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Mayo Clinic implements lean practices in laboratories
Mayo Clinic implements lean practices in laboratories

September 28, 2012

The Mayo Clinic’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) has been using lean practices for years, but recently extended the methods to include administrative work flow in addition to using it to improve the flow of specimens within the laboratory. Continue reading

Savannah city manager hopes to use tax funds for Civic Center maintenance
Savannah city manager hopes to use tax funds for Civic Center maintenance

September 25, 2012

The Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia, could soon be getting a major makeover at the expense of taxpayers, if City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney’s proposal is accepted by the City Council, the Savannah Morning News reports. Continue reading

Louisiana company cited for process safety management violations
Louisiana company cited for process safety management violations

September 24, 2012

The need for a strong process safety management program – and how to appropriately implement and execute such a program – was recently demonstrated in Louisiana, where one company was cited by a federal agency. Continue reading

Maine city council mulls airport maintenance plan
Maine city council mulls airport maintenance plan

September 21, 2012

The Biddeford Municipal Airport in Maine currently has a number of assets that are sitting idle due to the lack of a funded maintenance program, and unless the city council takes action, these assets could continue to waste money and space, the York County Journal Tribune reports. Continue reading

$450,000 of Grand Rapids income tax to be spent on environmental upgrades
$450,000 of Grand Rapids income tax to be spent on environmental upgrades

September 21, 2012

On Tuesday, September 18, the City Commission of Grand Rapids, Michigan, approved a $450,000 asset management plan that will put in place better controls for the city’s public stormwater system, Michigan Live reports. Continue reading

Cleveland’s rail maintenance project to last for years, cost millions
Cleveland's rail maintenance project to last for years, cost millions

September 20, 2012

The current RTA transit center in Cleveland, Ohio, will soon undergo a major renovation that will create a more modernized building, but is also expected to set the city back by millions and cause headaches for residents. Continue reading

Company could face fines after maintenance worker death
Company could face fines after maintenance worker death

September 19, 2012

The federal government has proposed nearly $80,000 in fines for Omega Protein Inc. after 25 safety and health violations were uncovered following the death of a maintenance worker who was pulled into a rotating screw conveyor. Continue reading

Numerous NASA facilities need serious repair
Numerous NASA facilities need serious repair

September 18, 2012

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is running into an unexpected problem, as a recent investigation found a number of the agency’s facilities have been so neglected they may not be salvageable. Continue reading

Auburn University gets classroom upgrade
Auburn University gets classroom upgrade

September 14, 2012

Auburn University’s Haley Center may soon lose the title of the school’s most innovative and up-to-date classroom on campus after the construction of a new central learning space, The Auburn Plainsman reports. Continue reading

North Carolina airport undergoes millions of dollars in maintenance work
North Carolina airport undergoes millions of dollars in maintenance work

September 14, 2012

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently announced it plans to allocate 100 acres of its land on Wilkinson Boulevard to be used for a rental car maintenance facility, the Charlotte Observer reports. Continue reading

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