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Ener-Core, Dresser-Rand sign global commercial licensing agreement

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Ener-Core Inc., Irvine, Calif., has announced it has entered into a global licensing agreement with the Dresser-Rand Co., Houston, to develop and market the Dresser-Rand KG2-3GEF 2-MW gas turbine coupled with the Ener-Core oxidizer.  “The adoption of the Ener-Core oxidizer technology by Dresser-Rand is an important step in capturing the … Continue reading

DuBois Chemicals acquires American Finishing Resources

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Dubois Chemicals Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, has completed the acquisition of American Finishing Resources (AFR), Chilton, Wis. The acquisition combines DuBois’ paint pre-treatment with AFR’s coating line fixtures, material handling, and coating removal products. The AFR acquisition will expand the service, chemical solutions, and Lean manufacturing capabilities that DuBois and AFR … Continue reading

Schnitzer Steel receives Ethics Inside® certification

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Schnitzer Steel Industries, Portland, Ore., has announced that it has earned Ethics Inside® certification and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™ from The Ethisphere Institute, a provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs. Recipients are recognized for demonstrating the existence of a superior employee and leadership culture that promotes ethical … Continue reading

Novelis to convert all of its beverage can sheet to high-recycled-content aluminum

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Atlanta-based aluminum roller and recycler Novelis has announced a new commitment to convert all of its beverage can body sheet production to its evercan™ sheet, which the company says is the world’s first certified high-recycled-content aluminum for beverage cans, by the end of 2017. “The transition to a low-carbon, circular … Continue reading

Webinar course to cover Lean, Six Sigma for environmental professionals

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The Northwest Environmental Training Center will be offering a course entitled “Lean and Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals: Introduction to Process Improvement.” The course will be formatted as three 2-hr. webinars to be held Jan. 20, 21, and 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central time. The course will … Continue reading

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