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Method to the madness or madness to Method? Part II

| Air/Emissions

  “We are a mission-driven company,” said Method’s Global Vice President, Supply Chain, Garry Embleton. Method was founded as a B Corporation. B Corps are certified by nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency (see Lead image). “Part of that commitment is … Continue reading

Method to the madness or madness to Method?

| Air/Emissions

Even before you pull off of I-94 or exit the “L” onto 111th Street in the historic Pullman District on Chicago’s South Side, you can see the just-opened Method plant’s wind turbine jutting above the urbanscape. Shortly thereafter, the building’s unusual, multi-gabled roofline is visible. It is a greenhouse perched … Continue reading

China pursues coal-to-ethanol conversion to reduce growing pollution

| Air/Emissions

China’s strategic shift toward alternative fuels to cut its reliance on foreign oil is creating new opportunities for reducing pollution, notably through natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and the conversion from coal to ethanol, says Boston-based Lux Research. Continue reading

Manually guided vehicle can transform to AGV

| Materials

Handling Specialty Mfg. Ltd. has announced the launch of the MGV/AGV, a manually guided vehicle that can be retrofitted with a control package for transformation into an automatic guided vehicle when required. Continue reading

Digital control protects electronics from heat

| Air/Emissions

Exair has introduced the digital ETC (electronic temperature control) for Dual Cabinet Cooler® systems installed on large or high-heat-load enclosures. Continue reading

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