From family businesses to the largest multinational brands, many manufacturers rely on co-packers as a way to enhance production efficiencies and reduce costs, allowing them to increase capacity at peak times without large investments. This short checklist can help guide brands in their search to find the right partner at the right time.
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Maintaining a safe working environment in your warehouse is just as important as your productivity. Productivity declines when accidents disable skilled employees or damage equipment and materials. Safety as a result must be taken seriously. Here are six ways to encourage your crew to work safely.
Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.
In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is.
A new polyester fiber manufacturing company is opening a facility in northwest Georgia and is expecting to create 114 new jobs.
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers announced its intent to continue to increase production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities to meet growing market demand.
Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.
LaSalle County officials cleared the way for expansion of a sand mine this week, voting to allow construction of a sand-processing and transportation facility.
Residents in Powers Lake are concerned about a proposed oil transport facility that they say would be built too close to the city and the lake.
In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.
Introducing a line of UN/DOT-approved, ShipShape bulk containers that stay covered and secure even if turned completely upside down.
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A common question customers will ask is “What polyurethane product do I use for my application?” With so many different types of applications, practically no two are the same. The trick is to figure out what material properties are the most important, while at the same time keeping price and processability in mind.
Access Security Products Ltd. manufacturer burglary and fire resistant vaults and security equipment using a proprietary cement mixture in the walls that render them almost impenetrable to thieves and fire. This material also happens to be very difficult to handle. After a year of using a crane to manually unload, they finally found a real solution.
Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices.
A fire at a shoe factory in eastern China on Tuesday killed at least 16 people, state media reported. The blaze broke out at the Dadong factory in the city of Wenling in Zhejiang province, state broadcaster CCTV said. Firefighters put it out about three hours later and rescued more than 20 people.
When it comes to cold welding, proper preparation is as crucial to success as tool and tubing material selection. Read on for insights on the preparation process and tips on how to avoid or remedy the most common cold weld problems.
Within a wide variety of industries, pinching off and hermetically sealing ductile metal tubing is a necessary process when separating a device from a vacuum pumping station. Tube seal failures often result in significant financial and product performance losses, making tubing and tool selection crucial.
When General Electric moves jobs from its capacitor plant in this Hudson River town next year, about 200 jobs will head south as GE sends local operations to Florida to cut costs.
Novelis Inc. says it will invest $120 million to install a third aluminum automotive sheet finishing line and expand recycling of automotive scrap at its production plant near Oswego.
A New Zealand company plans to move its headquarters to Kearney and set up a production plant for its biomass resin product. The plant will use distillers grains to produce a functional filler for the plastics industry, the Kearney Hub reported.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday in a release that Rail Car Services was cited for 11 violations at its rail car refurbishing facility in Kansas City, Kan. OSHA says the violations stem from inspections that began after a complaint about fall protection and work done in confined spaces.
The age-old jobs-versus-the-environment clash is playing out again, this time in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed pipeline.
A cargo truck hauling used medical equipment with extremely dangerous radioactive material was stolen from a gas station in central Mexico, and authorities have put out an alert in six central states and the capital to find it, Mexican and U.N. nuclear officials said Wednesday.
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