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Superior Industries Doubles Size of Nebraska Plant

Superior Industries recently completed a major expansion at its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Nebraska. The expansion creates space and adds capabilities for building newly launched Guardian Horizontal Screens and portable processing plants for crushing, screening, washing and feeding, in addition to the wet processing equipment already manufactured at the plant.

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Kanawha River Railroad to Begin Operations

The Kanawha River Railroad (KNWA), a subsidiary of Watco Transportation Services, has reached an agreement with Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) to lease and increase operations on 309 miles of
rail line in Ohio and West Virginia. The lines run from Refugee, Ohio, to Alloy, West Virginia, and Cornelia, West Virginia, to Mullens, West Virginia. The KNWA plans to begin the process of seeking approval of the transaction from the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and expects to begin operations in July.

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Ashland Issues Updated Reference Guide for Specialty Chemicals

Ashland Inc. published a new third-edition update to its Performance Specialties Reference Guide. This in-depth tool covers the company’s industrial specialty products. Products in the guide are divided into four major groups: vinyl monomers, performance polymers, specialty chemicals, and surfactants, solvents and intermediates. They cover the core chemistries sold through Ashland’s Performance Specialties unit: hydroxyethyl cellulose, methylcellulose, carboxymethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, and vinyl pyrrolidones and its derivatives.

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Baldor’s Belton Facility Achieves Safety Milestone

Baldor Electric Co.’s gearbox manufacturing plant located in Belton, South Carolina, recently completed 18 years without a lost-time accident, and the employees have worked one year without any recordable accidents. Recently, the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation recognized the facility as a 2016 Palmetto Shining Star recipient for achieving 1 million or more safe work hours without a lost-time injury.

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ABC Industries Marks 90th Anniversary

ABC Industries, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of industrial ventilation and fabric products based in Winona Lake, Indiana, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016. What began with a single product (brattice cloth) has transformed into a robust line of industrial ventilation products and high-quality industrial textile fabrics.

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