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Food Fight: Plastic vs. Cardboard Pallet Solutions

February 1, 2011 9:10 am | Comments

Wooden pallets are no longer the only option for manufacturers when shipping and receiving goods. In this installment of "Food Fight," industry experts go toe to toe on the topic.

Clean Rooms Adapt to Changing Industry

January 31, 2011 11:51 am | by MIKE AUERBACH, Editor in Chief, Pharmaceutical Processing | Comments

With operators spending more time in clean room garments, the materials used to make them have improved to make operators more comfortable and to promote proper donning techniques.

Oil Shear Keeps Reading Rockin’

January 31, 2011 5:47 am | by Reading Rock | Comments

Let’s see specifically where and how oil shear technology is making a difference — and keeping the concrete block plant operational rather than idled.


Safety Noncompliance is a Major Problem

January 28, 2011 6:44 am | Comments

A survey revealed that 98 percent of workers had at some point neglected to wear the necessary safety equipment while on the job.


If at First You Don’t Succeed, Dry Again

January 25, 2011 12:36 pm | Comments

Recently, the Amesbury Group’s textile facility completed a compressed air reduction project that will yield a $41,000 annual electricity cost savings in their extrusion department.

Mezzanines Lift Operational Efficiency, Safety

January 24, 2011 6:41 am | Comments

The newly elevated control room dramatically improved machine operator visibility, maximized existing floor space and enhanced overall production.

The Advancement of Air

January 20, 2011 12:42 pm | by DAN LEISS, President, Jenny Products Inc. | Comments

Compressors may not have drastically changed over the years, but manufacturers still find ways to innovate.

Reducing PET Packaging Costs

January 20, 2011 8:21 am | Comments

By dividing the PET bottle manufacturing process into two steps instead of one, manufacturers experience significant savings in shipping and inventory costs.


MES Technology Trends Reduce Cost & Effort

January 18, 2011 9:19 am | by CHARLES A. HORTH, Founder & CEO, STICORP | Comments

A manufacturing execution system is a digital map that displays the entire manufacturing enterprise, activities and processes at a glance — vital information at your fingertips.

Keeping ICE off your Plant's Lines this Winter

January 17, 2011 6:37 am | by MICHAEL WILDES, Wildes & Weinberg | Comments

In order to avoid the chill that has been placed on production and plant operations across the U.S., it’s time to defrost the mystery behind Form I-9.

Sweet Sustainability: Plastic from Sugar

January 14, 2011 11:41 am | by TOM DOMEN, International Marketing Manager Product Portfolio, Ecover | Comments

Sustainability and the environment are hot trends in product packaging, and some companies are using creative ways to make the industry greener.

PepsiCo Plant Vends Supplies, Not Soda

January 13, 2011 9:12 am | Comments

Apex Industrial’s Edge 5000 vending system automatically tracks, manages and controls vended items, and you can track usage anytime, anywhere from your Internet browser.


How to Relieve Back Office Headaches

January 11, 2011 10:40 am | Comments

A flexible labor management system was just what one plant needed to deal with its industry-specific needs and complex business requirements.

Oil Skimmers for Hydroelectricity

January 10, 2011 12:40 pm | Comments

Abanaki’s oil skimmers and emergency oil spill systems can face the challenges inherent within hydroelectric power generation facilities, which must protect water resources.


Safety in a Bottle

January 10, 2011 6:38 am | Comments

Though reports on the safety of using BPA in plastic packaging conflict, the industry must ensure that the chemical is safe at all exposure levels.



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