Recent Articles

January 14, 2015 2:00 pm
Deborah Grant
As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches in the U.S., businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
January 14, 2015 1:35 pm
Greg Engen, Vice President, consumer packaged goods, Aimia
CPG marketers are naturally inclined to focus their efforts on the tried and true. But the days of standing pat with the same old marketing tactics are over. Those marketers who embrace this transformation, rather than shy away from it, will be the brand leaders of tomorrow.
January 14, 2015 9:55 am
GE Reports
Manufacturing robots aren’t typically the friendliest of fellows. That’s why Rethink Robotics introduced Baxter in 2012. Baxter is leading a new category of smart, collaborative robots designed to safely and intelligently work right next to people. 
January 14, 2015 9:00 am
Jan Lillemo, Principal Consultant at Lillemo and Associates and Sonal Sinha, Associate Vice President of Industry Solutions at MetricStream
Traditionally, food safety programs have focused on more tactical activities such as auditing and product testing. Today, though significant strides have been made to ensure food safety, organizations are still looking for more comprehensive programs that can integrate food safety activities into core business functions and processes.
January 13, 2015 1:10 pm
Robert Kravitz
Rain, snow, ice, and ice melt can play havoc on a floor’s finish, and when this happens, they can also damage the floor itself. But there are ways to keep hard-surface floors clean, safe, and healthy during the winter.       
January 13, 2015 9:54 am
Anthony Fedele, Chief Operating Officer, Abel Womack, Inc
Planning and implementing a proper lift truck fleet service program is critical to optimizing the fleet’s uptime and productivity. To make the most of the program and the equipment, be sure to include a few maintenance components to ensure the long-term health of any lift truck fleet.
January 13, 2015 9:10 am
Andrew Kanzer, Head of Sales, Swift Capital
Regardless of the industry’s increases, food prices are expected to reach their highest annual increases in three years, which could hinder many businesses. In July, average food prices were up 7.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
January 12, 2015 11:35 am
Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology
Mike Lanciloti, vice president of product management and marketing at Colorado-based Spectralink, spoke with Manufacturing Business Technology recently about mobile communications in manufacturing settings.       
January 12, 2015 10:00 am
Christine Wheeler, Drazil Foods maker of Drazil Kids Tea
What has no sugar, no calories, but is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals?  Tea! And herbal teas (otherwise known as tisanes) are naturally caffeine-free, thus making them a perfect beverage choice for kids.      
January 9, 2015 12:42 pm
Sharon Ann Quinn, Ansell
Research shows that the classic approach of selecting hand protection through risk categories — mechanical, chemical and liquid protection — does not work for the food industry. It is, rather, the protection needs themselves that best determine the most suitable glove.
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