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AGC’s Brazil Plant Starts Glass Production

October 24, 2013
Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. (AGC) recently announced it has started production of architectural glass at its industrial glass complex in Guaratinguetá, São Paulo State.
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H.C. Starck Releases First Sustainability Report

October 15, 2013
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.
October 14, 2013

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.
October 4, 2013
Domestic ceramic manufacturing has undergone some tough years (arguably decades).
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Refractories Roundtable

The refractories industry faces challenges, but many opportunities are available.
October 1, 2013

According to a study released earlier this year by The Freedonia Group, demand in the worldwide refractories market is expected to grow 3.4% per year through 2016, reaching 46.3 million metric tons valued at $46.5 billion in product sales.


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Sustainable Ceramic Membranes for Wastewater Applications

Ceramic water filtration mechanisms can help businesses conserve water and save money.
October 1, 2013

Worldwide water scarcity, combined with an increase in population growth, is leading to the realization that water production and reuse must become more efficient. Industries that use large amounts of water, including the food and energy industries, are increasingly on the lookout for sustainable filtration solutions that improve industrial water reuse efficiencies.


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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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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.
October 1, 2013

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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Ferro Expects Increased 2015 Earnings Following Procurement Standardization Program

September 12, 2013
As part of Ferro’s value creation strategy, the company is initiating a comprehensive program to transform the way indirect spend is managed, improving procurement effectiveness and reducing costs.
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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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Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

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