GTKonnect’s new Conflict Minerals Module will help companies simplify the process for analyzing the origin of minerals – such as tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold (or “3TG”) – used in their products and report if they have originated in “conflict” countries, says the company.
Jacob Prak, CEO of Michigan Manufacturing International (MMI), provides an overview of manufacturing trends for the coming twelve months.
Net sales for the fiscal second quarter 2014 were $661.5 million, an increase of 16.2% over net sales of $569.5 million in the same quarter a year ago. The acquired Barnes Distribution North America business contributed $69.8 million to net sales in the fiscal second quarter 2014.
Stringer will lead all aspects of Airgas Merchant Gases and will report to Thomas S. Thoman, Airgas' Division President of Gases Production.
The new InSync RFID keys offer a single electronic key solution for use on standalone locks and hard wired/telephone entry systems that are commonly used on perimeter doors.
The DuraLabel Catalyst was designed to create full-color industrial labels including GHS/HazCom 2012, arc flash, NFPA, and standard OSHA-compliant warning and danger signs.
There have been a series of articles on this subject and the topic is covered in almost every software manufacturer’s PowerPoint presentation to a new prospect. The truth is that every company has a unique set of circumstances and will require its own way to justify a major project. In general, a good approach is to look at the investment from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective.
Electricity is a crucial component in commercial and industrial environments because many business processes rely on electric-powered equipment. The prevalence of electrical equipment in the workplace can become an occupational hazard without safety awareness and precautionary practices in place.
About 40 percent of eye injuries in the workplace happen in construction, mining, and manufacturing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. All workplace eye injuries cost an estimated $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment, and worker compensation.
“AD is now open for business in Latin America and we look forward to working with and sharing best practices with the best Independent Distributors and Manufacturers in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia,” said Bill Weisberg, Chairman and CEO of Affiliated Distributors.
Under a long-term contract, Praxair will increase its supply of oxygen to Aceros Arequipa, Peru’s largest long steel maker, to meet the company’s expanding steel production capacity. This is Praxair’s third plant serving Aceros Arequipa’s Pisco facility.
With the appointment of Ms. Donadio, National Oilwell Varco’s board is now comprised of ten directors, eight of whom are external and independent. The company also anticipates the distribution spinoff to be completed in the second quarter.
These circuit breakers combine two critical, state of the art technologies - Combination Arc Fault and Ground Fault protection – in a single, easy-to-install device, says the company.
Scissor Decks may be joined together in line or on 90 degree angles for wraparound maintenance applications.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that employers advertised 4.2 million job openings, up 7.7 % from January. That's the highest number of postings since January 2008.
The lending organization expects the global economy to grow 3.6% this year and 3.9% in 2015, up from 3% last year. Those figures are one-tenth of a percentage point below the IMF's previous forecasts in January.
The infrastructure problems are increasing business costs and it will only get worse. Whether it is missing a delivery promise because of a freeway jam, losing water pressure in a food plant, loss of electricity during a blackout, or being fined by a government agency, infrastructure problems will continue to increase business costs and make business less competitive.
The price of oil edged up closer to $103 a barrel Wednesday amid unrest in eastern Ukraine, even as a report showed a large rise in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Obama's actions focused exclusively on federal contractors but they dovetailed with the start of Senate debate on broader legislation to make it easier for workers to sue any company for paying women less because of their gender.
I attended a panel this past weekend where independent bookstore owners discussed the book-selling in today’s economy: what it looks like, the struggles they face, and the overall feel of the marketplace. Throughout the hour-long discussion, I couldn’t help but think how similar the situation was to what distributors are facing today.