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What Piqued Your Interest In 2008 & How It Relates To 2009

January 8, 2009 4:24 am | Comments

While perusing a list of the Top Ten 'Most Popular' News Stories Of 2008 , compiled by , a few themes ring loud and clear as topics prevalent on the minds of manufacturing professionals.

A New Image For Toner Processing

December 18, 2008 7:05 am | Comments

Automatic vertical filter presses

The Wasteful Way

December 18, 2008 7:04 am | Comments

With one digester already in place, Schmack BioEnergy looks to expand the use of its technology for converting biowaste to energy. By Jeff Reinke There are plenty of clichés about how difficult situations can serve a useful purpose in pushing a company, team or individual forward.


Keep Processes Running At Peak Efficiencies

December 17, 2008 7:02 am | Comments

MTS Systems ' Temposonics® R Series linear position sensors and Level-Plus® M Series transmitters are being incorporated into automation and control applications in the food and beverage industry due to high reliability, accuracy and compatibility with smart sensor networks such as DeviceNet.

Couplings Pass 'Hell Hole' Test

December 17, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

Zero-Max Inc. , an ISO 9001-certified design and manufacturing company, introduces its composite disc couplings for the wind turbine industry.

And The iPod Shall Lead Us

December 17, 2008 5:40 am | Comments

It's hard to believe, but according to a recent post on BusinessWeek 's Web site, an Apple a day could help keep the unemployment numbers away. Per blogger Michael Mandel, the Apple iPod has created 13,920 engineering and retail jobs worth a combined total of $753 million in the U.S.

U.S. Squandering Millions Due To Clumsy Project Management

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Troubled projects are costing taxpayers millions, according to joint research conducted by ESI Intl., an organization specializing in project and program management performance improvement, and Independent Project Analysis (IPA), a project benchmarking company.

Top Five Considerations For Singling Out Your Ideal Tank

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Tank buyers often make purchase decisions based on cost. Companies in the market to buy a tank or silo think about longevity-which translates into getting the most economical tank that lasts the longest time. .


Fore! Making Your Turf Environmentally Friendly

December 3, 2008 6:36 am | Comments

Converted Organics, a company that diverts food waste from landfills to create an all-natural, organic liquid fertilizer, recently formed a strategic relationship with Simplot Partners, a proprietary fertilizer and turf maintenance product distributor.

Yes We Can

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

All of the news of our country's current economic crisis makes me a little wary of my own financial state; I think more than anything, it is the sense of instability that worries me most.

Solar Power Finds Its Place In The Sun

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

TUV Rheinland Group has joined forces with Arizona State University (ASU) to create TUV Rheinland PTL LLC-a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment. This collaboration (a private venture) will be based in Tempe, AZ, which receives an average of 325 days of sunshine annually.

Stabilizing Your Offshore Investments

November 19, 2008 6:48 am | Comments

Dassault Systèmes has announced that the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), an organization that sets standards for the international marine and offshore industry, has selected the analysis capability of Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.


Process Water Does Have A Bottom Line

November 7, 2008 5:17 am | Comments

Industrial Water Reuse Can Increase Profits While Helping To Stave Off A Looming National Water Crisis

Alliance Collaborates On Producing Bio-Based Plasticizers

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a food processing company, Battelle, a developer of new sciences and technology, and PolyOne Corp., a $2.7 billion polymer material and service provider, recently announced a collaborative effort to develop bio-based plasticizers that can be used to make softer, more flexible plastic products.

Rescuing The Twinkie

November 5, 2008 4:32 am | Comments

I recently learned that the makers of one of the most delicious entrees ever to grace a 7-Eleven’s counter has been in bankruptcy for the better part of the last four years.


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