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GTKonnect Software To Assist Companies Comply With SEC Conflict Minerals Rule

April 10, 2014 10:36 am | by GTKonnect | News | Comments

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.

Accenture & Siemens Form Smart Grid Solutions Venture

April 8, 2014 9:53 am | by Siemens & Accenture | News | Comments

The venture will provide utility companies with advanced smart grid solutions and services...

Custom Die-Cut Filtration & Venting Membranes

April 7, 2014 11:14 am | by Venmark International | Product Releases | Comments

Interstate custom die cut membranes can be manufactured and packaged to meet precise OEM...

Portable, Powerful Vibration Analysis

April 2, 2014 4:33 pm | by SPM Instruments, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

FFT Vibration plus Shock Pulse for bearing analysis, IR Temperature, Laser Tachometer,...

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Going Green Can Put Your Business In The Black

March 17, 2014 2:59 pm | by Dan Labell, President & Owner, Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Efforts at reducing carbon emissions, recycling and purchasing green products serve as common examples of ways in which many businesses try to be more eco-friendly. However, more and more firms are finding that automating their warehouses and distribution centers offers a great way to go green while adding efficiencies and savings to operations.

Case Study: Improved Efficiency On The Home Front

March 17, 2014 2:19 pm | by Michael Schratz, VP of Marketing at Dialight | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this year, Huron strengthened their commitment to reducing energy consumption by converting interior and exterior lighting in their heating and cooling facility from traditional HID to LED fixtures – the most efficient technology available today.

Graphic Products Introduces Color LED Printer

March 7, 2014 9:45 am | by Graphic Products | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst provides a user-friendly solution for the 43 million workers required by OSHA to comply with the new GHS/HazCom labeling standards by 2015.


Survey: Education Is Helping Crackdown On Counterfeit Electrical Products

March 6, 2014 10:26 am | by Eaton | News | Comments

Power management company Eaton and the Independent Electrical Contractors announced results from a joint survey of IEC members that validates the importance of educational campaigns focusing on the dangers and prevalence of counterfeit electrical products.

Trusting Too Much In Data

March 3, 2014 5:19 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

We are virtually bombarded by the phenomenon of data-driven headlines. On any given day we might read that cigarette smoking is on the rise, or that book sales are down, but without seeing the data plot over a long time we don’t really know what those headlines mean.

HVAC Distributor Outsources Billing To Stay Competitive

February 28, 2014 5:26 pm | by Billtrust | Articles | Comments

“For years we’ve been using mailing machines to invoice our accounts,” noted Mike Anderson, President of S.W. Anderson. “Every time our equipment broke down, the problems just got bigger."           

Ergonomic Order Picking

February 21, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frazier Industrial Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Ergo-Label Beam is the blended, engineered design of two popular Frazier order picking solutions developed in response to customer needs for more efficient, cost effective order picking alternatives, says the company.

Touch Screen Dust Collection

February 21, 2014 10:00 am | by Camfill Farr | Product Releases | Comments

A new Touch Screen Controller from Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) provides full monitoring and control of all functions of an industrial dust collector and associated equipment.


Automatically Switch Between High-Pressure Gases

February 7, 2014 11:58 am | by CONCOA | Product Releases | Comments

The544 Series IntelliSwitch IIv, designed to routinely switch between two gas sources without interruption, offers reliable high-flow, high-pressure switching in the most demanding applications and environments, says the company.

Clearing Up The Top Hazard Communication Misconceptions

February 4, 2014 4:15 pm | by Cintas Corporation | Articles | Comments

OSHA recently revised its Hazard Communication standard to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). To help organizations navigate HazCom requirements, Cintas Corporation debunks six popular HazCom/GHS myths.

Emergency Lighting Inverters Selection Brochure

January 30, 2014 2:25 pm | by Controlled Power Company | Product Releases | Comments

Using product images, data matrices, and bullet text, this brochure enables prospects to easily determine the UL 924 listed, NFPA 101 compliant inverter that best meets their kW requirements.

More Miles, More Problems

January 24, 2014 10:07 am | by Danielle M., Blogger & Business Student | Blogs | Comments

The traditional thinking in logistics goes that if you want your company to make more, you’ll hire drivers known for getting to their destinations quickly. The latest research, however, doesn’t support that idea.       

Environmentalists, Unions Seek To Fix Gas Leaks: $82B Cost

December 9, 2013 11:46 am | by Kevin Begos, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Department of Transportation estimates that more than 30,000 miles of decades-old, decaying cast-iron pipe are still being used to deliver gas nationwide. In 2011, the American Gas Association estimated the billions in costs for replacement or repair.


U.S.: Three Agree To Plead Guilty In Parts Price Fixing

November 22, 2013 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three executives in Japan's automotive parts industry have agreed to plead guilty to a price-fixing conspiracy and two more have been indicted in the U.S. investigation, the government said Thursday. The plea agreements filed in Detroit and the indictment filed in Toledo were announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Supplier Performance Scorecards & Supplier Stratification: Part 2

November 1, 2013 9:36 am | by Brad Vance, Senior Business Process Consultant, Epicor Software | Blogs | Comments

Supplier performance scorecards and supplier stratification modeling are related concepts, but very different in how they should be used. Supplier stratification should be an internal metric, where an organization takes other criteria (one of which can be the scorecard metric) and combines them to rank its suppliers (traditionally in an ABCD type model).

Supplier Performance Scorecards & Supplier Stratification: Part 1

October 29, 2013 3:31 pm | by Brad Vance, Senior Business Process Consultant, Epicor Software | Blogs | Comments

Supplier performance scorecards and supplier stratification modeling are related concepts, but very different in how they should be used. A supplier performance scorecard program should be used between an organization and its suppliers as a means of evaluating the performance of the suppliers against mutually agreed upon or accepted criteria.

Hand Care Innovations From Gent-l-kleen

October 22, 2013 3:39 pm | by Gent-l-kleen | Product Releases | Comments

For the most heavily contaminated hands, the Dreumex One2clean dispensing system offers a touch-free automatic dispenser, says the company.

Skye Petroleum Acquires New Oil Clogging Technologies

October 10, 2013 9:58 am | by Skye Petroleum, Inc. | News | Comments

"Our customers are looking for solutions in dealing with high pour point crude and sludge with asphaltene deposits. This is a hot topic among some of our distribution partners and the potential is enormous." says Chief Development Officer, Brandon Rhodes.

Radians To Test & Certify Hearing Protection Devices

August 7, 2013 9:28 am | by Radians | Product Releases | Comments

The company earned a new accreditation, issued by the National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST), that allows Radians to perform accredited acoustical testing of hearing protective devices to the ANSI/ASA S3.19 and S12.6 standards.

Anti-Static Inflatable Film

July 23, 2013 10:03 am | by Sealed Air | Product Releases | Comments

The new high-performance film is the only inflatable cushioning material on the market meeting military specifications for electrostatic discharge, surface resistivity and creep performance, says the company.

Continuous-Flex Cables Thoroughly Tested

July 17, 2013 10:05 am | by igus | Product Releases | Comments

igus has been testing its continuous-flex cables for more than 20 years in its fully equipped test laboratory—one that boasts a surface area of 19,000 square feet.

John Day Company To Be Distribution Partner For Spray Nine

June 4, 2013 9:29 am | by ITW Professional Brands | News | Comments

ITW Professional Brands today announced that the John Day Company will act as a strategic distribution partner for Spray Nine® disinfectants and degreasers, marketing Spray Nine to its industrial customers located throughout the Midwest.

The Dos & Don’ts Of Selling To Customers In China: How to Avoid Getting Caught Between The Tiger & Dragon

May 10, 2013 4:48 pm | by Jim Tompkins, CEO, Tompkins International | Blogs | Comments

You may be debating whether or not to conduct business in China. Or perhaps your company has already entered the market in Asia and finding it to be a difficult path. There’s no doubt that China presents a huge opportunity through its growing class of consumers that are hungry for new products. But can you frame your selling propositions the same way you would for a North American sale?

Cable & Pipe Locator Named Product Of The Year

May 3, 2013 2:00 pm | by General Tools & Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Cable & Pipe Locator (CL10) arms electricians, contractors, remodelers, homeowners and others with information that allows them to identify and trace electrical cables and metallic, water, gas or drain pipes without ripping walls apart or trying to track down and analyze construction drawings, saving time and money.

MultiMount Weigh Module

April 10, 2013 1:47 pm | by Mettler Toledo | Product Releases | Comments

The MultiMount offers built-in safety features, including the SafeLock, to ensure easy installation. The SafeLock protects the load cell from accidental overload during shipment and installation.

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