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PACK EXPO 2014 expected to set attendance records

PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, predicts 2014 will set some new records for PACK EXPO International and the debut of Pharma EXPO.
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Platform to acquire Arysta LifeScience for $3.51 billion

Chemicals company Platform Specialty Products Corporation has agreed to acquire Arysta LifeScience Ltd. for approximately $3.51 billion in cash and stock.
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Study finds pattern in concerns over harmful chemicals

A common pattern can be seen in the emergence of contaminants that affect human health and the environment, according to new research.
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Allowing crude exports would cut gas prices, GAO says

A new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggests that removing export barriers for U.S. crude oil could lead to a reduction of consumer fuel prices in the domestic market.
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Columbia's Reficar sources 2,800 instruments for refinery expansion project

Endress+Hauser, named the Main Instrument Vendor (MIV) by Refineria de Cartagena (Reficar) in Cartagena, Colombia, supplied more than 2,800 flow and level measurement devices to support a $3.8 billion refinery expansion and modernization project.
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Tesoro Logistics expands into natural gas midstream business

Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP) is to acquire a natural gas gathering and processing business owned by QEP Resources, Inc., Tesoro Corporation revealed late Sunday.
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Mysterious illness strikes workers at turkey processing plant

Employees at a Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minnesota, were taken to a local hospital on Friday evening after a mystery illness caused about 30 workers to show symptoms such as vomiting and coughing.
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Little or no benefit from treating soybean seeds with neonicotinoids, EPA says

There are widely held concerns that neonicotinoid pesticides may have an adverse impact on bees and the EPA is currently reviewing their use.
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Material handling equipment: How to reduce ownership costs

As the U.S. economy continues to recover from the financial crisis, the business environment has improved in the manufacturing and construction sectors.
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Honeywell to build gas processing plant in Louisiana

Process technology supplier UOP, part of Honeywell, has won a contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana.
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