Industry Market Trends

Industry Market Trends

Editor's Note: The Kick's No Good

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. energy policy can be described currently as muddled and, at best, in flux. Last week saw the double-event of a Senate rejection on the Keystone XL pipeline and the EPA's announcement that it has delayed its ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard. One indecision and another that just narrowly missed set up a pair...Read More

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Accountability Is the Game-Changer in Business Relationships

Nov 20, 2014

When something goes wrong, it is always someone else's fault. The whole concept of accountability is tainted with misconceptions, frustration, and blame. Within the business construct, accountability is even more frustrating and brings tension and more excuses. Accountability, at its core, is doing what you say you...Read More

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Slip and Fall Fatalities Climb Amid Manufacturing Resurgence

Nov 20, 2014

[caption id="attachment_38908" align="alignleft" width="238"] Credit: Eagle Mat & Floor Products[/caption] Although many countries are still in deep economic battles, the American economy shows positive signs of growth. U.S. exports have grown to record highs and about twice the $1.1 trillion level reported during...Read More

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Viewpoint: How to Spark Interest in Manufacturing Among Our Youth

Nov 18, 2014

[caption id="attachment_38553" align="alignleft" width="240"] Credit: suwatpo at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] It's not even winter yet, but I have snowballs on my mind. You know how you pack and roll and pack and roll to make the biggest snowball possible, and it just grows and grows? My hope is that, through...Read More

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10 Tips for Leveraging Packaging-On-Demand Solutions

Nov 18, 2014

[Editor's Note: This article is written by Felecia Stratton, Editor of Inbound Logistics, a Thomas Publishing Co. sister publication providing the latest news about warehousing, logistics, supply chain management, transportation, cargo, freight, and more. Inbound Logistics is the information leader in supply chain and...Read More

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Editor's Note: The Big Cargo Hold

Nov 18, 2014

When a six-year contract between West Coast dockworkers and container cargo lines expired earlier this year, the prevailing observation was a new deal will get hammered out, talks will go past the expiration, and this has happened before. No sweat. That was back in July. Four months have passed and the Pacific...Read More

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Millennials Needed to Sustain American Manufacturing's Upward Trajectory

Nov 18, 2014

North America's manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers' negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet's latest Industry Market Barometer (IMB) research. The annual survey of product and...Read More