Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 08:36
You've see the financial and economic news that we all see, thanks to the folks working in the media. Although this country is still in the economic doldrums, at least the situation seems to have stabilized at a plateau that's somewhat lower than what we'd all prefer to see.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 07:58
It seems that many people have an interest in industrial recycling, reusing, repairing, rather than buying new. Sometimes these options have a positive return on investment. It all depends on the distance between the scrap and the recycler's facility.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 08:07
For better or worse, commerce is international in scope. There's no denying that fact of modern life. It's what raises our standard of living. We can eat fresh fruit all year long, we run quite a bit of relatively inexpensive foreign hydrocarbon through our foreign-made engines, we have access to...
Submitted by rkratowicz on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 10:43
The economy doesn't particularly smile down on the plant professional. Especially the one who needs some important item the current departmental budget didn't include. Trying to get past the gatekeepers who protect the corporate coffers for permission to buy what's so obviously needed won't be easy.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 09:38
It seems the larger economy is suffering from the effects of a contradiction. We know, for example, that something like 60% or 70% of our economy is a direct result of citizens opening their collective wallets and plunking a greenback or two on the counter so that they can walk...
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 07:27
Good ideas are a dime a dozen. Ask your coworkers about operational changes and other measures that can simplify their work lives and make your employer a bit more profitable, you'll probably get more ideas than you expected.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:15
There's no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to eliminating roadblocks to and problems encountered during the execution of what one might have intended to be a prime example of best-of-class industrial maintenance. Quite simply, things go awry. You dismantle it, replace the worn parts, reassemble the thing, push the button, and all...
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 10:05
It's pretty obvious that the current economy in which we operate could stand to be a whole lot better. The latest metrics from our hired hands in Washington say the national unemployment rate is about 9%.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:04
Private and governmental studies, as well as common sense, tell us the so-called Baby Boomers are exiting the workforce in increasing numbers. For several years it might have been possible to attribute this phenomenon to normal attrition.
Submitted by rkratowicz on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 09:01
It seems that many people are rather concerned about the quantity of carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, fluorocarbons, and other greenhouse gases that a manufacturing plant dumps into that ocean of pristine air we so love to breathe.