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The Post-Industrial Myth

December 21, 2009 9:14 am | Comments

We cannot transition into a manufacturing-free, post-industrial service economy without enormous problems.

Avoiding The Cliché

December 3, 2009 4:46 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

The reccurring challenge for us right now is the same that many of you might be encountering - how to fully embrace the need to continuously improve and, excuse the cliché, take that next step.

Oh, The Irony

November 24, 2009 3:37 am | by JEFF REINKE, Editorial Director | Comments

I like to consider myself a true connoisseur of irony. So   the circumstances regarding a recent article that our esteemed colleague   Meaghan Ziemba forwarded on was not lost on me.

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Notes From The Real World

November 23, 2009 5:23 am | Comments

By Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks To offer an alternative to my usual rant, this month I thought I'd share some hard-earned insights with those of you who have an insane itch to develop, manufacture, and sell your own products.

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What A Piece Of Junk

November 19, 2009 11:22 am | Comments

By David Mantey, Editor, PD&D Professionally, I’ve always considered myself a fairly progressive and forward-looking individual.

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There's A Wireless App For That

November 18, 2009 5:12 am | by LUKE SIMPSON, Associate Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

We keep an eye on things that seem to be flying under the radar, one example of which is wireless plant technology.

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Taxing The Sweet Tooth

November 16, 2009 12:28 pm | Comments

A small tax on sugary beverages would not affect the pocketbooks of occasional soda-drinkers, but it could curb the kind of excessive soda consumption that leads to obesity.

Stressed If You Do, Stressed If You Don't

November 16, 2009 5:17 am | Comments

By Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Although it’s an instance that is becoming more and more rare as we grow older and our responsibilities increase, my friends and I like to get together on the occasional weekend night and spend hours at a long, lavish dinner out.

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Operating In A Carbon-Constrained Marketplace

November 13, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

By Casey Whelan, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, U.S. Energy Services As Congress moves toward implementing a mandatory carbon dioxide (CO2) compliance system, and a cap and trade market, manufacturers need to evolve to keep up with the changing risks and opportunities.

Adaptability Via A Quest For A Vibrating Cow

November 9, 2009 10:22 am | Comments

By Krystal Gabert, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing (FM) Walking through the Worldwide Food Expo several weeks ago, I was struck most by the adaptability of the suppliers with whom I spoke.

Greenwashing — I've Been Had

November 9, 2009 4:33 am | by CARRIE ELLIS, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

The environmental benefits of "green" products are at times hazy, maybe even pseudo-green. How can individual/commercial consumers rely on green labeling to make purchasing decisions.

Clorox's Preemptive Strike

November 4, 2009 8:20 am | Comments

Clorox is ahead of the game with its announcement to stop using chlorine to produce its consumer products. The chemical industry could be moving towards an ecosystem with centralized high-security facilities and satellite plants.

Winning It At Home

November 4, 2009 4:30 am | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing I’m trying hard not to blame myself for the Yankees’ Game 5 World Series loss. In my defense, the Yankees’ starting lineup was sans Posada, Matsui and Cabrera. AJ Burnett was pitching on short rest.

Help, I've Been Nerded

November 3, 2009 4:03 am | Comments

Embrace your inner nerd, geek or fitting intellectual stereotype with disregard for the negative connotation.

Taking Food Personally

November 2, 2009 5:03 am | Comments

By Karen Langhauser, Editor-in-Chief, Food Manufacturing While barbecuing the other day with my sister (more accurately, while our significant others were barbecuing and we were watching) I was attempting to look busy by examining a package of Martin’s potato rolls.

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