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Formulating your Energy Master Plan

September 8, 2010 7:16 am | by JERRY CARTER, Senior Associate, LEED AP BD+C and Business Leader, & ZACH PLATSIS, LEED AP O+M and Energy Specialist, SSOE Group’s Sustainable and Renewable Solutions | Comments

Industrial companies can realize cost, efficiency and operational benefits from an integrated energy master plan vs. a piecemeal approach to managing energy and sustainability initiatives.


Just What Is Innovation?

September 7, 2010 6:50 am | by MIKE COLLINS, author, Saving American Manufacturing | Comments

If the innovation process goes offshore, America will lose much of its capacity to generate wealth and that decline in long-term economic growth is assured.

Active Listening Really Pays Off

September 1, 2010 5:04 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

Companies should take note when consumers speak, rather than merely making eye contact. Otherwise, consumers may look for someone who listens.


Renewable Chemicals: How Big, How Soon?

August 31, 2010 7:04 am | Comments

Growth in the renewable chemicals is being driven by factors such as a strong pipeline of novel products, government policies, energy prices, consumer awareness and concerns for global warming.


Keeping your Reputation Stainless

August 30, 2010 7:51 am | Comments

Maintaining clean food preparation facilities helps ease food poisoning concerns and keep food companies’ reputations — as well as the public — safe.


Fine-Tuning Pump Performance Bands, Part Two

August 27, 2010 6:30 am | by WALLACE WITTKOFF, Hygienic Director, Dover’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG™) | Comments

The different rotary positive displacement pump technologies can be compared and how they compare regarding their performance bands and other criteria is important.

Straight from the Farm = Straight to the Hospital

August 24, 2010 11:45 am | by LINDSEY COBLENTZ, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

While the natural food craze is mainly harmless (and even good for you), the growing popularity of raw milk is sending scores to the hospital — all in the name of good health.


Finding your Sea Legs (or Stomach?)

August 23, 2010 8:44 am | by KRYSTAL GABERT, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

It's quite possible — perhaps even probable — that after all the testing it has undergone, seafood that leaves the Gulf today is safer than any in recent memory. So why the public hesitation?


Survival of the Fittest

August 20, 2010 8:18 am | by AMANDA EARING, News Editor, | Comments

The more complicated the supply chain, the more manufacturers need to be aware of the effect their business has on others, as well as their suppliers’ effect on their own operations.

Fine-Tuning Pump Performance Bands

August 19, 2010 7:25 am | by WALLACE WITTKOFF, Hygienic Director, Dover’s Pump Solutions Group (PSG™) | Comments

The correct application of a pump’s performance band allows refinement to the transfer process, permitting new and enhanced applications that were previously not possible or reliable.

There Isn't a 'Next China'

August 16, 2010 12:29 pm | by JOSH GREEN, CEO, Panjiva | Comments

In the short term, manufacturing costs are likely to rise — because there isn't a "Next China."

The New China — Us?

August 13, 2010 5:50 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation (IMPO) | Comments

To be blunt, many rural areas in the U.S. offer the ultimate incentive for businesses these days — a low cost of living and a large available labor pool.

Oily Oysters Crude Shrimp

August 12, 2010 8:51 am | by MEAGHAN ZIEMBA, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development (PD&D) | Comments

Fierce competition seems to be a tempting reason to ignore certain safety standards and procedures, but when you-know-what hits the fan, consumers become the victims.


25 Million Acres of Corn with Nowhere to Go

August 10, 2010 1:19 pm | Comments

The pace of biotechnology innovation associated with bioenergy is set to usher in a period of food abundance so intense that there will be far more food available than the world needs.

Put your Studies Where your Mouth is

August 9, 2010 1:59 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Comments

In order to mitigate the potentially heavy regulatory changes coming down the pike, food manufacturers and chemical producers need to be the ones to uncover and disclose the effects of their products on public health.



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