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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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
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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
Thanks to the abundance of cheap natural gas, the industry is poised to see a wave of new plant openings and expansions.
3.15.2017
10:19am
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A group of European firms have announced plans to build an artificial island they say could provide power for 80 million homes.
3.10.2017
2:24pm
AkzoNobel recently fended off a $22 billion takeover bid from PPG Industries, one of its main rivals in the coatings industry.
3.10.2017
2:12pm
Europe may soon have a battery factory that rivals Tesla’s massive Gigafactory.
3.9.2017
4:23pm
After the fossil fuel industry bubble popped, workers have been forced to seek jobs elsewhere — and many may not be coming back.
3.8.2017
10:37am
Today, many see the EPA as an example of regulation gone amok, but there was a time when strong bipartisan support for the EPA existed.
3.6.2017
10:39am
The Keystone pipeline is expected to span 1,179 miles.
3.3.2017
2:44pm
In southeastern Colorado, a workforce of about 1,400 remotely operated robots and forklifts carefully disassemble WWII-era bombs.
3.2.2017
10:41am
All told, about $808 billion worth of deals were withdrawn or rejected in 2016.
2.23.2017
3:26pm
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Scientists found a higher prevalence of one type of cancer in those aged 5-24 who lived in areas with high levels of oil and gas drilling.
2.17.2017
1:59pm
A chemical company is hoping to fill the gap left behind by the Defender with a new no-frills, all-terrain vehicle.
2.13.2017
2:16pm
California is one of the few states with a high-speed rail project in the works.
2.10.2017
10:22am
Organizers for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have found an innovate approach tackling the rising global issue of e-waste.
2.9.2017
10:43am
Around 266,000 tons of spent uranium fuel is currently being stored around the globe in short-term facilities.
1.31.2017
11:02am
China already has contingency plans to retaliate if it’s hit with high tariffs.
1.24.2017
3:16pm
It seems like a simple part to manufacture, but making ballpoint pen tips has eluded Chinese manufacturers for years.
1.11.2017
11:43am
The companies involved in the many proposed deals have argued that the mergers will allow them to innovate and bring products to market faster.
1.9.2017
3:01pm
Don't look down! At 565 meters tall (1,854 feet), the Beipanjiang Bridge soars high above a gigantic valley between two mountains in southwest China.
12.30.2016
10:10am
These labor shortages could bump up the costs of completing the planned repairs, delay work or even increase the risk of accidents.
12.30.2016
9:56am
Here’s an exclusive look at the innovative tech being used to keep the facilities cranking out the goods.
12.15.2016
10:52am
Big changes to how employers report injuries are here.
12.2.2016
10:21am
Oil may be cheap and abundant right now, but oil companies can feel the wind blowing in a new direction — literally.
12.1.2016
10:37am
The European Space Agency estimates that there are about 170 million bits and pieces of junk orbiting in various debris fields above Earth.
11.29.2016
2:52pm
“A lot of people don’t realize that North Carolina is one of the biggest manufacturing states in the country,” Christopher Chung says.
11.22.2016
12:30pm
It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump isn’t a fan of regulations in the energy industry and that he’s been skeptical of climate change.
11.14.2016
1:22pm
Some energy companies have managed to thrive despite stagnating oil prices, while others go bankrupt. What gives?
11.14.2016
10:49am
The team that developed them said their goal was to create a new type of “swarm user interface.”
10.28.2016
10:53am