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10 Proactive Ways to Eliminate Distractions in the Warehouse

August 28, 2014 2:02 pm | by Jerry Matos, Product Specialist at Cherry's Industrial Equipment | Articles | Comments

When it comes to working in the warehouse there are countless distractions.While not all distractions can be eliminated in a warehouse, they can surely be reduced to improve safety and efficiency. Here are 10 distractions to consider and address.

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MIT: Cutting Emissions Pays for Itself

August 28, 2014 1:54 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

Just how large are the health benefits of cleaner air in comparison to the costs of reducing carbon emissions? Researchers looked at three policies achieving the same reductions in the U.S., and found that the savings on health care spending and other costs related to illness can be big — in some cases, more than 10 times the cost of policy implementation.

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Americans' Pessimism on Economy Has Grown

August 28, 2014 1:42 pm | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.                 

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Americans Want to Buy From Socially Responsible Companies

August 28, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Lempert Report | Videos | Comments

Recent data shows that consumers are willing to put their money where their mouth is when it comes to giving back.                                       

South Korea's Kia To Invest $1B in Mexico

August 28, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp. says it will invest more than $1 billion to build a car factory in northern Mexico.                                       

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CFB Backstops

August 28, 2014 12:47 pm | by Formsprag Clutch | Product Releases | Comments

Formsprag Clutch recently announced the addition of the CFB family of backstops to their line of overrunning and backstopping solutions.     

New Ford Mustang Rolls Off the Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 12:33 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning.                                     

Find the Value of Traceability In Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 12:18 pm | by Brady Corporation | Articles | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                   

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4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, accelerated time to market pressures, intense global competition and the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips. 

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 28, 2014 11:35 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.            

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Agco Laying Off Employees in Hesston

August 28, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agco, an agriculture machinery manufacturer, is laying off 24 hourly workers at its plant in Hesston and more cuts are expected.                                   

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Lafayette Plant to Build Helicopters by 2016

August 28, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.                                  

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Reinventing The Wheel

August 28, 2014 10:37 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor, Chem.info | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info sat down with Thierry Materne, global vice president of Technology for SABIC's Innovative Plastics business, to talk about the development of the world's first thermoplastic wheel.                 

Explosion Rocks BP Refinery

August 28, 2014 10:25 am | News | Comments

A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, rattling nearby homes.                                            

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A New MegaPress Kit

August 28, 2014 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

 RIDGID is now offering a new lighter version of their MegaPress Kits.                                        

GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 28, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

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Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.               

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U.S. Economy Grew at Brisk 4.2 Percent Rate in Second Quarter

August 28, 2014 9:32 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, slightly faster than the government first estimated.                       

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Three Phase Power Conditioner

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Controlled Power Company | Product Releases | Comments

New three phase kVA sizes for the "Series 700A" power conditioner have been released.

Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Young Execs?

August 27, 2014 2:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else. But should age really matter in company leadership?                           

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