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Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Leading Economies Grew in First Quarter

Plus: Oil Drilling Ban Thrown Out, Job Market Still Struggles and Supply Chain Software Dips. OECD Economies Grew in Q1 2010 Leading industrialized economies grew by 0.6 percent in the first quarter of 2010 compared with real gross domestic product (GDP) in the final quarter of 2009, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said last week. Stockbuilding was the main...

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Carrier Corp. Greens the Fleet

Many businesses have been looking for ways to become 'greener'.  Many have set goals to lower energy costs or reduce their carbon footprint. Many are still working at it and some have succeeded.  One of the success stories is the Carrier Corp., a leader in high technology heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration solutions. Carrier set a goal to reduce vehicle emissions and reduce...

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Light Friday: DARPA Superhero Projects

Plus: $200 Million Space Dust, Auto-Lacing Sneakers and Water TETRIS. $200 Million Space Particles Following numerous technical failures, it remains unclear whether a Japanese space mission accomplished its goal of collecting samples from an asteroid, but Japanese scientists are hoping that a couple dust-like particles trapped in a capsule have made the $200 million mission worthwhile. On June...

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U.S. Government Talks the Talk and Walks the Walk in Doing Good for the Environment

It's easy to tell people what they should do to save energy: cut carbon emission, reduce use of fossil fuels, yada yada and the government is very good at 'talk'. Are they just full of hot turbine-fueled air or can they put their words into action? It may be a small step but the DOE and Phillips Lighting have completed the first Washington D.C. based GATEWAY demonstration project by changing over...

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Ingredients for Successful Supply Chain Strategy

Having an effective supply chain strategy is now widely recognized as an important part of business, yet implementation processes for such strategies remain fragmented throughout industries. Supply chain management strategy significantly influences an organization's overall performance. That may explain why the supply chain function is now widely recognized as a critical part of most businesses,...

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Sustainability Spotlight: Top 10 Green Building Products for 2010

Sustainable Industries, a leading digital magazine that reports on sustainable business innovation, has just released their annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products. The Top 10 winners were selected based on their environmental performance, scalability/market impact, innovativeness, design aesthetic, value and compatibility with the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED...

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Manufacturing Grows for 11th Consecutive Month

The U.S. manufacturing industry expanded for the 11th straight month in June, although most key indicators for the sector are experiencing a slowdown in the rate of growth following a recent surge. The United States economy continued to rebound from the downturn in June, posting overall gains despite a still-struggling employment market. Growth in the manufacturing sector reflected these wider...

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Do You Know Where Your Nearest Recycling Center Is? There's an App for That!

How many times have you been looking at your old junk, wanting to know where you can bring it to be recycled? Or, you are at the beach and decide to help the environment and pick up bagfuls of plastic water bottles only to find out you don't know where to bring them? Like just about everything else, there's an app to make it simple to find recycling centers across the U.S. 1-800-Recycling.com has...

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Getting Closer To Magnetic Refrigeration

Imagine a refrigerator that uses 20 to 30 percent less electricity, is quieter, offers more space for groceries, and uses no hydrofluorocarbons. Now, imagine its potential taking into consideration that a single refrigerator chews up about eight percent of the electricity used in a typical household, and that 15 percent of energy use worldwide is related to cooling in some way: refrigeration,...

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A Ray of Sunshine in Every Package

LPS Industries, located in Moonachie, N.J., is a woman owned and operated leader in the flexible packaging industry. They have recently installed a 704.34kW Solyndra solar panel rooftop system -- the largest in the United States. The installation consists of 3,870 solar panels that produce over 825,000 kWh of electricity, enough to provide 25% of the power for the 165,000 sq. ft. manufacturing...

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