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Saint-Gobain ceases operations at Massachusetts solar plant

Saint-Gobain, a France-based building-materials company, has ceased operations at the former Evergreen Solar plant at 112 Barnum Road of Devens, Mass. The company, which shared space with Clinton-based Nypro Corp., ended production of components used in LED lights sometime during the spring; a small number of employees are still working to close down the site. Changes in the market prompted the decision. The company employed 54 people in at its peak, and about two-thirds of them have been transferred to another Saint-Gobain facility in Milford, N.H.

Magnezit Group commissions second line at Chinese plant

Magnezit Group commissioned the second line for production of unshaped refractories at its Chinese plant.
Today, Liaoning Dalmond Refractories is the biggest of the group’s production sites in China targeted for manufacturing of the whole range of oxide-carbon bricks for ferrous metallurgy vessels. The commissioned processing line occupies the area of more than 10 000 sqm and is intended for production of unshaped materials for thermal vessels, including masses and concrete products. The production capacity of the line amounts to 1 500 t of concrete products, 10 000 t of masses, and 5 000 pcs. of refractory shapes for purging units.