Articles by Christine Grahl

BCR: A Robotic Vision

A new robotic packaging system equipped with advanced vision technology is helping Commercial Brick Corp. increase product quality and profitability.
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INSIDE CI: Opinions Wanted

If you happen to have a few moments near a computer or fax, consider sharing some of your opinions with other CI readers.
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Inside the Raw Materials Industry

Interviews with several clay and mineral suppliers provide a behind-the-scenes look at pricing pressures, recent innovations and manufacturing trends in the ceramic industry.
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INSIDE CI<br>Who Do You Know?

In today’s global economy, making personal connections with others in the industry is more important than ever.
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PPP: Three Generations of Firing

After 50 years of building kilns, Skutt Ceramic Products remains dedicated to a high level of customer service and product quality.
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PPP: Seeds of Inspiration

For designer Claudia Baudo, a successful business started with a single idea—and the courage to transform that idea into a reality.
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Moving Kilns

An experienced kiln moving service is helping ceramic manufacturers breathe new life into pre-owned kilns.
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INSIDE CI<br>Don&#8217;t Get Impersonal

At what point will the use of e-mails, self-service resources and other forms of technology affect the way we do business with one another?
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New Kiln Provides Growth Opportunities

A new tunnel kiln is helping Gainey Ceramics increase production efficiencies while providing the extra capacity needed to grow its new tile line.
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Successful Strategies for a Changing Materials Market

Small, family-owned raw materials suppliers are increasingly being merged into larger corporations, forcing many ceramic manufacturers to reevaluate the way they do business.
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September 2014 Issue Highlights

Our September 2014 issue is now available!

Posted: December 15, 2014


Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

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2014 December

Be sure to check out our annual Services Directory and Business Guide, with additional articles on advanced glass components, ceramic grinding media, and more!

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