In the Headlines: Chemical company fails to report off-site transfers and disposal methods of hazardous chemical

In the Headlines: Chemical company fails to report off-site transfers and disposal methods of hazardous chemical

Jan. 15, 2024
Plus, new compressed air training session announced.

The manufacturing industry is in a perpetual state of change. New technologies, policies, regulations, and company initiatives keep altering the role and perception of manufacturing in America. Every day, there’s a new plant, industry acquisition, research report, or law, and staying up to date on the latest information can prove difficult. Here’s what’s happening this week, in case you missed it.  

Compressed Air Challenge announces Q1-Q2 2024 training schedule
Training sessions are available both in-person and as webinars, and include new course "Compressed Air System Assessment & Project Development."

ABB acquires mobile robotics navigation start-up Sevensense
Swiss start-up Sevensense, a leader in AI-based navigation, enables the highest levels of speed, accuracy and autonomy of mobile robots, one of the fastest growing robotics markets.

Chemical manufacturer fined $101K for inaccurately reporting activities involving hazardous chemicals
According to the EPA, COIM failed to accurately report the off-site transfers and disposal methods of 1,4-Dioxane, in their Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reports.

Crown Verity invests $9.7 million to expand operations at Kentucky manufacturing plant
The company hopes this expansion will increase manufacturing capabilities and allow the manufacturer to consolidate its fabrication operations.

Solar manufacturer to build first U.S. production facility in Texas 
The facility will have an initial capacity to manufacture 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar modules annually with a projected capacity of up to 5 GW by 2027.

Pepsi Guam Bottling to pay $133K for exposing workers to amputation hazards
The company must correct the safety failures found during the investigation, as well as implement a comprehensive safety and health program.

Boat manufacturer to pay $134K for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 
The company’s Neodesha, Kansas, production plant creates a large amount of hazardous waste and did not comply with regulations designed to prevent the release of such waste.

IFS names Mark Moffat new CEO
Moffat takes over from Darren Roos, who has been appointed as the company’s Chair of the Board.

Cooling equipment manufacturer invests $16.5 million to expand production in Tennessee 
BAC has experienced growth in its dry coil and adiabatic cooling equipment businesses, and the expansion will allow the company to make strategic infrastructure improvements.

Manufacturer fined $275K for 32 serious safety violations after two workers suffer injuries 
The investigation began after two workers were injured on the job, suffering an eye injury and foot injury.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

About the Author

Thomas Wilk | editor in chief

Thomas Wilk joined Plant Services as editor in chief in 2014. Previously, Wilk was content strategist / mobile media manager at Panduit. Prior to Panduit, Tom was lead editor for Battelle Memorial Institute's Environmental Restoration team, and taught business and technical writing at Ohio State University for eight years. Tom holds a BA from the University of Illinois and an MA from Ohio State University

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