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Creating an Employee Engagement Culture

Employee engagement begins with individual activity.
October 1, 2013

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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CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers

The CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers listing details the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramic and glass components.
September 3, 2013

 Welcome to the first annual CI Top 10 Advanced Ceramic Manufacturers listing! Our exclusive ranking details the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced ceramic and glass components. 


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Coming Face-to-Face with Facebook and Twitter

Social networking sites provide both challenges and opportunities for today’s manufacturers.
September 3, 2013

Whether you are into social networking or not, its popularity cannot be denied. In October 2012, Facebook hit one billion active users.


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5 Tips for Achieving Furnace Lining Efficiency

Furnace linings must be properly maintained for a smooth production process.
September 3, 2013

An efficient furnace lining is key to reducing overall maintenance costs and ensuring that facilities run reliably without undue revenue loss due to downtime. These five tips can keep your furnace lining running efficiently.


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Market Trends: Solar Control Glass Expected to Help Drive U.S. Flat Glass Market

Domestic demand for high-performance flat glass is expected to exceed $9 billion by 2017.
September 3, 2013

U.S. demand for high-performance flat glass products is forecast to rise 4.4% per year to 910 million ft2 in 2017, valued at nearly $9.2 billion.


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Materials Innovations: NDSU Research Team Coaxes Clays to Make Human Bone

The clays of the Red River Valley that cause structures to shift and buckle could actually hold the key to building better bones in humans.
September 3, 2013

Whether damaged by injury, disease or age, your body can’t create new bone—but science might be able to. Researchers at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, are making strides in tissue engineering, designing scaffolds that may lead to ways to regenerate bone.


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Ahead of the Curve

Each part of the firing curve must be evaluated in order to design a successful combustion system
August 29, 2013

To the neophyte, a kiln may look like a big box with burners and an exhaust system.


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Grinding Brittle Materials

Specific grinding parameters help prevent sub-surface damage in brittle materials.
August 7, 2013

In the industrial world, brittle materials include the range of cemented tungsten carbide grades, the entire family of advanced ceramics—including silicon carbide, silicon nitride, aluminum oxide, zirconia and zirconia-toughened alumina, boron carbide and others—and polycrystalline diamond.


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Brick Helps Protect New Hospital from Tornadoes

Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Mo., will replace the medical center destroyed by a tornado in May 2011.
August 7, 2013

A new Joplin, Mo., hospital will employ a powerful combination of masonry and glass exteriors to combat future tornadoes.


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Micromanaging vs. Coaching

Micromanaging is a tactic, not a style.
August 7, 2013

One of the greatest misunderstandings in leadership and coaching is the term micromanaging. Most leaders never want to be thought of as a micromanager. In fact, many leaders consider such a designation to be an insult or a weakness. When micromanaging is used as a coaching or leadership style, it will most likely deliver bad results, stifle creativity, limit employees’ self-worth and inhibit productivity.


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