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Electro-Pneumatic Positioners Ideal for Harsh Environments

March 10, 2010
New line of valve positioners stands up to chemical and food processing applications for complete valve automation in harsh environments. The series are part of a comprehensive line of pneumatic
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DuPont to Open a New Facility

March 9, 2010
According to Zacks Equity Research, DuPont has recently announced that its subsidiary, Pioneer Hi-Bred, plans to construct a commercial and parent soybean seed production facility in New Madrid County, Missouri.
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Dow Chemical Names Weideman CFO

March 8, 2010
Dow Chemical Co. has named William Weideman chief financial officer and executive vice president, according to the Associated Press. Weideman, who has worked for Dow for 30 years, has been
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Eastman Chemical says Texas Plant will be Down Through Mid-March

March 4, 2010
Eastman Chemical said that outages at a Texas facility could cut per-share profits during the first quarter by as much as 25 cents, according to the Associated Press. The company
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Dow Chemical Sells Styron to Bain for $1.63 Billion

March 3, 2010
Dow Chemical sold its Styron plastics division to Bain Capital for $1.63 billion, the Associated Press reports. For Dow, the deal is a further unloading of debt after a turbulent
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Hawkins promotes CEO''s nephew to president

February 24, 2010
Hawkins Inc., a processor of bulk specialty chemicals, announced that Patrick H. Hawkins will serve in the newly created position of president starting March 29, according to the Associated Press.
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Airgas Urges Shareholders to Reject Takeover Bid

February 22, 2010
The Associated Press reports that the board of Airgas unanimously rejected a hostile takeover bid by rival Air Products & Chemicals Inc., and told shareholders the $60-per-share offer it too
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American Funds Sells Stock Targeted by Activists

February 18, 2010
The Associated Press reports that American Funds has sold nearly all its stock in a Chinese oil company that anti-genocide activists are targeting because of the company''s ties to Sudan.
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Law Office Investigating Terra Industries

February 18, 2010
Business Wire reports that the law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Terra Industries, Inc. relating to the proposed acquisition
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Glatfelter Acquires Concert Industries for $235 Million

February 15, 2010
Specialty paper maker Glatfelter completed its acquisition of Concert Industries Corp. for $235 million, according to the Associated Press. Concert Industries, of Canada, makes cellulose-based non-woven material that is used
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