The CARES Act establishes a new $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program that will reportedly provide relief to millions of small businesses so they can sustain their businesses and keep their workers employed.
April 2, 2020
Jovita Carranza, Small Business Association (SBA) administrator, and Steven T. Mnuchin, Treasury Department secretary, recently announced that the SBA and Treasury Department have initiated a robust mobilization effort of banks and other lending institutions to provide small businesses with the capital they need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Funding will be awarded to eligible Manufacturing USA institutes, a network of 14 public-private partnerships that work with academic and private sector manufacturing organizations on research and development and manufacturing skills training.
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened a funding opportunity for rapid, high-impact projects that support the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last year, Covestro put in place a global strategic program to establish the theme of circular economy throughout all areas of the company.
March 27, 2020
Covestro recently announced that it will take a loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for €225 million (approximately $243.7 million) to provide medium-term funding to strengthen its R&D work in the areas of sustainability and circular economy within the European Union (EU).
Manufacturers of all sizes and in myriad industries have jumped into action to provide relief in the form of monetary and product donations, repurposed production lines, and more in order to combat the global threat of COVID-19.
The web-based list has also been enhanced to improve its usefulness.
March 20, 2020
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Cincinnati-based Pilot Chemical earned the Karl G. Voelkel Industry Award for wastewater improvements and accomplishments at its plant in Middletown, Ohio.
March 9, 2020
Pilot Chemical Co. recently announced that the Southwest Section of the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) has honored Pilot Chemical with the Karl G. Voelkel Industry Award for outstanding environmental achievement.