be built.
The Hoku Materials Plant is described as a complete, world-class production facility that is virtually brand new, and never saw real production. The site is approximately 67 acres and comprised of over 35,400 cubic yards of concrete, 9,488 tons of steel, 246,894 lineal feet of process and utility piping. This sale features an inventory of brand new and never-used equipment.
The Aire-Stream Fume Hood is constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials to maximize user protection.
Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new LED fixture designed to withstand the rigors of offshore operation.
Henkel Corporation has enhanced three Loctite anaerobic retaining compounds to allow primerless performance on oily or contaminated surfaces, even at operating temperatures as high as 180°C.
Dow Chemical is selling its global polypropylene licensing and catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co. for $500 million. The sale includes Dow Chemical's polypropylene catalysts manufacturing plant in Norco, Louisiana, and customer contracts, licenses, intellectual property and inventory. About 90 workers are expected to move over to W.R. Grace.
AutomationDirect’s photoelectric sensor offering now includes models with extended sensing ranges.
Epson America Inc., introduces new ColorWorks Label Printer technology to enhance brand image, support product safety, comply with regulations and manage supply chain logistics.
Shat-R-Shield introduces the Ironclad™ 66 Series, a new line of industrial grade vapor tight fixtures.
Martin Engineering has announced a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate industry.
Mobilizing bins is easy with the new Mobile Kit for Akrobin plastic storage bins.
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America announces the release of the MV1000 medium voltage AC drive family.
General Electric says it plans to lay off up to 200 salaried employees at its Schenectady-based Power & Water Division by the end of this year. Local media reports that GE officials say it is eliminating the white-collar positions to remain competitive.
Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, a troubleshooting tool for electrical, industrial maintenance, HVAC/R, and automotive applications.