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Lack of Training Noted as Biggest Obstacle to Manufacturing Success

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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Exploring the ROI of Safety

Implementing a vacuum conveying system for transport of bulk dry materials can increase safety and profitability.

Workplace injuries in any organization take a bite out of profits. A wealth of data, statistics and surveys is available from scores of organizations regarding occupational illness and injuries.


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IP in Depth: Expediting Patent Application Examinations

The USPTO developed four programs designed to speed up the examination of patent applications.

In August 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reported a backlog of 591,665 patent applications waiting to be examined and an average total pendency (time from filing to end of examination) of 29.4 months.


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