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Knockout Doors Prevent Knockdowns

Prone to damage caused by fork lift collisions, the sectional dock doors that have been used in material handling operations now have some competition. Knockout doors, with their increased flexibility and strength, seem to have what it takes to survive in the tough loading dock environment. If there is one facet of modern material handling operations that is ready for revamping it's the sectional...

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Online Sourcing & Buying Made Easy

Whether you're an engineer specifying a part, or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, ThomasRegional offers fast and easy solutions. Whether you're an engineer specifying a part, or a purchasing professional in need of a local supplier or custom manufacturer, register free at http://www.ThomasRegional.com/news?issue=nI28 for a fast and easy solution. *...

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What Material Handlers Should Know About Building Permits

Is your company looking to expand its current material handling capabilities? Chances are that a building permit will be needed and if that´s the case, get ready to jump through a few hoops first. Thinking about installing additional pallet racking, a new conveyor system or a mezzanine? There are a few things you should know before you get started. Over the last three years or so, authorities...

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Businesses Brace for Air Cargo Restrictions

Tighter airline security doesn't apply to passengers alone. The FAA warns that cargo restrictions may soon get revamped, a measure that is certain to have a profound impact on U.S. businesses. In the days immediately following the terrorist attack, U.S. businesses were given a brief preview of a likely future as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) momentarily halted the use of passenger...

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Aerospace Industry Readies for the AS9100

The AS9000 industry standard has been upgraded. The good news is that the new standard, the AS9100, is not that radical of a departure from its predecessor and compliance can be reached with a minimum of additional difficulty. The AS9000's replacement, the AS9100, was developed by a conjunction of parties including the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Aerospace Technical...

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What's New at NASA?

An unmanned broadband transmission plane and a floating robot designed to assist astronauts are just two of the latest developments NASA has on the horizon. While many aerospace products have been developed by cornerstone manufacturers like Boeing or by the Department of Defense, NASA has been a constant source of new technologies that find their way into the industry as well. Recently, "Helios,"...

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Online B2B Transactions Grow 33%

Finally, some hard numbers show that B2B e-commerce is not only alive and well – it's on the rise. Over the last three years plenty of analysts have tried to foretell the future growth of business-to-business e-commerce. One research group has provided some hard numbers. According to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), $1.2 trillion worth of goods were bought online in 2000 in the U.S. Since...

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Security Remedies for the Skies

Security experts agree that while the latest technology can certainly keep our skies safer, it's still no substitute for human diligence. After the events of September 11th, experts have turned their attention to making airports and airplanes impervious to the threat of hijackers. Driving towards this goal, they have focused their attention on all aspects of the industry, both in the air and on...

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Advanced Satellite Imaging Means More Eyes in the Sky

As highly advanced satellite imaging finds its way into the hands of private companies, analysts predict a world where everybody is watching everybody. What effect will this have on national security? In the Cold War era, high-resolution satellite imagery for surveillance and reconnaissance was obtainable only via "national technical means," as they were then called—in other words,...

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Purchasers Still Unsure of Software Solutions

A recent survey shows buyers are aware of the benefits of utilizing software for strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management solutions, but have concerns about moving too quickly. According to a survey of purchasing executives conducted by Purchasing Magazine, just about one out of three companies utilizing software to automate strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management...

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