Archive for April 9th, 2013
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Most American employees are stressed out, with unreasonable workloads and wages becoming growing issues. Read more


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New emissions and fuel standards introduced by the EPA could reduce air pollution and boost vehicle efficiency. While some industry groups claim the economic impact of these rules makes them impractical, others (including many automakers) support the regulations. Read more


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E-commerce has not only transformed consumer retail, but also the industrial distribution landscape. Today, companies often expect their suppliers to provide customized online options to support and enhance their traditional service offerings. Read more


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As 3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, picks up steam in industrial manufacturing and spurs the public imagination, scientists say the next frontier is 4-D printing: materials that fabricate themselves. Read more


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In Simple, authors Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn argue for simplicity as a competitive advantage, explaining how companies can streamline products, services, processes, and communications to strengthen their business. Read more


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Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy. Credit: ASE.

Kateri Callahan. Credit: Alliance to Save Energy.

Political groups in opposing camps often struggle with the notion that attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut pollution will hamper business, kill innovation, and slow economic progress. But there’s one area where both sides can get along: energy efficiency.

Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE), stood before a crowd of international manufacturing professionals on Monday, April 8 to discuss the organization’s goal of doubling U.S. energy efficiency by 2030 and the potential economic impact of such an achievement. Her talk was the keynote presentation at Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade show, taking place now in Hannover, Germany. Read more


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Credit: Deutsche Messe GmbH.

This week, thousands of global industrial professionals have made their way to Hannover, Germany for Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade show. The massive event, which kicked off yesterday and continues through April 12, encompasses more than 11 individual fairs under one roof.

U.S. companies promoting clean and energy efficient technologies have a strong presence. Below are just a few highlights of what is being touted at the event. Read more


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