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How Government Can Help Manufacturers Export, Part 1

February 27, 2013 8:05 am | Comments

The vast majority of small- and mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs) do not do market research or written business plans. So how can government agencies help SMMs export?

Benchmarking: The Speck of Sawdust in Your Brother's Eye

February 26, 2013 9:52 am | Comments

It’s an old adage, but it very much applies to benchmarking. An independent source will always see more issues than someone stuck inside the forest.

QA: Automation Trends for Food Manufacturers

February 26, 2013 7:09 am | Comments

Incorporating automated equipment into food manufacturing processes can offer a wealth of benefits. Matt Wicks of Intelligrated explains how food processors can best harness automated technologies.


The End of the Shale Era, Part 2

February 25, 2013 9:21 am | Comments

For the smaller juniors, this is not a long-term game and blowing all your capital to drill a single unconventional well in a risky frontier won't pay off. Canada still has plenty to offer for juniors.


The End of the Shale Era, Part 1

February 25, 2013 9:10 am | Comments

The oil and gas game can be a tricky one for junior companies, but if played right the pay-off can be massive.


Bill Russell vs. Wilt Chamberlain: The Algae Biofuels Angle

February 22, 2013 11:05 am | Comments

Turns out you may need a Russellesque defensive style to go with your favorite algae’s Chamberlain-like productivity. Here’s what you need to know.

Building a Winning ERP Team

February 21, 2013 8:58 am | Comments

While watching the Super Bowl this year, I was reminded of how complicated it is to build a winning team; a team that operates at the highest level to achieve the ultimate prize.  


It Takes a Village to Raise Gears Transmissions

February 21, 2013 6:55 am | Comments

The design and development of precision plastic gear transmissions — gears, shafts, bushings, bearings, and the housing — requires a significant, cooperative engineering effort.  


A Rose by Any Other Name Is a Lawsuit, Part 2

February 20, 2013 6:51 am | Comments

The addition or omission of literally one word in a label can potentially lead to millions of dollars in liability for a company, millions more in legal fees, and even lead to investigations into such practices by federal and state authorities.


A Rose by Any Other Name Is a Lawsuit, Part 1

February 20, 2013 6:43 am | Comments

Most of the lawsuits related to labeling involve groups of plaintiffs suing a food manufacturer. Most allege that the labeling of a food item was deceptive.


Beijing's Pollution Alarms Neighbors

February 19, 2013 9:40 am | Comments

According to a Chinese Academy of Engineering specialist in respiratory diseases, speaking about Beijing's current pollution levels, "the pollution is more frightening than SARS."


Are We Running Out of Wind?

February 15, 2013 11:45 am | by M. SIMON, Technical Contributor | Comments

I guess the dream of powering the USA with wind and solar will have to remain just that, a dream. At least until we invent a much lower cost way of capturing energy.

Manufacturing Economy Are at a Precipice

February 15, 2013 11:12 am | Comments

It is 20 percent more expensive to manufacture in this country than it is anywhere else in the world — a direct result of years of policy choices made in our nation’s capital.


The State of Information Security

February 15, 2013 10:07 am | Comments

Information security has always been a high-stakes game. One that demands a smart strategy, the right technology moves, and an unblinking eye on adversaries.

The POTUS His SOTUS, Part 2

February 14, 2013 9:28 am | Comments

Four years ago, other countries dominated the clean energy market and the jobs that came with it. We’ve begun to change that. Last year, wind energy added nearly half of all new power capacity in America.


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