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Ready, Set, Tweet!

We’re so excited about the new social media methods we’re using to bring you the latest industry news and information. You can now follow CI on Twitter, connect on LinkedIn and find us on Facebook®.
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CPSIA Comes Under Fire, Again

The CPSC has issued another stay of enforcement for the CPSIA, this time for lead standards regarding youth-model ATVs and motorcycles. As previously reported, this isn’t the first time the CPSC has acknowledged, at least tacitly, that the legislation is flawed.
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Making Sustainability Work

It’s becoming more clear every day that the sustainability movement is here to stay. Though “greening” our manufacturing operations can cause serious challenges, opportunities abound.
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Survey Says!

Last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll asked about renewable energy use in the workplace. What technology came in first place?
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Focus on the Positive

I don’t know about you, but when I see all of that bad news I actually start to feel a little defeated and pessimistic. I have to remind myself that good things are happening everywhere, all the time.
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Is the Economic Free-Fall Close to an End?

The Fed released a report yesterday indicating some stabilization in the economy. This morning, the Labor Department announced that last week’s new jobless claims were much lower than expected. Is the end finally in sight?
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How Cool is That?

GE recently developed a digital hologram to help promote its Smart Grid wind turbine technology.
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Survey Says!

The CI CyberNews CyberPoll last week asked about job furloughs. Of the total respondents, just 20% have not been affected, while the majority (56%) know someone whose job had been furloughed.
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Happy Easter (or, Please Enjoy the Chocolate)

Whatever your religious convictions, the upcoming weekend must be cause for celebration.
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Communicate Your Green Message to Consumers

I recently received a press release from Mohawk Industries (parent of Dal-Tile) that included Mohawk's 10 Tips to Green Your Home.
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