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3M Acquires Japanese Electrical Company
July 18, 2014 — 3M has acquired the remaining 25 percent of shares in Japan-based electrical company Sumitomo 3M Ltd. Sumitomo 3M Ltd. was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric... (rest of article)

Elevance Partners With Genting Integrated
July 15, 2014 — Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Genting Integrated Biorefinery Sdn Bhd to construct a biorefinery in Lahad Datu, Malaysia. Per the terms of the agreement,... (rest of article)

IICRC Restructures Global Regions
June 26, 2014 — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has restructured its global regions. IICRC’s four new global regions include The Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific,... (rest of article)

SCA Expands Presence in Middle East
June 19, 2014 — SCA has acquired the remaining 50 percent of shares in Jordan-based feminine hygiene products company Fine Sancella from The Nuqul Group. In 2007, SCA purchased 50 percent ownership of Fine... (rest of article)

Johnson Controls Opens Manufacturing Facility in China
June 6, 2014 — Johnson Controls, Inc. has opened a US$154 million manufacturing facility in Chongqing City, China. The 1,431,600-square-foot facility is expected to produce 6 million automotive batteries per... (rest of article)

Johnson Controls Expands Operations in China
May 29, 2014 — Johnson Controls, Inc. has completed a US$35 million expansion of its manufacturing and research and development center in Wuxi, China. The 454,400-square-foot facility is one of the... (rest of article)

USGBC Names Top Countries for Green Building Projects
May 5, 2014 — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released its list of the top 10 countries outside of the United States for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-registered and certified... (rest of article)

Reports of MERS-CoV Spike in Saudi Arabia
April 21, 2014 — The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has confirmed 49 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in its country over the past six days. A majority of the infections... (rest of article)

Bird Flu Outbreak Hits Japan
April 14, 2014 — Health officials in Japan have ordered the culling of 160,000 birds to prevent the spread of the H5N1 (bird flu) virus. Japan’s Agricultural Ministry confirmed the virus after samples from... (rest of article)

P&G Opens Research Center in Singapore
March 28, 2014 — Procter & Gamble (P&G), parent company of Procter & Gamble Professional, has opened a US$199 million research facility in Singapore. P&G’s 105,000-square-foot complex, the... (rest of article)

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