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Company Wellness Programs

By Kelsey Seidler
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Penn State recently announced plans to charge employees who refuse to submit to health screenings an extra $100 a month for their health care benefits. Last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked our readers whether employers should be allowed to penalize workers who refuse to participate in company wellness programs.


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Summer Driving Habits

By Kelsey Seidler
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Last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked readers if high gas prices are changing their summer driving habits.


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Glass Works: Glass Bottle Recycling Benefits and Barriers

While consumers clearly know that glass is 100% recyclable, they need to have confidence that the important action they take to recycle glass bottles will result in new glass containers.
By Lynn Bragg
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A new U.S. survey of just over 4,000 adults finds that 65% “strongly agree” or “agree” that glass bottles are 100% recyclable, and 73% always or usually recycle whatever they can.


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Ceramic Decorating: SGCDpro to Celebrate 50 Years

The SGCDpro board has selected Columbus, Ohio, as the site of Deco ’15.
By Myra Warne
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Plans for the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products’ (SGCDpro) 50th anniversary celebration were discussed at the society’s recent board meeting in Columbus, Ohio.


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Inside CI: Continual Evolution

It’s exciting to pause and imagine what might be possible in the next five years.
By Susan Sutton
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I’m writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day.


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Working on Vacation

By Kelsey Seidler
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Last week's CI CyberNews asked readers whether they check email and/or voicemail while on vacation from work.


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Additional Training

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they have enrolled in additional training or educational programs to learn new skills for their jobs.


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Online Subscriptions

By Kelsey Seidler
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In last week's CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if they pay to read newspapers or magazines online.


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Refractories Roundtable

We’re compiling information for a refractories roundtable article, and it would be great to get some participation from our online community.
By Susan Sutton
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I’m looking forward to your insights, and thank you for participating!


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How to Use the Data Book

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Ceramic Industry’s 2013-2014 Data Book & Buyers Guide contains the most comprehensive information available for the manufacture of traditional and advanced ceramics, pottery, structural clay products, refractories, and glass.


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