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Hankook To Build $800 Million Plant In Tennessee

October 15, 2013 12:24 pm | by Erik Schelzig, AP | News | Comments

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.

Never Used $600 Million Polysilicon Plant To Be Sold At Auction

October 14, 2013 11:30 am | News | Comments

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.

Chemical Resistant Fume Hood

October 14, 2013 11:24 am | Hemco Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Aire-Stream Fume Hood is constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials to maximize user protection.

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Offshore LED Light Fixture

October 14, 2013 10:58 am | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new LED fixture designed to withstand the rigors of offshore operation.

Anaerobic Retaining Compounds

October 14, 2013 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Closes $500 Million Deal

October 11, 2013 10:55 am | News | Comments

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.

Extended Range PhotoElectric Sensors

October 10, 2013 5:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AutomationDirect’s photoelectric sensor offering now includes models with extended sensing ranges.

On Demand Color Labeling Technology

October 10, 2013 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epson America Inc., introduces new ColorWorks Label Printer technology to enhance brand image, support product safety, comply with regulations and manage supply chain logistics.

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Vapor Tight Fixtures

October 8, 2013 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shat-R-Shield introduces the Ironclad™ 66 Series, a new line of industrial grade vapor tight fixtures.

Conveyor Belt Cleaner

October 8, 2013 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Engineering has announced a conveyor belt cleaner engineered specifically for the aggregate industry.

Mobilizing Kits for Storage Bins

October 7, 2013 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobilizing bins is easy with the new Mobile Kit for Akrobin plastic storage bins.

Medium Voltage AC Drive

October 3, 2013 11:07 am | Yaskawa America | Product Releases | Comments

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America announces the release of the MV1000 medium voltage AC drive family.

GE Lays Off 200 Power Employees

October 2, 2013 2:00 pm | News | Comments

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.

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Visual IR Thermometer

September 26, 2013 2:54 pm | Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke VT04 Visual IR Thermometer, a troubleshooting tool for electrical, industrial maintenance, HVAC/R, and automotive applications.

Extended, Heated Air Curtains

September 25, 2013 4:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Berner International Corp., has added lengths of up to 16 feet long to go with their new high-efficiency VTH Venturi heater coil and VS Series air curtains.

High-Purity Regulators for Non-Corrosive Applications

September 24, 2013 3:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONCOA introduces a new high-purity, low-pressure regulator for specialized non-corrosive applications.

Lease vs Buy: Making Key Equipment Acquisitions Decisions

September 24, 2013 2:50 pm | by Paul Frisch, Senior Vice President, Business Head, U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, Direct Markets | Articles | Comments

Over the past several years, the economic recovery has presented a multitude of challenges for businesses across the U.S. These challenges have been significant for those in the food and agribusiness sector. Crop, feed and fuel price volatility has impacted margins and has been difficult to hedge and manage. For many, acquiring equipment through leasing or other financing methods is more flexible and customizable.

Korean Tribunal Upholds Critical Dow Corning Patent for Industry

September 24, 2013 11:44 am | by Dow Corning | News | Comments

Signaling the end of a patent battle lasting for almost three years, Korea’s Intellectual Property Tribunal rejected an attempt to invalidate Dow Corning’s patent 10-976075. Handed down by the IPT on August 9, the decision in favor of Dow Corning significantly strengthens its intellectual property position for the technology in Korea.

Multi-Module LED Flood Lights

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLite® launches the versatile StaxMAX LED Flood Lights for diverse general area, architectural and security illumination in public and commercial spaces.

Leading Economic Indicator at Highest Since 2008

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

The U.S. economy continues to improve, with forecasts now suggesting economic expansion into 2015, according to the American Chemistry Council’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer, released today. The barometer is up 3.3 percent over a year ago, with the index itself at its highest point since June 2008.

Contract Manufacturer Sees All-Natural Growth

September 24, 2013 10:00 am | by Krystal Gabert, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Fresca Foods began its journey over 20 years ago near Boulder, Co. At the time the company was focused on providing quality food service products to restaurants and retail outlets in the Boulder region, but the business was about to change.

Cool Runnings

September 23, 2013 10:00 am | Articles | Comments

In the well-known children’s story The Three Bears, Goldilocks moves from bed to bed and from one bowl of porridge to another until she finds one that is “just right”. Aptly named “The Goldilocks Principle” this quest for finding products, services or a business partner that hinges on the relationship being “just right” can certainly be applied when choosing a pharmaceutical contract manufacturer.

Electropneumatic Controller Series

September 20, 2013 11:49 am | Emerson Process Management | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Process Management has released the TESCOM ER5000 Series of electropneumatic controllers that brings closed loop pressure control to a wide range of applications across multiple industries.

Fluidized Bed Scrubber for High Efficiency Gas Absorption

September 20, 2013 10:00 am | Bionomic Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bionomic Industries, Inc. has announced availability of their new RotaBed patented “Fluidized Bed” Scrubber for use in acid, gas, and particulate scrubbing in a wide range of process industries.

Judge To Review Halliburton's Gulf Deal

September 19, 2013 10:31 am | by Micheal Kunzelman, AP | News | Comments

A federal judge is set to decide whether to approve a plea agreement that calls for Halliburton Energy Services to pay a $200,000 fine for destroying evidence after BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. District Judge can either accept or reject the company's deal with the Justice Department.

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