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Favorite CI Articles of 2013-2014

On the CI website during the month of July, we’ll be spotlighting your favorite articles from August 2013 - June 2014.

If you found a certain article particularly interesting or useful to your business, please let us know!


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Alfa Aesar Announces Partner Program

Alfa Aesar recently announced it will start a new Grow and Expand Together (GET) Channel Partner Program.
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Acme Brick Reaches 123-Year Milestone

Acme Brick Co. marked its 123rd anniversary on April 17.
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Brick & Clay Record: Supplier Support

Suppliers are working hard to help the brick industry adapt to a challenging marketplace.

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.


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Case Study: A New Manufacturing Execution System Can Benefit Ceramic and Glass Production

Advanced software tools can allow ceramic and glass manufacturers to plan and control production processes more efficiently.

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.


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Yokoten: Multiplying Lean Success in Ceramic and Glass Manufacturing

When properly implemented, yokoten thinking can continuously improve processes throughout ceramic and glass organizations.

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.”


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Focus On: Managing a Kiln Factory

Company President Todd Lokash discusses some of the ideas he is bringing to Paragon.

What are some of the unique challenges you have found in the kiln industry?


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Inside CI: Alternate Reality

If we weren't dealing with a challenging economy, what might your business look like right now?

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.


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Inside CI: An Advancing Industry

We need to live in the present and build opportunities for the future.

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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Top 5 Hottest News

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.

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


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Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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