Recent Articles

October 20, 2014 1:00 am
R. Munson, BEUMER Kansas City LLC
Many projects are contemplating the design of coal combustion residues handling systems to comply with EPA regulations and to relieve pressure on existing ash ponds. For each of these projects, one critical aspect of their feasibility is to determine how to store the CCR at the point of production and how to transport it to the new landfill.
October 15, 2014 2:34 pm
Paul Leavoy, LNS Research
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.
October 16, 2014 1:00 am
Adam Reidel
Although carefully drafted to always reference emission reductions from power plants, since the EPA does not have the legal authority under this rule to directly regulate emissions from other sources, the new rule actually provides a pathway for states to regulate other industries and facilities through their climate change plans. 
October 15, 2014 1:00 am
Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Material Handling
Several leading industry groups shared their vision for the future of the material handling industry through 2025 in a report entitled “The U.S. Roadmap for Material Handling & Logistics.” The report analyzes the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and identifies and focuses on several trends that will play a key role in the future of the material handling industry and logistics industry.
October 13, 2014 2:25 pm
Josh Roffman
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. 
October 10, 2014 1:00 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor
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. 
October 9, 2014 1:00 am
Jerry Matos, Product Specialist, Cherry's Industrial Equipment
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.
October 7, 2014 11:32 am
Zurich Insurance Group
Creating a basic pre-fire plan can help a manufacturing facility prevent injuries, loss of life and production downtime. That’s why Zurich North America is recognizing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) and recommending that factory owners take five important steps to help increase fire safety at their buildings.
October 6, 2014 9:28 am
Matt Dodds, OMRON Automation and Safety
Safety is the number one responsibility of every manufacturer. The most challenging applications to ensure safety are those where personnel are required to work with potentially hazardous operations such as machining, welding, movement of a robot arm, etc. The best safety device is the one that offers maximum safety with minimum impact on machine operations at the lowest possible cost.
October 2, 2014 1:00 am
Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastics
American plastics manufacturing has come a long way from its humble beginnings. From the start as a revolutionary material, plastic has become irreplaceable, due, in part, to revolutionary manufacturing techniques. Plastic production has become more efficient yet highly diversified. Manufacturing techniques range from tried-and-true injection molding to cutting-edge 3D printing.
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