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Whiskey Fungus Lawsuit Gets Second Life

November 17, 2014 9:37 am | News | Comments

Dant Clayton makes and installs stadium seating, but says the whiskey fungus is destroying his inventory. In a matter of months, aluminum seating samples that can cost $25,000 to make are so covered with black spots that they can't show them to prospective clients.

Six Challenges Facing The Modern Manufacturer

November 11, 2014 12:28 pm | by Danielle Iera, TPC Wire & Cable Corp. | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers and processors face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns.                         

What's Keeping Chemical CEOs Up At Night

November 10, 2014 11:53 am | by Stefan Guertzgen, Senior Director of Chemicals, SAP | Blogs | Comments

With the chemical industry back in the game, so to speak, executives can finally start to relax and enjoy the ride, right? Wrong. A new threat is looming on the horizon with the potential to seriously jeopardize projects and the progress of the industry as a whole. The issue: the limited supply of skilled labor.

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CLP: The Perfect Storm Of Compliance

November 6, 2014 2:10 pm | by Neil Gleghorn, CEO of Kallik | Blogs | Comments

The chemicals sector is no stranger to radical change, but the Classification, Labeling and Packaging EU regulation, which is meant to align with GHS and REACH on June 1, 2015 introduces a whole new set of criteria for warning users of Physical (explosives, flammable gas, etc.), Health and Environmental Hazards.

HEPA Level Filtering

October 31, 2014 1:28 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tri-Flow Compact filters delivers HEPA level performance with a MERV 16 rating and are a higher-performing alternative to bag, cartridge and pocket filters.

Royal DSM Announces New Georgia Polymerization Plant

October 31, 2014 1:03 pm | News | Comments

The decision to locate the plant in Augusta is a demonstration of the close working relationship between DSM and the State of Georgia. Construction is scheduled to start in Q1 2015 with completion targeted for mid-2016.                   

The Role Of Cloud-Based ERP In Reshoring Manufacturing

October 30, 2014 1:00 am | by Pat Garrehy, Rootstock, CEO | Articles | Comments

A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective, ultimately driving greater revenue.

Costs Rise Another $496M At Kemper Plant

October 29, 2014 11:05 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $6.1 billion.            

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State Confirms Fertilizer Plant Chooses Illinois

October 28, 2014 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois.             

China ExIm May Back Mississippi Biofuel Plant

October 27, 2014 6:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton, Mississippi.                   

U.S. Zinc Completes Phase 2 Of Zinc Oxide Expansion

October 27, 2014 10:41 am | by U.S. Zinc | News | Comments

Officials with U.S. Zinc has announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., ahead of schedule.              

Chomarat Opens New North American Facility

October 27, 2014 10:35 am | by Chomarat | News | Comments

Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.              

Mystery Powder Halts Work At Honda Plant

October 23, 2014 3:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown substance was found there.                                                       

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A Misused Metric Is Worse Than No Metric At All

October 23, 2014 1:00 am | by Dan Miklovic, LNS Research | Blogs | Comments

LNS Research embodies the expression “you can’t control what you don’t measure.” With that, they’ve focused a significant part of their research on identifying the “Metrics That Matter.” And one of the most interesting topics to their Global Executive Council is benchmarking and understanding how to measure performance.

When A Worker Loses An Arm, Who Knows About It?

October 21, 2014 1:00 am | by Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health | Blogs | Comments

Did you know that if you lose an eye or a limb at your current job, your employer is not required to report it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, that’s about to change.                                          

Explosion Rocks Rubber Processing Plant

October 20, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.                              

Innovation Vertigo

October 17, 2014 1:00 am | by Andrew Rieser, President, Mountain Point | Blogs | Comments

A new report praises the early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models. An uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo...

5 Solutions For Supply Chain EHS Performance Neglect

October 15, 2014 2:34 pm | by Paul Leavoy, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

The need to manage environment, health and safety performance across organizations has never been more apparent. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility afforded by online communications and the need to improve end-to-end sustainability are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across the supply chain.

Company Plans $4B Plastic Factory In North Dakota

October 14, 2014 10:16 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said.                                   

3 Key Business Drivers For Labeling In A Global Supply Chain

October 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Josh Roffman | Articles | Comments

In today’s global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and  business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers, as they can have a significant impact on the performance and success of your business. 

Manufacturing Set For A Strong Q4

October 10, 2014 1:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 

300 On Strike At Schneider Electric

October 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The strike at the Schneider Electric plant in Peru, Indiana began early Monday, with members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers picketing outside its main gates.                                           

Eradicating The Harmful Impacts Of Manufacturing

October 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Plymouth University | News | Comments

Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.                                        

How Lean Is Your Workstation?

October 8, 2014 9:37 am | by IMPO Magazine | Digital Editions | Comments

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. 

Extinguishing Factory Fire Risks

October 7, 2014 11:37 am | by Zurich Insurance Company | Blogs | Comments

Check out this infographic on the three common causes of factory fires.                                                                        

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