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Fatigue is often overlooked in employer safety programs, yet can be detrimental to an organization and put employees and their peers at risk.


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Fatigue is often overlooked in employer safety programs, yet can be detrimental to an organization and put employees and their peers at risk.

Manufacturing

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Manufacturing articles below.


Managing Workforce Fatigue Maximizes Workforce Efficiency

Fatigue is often overlooked in employer safety programs, yet can be detrimental to an organization and put employees and their peers at risk.

Designing For Innovation In The Workplace

A facility focused on research spurred steel manufacturer AK Steel to craft spaces conducive to collaboration and inspiration.

DOE Celebrates Better Buildings Initiative Partners’ Progress

More than 900 organizations participating in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Better Buildings Initiative have achieved the equivalent of $8.4 billion in energy and cost savings.

100 Manufacturing Plants Earned ENERGY STAR Certification In 2018

Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors qualified, 15 of them for the first time.

Four Honda Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

Marysville, East Liberty, and Anna auto manufacturing plants in Ohio, plus a fourth in Greensburg, IN achieved U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR certification for outstanding energy efficiency in 2018.

Intelligent Lighting That Drives Automotive Plant Operations

The efficiencies made possible with a digital LED infrastructure help to deliver a more productive and safer manufacturing environment.

Process Manufacturing Advanced Analytics

Seeq will demonstrate its latest release, R21, at Connected Plant Conference Booth 306 in Charlotte, NC from February 19-21.

JVCKENWOOD Introduces KENWOOD POC LTE Devices

KWSA80K and KWSA50K extremely durable, submersion-resistant push-to-talk smartphone devices are designed for hazardous and extreme conditions.

How Candy Companies Are Saving Energy

Many candy companies are taking energy-saving steps to improve their business models and meet their sustainability goals.

69 Percent Of Employees Are Tired At Work

Workers in construction, transportation, manufacturing, and utilities have more risk factors for fatigue, but are less concerned about it, finds NSC report.

Will Trump’s DOE Propose To Roll Back Light Bulb Standards?

A proposed rule on light bulb standards will soon be released. Manufacturers have lobbied for an illegal rollback of strong standards with which they must comply beginning in 2020.

Integrated Security Systems At Industrial Sites

When it comes to the challenges and advantages of fitting an industrial site with security and surveillance, scheduling, timing, and ownership are keys to success.

Texas Manufacturer Recycles 90% Of Water

Texas Nameplate transformed itself from a company that was often cited for water discharge violations to one that sets an example in water management for other manufacturers.

GM LED Lighting Retrofit Saves Over $300,000 Annually

In addition to reducing energy consumption, replacing linear fluorescent lighting with tubular LED created a safer work environment at the auto maker’s Lake Orion, MI plant.
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AkzoNobel Opens World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory

The Ashington, North-East England plant uses renewable energy sources, including photovoltaic cells and a biomass boiler, and an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste, and energy.

Expanded LED Highbay, Canopy Offerings By Barron Lighting Group

The company has introduced its new LPC LED low profile canopy series and ALH series of LED architectural linear highbays.
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Northrop Grumman Plant Earns LEED Gold Certification

The aerospace company’s new 366,000-square-foot manufacturing center for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft received a total of 68 LEED® credits out of the 73 pursued.

RoboVent Spire From RoboVent

The RoboVent Spire space-saving dust collector for robotic welding has the smallest footprint in the industry.

Pass-Thru Cabinets from Clean Air Products

Clean Air Products wall-mounted, stainless steel pass-thru cabinets, which efficiently transfer supplies and specimens into and out of a cleanroom, are designed to meet the most stringent requirements for cleanroom entry systems.

Nestlé Purina Factories Achieve Zero Waste To Landfill Status

Purina aims for all of its factories to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill status by 2020.

Humantech Selects Winners Of Annual Find It – Fix It Challenge

The winners of Humantech, Inc.'s ninth annual Find It – Fix it Challenge have been selected from over 170 entries from 33 companies located in 19 countries.

Question Of The Week: 3D Printing Applications

The impact of 3D printing on the facilities market remains to be seen, but there are developments on the horizon.

WHITE PAPER: Rise Of Wireless Technology Poses Security Risks For Manufacturers

The rising use of connected devices is exposing production sites to security breaches and cyber-attacks, compelling companies to seek ways to protect their networks, according to a new white paper from IHS Technology.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Stonclad GS from Stonhard

Part of a family of products, this high performing, slip-resistant epoxy or urethane system is formulated to withstand harsh environments.

White House Announces Executive Order On Industrial Energy Efficiency, Including CHP

In support of the Executive Order, DOE and EPA released a new report that provides a foundation for national discussions on effective ways to achieve 40 GW of new, cost-effective CHP by 2020, and includes an overview of the key issues currently impacting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders involved in the dialogue.

Made In The USA Awards

On this 4th of July, read about a group of companies recognized for their products made in the United States.

Manufacturing Case Study: Shape Up

In a new location, an Illinois based manufacturing company optimizes operations in more ways than one.

Manufacturing Case Study: Room To Grow

The production team at a Waukesha, WI manufacturing plant benefits from a recent expansion.

OSHA Cracking Down On Metals Manufacturers

Any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel, or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, writes LeClairRyan Attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr.

New Program To Protect Workers From Hazards In Primary Metals Industries

The purpose of this NEP is to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to harmful chemical and physical hazards in establishments producing metal products.

Trendway's Trendwall Achieves CarbonNeutral Status

This certification elevates the impact that moveable walls can have on sustainable facility design.

On The Road To Zero Waste, $20 At A Time

GAF’s Cobra® Ridge Vent plant, located in the northern Atlanta suburb of Cumming, GA, is a bright, highly automated, state-of-the-art facility — the type...

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