Archive for May 21st, 2013
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In an effort to accelerate job growth and strengthen the country’s transportation systems, President Barack Obama recently announced plans to cut timelines in half for various infrastructure projects.
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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are being touted as the future of secondary education, and many proponents argue that the MOOC model may solve the U.S. shortage of technical workers. Skeptics, however, question the quality of the training provided by such online education courses. Read more


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Detroit Electric has announced its return to the Motor City, the birthplace of the electric vehicle, touting the creation of new jobs and a range of exciting 100-percent electric vehicles. Can an innovative electric car manufacturer revive a brand after an absence of over 70 years and navigate a highly competitive market? Read more


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Cloud-based computing (or software-as-a-service, SaaS) solutions have continued to grow in functionality, robustness, and reliability. As a result, these innovative systems have become more attractive to manufacturers and industrial firms, even for critical applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP). Read more


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In LeaderShift, authors Orrin Woodward and Oliver DeMille argue that the U.S. is losing its leadership edge, which is eroding the country’s economic health, and explain what American executives and citizens can do reverse the trend. Read more


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Monadnock Paper Mills' facility in Bennington, N.H. Credit: Monadnock.

Monadnock Paper Mills’ facility in Bennington, N.H. Credit: Monadnock.

In growing numbers, industrial companies are realizing that sustainability does not have to be a burden to business. In fact, sustainability often leads manufacturers to find creative ways to reduce costs and expand their offerings.

For Monadnock Paper Mills Inc., Bennington, N.H., the goal of being green has been a major contributor to innovation and cost savings. On May 7, the company announced that its production was verifiably 100 percent carbon neutral. IMT Green & Clean Journal spoke with Richard Verney, chairman and CEO of Monadnock a few days after the announcement. According to Verney, the desire to reduce the company’s impact on the environment is hardly anything new. Read more


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