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NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

Injured Steel Workers Released From Hospital

December 2, 2013 12:34 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The five workers injured during a fire at a steel plant in northeastern Ohio have been released from hospitals.                                                                                                

PA Solar Mirror Plant Closed Permanently

December 2, 2013 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a bankrupt western Pennsylvania plant that manufactured solar power components have abandoned plans to reopen.                                                                    

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Calpine Buys TX Power Plant For $625 Million

December 2, 2013 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Independent power producer Calpine is buying a power plant from MinnTex Power Holdings LLC for $625 million.                                                                                        

Dow Chemical To Sell 40 Plants

December 2, 2013 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dow Chemical is looking to spin off or sell about 40 manufacturing plants from its business as it continues to move away from cyclical commodity products.                                                                            

U.S. Manufacturing Grows At Fastest Pace In 2.5 Years

December 2, 2013 12:02 pm | by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2½ years as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip.                                                             

LED Light Bar

November 26, 2013 3:10 pm | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LEDP5W-18R LED Light Bar from Larson Electronics produces over 8,000 lumens of light output and can withstand abusive conditions in construction, marine and industrial environments.

Data Collection Meters

November 26, 2013 2:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GrayWolf introduces remote, cloud-based access and control of any of its WiFi enabled AdvancedSense, WolfPack or DirectSense meters for portable and semi-permanent monitoring of gases, particulates, pressure, humidity and temperature.

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9 Dead After Factory Roof Collapse

November 26, 2013 11:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A roof collapse probably caused by a blizzard has killed nine people at a food processing factory in northeast China, state media and an official said Tuesday.                                       

Economy Holds As Budget Crisis Looms

November 26, 2013 10:55 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

The U.S. economy is likely to see continued, albeit conservative growth in 2014, according to the American Chemistry Council’s monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), released today.                                    

Range-Free Multi-Controller

November 26, 2013 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release a new version of the WideField3 programming tool for the FA-M3V range-free multi-controller.

Explosion Pressure Venting

November 26, 2013 9:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TARGO-VENT has been developed to provide a cost effective, safe solution for explosion venting in high traffic areas.

Checking American Manufacturing's Vital Signs

November 25, 2013 5:24 pm | by Mike Collins, Saving American Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Lately, a wave of optimism about the growth of American manufacturing has pervaded the media, and projection data says the same. The question is, does this bright spot point to the cure, or just a bandage? A true assessment of American manufacturing requires a closer examination of manufacturing vital signs.

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Are LEDs Lighting Your Way?

November 25, 2013 4:45 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

For chemical processing facilities LED's can be a solution to concerns about energy efficiency, cost efficiency and overall lighting performance when building new and retrofitting old plants. In an effort to investigate their potential further, Chem.Info sat down with Andrew Struhs and Devin Sikorski from Dialight, to talk about LED's benefits for processors.

Berry Plastics Closing 5 Plants

November 25, 2013 11:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Berry Plastics Corp. plans to close five of its manufacturing plants next year in response to weak demand for the company's plastic containers and packaging.                                            

NJ Nuclear Plant Back Online

November 25, 2013 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there this week.                             

General Electric Closing NY Plant

November 22, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said it will close a northern New York electrical capacitor plant that employs about 200 workers.                                    

Custom Dial Faces

November 21, 2013 10:17 am | Palmer Wahl | Product Releases | Comments

Palmer Wahl Instrumentation Group announces its new custom dial face design and manufacturing service.

Uncertainties Abound In Decommissioning Efforts

November 19, 2013 11:25 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Coolers For Hazardous Locations

November 19, 2013 11:00 am | Hoffman/Lamson | Product Releases | Comments

Hoffman Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers for hazardous locations keep electrical equipment cool, clean and protected with compressed air.

3D Water Jet Head

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | Nlb Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torrent 200, a new 3D water jet head from NLB Corp., combines high flow with high horsepower to increase the efficiency of tank, tote and reactor cleaning.

Preventing Hand Injuries At Your Facility

November 18, 2013 2:51 pm | by Brenda Nader, Kimberly-Clark Professional | Articles | Comments

Brenda Nader, a senior product supply manager at Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of hygiene, safety, and productivity solutions, brings her expertise to a few questions about facility safety. Read on for her insights on injury prevention and risk management on the plant floor.

Developing A Multi-Skilled Workforce: Doing More With Less

November 18, 2013 2:02 pm | by Terri Szymczak, Regional Leader, Training Services, Rockwell Automation | Articles | Comments

What if you learned funding for capital equipment required to keep your plant running in coming years was soon going to be extremely hard to find? Would you hit the panic button? The situation manufacturers are facing when it comes to their most critical asset – people – is nearly as dire.

IL Ruling Compromises Coal's Future

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Pollution Control Board will decide this week whether to give a Houston company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, a scenario that underscores the uncertainty facing an industry squeezed by environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.

Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

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