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Finding a Toll Processing Solution

By Jeffrey J Barrows
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Manufacturers seldom look for solutions to problems they can’t see. If operations are going well, they do not need fixing—or in some cases, do not deserve attention at all. For toll processing and material sizing processes, however, this can be a costly mistake.
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The End of the Line is Only the Beginning

By Michael Klear
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Manufacturers are constantly charged with implementing processes that lead to greater efficiencies. From the outside, that may sound like an easy task. But on the manufacturing floor, changes to any part of the process, from the beginning of the line to the end, must be handled with care.
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Glass Innovations: LEEDing the Way

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The Upper Cumberland Regional Health Facility in Cookeville, Tenn., has become the first building in Tennessee to earn LEED®-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-New Construction) certification at the Platinum level.
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Gearing Up for Ceramitec 2012

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Ceramitec 2012 will be held May 22-25 in Munich, Germany. The event will again take place at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, which is easily accessible due to its central location in Europe.
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Case Study: Rapid Glass Blending

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Although most people may be unfamiliar with the Kopp Glass name, they are likely familiar with Kopp Glass products. From a humble beginning more than 80 years ago as a manufacturer of red glass for railroad signals, Kopp now claims to be the world’s leading producer of precision-molded, industrial-quality technical glass.
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Explosive Considerations

By Brian Mathews
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A lot of recent discussion has centered on explosion potential as it relates to dust collectors. Manufacturers are now required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to minimize explosion potential in their dust collector equipment.
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Professional Learning Solutions

By Laurie Keyser Brunner
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With sluggish growth, reduced resources and tightening budgets as the order of the day, the economy continues to create uncertainty in commercial and government organizations. Even as we await more favorable market conditions, one thing is clear: The makeup of today’s workforce is forever changed.
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Brick & Clay Record: Ibstock Celebrates 300 Years

By Andrew Halstead-Smith
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As one of only a handful of brickworks that still uses the “clamp” method of firing to produce a brick that has a distinctive appearance, it is no surprise that Ibstock’s factory in Chailey, UK, has been in operation for so long.
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Case Study: Managing a Diversified Supplier Network

By Lionel Willaert
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When yours is one of the largest organizations in your market, you have to focus on the two mains solutions for rapid growth: organic internal growth and external growth. While emerging markets present opportunities, much demand hinges on the global economy.
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Glass Works: A Second Look at Glass Recycling Collection Systems

By Lynn Bragg
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In February, nearly 80 corporate, trade group, and environmental and government leaders met in Dallas, Texas, to push forward a plan to boost recycling rates by 20% in the 40 states that do not have a beverage container deposit refund.
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Inside CI: Attitude is Everything

By Susan Sutton
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It can be extremely frustrating to have to deal with someone who doesn’t seem to care about their job. Whether that person is your supplier, customer or co-worker, the effects of one person’s negative attitude can be far reaching.
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Ceramic Decorating: Deco Returns to Las Vegas

By Sandra Spence
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More than 100 glass and ceramic decorating professionals attended the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorated Products’ (SGCDpro) Deco 2012 event, which was held March 24-26 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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