Articles by Christine Grahl

Inside CI: Keep Looking Ahead

Much of today’s manufacturing and processing equipment offers savings in energy and labor, often paying for itself in a relatively short period of time.
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BCR: Increasing Efficiencies Through Machine Modifications

As Kentwood Brick & Tile Manufacturing has learned, even small changes can have a big effect on production efficiencies.
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BCR: Achieving Maximum Impact with Minimal Expense

Kiln modifications have helped Lachance Brick save fuel costs, reduce emissions and increase product quality—without breaking the bank.
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Investing in Ceramics: Advanced Industries International Celebrates First Birthday

Advanced Industries International's dedication to customer service and quality will likely drive the company’s future success.
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Partnerships Create New Grinding Solutions

Two companies have discovered that developing relationships is often more important than developing off-the-shelf products when it comes to ceramic grinding applications.
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PPP: Taking High-End Tile Mainstream

Westminster Ceramics has discovered that high-quality tile doesn’t have to come with a high price tag.
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PPP: New Kiln Provides Greater Efficiencies for Robinson Ransbottom

A new kiln is enabling Robinson Ransbottom to increase fuel and production efficiencies, as well as improve product quality and thereby increase the amount of product it’s able to sell.
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Dinnerware Manufacturers Promote Brand Status, Prestige

Today’s dinnerware manufacturers have capitalized on a number of markets by branching out into a whole array of interior design items, from cookware to table accessories to linens and other decorative and consumer items as an extension of a well-known brand.
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Sanitaryware Markets Rely on Innovation, Diversification

U.S. sales of sanitaryware have increased steadily over the past several years, rising from around 32 million pieces shipped in 1995 to nearly 34 million in 1999.
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Low-Cost Silicon Nitride Ceramics

A new technology has been developed that can significantly lower the cost of manufacturing Si3N4 ceramics.
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