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Why Foreign Corporations Struggle In America

March 23, 2010 1:12 pm | Comments

Foreign companies fail because they do not understand the U.S. market and lack the long-term planning necessary to get established.

All Bearing Plants Smell the Same

March 23, 2010 11:30 am | Comments

Rollon Corporation's Rick Wood discusses bearing jokes, one-piece flow, silly ways to make money and the further weakening of the dollar.

Three Ways to Improve Machinery Safety

March 23, 2010 5:49 am | by Jeff Schnitzer and Jim Rogers, GE Energy Services | Comments

There are three important facets of machinery safety: Making appropriate use of machinery monitoring instrumentation; specifying machinery design features that contribute to safety; and developing a rigorous machinery safety culture with your staff.

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Step by Step: The Ideal Workbench

March 22, 2010 6:28 am | by JAMES ANDERSON, Vertical Market Manager, Lista Intl. | Comments

Take the time to perform the necessary up-front work by following this step-by-step self examination that will help you choose the right workbench for all your needs.

Gearing Up for Success

March 16, 2010 9:01 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Forest City Gear is a successful gear manufacturer that has retained massive strategic year-over-year investment in new equipment technologies over the years.

Turning Trash into Cash

March 16, 2010 6:25 am | Comments

A year-end rush for Alexandra Food products places an undue burden on the factory, which is unable to keep up with the amount of its own trash.

Energy Meets Quality

March 15, 2010 6:51 am | by Rexroth | Comments

At Heckert Solar, energy and quality come together to enable environmental protection through sophisticated production, for example, using the Rexroth TSsolar transfer system.

From Field to Fork

March 11, 2010 5:30 am | Comments

Many organizations throughout the supply chain have already launched traceability initiatives and have started to see the return on their investments.

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A Top-Down Approach

March 9, 2010 11:39 am | by PENNY GIFT, Product Manager, Republic Powdered Metals | Comments

Reflective roof restoration became popular not only for extending roof life, but also for reducing energy consumption and creating a more comfortable work environment.

Beverage Industry Trends

March 8, 2010 12:19 pm | Comments

Within the overall beverage industry, manufacturers expressed the most concern about containing and driving down costs wherever possible.

Making Money from Carbon Dioxide

March 8, 2010 4:56 am | by SAM A. RUSHING, Special Correspondent, Biofuels Digest | Comments

The merchant market for carbon dioxide is some 20 million metric tons of annual consumption, and this does not include CO2 quantities dedicated to energy and chemical production.

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs: Three Cheers for Manufacturing

March 5, 2010 5:25 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Through its manufacturing summer camps and scholarships, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs is inspiring the next generation of manufacturers and other tinkerers.

Ellison Bakery Finds The Sweet Spot

March 3, 2010 4:51 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Comments

Despite a challenging economy, rising costs and significant competitive pressures, Ellison appears well-positioned for the future. A combination of the right equipment investments, a strong corporate culture and a thorough, experience-based knowledge of the cookie business appears to be the right mix for this bakery's continued success.

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Disaster Planning & Response

March 2, 2010 7:38 am | by WAYNE YON, STEPHEN BLACKWELL, DANIEL COTO & MELVIN N. KRAMER, EHA Consulting Group Inc. | Comments

Disaster: the word alone conjures images of your facility in the worst possible condition, not knowing how to respond to the event, but it doesn't have to be that way.

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Algae Investment Trends & Advanced Biofuels Insight

March 1, 2010 5:13 am | by WILL THURMOND, Columnist, Biofuels Digest | Comments

Why are some algae companies attracting capital, and scaling up their enterprises while others continue to peer into the “valley of death” from the laboratory to the pilot phase?

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