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Ductless Fume Hood

June 2, 2015 10:47 am | by Air Science Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science has introduced its NEW Purair ECO line of Energy-Saving Ductless Fume Hoods designed for both chemical and particulate protection over a broad range of laboratory and industrial applications. 

7 Questions to Ask to Improve Asset Maintenance

June 2, 2015 10:39 am | by Monroe Blanton | Articles | Comments

Asset maintenance in manufacturing is more than just a company’s program to maintain its assets. It is a vital link to organizational success because it can reduce unplanned losses and improve overall efficiency.


Syngenta Preparing for Another Monsanto Takeover Bid

June 2, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG believes rival Monsanto could make another bid to acquire the company within a matter of days.


Chevron Fined $940K for Fatal Gas Well Explosion, Fire

June 2, 2015 10:10 am | by Joe Mandak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron Fined $940K for Fatal Gas Well Explosion, Fire 


Takata Halts Use of Volatile Chemical Linked to Deadly Airbags

June 2, 2015 10:04 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Takata says it will stop using ammonium nitrate as a propellant in its airbags in case the chemical is responsible for the defective bags. 


Judge Tosses Lawsuit Over Union Election Rule

June 2, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from business groups over union election rules established by the National Labor Relations Board. 


Ford Keeps Plants Running Longer for Third Consecutive Year

June 2, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford will shorten the traditional summer shut-down at some of its plants for the third consecutive year to meet rising demand.


GOP Pledges to 'Rein in' Obama on EPA Rules, Global Warming

June 1, 2015 3:38 pm | by Matthew Daly, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The majority of Republicans are working to slow President Barack Obama on one of his second-term priorities: his environmental legacy, especially his efforts to reduce the pollution linked to global warming.


Volvo 2015 Polestar: Only 40 Available

June 1, 2015 3:25 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Volvo will release only 40 Polestars in the U.S. for model year 2015. 


What Really Makes People Work Hard?

June 1, 2015 3:21 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Duke University Professor of Behavioral Economics Dan Ariely discusses the science of incentives. President and CEO of BBDO Worldwide Andrew Robertson also speaks on “Market Makers.”


Latest Self-Driving Google Car Ready For Debut

June 1, 2015 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The self-driving Google car, introduced last year, will be on public roads this summer. 


How Mr. Ice Bucket is Freezing Out the Competition

June 1, 2015 3:12 pm | by CNBC | Videos | Comments

For 50 years, Mr. Ice Bucket has been the oldest continuously managed ice bucket manufacturing facility in the world.


E-Invoicing Requirements Facilitate Supply Chain Finance Opportunities

June 1, 2015 3:05 pm | by Scott Lewin | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers can capitalize on government mandated electronic invoicing to realize internal efficiencies and benefit from supply chain and liquidity improvements — which can vastly improve the stability and efficiency of their local supply chains.


Southwest Steel To Expand Newport Plant, Add 100 Jobs

June 1, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Steel Processing has announced plans to expand its plant in Newport and to add 100 new jobs.


Natural Food Companies, House Democrats Back GMO Labeling Requirement

June 1, 2015 2:37 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Democratic members of Congress, with the support of natural food company officials, last month called for passage of legislation that would require labels disclosing the use of genetically modified ingredients in food.


PVC Acid Digestion Fume Hoods

June 1, 2015 2:28 pm | by HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

HEMCO announces the NEW PVC Acid Digestion Fume Hood, engineered specifically for extremely corrosive operations involving dissolution procedures for element analysis. 

Death Toll From Defective GM Ignition Switches Rises to 109

June 1, 2015 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from faulty ignition switches in small cars made by General Motors has reached 109. 


Telsa Loses Texas Battle, but is Slowly Winning More States

June 1, 2015 2:13 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Tesla's opportunity to sell products directly to Texas consumers disappeared whn the state legislature failed to change the law Friday. 


Peet's Coffee Brews Growth From Cloud Technology

June 1, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The impact of technology on consumer spending and productivity seems like an academic matter. But when it comes to the implementation of cutting-edge software, the results can be pretty tasty.


Tips for Taking Your ERP Paperless

June 1, 2015 2:06 pm | by Alyssa Kadansky | Articles | Comments

So you've implemented an ERP solution, like Microsoft Dynamics or NetSuite, to help streamline your financial processes. Great! But maybe you want to take your ERP solution one step further and help your office go completely paperless. 



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