Archive for January 25th, 2013

Women represent a low percentage of the manufacturing workforce, but new reports signal their growing role — more females are enrolling in manufacturing education. And that’s not to say women haven’t been making an impact in manufacturing either. This month, over 100 women across the country were honored for their industry achievements. Read more


Plus: Self-Healing Electric Wires, Debunking Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories, and a Chainsaw-Wielding Industrial Robot. Read more

Credit: Horia Varlan.

Credit: Horia Varlan.

Many businesses are finding that sustainability is worth more than just some good PR with the green crowd. Done properly, sustainable practices can be genuinely profitable — in the good old-fashioned bottom line sense.

Recently, a market intelligence journal for the chemical and energy industries, published the findings of research done among ICIS Chemical Business readers, “carried out in association with U.S. bio-based technology developer Genomatica,” updating a 2009 version of the same research to track changes in attitudes towards sustainability over three years.

The survey found that in pretty much all categories across the board, sustainability “has become more deeply entrenched than ever,” and is even considered a good way to reduce costs. Read more

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