Americas top stories: weekly summary

ICIS Editorial

05-Dec-2022

HOUSTON (ICIS)–Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 2 December.

US rail worker strike averted as president signs legislation

US President Joe Biden signed legislation early Friday that averts a potential strike of rail workers that could have begun as early as 9 December.

US Senate adopts resolution to avert strike from rail workers

The US Senate voted on Thursday to adopt a resolution that averts a potential railroad strike.

INSIGHT: Chlorum sees US as next market for its small chlor-alkali plants

The chlor-alkali firm Chlorum Solutions sees the US as the next market where it can bring its model of developing small regional chlor-alkali plants to serve customers eager to avoid the trouble and expense of shipping chlorine over long distances.

US House adopts resolution to avert rail strike

The US House of Representatives adopted on Wednesday a resolution that would avert a railroad strike, trade groups said.

INSIGHT: Brenntag/Univar mega merger viable in fragmented market but NA share may attract scrutiny

A mega merger in global chemical distribution between #1 player Germany-based Brenntag and #2 US-based Univar Solutions appears viable from an antitrust standpoint in a highly fragmented market, although North America could be an area of scrutiny and trigger divestitures.

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