Good news, bad news scenario for manufacturing jobs outlook.
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October 12, 2016
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Diageo, General Mills and Unilever make Working Mother's list of best companies for 2016
These companies go the extra mile to support working moms and diverse families. They were honored for leadership in creating progressive programs for the workforce.
Good news, bad news scenario for manufacturing jobs outlook
Only 25 percent of Americans know there are significant amounts of jobs and opportunities offered in the manufacturing industry.
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Global food and beverage equipment market growing at moderate rate
The market is driven by increased awareness and availability of international food processing technology, rising demand for quality products and the need to match expectations of consumers.
Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards updated for 2016
The ten standards are designed to protect the public from foodborne illness and injury.
Grasping the impact of FSMA implementation
Most managers face challenges in understanding FSMA basics: clarifying what the law requires, determining what parts of it are relevant to their facility, and knowing the deadlines.
Self-driving vehicles hit the factory floor
Otto Motors, a start-up division of Clearpath Robotics, introduced an intelligent material transport vehicle that incorporates self-learning technology to navigate autonomously around a facility.
Downtime threat calls for data analytics
Running equipment perhaps harder than they should, manufacturers recognize the benefits that Big Data can bring in uptime. They’re increasing investments in data analytics even while delaying other technology investments.
Brand owners can use up to 50% rPET in hot-fill bottles without negative performance issues
Even at 100% rPET resin use, the performance of the bottle used in this study was still acceptable.
Innovative package is cool as a cucumber
With Lift & Drain packaging, products sit in a basket that can be lifted from the liquid to provide consumers convenience and ease of use.
Hamming it up in portable snacking
Deli Snackers are meant to be eaten directly from the package at one time, so the easy-to-open package is not resealable.
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McCormick & Company: Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Award Winner
Learn how McCormick’s Belcamp, Maryland distribution center became a net exporter of electricity through a two-step project focusing first on energy efficiency and then on installing a solar array. Energy usage was cut by 55 percent over the three-year project.
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