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1 hr ago | The Advocate

Albemarle, Rockwood set shareholder vote

Specialty chemical maker Albemarle Corp. and acquisition target Rockwood Holdings have both set Nov. 14 as the date of shareholder votes on the $6.2 billion cash-and-stock deal. Both meetings will begin at 8 a.m. Albemarle's meeting will be held at the company's headquarters at 451 Florida St. in Baton Rouge.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Albemarle, Chemicals, Baton Rouge, LA

6 hrs ago | Dairy Foods

Expert Solutions To Spoilage In Cheese and Mild Acidic Yogurt

DuPont unveils an expanded line-up of the successful HOLDBAC Protective cultures range to specifically target contamination in the mild acidic environments of cheese and fresh yogurt manufacture while maintaining flavor. Formerly a manufacturer's dream, today DuPont market-driven science took on the challenge and made it a reality.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals

8 hrs ago | Business Journal

Big manufacturers challenging FirstEnergy Solutions' polar vortex surcharge

Some of Ohio's biggest manufacturers aren't paying FirstEnergy Solution Corp.'s polar vortex surcharge, but the company still stands by its controversial decision. Whirlpool Corp. , Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., 3M , Campbell Soup Co.


Related Topix: FirstEnergy, Energy, Toledo Edison, Jersey Central Power and Light, Ohio Edison, Whirlpool Corporation, Appliances, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Cooper Tire and Rubber

12 hrs ago | Business Wire

Celanese Announces Acetate Tow Price Increases

Pricing for unique and/or low volume tow items and specialty grade acetate tow items may increase by a differentiated amount. Price increases are effective January 1, 2015, or as contracts allow.


Related Topix: Concord EFS, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Celanese AG, Chemicals

16 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Is Eastman A Good Stock To Buy?

Eastman Chemical Company has been generating big profits over the past few years due to its smart business strategies and efficient management. The company has been producing sales and earnings growths over the past four consecutive years.


Related Topix: Chemicals, Eastman Chemical

Mon Sep 15, 2014

DuPont settlement won't be felt locally

A settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and DuPont reached Monday will not directly impact the Washington Works Plant. The EPA announced a settlement with the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals

Business Wire

Taminco Corporation Shareholder Alert: Rigrodsky & Long, P.a. Announces Investigation Of Buyout

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of Taminco Corporation regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company's entry into an agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Company , in a transaction valued at approximately $2.8 billion. Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of Taminco's would receive $26.00 in cash for each share of Taminco's they own.


Related Topix: TAM S.A., Airlines, Chemicals, Eastman Chemical, Wilmington, DE

Myers Industries Upgraded to Neutral by Zacks

The firm currently has a $19.50 price target on the stock. Zacks 's target price suggests a potential upside of 2.36% from the stock's previous close.


Related Topix: Myers Industries, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines

Fox News

Eastman Chemical to Buy Taminco for $1.8 Billion

M&A activity slowed down slightly over the summer, but the first eight months of 2014 still produced more completed deals compared to the same period a year ago. Nearly 1500 deals were completed through August of this year, with a total value of about $195 billion.


Related Topix: Chemicals, Eastman Chemical, Business News

Seeking Alpha

Dupont Nice But Boring, While Eastman Chemicals Provides Twice The Return On Cash

Since they are about equal in terms of yield, it comes down to ROA; Eastman is cheaper, and hence the better alternative. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company as a company is very boring, even though it has a pretty decent yield.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals, Startups, Innovalight, Eastman Chemical

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout -report

An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report found on Monday. Some 150 large listed companies - including 29 in the United States such as Dow Chemical Company, banking group Goldman Sachs and oil firm ExxonMobil - now incorporate an internal carbon price ranging from $6-80 per tonne, according to a report by CDP, which gathers environmental information from companies worldwide on behalf of investors.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Chemicals, Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Cohen Group, Consulting

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Advocate

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The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards, recognizing contractors who invest in workforce development programs that include recruitment, assessment, training, career path development and retention of employees. The GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Most Valuable Plant award was presented to BASF Corp. and The Dow Chemical Co.-Louisiana.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, BASF Corp, Chemicals

Raven Industries Hits New 1-Year Low at $25.81

Raven Industries 's share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday , Analyst Ratings Net reports. The company traded as low as $25.81 and last traded at $26.08, with a volume of 67,132 shares traded.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Raven Industries

Seeking Alpha

Eastman Chemical - Fair Deal, Leverage Concerns Outweigh In The Short Run

Eastman Chemical announced a rather sizable acquisition during Thursday's trading session after acquiring Taminco, a specialty chemical business. The deal underlies the strategic focus on specialty chemicals and seems okay from that point of view.


Related Topix: Chemicals, Eastman Chemical


Taminco Investor Alert - Andrews & Springer LLC is Seeking More Cash...

Andrews & Springer LLC , a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against the Board of Directors of Taminco Corporation relating to the sale of the Company to Eastman Chemical Company . On September 11, 2014, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Eastman will acquire TAM in a merger in a deal worth $2.8 billion.


Related Topix: Chemicals, Eastman Chemical, Social Software

Customer Interaction Solutions

Law Firm Kirby McInerney LLP Investigating Potential Claims on Behalf ...

Kirby McInerney LLP is investigating potential claims against Taminco Corporation concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Eastman Chemical Company . Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Taminco stockholders will receive $26.00 in cash for each share of Taminco common stock they own, valuing the transaction at approximately $2.8 billion.


Related Topix: TAM S.A., Airlines, Chemicals, Eastman Chemical

Fri Sep 12, 2014


s on the Move: Week Ending Sept. 12

One of the 25 largest companies in the United States with more than $100 billion in annual revenue, Cardinal Health has promoted 25-year company veteran Michael Kaufmann to the top finance seat, effective Nov. 11. He will replace Jeffrey Henderson, 49, who will be retiring next August. Kaufmann has been CEO of Cardinal's pharmaceutical segment since 2009.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Cardinal Health, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Chemicals, New York

Stock Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on The Dow Chemical Company

Shares of The Dow Chemical Company were the target of unusually large options trading on Friday. Stock traders acquired 15,929 call options on the company, Stock Ratings Network reports.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, Chemicals, The Dow Company, Dow AgroSciences

Plastics News

Number of women execs in plastics gradually increasing

There are a lot of numbers that might jump out at you when first going over the numbers for this year's Plastics News ranking of the industry's top-earning executives in North America. "Eight" probably isn't one of the first.


Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Tredegar Corporation

Slimming down Sancho at SMT

Sancho Panza , Don Quixote , and Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Seattle Musical Theatre. Sancho Panza , Don Quixote , and Aldonza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Seattle Musical Theatre.


Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Quixote, Theater, Arts, Musical Theater


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