Articles Tagged with ''general business''

Acme Brick Reopens Texas Plant

The Bennett plant reopening is in response to an improving homebuilding market.
May 1, 2013

Acme Brick Co. recently celebrated the first load of brick produced at its newly reopened Bennett, Texas, plant facility.


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Open for Business: Taking Advantage of Economic Development Incentives

Manufacturers can use economic development incentives to boost profits.
May 1, 2013

Companies that are starting up, moving or expanding may be able to tap into state and local economic development incentives to save significant money and improve profitability.


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More on Security

I could not be more impressed with the way that local, state and federal authorities worked together to identify and target the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.
April 23, 2013

I highly recommend that you visit our sister publication, Security.


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Acme Brick Marks 122nd Anniversary

April 23, 2013
Acme Brick has grown to become the largest brick company in America and one of the few major brick companies that is American-owned.
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IP in Depth: First-to-File Cautions and Strategies

The best strategy is for inventors and patent applicants is to file patent applications as early as possible.
April 1, 2013

When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) adopted the America Invents Act (AIA) “first-to-file” system on March 16, the following scenarios became reality.


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Inside CI: What’s Old is New

Is patience always a virtue in the product development process?
April 1, 2013

My daughter recently introduced me to the wonders of Internet radio and it’s official—I’m hooked. At the risk of dating myself, let me just say the ’80s channel is getting a lot of play in my office. I’m amazed that I know the lyrics of so many of these songs, most of which I’d forgotten even existed. But I digress.


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Inside CI: Marching On

Let’s learn from our challenges (and even our mistakes) without allowing them to limit our future potential.
March 1, 2013

Our current economic situation is kind of like an impossibly extended March; things are starting to get better, but the progress is slow and the winter was so bad that it’s hard to imagine that spring is coming.


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Freight Focus: Using a Freight Audit and Payment Company

Most companies are not effectively equipped to audit carrier freight invoices, making outsourcing an increasingly viable option.
March 1, 2013

In many cases, an excellent service provider can probably perform this function better, faster and cheaper than manufacturers.


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IP in Depth: Preparing for First-to-File

February 1, 2013

On March 16, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will switch from the current “first-to-invent” system to a “first-to-file” system.


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Improving Quality and Efficiency

Manufacturers can gain a measurable advantage by implementing software tools to automate the ballooning and specification process.
February 1, 2013

As we enter 2013, ceramic manufacturers are more focused than ever on finding ways to improve their business.


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