Industrial and Manufacturing Higher Education Municipalities

Colleges now offering lean manufacturing MBAs
Colleges now offering lean manufacturing MBAs

November 30, 2012

The benefits of lean operations have stretched beyond the manufacturing industry, and now, sectors are using the principles to improve every aspect of product and asset management. Continue reading

Pennsylvania town could lose maintenance funding
Pennsylvania town could lose maintenance funding

November 29, 2012

One Pennsylvania town’s municipal maintenance funding may soon be partially cut off due to a lack of donations, which could substantially affect the town’s ability to perform operations and maintenance of municipal assets, the Scranton Times Tribune reports. Continue reading

College of Santa Fe’s deferred maintenance fund has been drained
College of Santa Fe's deferred maintenance fund has been drained

November 27, 2012

The College of Santa Fe in Albuquerque, New Mexico, previously set up a $15 million deferred asset maintenance management program when it was first purchased by the city, however officials recently announced that all of the funds have been depleted, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Continue reading

Kentucky campus begins university maintenance project
Kentucky campus begins university maintenance project

November 26, 2012

Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, is currently underway with a new maintenance management project that will update several university assets all over campus, according to the Murray State News. Continue reading

Biofuel producers hail EPA RFS decision
Biofuel producers hail EPA RFS decision

November 21, 2012

Producers of biofuels are welcoming a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deny the requests of some Republican and Democratic lawmakers who called for the agency’s ethanol production requirements to be waived. Continue reading

EPA fines North Dakota town over chlorine handling at water treatment plant
EPA fines North Dakota town over chlorine handling at water treatment plant

November 20, 2012

The Jamestown, North Dakota Finance and Legal Committee recently agreed to pay a fine of $2,080 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over violations related to the handling of chlorine at a water treatment plant. Continue reading

Wind turbine manufacturer nets ISO 9001 certification
Wind turbine manufacturer nets ISO 9001 certification

November 19, 2012

A manufacturer of rotor blades for large wind turbines recently earned the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems compliant certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assistance as a result of its strong quality management systems. Continue reading

Manufacturing firm touts benefits of earning ISO 9000 certification
Manufacturing firm touts benefits of earning ISO 9000 certification

November 15, 2012

Design and Manufacturing firm Eco-Tec Inc. announced on November 14, 2012, that it had completed a reassessment for ISO 9001:2008 certification. Continue reading

Texas company’s occupational hazard violations lead to large fines
Texas company's occupational hazard violations lead to large fines

November 13, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced that Texas cabinet manufacturer Carmen Creative Cabinets LLC was hit with 32 safety and health violations that stemmed from workers’ exposure to a broad range of hazards. Continue reading

Workers says Chevron ignored unchecked corrosion before 2011 facility fire
Workers says Chevron ignored unchecked corrosion before 2011 facility fire

November 12, 2012

Advanced corrosion, which many believed that was the cause of the August fire that burned up a large chunk of Chevron’s Richmond, California refinery, was also the reason for an earlier fire in 2011. Continue reading

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