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Acme Wetlands Program Marks 20th Year

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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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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.
By Michael Gzybowski
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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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Inside CI: Holiday Time

The seventh annual Services Directory aims to help you find companies that can help you not only during hectic times like these, but all year long.
By Susan Sutton
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This time of year can be especially hectic. Between decorating, entertaining, gift buying (and wrapping!), and actually celebrating the holidays, it seems like there are never quite enough hours in the day.


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Owens Corning Celebrates 75 Years in Business

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Owens Corning reportedly began when an experiment with glass building blocks produced an unexpected result: it revealed a way to make glass fibers in commercial quantities.
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Ceramic Decorating: OSHA Proposes New Silica Rules

Ceramic manufacturers will be required to measure workers’ access to silica.
By Myra Warne
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed new crystalline silica limits for manufacturers and employers, along with increased workplace monitoring and medical testing for employees.


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Leading Economic Indicator Predicts Fourth Quarter to End Strong

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The partial shutdown of the federal government earlier this month reportedly didn’t take the steam out of the U.S. economy, according to the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) monthly Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB).
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