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November 1, 2014

Closing the Circle

Remanufacturing, new product life cycles and other sustainable strategies cut waste, boost efficiency and increase competitiveness.

Under a blinding desert sun, more than 4,000 aircraft sit side by side and nose to tail. Known as the boneyard, it’s a vast landscape of old flying machines, covering 4 square miles near Tucson, […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Searching for Truth

…in nutrition research, free-market economics and online

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet By Nina Teicholz. Simon & Schuster, 2014. No one reads this book because of the nine years of scientific reporting it […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Dodd-Frank, Plus Four

No relief in the uncertainty and aggravation for manufacturing and metals

The sponsors have moved on. After 36 years in Congress, mostly in the Senate, Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd left in 2011 to become chairman and chief lobbyist of the Motion Picture Association of America. […] Read More

November 1, 2014

Disruption: Get Used To It

To beat the competition, businesses must anticipate and capitalize on transformative new technologies.

New technologies are poised to disrupt manufacturing: It’s not a matter of if, but when. In the coming years, how and where products are designed and manufactured will change dramatically, remaking industries and accelerating and […] Read More