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BAE Systems lands contract for chemical processing facility at Holston Ammunition Plant

February 5, 2013
The U.S. Army has granted BAE Systems a $27 million contract to complete construction of a state-of-the-art and energy-saving chemical processing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee.
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Chemical operators in high demand

February 4, 2013
Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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Pharma companies set high hopes for 2013

February 4, 2013
Following the approval of 39 new drugs in 2012, and with a number of new pharmaceutical products already in their final stages of development, global pharma companies are optimistic about the next 12 months.
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Tyson Foods invests $40 million in US processing plants

February 4, 2013
Tyson Foods says it has invested more than $40 million in four of its plants in Florida, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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FDA to tighten control on painkillers

February 1, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering measures to make prescription drugs more difficult to access in a move to prevent overdoses associated with painkillers like OxyContin and Opana, which killed 16,000 people in 2010 alone.
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Foodborne illnesses from poultry most deadly, report finds

January 31, 2013
Poultry meat is the cause of the most fatalities occurring as a result of foodborne illnesses, according to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Three workers suffer severe burns at New Jersey chemical plant

January 30, 2013
Three chemical plant employees were treated for severe burns Monday night following an incident at AZ Electronic Materials in Branchburg, N.J.
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Phillips 66 settles hazardous waste violations at former refinery

January 30, 2013
EPA cited Phillips 66 for RCRA violations involving hazardous waste stored at the facility, including oil refinery hydrocarbon waste, chromium waste and heavy metal waste from batteries.
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Control system integrators confident about 2013 industry outlook

January 30, 2013
The majority of independent system integration companies questioned in a global survey believe the outlook for the automation industry will improve in 2013.
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US mining industry hopeful for 2013

January 30, 2013
Speaking at press conference at the U.S. National Mining Association's (NMA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28, NMA president and CEO Hal Quinn stated that global demand for coal and other natural resources will do the industry good.
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