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Industrial Leak Detection

October 6, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectroline (Westbury, NY) OPK-340 Industrial Leak Detection Kit has everything a technician needs to accurately and efficiently pinpoint the exact source of all fluid leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes, fuel systems, and water-based systems. The heart of the kit is the cordless, rechargeable OPTIMAX 3000 blue light LED leak detection flashlight.

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Record Measurments With Log-EZ

October 6, 2011 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new user-friendly log-EZ from TandD Corp. (Saratoga Springs, NY) can be easily used to measure and record temperature and humidity in any location. It is possible to manage data recorded by multiple log-EZ units that are placed in distant rooms, via one computer. The range of each log-EZ is up to 150 feet and up to 16 loggers can be connected to a single system.

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ERP Means Better Inventory Control And 'Better Baked Foods'

October 6, 2011 10:56 am | Articles | Comments

A leading contract food manufacturer turned to a comprehensive ERP system to help streamline inventory control and better facilitate data access. A leading contract food manufacturer has been in business for over forty years, producing four different original food brands as well as private labels for some of the nation’s largest chain food stores.

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Harnessing The Risk Factors Of Facility Project Planning

October 6, 2011 10:47 am | Articles | Comments

A project team who tackles risk planning and management with collective intensity wins [at least] most of the time. Facility construction project managers who bray to their peers about having perfected the art of flawless planning, performed error-free risk management, and have always met their projected schedule completion dates can stop here and take a bow while the rest of us genuflect with raised eyebrow.

Blinded By The Price

October 6, 2011 10:35 am | Articles | Comments

When scouring the Internet for equipment bargains, a lack of information makes it hard to be sure which ones are legitimate and which ones are lemons in disguise. Since many machines posted for sale online do not come with a warranty, user manual, maintenance log, or chain of custody documenting prior owners, eager shoppers considering auctions and plant liquidation sales need to do their research before purchasing based on a price that seems too good to be true, according to Larry Stoma, design engineer for the Witte Co.

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Companies Agree To Penalties For VA Plant Spills

October 6, 2011 9:15 am | News | Comments

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators have settled a complaint that accused the operators of a chemical plant in Franklin of spilling toxic substances into the Nottoway River. The Environmental Protection Agency filed the complaint against Eastman Chemical Resins, Hercules and GEO Specialty Chemicals.

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DuPont Opening $500M SC Plant Expansion

October 6, 2011 9:14 am | News | Comments

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — The DuPont Co. is dedicating its new expanded plant near Moncks Corner to increase the company's production of Kevlar, a fiber used in everything from tires and bullet proof vests to combat helmets. The ceremony at the expanded Cooper River Plant is being held on Thursday.

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NLRB Delays Union Posters Over Confusion

October 6, 2011 9:11 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is postponing the effective date of a new rule requiring most private businesses to put up a poster that tells workers about their right to form a union. The board said Wednesday there has been so much confusion about which businesses are covered under the rule that officials want to conduct more outreach, especially to small and medium sized businesses.

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AL Loses Workers As Immigration Law Kicks In

October 6, 2011 9:08 am | by Phillip Rawls, Associated Press | News | Comments

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many legal immigrant workers who work in construction and on farms doing backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't. The vacancies have created a void that will surely deal a blow to the state's economy and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.

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Jobs Becoming Dim Memories For Many

October 6, 2011 9:06 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more Americans, being out of work has become a semi-permanent condition. Nearly one-third of the unemployed — nearly 4.5 million people — have had no job for a year or more. That's a record high. Many are older workers who have found it especially hard to find jobs.

VW Recalls 168,000 Cars For Fuel Leaks

October 6, 2011 9:03 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen is recalling 168,275 cars equipped with diesel engines because of a defect in the fuel injection system that could cause fuel leaks and fires. The recall affects certain 2009-2012 Jetta midsize cars, and some 2010 through 2012 Golf small cars, as well as some Audi A3 models from the 2010 through 2012 model years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday on its website.

Steve Jobs Leaves Lasting Legacy

October 6, 2011 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 56. Here is a look back at the life and legacy of one of America's most recognized and celebrated innovators. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Wireless Drum Racking

October 5, 2011 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Workers can now perform drum racking with wireless drum tilt function for maximum control, precision, and efficiency with advancements in drum handling from Morse (East Syracuse, NY). Morse rackers slide quickly onto forks to move drums on and off racks, pallets, and more with virtually zero clearance between drums.

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Bill Clinton: How To Create Jobs Now

October 5, 2011 9:40 am | Videos | Comments

Getting companies to invest cash, flushing out foreclosures, and promoting budding industries are the keys to creating jobs now, says former President Bill Clinton. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Root Cause Analysis: Haul Truck Fire

October 5, 2011 9:36 am | Videos | Comments

Follow Ron as he examines this accident and uses PROACT RCA to facilitate this Root Cause Analysis. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Young Adults Face Major Jobs Crisis

October 5, 2011 9:34 am | Videos | Comments

Record numbers of young adults are struggling to find regular employment. As NBC's Brian Williams states in this video, it is perhaps the greatest generational struggle in decades. What are the prospects for the future? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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CEO In The Pilot's Seat

October 5, 2011 9:32 am | Videos | Comments

Andrew Davidson says he saves his company time and money by piloting a small plane for most of his business trips. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Talking Employment With 'The Jobs Czar'

October 5, 2011 9:29 am | Videos | Comments

Jeff Immelt is a pretty busy guy these days. His day job is that of CEO of General Electric. But he's also the Chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. There aren't many people better qualified to speak on the employment situation in the United States today.

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Companies Bringing Jobs To Orangeburg County

October 5, 2011 9:20 am | News | Comments

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A warehouse company and its trucking affiliate are investing $10 million in Orangeburg and creating 100 jobs. Universal Trade Solutions Inc. and affiliate Fraley & Schilling Inc. announced Wednesday they're opening a manufacturing, warehousing and distribution center in the former Jacobs Applied Technology building.

Failed MO Sweetener Project Misses More Payments

October 5, 2011 9:18 am | News | Comments

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Moberly has received only part of a promised payment for a troubled artificial sweetener project in central Missouri. Bruce Cole, the former CEO of the company behind the project, had said that he would pay Moberly $250,000 by Monday to offset costs the city faced because of an earlier missed bond payment.

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