As a centerpiece of its Olympic bid, Russia trumpeted a Zero Waste program that promised the cleanest games ever, saying it would refrain from dumping construction waste. However, during a visit last week, The AP found that Russia's state-owned rail monopoly is dumping tons of construction waste into an illegal landfill. The country's $51 billion budget for the Olympics contains no provisions for treating construction waste.
The former general manager of Chicago-based Kraft Chemical Corporation has been sentenced to six years in prison for stealing more than $2 million from the business. Kathleen Barth pleaded guilty to writing herself checks and using company funds to cover a home remodeling project.
Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?
Owens Corning recently selected the site of a new, advanced manufacturing plant that will house manufacturing and research & development for its glass fiber sector. The initial investment will be $120 million and at full operations the company will employ up to 110 persons. Construction is scheduled to begin at the end of 2013.
Despite delays in environmental permitting and financing, an entrepreneur says he still hopes to have a demonstration plant running by mid-March to recycle polluted water from Pennsylvania's booming natural gas drilling industry. It could treat as much as 50,000 gallons a day.
A mere 15 years ago, shoppers looking for broth at the grocery store had limited choices, mostly in cans. But thanks to innovations in packaging — and some clever marketing to home cooks — the category has shifted and grown. Recent research from Symphony IRI shows shoppers are much more likely to bring home recloseable aseptic cartons sporting a wide range of broths and stocks and now tomato sauce is now poised for a similar shift.
Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.
Different businesses will approach BYOD with different expectations across a spectrum of adoption scenarios. Every business needs a BYOD strategy, even if the intention is to deny all devices except IT approved and managed devices. Part 2 of this series will show where your business can fit now and could fit in the future along the BYOD adoption spectrum.
Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic. With five refineries, Washington has long received crude oil from Alaska and elsewhere by ship, barges or pipelines, but ports and refiners are increasingly turning to trains to take advantage of a boom in oil from North Dakota's Bakken region.
Greenland's parliament has agreed to remove a 25-year-old ban on uranium mining, paving the way for an industrial boom that the Arctic island hopes will help it gain independence from former colonial master Denmark.
The price of oil hovered above $97 a barrel Friday, consolidating mild gains after two weeks of losses sparked by high supplies and patchy global economic growth.
An explosion inside a candy factory in the border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday left one person dead and at least 40 injured, Mexican authorities said. The blast took place on the second floor of the Dulces Blueberry factory and caused the floor to collapse, injuring people working downstairs.
A nuclear power plant in Oconee County, South Carolina had to shut down one of its three reactors after a problem was detected in the water system that helps generate electricity to run the turbines.
This is the final installment of a three part series looking at important changes in chemical management. Parts one and two examined recent changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and an upcoming training deadline for employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This final chapter covers chemical management best practices and the ways technology and cloud computing have revolutionized chemical management.
The owner of a gunpowder plant where an explosion shook nearby buildings and killed two workers was convicted on Wednesday of negligent homicide and manslaughter.
Some of the largest pension funds in the U.S. and the world are worried that major fossil fuel companies may not be as profitable in the future because of efforts to limit climate change, and they want details on how the firms will manage a long-term shift to cleaner energy sources.
Jamaica's energy minister has opened a pilot plant where researchers will test whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from bauxite waste on the Caribbean island. The small plant was opened Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the capital of Kingston. Full operations are expected to begin before the end of the month.
Following a request to suspend operations at Presque Isle Power Plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, official say the plant should remain operating through at least 2014 to maintain reliable electricity service in the region.
The tight integration of technology and production systems has given rise to a new way of working. Employees with access to business and production systems can deliver greater productivity and value to the manufacturer throughout the day. The accelerated adoption of mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones in the consumer world has been a catalyst for change in the manufacturing industry.
Stop us when this sounds familiar: your company faces challenges with its current software, comprised of a mix of accounting systems with some inventory control and many spreadsheets. C-suite executives can’t get adequate reporting on financial performance, procurement is buying on “gut feel,” sales representatives fight over product allocated to other customers and production management spends their day reacting to emergency jobs...
GlaxoSmithKline's CFO, Simon Dingemans, discusses sales growth and strong cash generation in the third quarter, research and development activity, as well as emerging markets and China.
Despite cash reserves and historically low inflation, employers will likely remain slow to hire as long as the economy struggles to accelerate, consumers limit their spending and Congress keeps putting off a resolution to a budget fight that will resurface early next year.
If the Marcellus Shale region were a country, its natural gas production would rank eighth in the world. It now produces more natural gas than Saudi Arabia, which has led to wholesale prices in the U.S. that are about one-quarter of those in Japan.
Monsanto is calling for more controls on agrochemicals, including its Roundup line of glyphosate-based weed-killers, in response to an Associated Press report about concerns that illegal pesticide applications are harming human health in Argentina. The company criticized the AP report as lacking in specifics about health impacts.
Oil is trading at its lowest since late June as ample supplies and a slowdown in U.S. hiring suggest subdued demand. Iran's pursuit of international dialogue to resolve the impasse over its nuclear ambitions has also reduced the political risk premium that is factored into the price of crude.