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Stalking the Weather Report

March 8, 2010 5:25 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Why do I check the weather three to five times a day? I think it's that weird habit that I go to when I am distracted, or bored, or shifting from one task to the next.

Value or Values?

March 5, 2010 5:39 am | by JIM LANE, Editor & Publisher, Biofuels Digest | Comments

If the debate were about long- or short-term value, the ethanol industry would be a lot farther because ethanol has a compelling value proposition on climate, energy security and green jobs.

Egg Crisis 2010

March 3, 2010 4:01 am | by David Mantey, Editor, PD&D | Comments

The situation is nothing to rival the coffee crisis of 2009 or the interoffice email crisis . We lost many good Cubites in the conflicts that ended with the dismantling of the Great Foam Wall.

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Riddle Me This, Small Business

March 2, 2010 5:22 am | by MIKE RAINONE, Co-Founder, PCDworks | Comments

Unlike banks, small businesses will hire people to produce goods and services.

I'll Miss You, Olympics ... But Only A Little

March 1, 2010 5:27 am | by ANNA WELLS, Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

Talent, focus, skill cultivation and motivation are goals that transcend an individual sport or industry, and it’s a qualitative benefit if we take an Olympic caliber approach to our every day.

Wireless Power Systems

February 23, 2010 1:13 pm | by DR. RAHUL RAZDAN, CEO, WiPower | Comments

A resurgence in wireless power tecnology and the introduction of early products has created the need for a standardized interface that allows interoperability between embedded receivers and transmitters.

I'm Suing You, And You, And You

February 23, 2010 6:57 am | Comments

The frivolous class-action lawsuit against Toyota got me thinking — I’d like to announce a new series of lawsuits that I’ll be pursuing in 2010.

Your Brain Wants Chocolate Cake

February 22, 2010 6:56 am | Comments

The reasoning behind our food choices may be more complicated than it seems.

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Your Baby Is Ugly

February 18, 2010 10:08 am | Comments

Swallowing criticism isn't easy, especially when you love the product you are selling.

The Reality of Processed Foods

February 16, 2010 12:47 pm | Comments

Paul McCartney said that “if slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.” I've never been to a slaughterhouse, but after touring several food processing plants, I leave feeling better about where my food comes from.  

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Will Smile for Food

February 16, 2010 6:03 am | by KAREN LANGHAUSER, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing | Comments

This just in: A recently released Conference Board research survey revealed that U.S. job satisfaction has reached the lowest recorded level in 22 years.

What’s that Down the Road? A Head?

February 12, 2010 8:53 am | by DR. CHRIS KUEHL, Economic Analyst, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl. | Comments

The four main factors that will affect 2010 will be credit and its availability, the emergence of an inflationary spiral, demand factors and the impact of governmental programs.

Employee Power

February 11, 2010 11:53 am | Comments

Management could benefit from more employee involvement. For example, giving them the power to shut down the line if there is a breach or helping them to learn what is safe and unsafe.

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The Solution to Everything — Charge More

February 10, 2010 6:19 am | by DAVID MANTEY, Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Some companies seem to have quit trying to find a new model or improve an old one. They are willing to ride increasing fees into the bankruptcy sunset across the scorched customer service plains.

The Boy who Harnessed the Playstation

February 9, 2010 6:58 am | by JOEL HANS, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

See what more you could be doing to foster creative thought or productivity, because nothing turns you into a zombie faster than after-midnight virtual skateboarding.

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