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Rio Tinto Chairman Joins SABMiller Board

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Rio Tinto Chairman Jan du Plessis recently announced that he will join the board of SABMiller plc as an independent non-executive director beginning September 1.


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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.
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A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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Brick Around the World: Ghana

A brickmaker shares details regarding the processes and conditions he experiences in Ghana.
By Susan Sutton
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Isn’t Google great? The number-one search engine in the world enables us to locate even the most arcane information in the blink of an eye.


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KYOCERA America Inc. Maintains OHSAS-18001 Certification

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Kyocera America Inc. recently announced that it has passed a surveillance audit for OHSAS-18001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.


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AGC to Reduce Annual CO2 Emissions in 2020

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Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) recently announced that it will enable the avoidance of as much as six times the AGC Group’s own annual CO2 emissions in 2020 through its energy-saving and energy-creating products.


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Owens Corning Releases Eighth Annual Sustainability Report

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Owens Corning announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities.


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NIST to Award up to $2.5 Million for Business-to-Business Matching Systems

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Through 25 years of working with small and mid-size U.S. manufacturers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers across the country have seen that these companies often need help finding technologies and timely business opportunities, as well as making potential customers aware of their capabilities.


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Top 25 Ceramic Industry News Stories of 2013-2014

Expansions and acquisitions were big news this year.
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Listed here are the year's 25 most-viewed news stories.


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Freight Focus: Optimizing Your Supply Chain Network to Reduce Freight Costs

By optimizing their supply chain network, ceramic and glass companies are able to develop strategies to support long-term growth.
By John Richardson
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Most North American ceramic and glass manufacturers and distributors are looking for ways to establish and grow their market share.


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IP in Depth: The USPTO's Glossary of Terms Pilot Program

To participate in the pilot program, applications must include a glossary of terms at the time of filing.
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On March 26 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that it will launch a new Glossary Pilot Program in which expedited processing of patent applications will be offered to applications that include a glossary of terms that defines the terms used in patent claims.


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