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Articles Tagged with ''general business''
The brick and structural clay industry has seen a number of very difficult years due to the ongoing worldwide recession. I recently got some feedback from key industry suppliers related to the economy in general, as well as challenges in the construction sector.
Kerakoll was founded in 1968 in Sassuolo, a small Italian town at the heart of Europe’s largest tile production district. Today, the company is an innovator in providing green building solutions.
The concept of lean manufacturing has continued to gain use and visibility on a number of fronts. As highlighted by Rick Spence, president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, in a recent article about a lean conference in Toronto, “Lean is often heralded as manufacturers’ best hope for cutting cost and regaining their innovative edge.”
What are some of the unique challenges you have found in the kiln industry?
I was wearing Capri pants yesterday. The day before that, I had on shorts and a t-shirt. The sun was shining. We had all of the windows open and were able to enjoy a ton of fresh air. Today, however, I woke up to see snow on the ground, with more falling.
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.
Last week, readers were most interested in Dal-Tile’s plans for a new U.S. facility.