Articles by Christine Grahl

BCR - Automating Customization

Custom brick manufacturers can't automate their processes-or can they? As Carolina Ceramics recently discovered, advances in automation technology are quickly making just about anything possible.
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Growth Through Innovation

As demonstrated by Harper International, true success can only be achieved if you're willing to take risks.
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Inside CI: What Is The "Data Book Companion"?

Ceramic Industry publishes two issues in July to give you the best of both worlds—a valuable reference tool and an information resource.
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Inside CI: Sophisticated Solutions

Ceramic technology is a driving force behind many of today's continuing technological innovations.
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BCR - Energy & Efficiency In Raw Materials Preparation

A record crowd of more than 700 brick plant managers and personnel gathered in Clemson, S.C., October 11-13, 1999, for the 45th International Brick Plant Operator’s Forum. Over 70 speakers presented information on this year’s theme, “Energy and Efficiency in Raw Material Preparation,” and on other topics pertaining to the brick industry.
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Inside CI: A Fine Line...

As many companies know, the EPA announced plans in August 1999 to drastically lower the reporting thresholds for lead and lead compounds that are subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA). (See Ceramics in the News, January 2000.) This statement immediately put the small business community up in arms.
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Inside CI: E-Information

Ceramic Industry, the exclusive global voice of ceramic manufacturing, has launched a new e-mail news service to help you stay on top of the information that can help you succeed in your business. It's called CI CyberNews.
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Inside CI: Putting The “Custom” In Customer Service

These days, you don’t have to go far to get exactly what you want. If one supplier won’t go the extra mile for you, chances are good that there are a dozen more that will. Companies know that in today’s highly competitive market, one sure way to differentiate themselves is to offer personalized, custom service in as many areas as possible, and a host of businesses are capitalizing on this trend.
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