Recent Articles

September 18, 2014 1:00 am
Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that must be protected against infestation. 
September 17, 2014 1:00 am
Jeff Maree
When it comes to water treatment equipment, preventative maintenance is key — because the proper care and upkeep can make all the difference between things running smoothly and things shutting down. Why is preventative maintenance so important? What goes into proper preventative maintenance and why? Click here for some preventative maintenance tips for your water treatment equipment.
September 15, 2014 1:00 am
Jeff Sweeney
Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in Vietnam does not equate to one fewer job here in the US. It does not have to be a zero sum game. Experience has shown that a properly executed strategy can and should create winners on both sides.
September 8, 2014 3:51 pm
American Chemistry Council
A leading economic indicator created continued to see moderated upward growth last month, with a 0.2 percent gain over July as measured on a three-month moving average. Though the pace of growth has slowed, current gains are trending up a solid 4.3 percent over this time last year, and the barometer remains at its highest level since January 2008. 
September 10, 2014 10:01 am
Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director
Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, there is notable progress being made with respect to operational efficiency and profitability. Even so, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so, requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies—what we refer to as a journey towards Operational Excellence.
September 10, 2014 1:00 am
Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions
Manufacturers are always looking to push themselves and their machines harder to boost output and improve productivity. Four of my favorite areas to look at for improvements to output are the materials used, the incentives used to drive up numbers, the workers outside of the factory walls, and anyone with something to share.
September 8, 2014 1:00 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
September 4, 2014 1:00 am
Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM
To successfully bring your legacy product to market, you want to ensure you and the contract manufacturer are working together to find the most cost-effective and efficient solutions. The following questions (and answers) act as your official guide to partnering with the right contract manufacturer.
September 3, 2014 1:00 am
Tom Gurd, City Technology
City Technology’s Tom Gurd, Product Marketing Manager, highlights emissions analysis application needs, trends in the global marketplace and how analyser manufacturers can benefit from the latest sensing technologies and add real-world value by enhancing measurement reliability, accuracy and reducing operational costs.
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