Meagan Parrish
Senior Reporter

Meagan Parrish kicked off her career at Advantage Business Media as Chem.Info's intrepid editor in December 2014. Prior to this role, she spent 12 years working in the journalism biz, including a four-and-a-half year stint as the managing editor of BRAVA, a regional magazine based in Madison, Wis. Meagan graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in international relations and spent a year working toward a master's in international public policy. She has a strong interest in all things global — including energy, economics, politics and history. As a news junkie, she thinks it's an exciting time to be working in the world of chemical manufacturing.

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The violations from this year were all issued in February by the North Carolina Department of Labor.
10.11.2017
10:18am
Dow Chemical has joined forces with two other industry leaders to produce recycled plastic bags that are being used to clean up ocean shores.
10.5.2017
10:44am
An explosion at an Eastman Chemical plant in Kingsport released large plumes of black smoke on Wednesday morning.
10.4.2017
2:57pm
A group of former employees from a chewing gum factory claim that years of exposure to flavoring chemicals left them with severe health problems.
10.3.2017
10:44am
Since job cuts from the Dow-DuPont merger were announced in 2015, analysts have fretted over a coming “death of innovation.”
9.29.2017
3:38pm
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J&J claims that tests dating back to 1972 always showed that its talc was free from asbestos.
9.26.2017
10:18am
On Sept. 7, some kind of mechanical problem triggered a hydrogen leak and subsequent fire at the $2.5 billion polysilicon plant.
9.25.2017
10:28am
Argent Energy believes it can make about 10,000 liters of biodiesel from the 820-foot mass of underground waste.
9.22.2017
1:57pm
Although the impact of Harvey is still being assessed, it’s clear that in many ways Katrina devastated more of the country’s energy infrastructure.
9.18.2017
10:23am
China's vow to ban imports of plastic waste by the end of the year could increase demand for new plastics.
9.14.2017
3:06pm
A new report is shedding light on how widespread the problem of plastic pollution has become.
9.8.2017
10:13am
Lagunitas Brewing recently unveiled a new IPA with an interesting twist: cannabis flavors.
9.7.2017
10:43am
More than 30,000 pairs of Dr. Martens Vegan Boots have been recalled because the lining contains a toxic chemical.
8.28.2017
10:52am
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One of the country’s biggest agriculture companies is making a big bet on meat produced without animals.
8.25.2017
10:37am
A hurricane hasn’t made landfall in Texas in nine years, but that could change this weekend.
8.24.2017
3:02pm
Like every major oil company, Chevron has struggled to keep profits up in the last few years while oil has hovered around $50 a barrel.
8.24.2017
10:45am
Local authorities in India shut down Ducol Organics and Colours after an investigation showed that the company broke waste disposal laws.
8.22.2017
2:37pm
For 83 years, the company has maintained a manufacturing space in the small town of Nocona, Texas.
8.15.2017
10:36am
So far, there have been 24 reports of injuries due to the phone cases around the world.
8.3.2017
10:27am
The motorcycle industry hasn’t been in tune with the newest generation of drivers, but manufacturers are hoping to change that.
7.10.2017
3:32pm
Ohio environmental officials said a failed valve released up to 5,000 gallons of a rust-proofing chemical into a storm sewer.
6.28.2017
2:30pm
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Stella Chemifa Corp. was never a major player in the U.S. market — until Tesla came along.
6.28.2017
2:00pm
A recent halt in helium production in Qatar could soon trigger a worldwide shortage.
6.27.2017
10:20am
BASF, one of the world’s top coatings manufacturers, has released its annual trends report with 65 up-and-coming colors.
6.22.2017
10:55am
But his take didn’t fall along the usual partisan lines.
6.21.2017
11:28am
Wilbur Ross said he believes the U.S. will succeed at negotiating improved trade terms without hardline measures.
6.16.2017
10:56am
The company, whose name stands for Pittsburgh Plate Glass, is selling the last of its fiberglass business to Nippon Electric Glass Co.
6.6.2017
3:23pm
A recent report found that the injury rate for workers at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant was 31 percent higher than the average for car makers in the U.S.
5.25.2017
2:47pm
Recycling Technologies breaks the hydrocarbons in plastic down to produce different kinds of oil products.
5.12.2017
2:28pm
The facility has been around since 1905.
5.5.2017
10:43am
In one case, researchers were able to reconfigure a robot’s programming to make it draw a line two millimeters off from the intended target.
5.3.2017
3:04pm
Ido Leffler has made a career out of jumping into different manufacturing industries and shaking things up.
4.27.2017
10:45am
Quick tips to improve worker safety — plus a special offer for Manufacturing.net readers from one of the country’s top mindfulness software companies.
4.26.2017
2:29pm
A portion of Tesla’s massive Gigafactory was evacuated Monday after a chemical spill on the company’s loading docks.
4.18.2017
10:41am
The CSB doesn’t just provide vital safety guidance for chemical plant and oil rig managers — it also adds another layer of accountability.
3.27.2017
3:50pm
DuPont is partnering with a start-up company called Luminati Aerospace to design body armor fabrics that weigh a fraction of current products.
3.24.2017
9:32am
Oil drilling isn’t like it used to be.
3.23.2017
10:25am
The proposal also erases funding for the agency’s climate change initiatives including its signature Clean Power Plan.
3.16.2017
3:28pm
Since President Trump’s inauguration, the agency has stopped releasing press updates about safety violations and fines.
3.15.2017
4:09pm