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Owens Corning Celebrates 75 Years in Business

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.

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

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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Interest in Sanitaryware Market Continues

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

News regarding the worldwide sanitaryware market drew the most attention last week.


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H.C. Starck Releases First Sustainability Report

H.C. Starck recently announced the release of its first sustainability report, thus strengthening its profile as responsible corporate citizen in the specialty chemicals industry.
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Readers Interested in Potential for Increased Reshoring Among Large Manufacturers

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

The news that the “Majority of Manufacturers Planning or Considering Reshoring from China to U.S.” drew the most attention last week.


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Happy Manufacturing Day!

The second annual Manufacturing Day will be held today throughout the U.S.
Domestic ceramic manufacturing has undergone some tough years (arguably decades).
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Majority of Manufacturers Planning or Considering Reshoring from China to U.S.

More than half of U.S.-based manufacturing executives at companies with sales greater than $1 billion are planning to bring back production to the U.S. from China or are actively considering it.
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Creating an Employee Engagement Culture

Employee engagement begins with individual activity.

The improved business performance benefits resulting from employee engagement have been documented by many studies. Engaged employees go beyond what is required, find new ways to reduce costs or increase value, and are willing advocates for their companies.


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Inside CI: Crow a Little

Whether you’re a traditional or technical ceramic manufacturer, glass producer or brick maker, Ceramic Industry is here to help you crow a little about your accomplishments.

I was walking our three dogs and our foster dog on a recent Saturday morning when a woman pulled up in a car and asked if I was a professional dog walker. This happens to me fairly often.


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Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014

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