After covering the manufacturing industry for nearly 15 years, I've had the opportunity to get in-depth information on numerous products and solutions. I always get a kick out of seeing said products in their intended environment because I have an inside scoop on how it was made, or I've seen...
Recently in my efforts to assist a client to find suppliers of certain product, I took the easy route -- i.e., search using one of the search engines. The results were very interesting. Most of the product/s were available from Chinese and/or Indian companies.
Years ago I was in San Francisco on a business trip and I walked out of a little mom-and-pop restaurant to be greeted by a homeless man who asked me this question: What's the best nation in the world? I hesitated, sensing there was a punch line right around the corner.
"I am woman, hear me roar." Helen Reddy belted out that anthem in the early 1970s and the Women's Rights Movement thanked her for it. Today, women are part of every career path, but there is still a shortage of female engineers.
Worker safety should be the No. 1 concern for any chemical manufacturer. Sure, a robust bottom line is nice – but if companies put employees at risk to achieve financial results they're going to spiral down fast.
I was talking with Amanda Joshi, Chemical Processing's managing editor, about the upcoming salary survey and job satisfaction article she will be writing for the April issue. Last year's survey broke the record for most responses – 1,827.
My nephew's birthday is coming up, which means I have to find him a gift that is both fun and functional. Well, it doesn't have to be functional, but I prefer it that way. He is going to get his fair share of Scooby-Do gear, toy rockets and pirate paraphernalia.