Archive for October 17th, 2013

Over the course of his career, J.P. Purswell has been committed to industrial engineering as a professional and an educator — and stresses that safety comes first. On the factory floor and as vice president of Purswell & Purswell, Engineering & Ergonomics, Inc., he consults with manufacturers on ergonomics, safety engineering, and the best practices for compliance with OSHA policies.
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Manufacturers tempered their relief about the end of the 16-day government shutdown and debt-ceiling dispute with grave concerns that the nation faces a repeat performance of the political showdown. Read more


The former president of a transportation company in Texas was sentenced in federal court last month to five years in prison for hacking into his former employer’s computer network and stealing proprietary business information he intended to use for his start-up. The case underscores the fact that much like major corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are targets for industrial espionage. Read more

Goodbye to all this. (Photo credit:

Goodbye to all this.

Norway once trumpeted its ambitious project to capture carbon dioxide at a large utility plant as a technological achievement on par with a lunar landing, but environmental activists there now dub it a “crash landing.’

“One of the ugliest political crash landings we have ever seen,” Frederic Hauge of the Norwegian environmental group Bellona said about the demise of the project at Mongstad and the nation’s attempt to lead the world in carbon capture.

The Wall Street Journal reported in late September that the Norwegian government was shutting down the Statoil ASA-operated project because it “has been both challenging and costly, and the risks are now seen as too big.” Read more

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