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  • Industrial Maintenance Job Fairs Can Help You Find Talented People

    Deferred maintenance is reaching chronic levels as current equipment ages and sophisticated, new equipment needs more care and custom configuration. One way to find talented people is through industrial maintenance job fairs. Here’s how they work and what you should do to maximize your return on participation.

    Joel Leonard
    09/12/2006
  • Troubleshoot Hydraulics the Smart Way

    Plant managers, building engineers and project managers have an inherent stake in the productivity and health of their hydraulic equipment. When there’s a recurrent or chronic problem, it’s imperative to have background information or, better yet, a strong suspicion of what’s wrong before the service providers, inside or outside the company, are called.

    Steven P. Thomsen, P.E.
    09/12/2006
  • Robot Sales Fall in North America

    New orders received by North American based robotics companies fell 38% in the first half of 2006, according to statistics released by Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group.

    09/11/2006
  • Food Safety Warnings

    Two developments regarding the preemption of state food safety warnings the food industry should know.

    Leslie Krasny
    09/06/2006
  • Americans Dieting Their Own Way

    More than 80 percent of American dieters are dieting their own way. A new report from Mintel finds many dieting consumers are creating their own diet plans.

    09/06/2006
  • The 400-pound Guarana in the Room

    Natural caffeine is abundant in our modern, high-energy society. The sun never sets on the Starbuck’s empire. And talk about teas, once we discovered antioxidants and EGCG, variety in the tea market went through the roof.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D.
    09/06/2006
  • Organic By Any Other Name

    The boom in demand for organic foods and ingredients threatens to outpace supply. Yet some companies are coming under fire for allegedly “fudging” what is truly organic. The question is, do the cows have to be happy for the milk to be organic?

    09/06/2006
  • Optimum ReBound Cereal

    Nature’s Path helps morning exercisers refuel their muscles with Optimum ReBound cereal.

    Hollis Ashman and Jacqueline Beckley, Consumer Understanding Editors
    09/06/2006
  • Guard Against Intentional Contamination

    The food industry is fortunate Congress and FDA have not developed more specific requirements for food security.

    David Joy, Contributing Editor
    09/06/2006
  • Frozen Foods Hold Greater Potential

    Americans love frozen dinners and entrees for their convenience, are impressed by the recent innovations in ease of preparation and are motivated to purchase new frozen products that look appealing in the store. With variety and healthier alternatives, this category holds greater potential.

    09/01/2006
  • Digestive Health’s New Phase

    The more we understand and encourage healthy g.i. tract balance, the better we’re able to protect ourselves from disease.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D.
    09/01/2006
  • Corn-Based Ethanol Raises Ingredient Prices

    It’s amazing to see how $3-a-gallon gasoline finally has set off a frenzy to find alternatives to oil, not just here in the U.S. but around the world. Will we someday be competing with our own SUVs for food?

    09/01/2006
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