Articles Tagged with ''general business''

Inside CI: An Advancing Industry

We need to live in the present and build opportunities for the future.
April 1, 2014

I have a notoriously lackluster long-term memory. The phrase “Remember that time…” is usually cause for nothing but dread as far as I’m concerned. 


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New Dal-Tile Facility is Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
March 24, 2014

Last week, readers were most interested in Dal-Tile’s plans for a new U.S. facility.


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Lack of Training Noted as Biggest Obstacle to Manufacturing Success

March 20, 2014
Lack of training is the biggest obstacle to manufacturing quality success today, according to the 2014 Manufacturing Training Trends Survey.
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University at Buffalo Announces Advanced Manufacturing Institute; Harper International is Founding Member

March 7, 2014
The advanced manufacturing institute is intended to support economic development.
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IP in Depth: Understanding the USPTO's Compact Prosecution Process

Under compact prosecution, examiners were expected to prosecute a patent application thoroughly in the first USPTO action.
March 1, 2014

Under compact prosecution, examiners were expected to prosecute a patent application thoroughly in the first USPTO action.


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Inside CI: The "People" Business

I came to realize that we don't have to be in the hospitality business in order to recognize that our interactions with people can make or break our business.
March 1, 2014

I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling lately, and I had a somewhat below-average experience while checking out of one hotel.


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Acme Wetlands Program Marks 20th Year

January 28, 2014
In 1993, Acme Brick Co. Regional Engineer Rick Hice began investigating natural solutions to a natural problem—acidic runoff from pine woodlands located above Acme’s plant in Perla, Ark.
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Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Advance Energy-Saving Lighting Technologies

December 17, 2013
The U.S.  Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced nearly $10 million to support research, development, and manufacturing of solid-state lighting (SSL) technologies.
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U.S. 2014 Fuel Economy Guide Released

December 10, 2013

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) recently released the “2014 Fuel Economy Guide.”


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Freight Focus: How to Convert "Prepay and Add" Shipping Programs to Collect

Companies know inbound transportation is an area where extra money can be found, but they don't realize the full potential.
December 2, 2013

The part of a business where there can be a lot of low-hanging fruit is inbound transportation, particularly where vendors prepay and add freight to their invoice.


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Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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