Multivac's automation system is designed to be flexible so food and beverage manufacturers have more options in their approach. Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Standards January 7, 2022

Action plan pledges to open up consolidated meat and poultry industries

The White House responded with $150 million to provide development of worker training, increased workplace safety and well-paying jobs.

By Family Farm Action Alliance
Image courtesy: Brett Sayles
Standards October 28, 2021

Potentially explosive atmosphere product certification

Understanding regional requirements for global market access for electrical equipment in potentially explosive environments is critical.

By Zaneer Iqbal
Standards July 23, 2013

McGladrey study: Optimism is local, concern is global

While manufacturing continues to grow in the U.S, concerns remain about the global economy and how regulations might impact or hamper the industry's growth

Standards April 1, 2013

Manufacturing ‘resurgence’ possible with accelerated effort

MAPI, Aspen Institute report says ‘disciplined’ approach needed to address tax, energy, export and Skills Gap issues

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Standards March 2, 2012

White paper: SPX: A discussion on air quality standards ISO 8573.1, ISO 12500

It is in all our best interests to select the proper compressed air equipment.

Standards February 10, 2011

Heavy duty “mudder” radio

The HYT TC-610 Water-Resistant Radio features high capacity battery, dirt, water resistant casing

Standards January 2, 2011

Hacker Report: More malware in 2011

Hacktivism and cyberwar, more profit-oriented malware, social media, social engineering and malicious codes with the ability to adapt to avoid detection will come on strong in the new year, according to a report by PandaLabs.

Standards April 13, 2010

What plant engineers said about their changing world

With more than 1,300 respondents from more than 40 countries, it's not surprising that there would be a variety of issues on the current and future state of manufacturing.

By Bob Vavra
Standards February 18, 2010

Stronger project management can help drive manufacturing performance

As manufacturing organizations switch their focus from surviving to demonstrating business value, project governance and metrics will play an increasingly important role in keeping management informed about project performance and its impact on the bottom line and customer service.

By Joseph R. Czarnecki, PMP, Senior Advisor, ESI International
Standards December 21, 2009

2010 manufacturing outlook will improve, says Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International

Economic influences in 2010 include credit availability, inflation, demand, and government policies. Improvements are expected, FMA says.