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Enterprise Asset Management & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – June 2015 – Paducah, Kentucky & Lafayette, Louisiana
Enterprise Asset Management & Reliability Strategy Seminar & Workshop – June 2015 – Paducah, Kentucky & Lafayette, Louisiana
5/5/2015 10:29:19 AM
GenesisSolutions, the Asset Performance Optimization service line for The ABS Group of Companies, is committed to providing an educational forum to promote a greater understanding of a progressive, multiphase EAM Master Plan and how organizations can leverage their CMMS investment to support Asset Reliability strategies and improvements. The theme and outcome of this …
Endocrine Disruptors and Environmental Exposure Risks Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
4/30/2015 4:22:52 PM
According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.”  These substances can be either naturally occurring or man-made.    The endocrine system regulates …
No Hogwarts Invitation Required: Invisibility Cloaks Move into the Real-life Classroom
No Hogwarts Invitation Required: Invisibility Cloaks Move into the Real-life Classroom
4/30/2015 11:30:30 AM
Who among us hasn’t wanted to don a shimmering piece of fabric and instantly disappear from sight? Unfortunately, we non-magical folk are bound by the laws of physics, which have a way of preventing such fantastical escapes.   Real-life invisibility cloaks do exist, in a manner of speaking: researchers have engineered systems that bend light around an object, shielding it …
EMSL’s Carle Place Lab Approved by NYS ELAP for the New 198.8 Method for Spray-on Fireproofing Containing Vermiculite
EMSL’s Carle Place Lab Approved by NYS ELAP for the New 198.8 Method for Spray-on Fireproofing Containing Vermiculite
4/29/2015 3:01:55 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is pleased to announce that its laboratory located in Carle Place, New York has been accredited by the New York State Environmental Laboratory Approved Program (NYS ELAP) for the 198.8 method. This past October, EMSL’s corporate headquarters in Cinnaminson, New Jersey was the first testing laboratory certified for this newly released 198.8 method.   In …
New Silicone Liquid Flashing Component Helps Air Barrier System Deliver A Complete Building Protection Solution
4/29/2015 12:38:35 PM
With the complexity of modern window and door penetrations and transitions – which include any variety of substrates, barriers and sheathing – builders are challenged to ensure a continuous, weathertight seal. To simplify installation and provide the assurance of 100% silicone performance, Dow Corning has added a new liquid flashing to the Dow Corning ® Silicone Air Barrier …
Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative GreenHarvest Products Made With Rapidly Renewable Plant Fiber
Kimberly-Clark Professional Launches Innovative GreenHarvest Products Made With Rapidly Renewable Plant Fiber
4/28/2015 11:29:26 AM
Kimberly-Clark Professional today announced the launch of GreenHarvest products, a cutting edge offering that incorporates rapidly renewable plant-based fiber, such as wheat straw and bamboo, into Kleenex and Scott brand towel and tissue products. Kimberly-Clark Professional is the first major towel and tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products made with …
Isocyanate Testing Services for Buildings with Spray Polyurethane Foam
4/27/2015 3:46:21 PM
In recent years, the use of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has become increasingly popular with new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF’s popularity is a direct result of its excellent insulating properties and ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and reduce airborne sounds coming through walls, floors and roofs.   SPF is applied as two …
Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology Wins Silver 2015 Edison Award for Food Packaging
Dow’s PacXpert™ Packaging Technology Wins Silver 2015 Edison Award for Food Packaging
4/27/2015 12:39:47 PM
PacXpert™ Packaging Technology from The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), is once again recognized as a leading flexible packaging innovation that has advanced the packaging industry. The revolutionary alternative to rigid packaging received its eighth industry award for its leading performance, sustainability and cost-savings advantages by winning Silver at the 2015 Edison …
Air Products Signs Agreement with Big River Steel
4/27/2015 12:35:02 PM
Air Products (NYSE: APD ) announced today that it has signed a product supply agreement with Big River Steel, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Air Products will operate an air separation unit (ASU) producing multiple industrial gases and a PRISM® hydrogen generator. The onstream target for all the units is July 2016. The ASU will provide pipeline oxygen, nitrogen and …
DuPont Acquires Taxon Biosciences, Inc.
4/25/2015 11:08:02 AM
DuPont announced it has agreed to acquire Taxon Biosciences, Inc., a leading microbiome discovery company. This acquisition will build on DuPont’s in-house capabilities and unparalleled market access in both seed and crop protection to discover and commercialize biological solutions for agriculture customers globally. “In 2014, the businesses in DuPont’s Agriculture, …
Los Angeles Area Homes near Contaminated Groundwater Plume Monitored for Vapor Intrusion Hazards
4/24/2015 4:24:39 PM
Last month, the Los Angeles Times published an article about homes located near several South Bay Superfund sites.  The neighborhoods were built around past industrial plants, a synthetic rubber factory and other former industrial sites that produced DDT, which is a pesticide that is now banned.   These industrial plants are blamed for dumping hazardous chemicals, such as …
Air Quality Issues & Health Concerns Resulting from Demolition Projects
4/23/2015 1:58:23 PM
When a home or building has outgrown its useful life, has been destroyed in a natural disaster or needs to make way for new construction, it is often slated for demolition.  Each year, thousands of buildings are torn down resulting in millions of tons of demolition waste.    Much of this waste is inert or nonhazardous, but other debris may contain hazardous materials that …
Introducing Versentia Complete CRM Implementation
Introducing Versentia Complete CRM Implementation
4/23/2015 9:25:37 AM
Versentia, Inc. has just released the Versentia CRM component for their testing, inspection and certification software, which has now become a part of the product offering. “The management of clients and associated sales is an important component of testing, inspection and certification software.  Our clients can now take the leap into new technology that allows for an …
Oakland Building Fire Causes Smoke & Water Damage to Multipurpose Structure
4/22/2015 4:39:12 PM
Last month, KRON 4 published a report about a two-alarm fire at a building in Oakland.  Although a dozen of people were displaced, firefighters were able to contain the fire to a single apartment.  Several other apartments sustained heavy smoke damage and a business on the ground level reportedly suffered water damage from the fire suppression efforts.    Depending on the …
PERC Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion & Other Causes Identified by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
4/21/2015 5:05:53 PM
Tetrachloroethylene, also commonly referred to as PERC, is a manufactured colorless liquid chemical that has been used widely for dry cleaning, as a chemical intermediate, metal degreaser and as a component of some consumer products.  Exposure to PERC can occur in some home and work environments due to the use of the chemical or from air, water, groundwater and soils that have …
Recycling Plant in Vernon to Close & Will Pay $50 Million to Remove Hazardous Waste
4/15/2015 11:10:22 AM
In March, Los Angeles’ NBC Channel 4 broadcasted a report about a deal reached between executives from a lead-acid battery recycling facility in Vernon and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  Under the non-prosecution agreement, the decades-old plant located in a heavily populated area will cease operations and pay $50 million to clean up the facility and neighboring …
Air Products to Feature Gases and Technology Solutions for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Applications at INTERPHEX
4/14/2015 12:17:53 PM
Air Products (NYSE:APD) will be exhibiting its range of industrial gases and advanced technologies for a variety of  pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications at INTERPHEX 2015 in New York City from April 21-23. INTERPHEX attendees are invited to stop by booth 3263 to speak with a knowledgeable Air Products representative about their specific process challenges. As a …
GreenWood, Inc. Commemorates 25 Years in the Industrial Marketplace
GreenWood, Inc. Commemorates 25 Years in the Industrial Marketplace
4/13/2015 11:29:42 AM
Greenville, SC - - April 10, 2015 - - GreenWood, Inc., is marking its 25th year in business of delivering integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions to manufacturers.  The company serves customers throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic with an unwavering focus on project-level safety.  In 1990, Alan Green and John Wood launched GreenWood, Inc. with just …
California Judge Fines Executives $1.8 Million for Exposing Students to Asbestos
4/7/2015 2:48:06 PM
Recently, The Fresno Bee published a report about the latest developments for three men who pleaded guilty to violating asbestos regulations.  The three men were involved with an organization that was contracted by the Merced County Office of Education to provide job training for high school students.    Numerous students were used to remove asbestos-containing materials …
National Asbestos Awareness Week Reminds the Public of Exposure Hazards
National Asbestos Awareness Week Reminds the Public of Exposure Hazards
4/6/2015 2:06:37 PM
The U.S. Senate agreed to passage of a bipartisan resolution that designates the first week of April 2015 as National Asbestos Awareness Week. The resolution also urges the Surgeon General of the United States to warn and educate people about the public health issue of asbestos exposure, which may be hazardous to their health. National Asbestos Awareness Week is intended to …

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