Archive for February 20th, 2013

National Engineers Week is officially underway, with various lectures and networking events in store for industry professionals and engineering students. Here is a round-up of events to check out in the upcoming days.   Read more

Credit: Oregon Dept. of Transportation

U.S. industrial output fell slightly in January, largely due to declining motor vehicle output. However, newly revised data indicate that manufacturing production posted back-to-back monthly gains in late 2012 that were the strongest in decades. Read more



There were two ways for Mike Kapalko to look at the results of the 2012 Tork Report, a comprehensive corporate sustainability and hygiene survey done by his company, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget), one of the world’s leading personal health care manufacturers.

On the one hand, he was pleased to see that 64 percent of the more than 1,500 U.S. and Canadian companies, and 2,114 U.S. adults surveyed by Harris Interactive said that the company they work for had at least some sustainability plan in place at present, and was working on better plans for the future.

On the other hand, Kapalko said, it was disappointing that even though that 64 percent figure was much higher than the 38 percent of companies with sustainability plans in 2011, there were still so many corporations that were clueless about the need for sustainability practices. Read more

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