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2014-10-30 12:31:20

DUBLIN, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Oil Well Cement Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Oil Well Cement Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global oil well cement industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-10-29 23:15:09

Jerry Mailloux named Operations Manager for location Nottingham, NH (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Shea Concrete Products has re-opened the doors to its fourth precast concrete production plant after closing it in June 2008 for economic reasons. The 50x100-foot plant, up and running earlier this month, now employs its newly-hired Operations Manager, Jerry Mailloux. Mailloux joins Shea Concrete after 21 years at his previous precast concrete employer and will oversee operations for a plant that...

2014-10-29 23:07:23

Solidifying their position as a leading provider of NewAge Garage Solutions, Garages123.com is now offering a wide variety of garage floor covering at reasonable prices. The company houses some of the finest garage floor coverings from the manufacturer, NewAge Products, Inc., that are both elegant and functional. USA (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Solidifying their position as a leading provider of NewAge Garage Solutions, Garages123.com is now offering a wide variety of garage floor covering...

2014-10-29 16:22:58

Lighting innovator expands assembly and testing capabilities with LEED-certified building ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expands its U.S. operations with the opening of a new LEED-certified facility recently. The 48,864-square-foot-building increases MaxLite's product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company's first full showroom on the West Coast. Located in the Anaheim Concourse...

2014-10-29 16:21:01

Terex to Invest $20 Million in Manitex International, Inc. BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, today announced an agreement to form a Joint Venture with Terex Corporation in ASV, which has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terex (NYSE:TEX) since 2008, with its manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, MN. As a result of the...

2014-10-29 12:31:29

PARIS, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint-Gobain has inaugurated its first plasterboard plant in Indonesia, near Jakarta. With an annual capacity of 30 million square meters, this new production site will enable the company to respond better to local demand and continue the Group's growth on the rapidly growing Indonesian plasterboard market. This investment will also strengthen the Gypsum Activity's presence in Southeast Asia where it already has four other plants in...

2014-10-29 12:24:45

DUBLIN, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global horizontal directional drilling industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a...

2014-10-29 12:24:03

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarkett, the worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, recently announced the winners of its ReStart((TM)) Award. The award is presented annually to honor the architect, designer, installer, distributor and/or end user whose project has successfully diverted the largest quantity of flooring from landfills using the company's ReStart Recycling and Reclamation Program. This year's award...

2014-10-29 12:23:44

What Makes You #CTEnergySmart? WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassidy Turley, a leading commercial real estate services provider in the U.S., is sponsoring a Twitter contest seeking your favorite methods for implementing energy efficiency at home or at work. Between October 28 and November 5, contestants can tweet energy efficiency tips using the hashtag #CTEnergySmart for the opportunity to win one of five $100 American Express Gift Cards. The winner will be announced...

2014-10-29 08:36:21

Future Homes Technology Purchases First home from ECOB's Defensive Lumber Inventory VISTA, Calif., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Building Products, Inc., (PINK: ECOB) announced today that Future Home Technology's (FHT) first Eco Red Shield(TM) home was delivered today in preparation for production to commence this week prior to shipment to the Jersey Shore in the Defensive Sandy Rebuild. FHT recently completed their certification in Eco's Defensive Builder Program which can be...


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2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

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2010-10-04 16:15:56

Staplers, used widely in government, business, offices, and schools, are mechanical devices that join sheets of paper by driving a metal staple through the paper. The first stapler was created for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of royal court. George McGill created the predecessor of the modern staple. In 1867, he received a patent for a press to insert his fastener into paper. Henry R. Heyl received a patent for the first machine to both insert and clinch the...

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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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2005-05-25 19:16:15

Perlite is an amorphous glass mineral of volcanic origin. Typical analysis: 70-75% SiO2, 12-15% Al2O3, Na2O 3-4%, K2O 3-5%, Fe2O3 0,5-2%, MgO 0,2-0,7%, CaO 0,5-1,5% Loss On Ignition 3-5% Properties: When it reaches temperatures of 850"“900 °C, perlite softens (since it is a glass) and water trapped in the structure escapes and this causes the expansion of the material to 7"“15 times its original volume. The expanded material is a brilliant white, due to the reflectivity of the...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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