In a statement to the press on behalf of the members, Council President Jean-David Levitte of France called the incidents in New York, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere “a tragedy for – and a challenge to – all humanity.””Members of the Security Council call on all States to work together urgently to bring to justice the perpetrators, organizers and sponsors of today’s outrages,” said Ambassador Levitte. “They call on the international community to redouble its efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts by increased cooperation and full implementation of relevant international anti-terrorist conventions and Security Council resolutions.”Council members expressed their readiness to take urgent action in response, and extended their deepest sympathy to the victims, their families and the Government and people of the United States.Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, voiced her “deep revulsion at the horrific event.””The callous and barbaric actions of those who perpetrated these crimes are indefensible and could never be justified,” she said in a statement released in Geneva.The High Commissioner said the actions “strike at the fundamental human rights of every person and are totally unacceptable.”Urging a period of calm, Mrs. Robinson said, “The best tribute we can pay to those who lost their lives today and to their grieving family and friends is to ensure that justice, and not revenge, is served.”
Superior Industries, Inc, the major American manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, has announced its acquisition of MFE Manufacturing. Family owned and operated since its founding in 1947, MFE designs and builds portable plants for construction, aggregates and material handling industries. The 68-year company is headquartered in Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.Today, MFE is best known for engineering and fabricating portable processing plants, including jaw and cone crushing systems, screen plants and belt feeders. The company also designs and builds stationary structures for bulk material handling applications. MFE operates from a 25,000 square foot plant at the mouth of the Miramichi River in New Brunswick.According to Superior, the acquisition allows the manufacturer to boost its existing offering of portable plant designs. In addition, MFE’s location in the northeast adds another, strategically located factory to Superior’s North American portfolio, which includes existing plants in the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast and Midwest. Furthermore, the two companies share similar strategies incorporating the voice of the customer into product designs, including highly mobile equipment designed for fast setup.Superior Industries engineers and manufactures “groundbreaking, bulk material handling equipment and cutting-edge components.” From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, the manufacturing firm supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems for industries including construction aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant in Minnesota, the 43-year-old Superior operates from additional engineering and manufacturing plants in Alberta, Canada; Arizona, US; Georgia, US; Michigan, US; Nebraska, US; and New Brunswick, Canada.