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Plant Application: Production-oriented carts improve material handling efficiency

| Materials

A major automotive powertrain component supplier was looking to improve handling of its precision components and to maintain its lean manufacturing and 5S initiatives. It worked with Creform Corp., Greer, S.C., which analyzed the situation and reviewed the manufacturer’s initial prototype design.

SMN Editor Kate Bachman a guest on radio program about sustainable manufacturers

| Renewable Energy

Sustainable Manufacturer Network Editor Kate Bachman participated in a panel discussion on a radio program about sustainable manufacturers and green manufacturing on July 28 at 1 p.m. EST. The discussion aired on Manufacturing Talk Radio, a live B2B Internet talk radio show.

Waterside economizer option helps to provide ‘free’ cooling

| Energy Efficiency

WaterFurnace Intl. Inc. has introduced a waterside economizer option to its commercial product line. Continue reading

Solar energy generation systems use microinverter technology

| Renewable Energy

IDEC Corp. has announced it has added Chilicon Power solar products to bring complete solar energy generation and control systems to its residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Continue reading

Hypertherm’s annual CSR report shows progress toward environmental goals, increased community involvement

| Energy Efficiency

Hypertherm, Hanover, N.H., a U.S.-based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report. Continue reading

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