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    Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but...

    Construction Equipment Making the Grade, but…

     As seen in SME’s Manufacturing Engineering After taking a nosedive in 2009 during the height of the Great Recession, the construction industry and upstream construction machinery manufacturing industry in particular have been strengthening their foundations in light of expanding demand and rising costs. Increasing regulation, total value of construction, research and development (R&D) expenditure and […]

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    The 10 Riskiest Industries of 2014-2015

    The 10 Riskiest Industries of 2014-2015

    The weakened economy has challenged the recovery of many industries over the past few years. While several operators are slowly starting to recover, certain industries are not convalescing as swiftly and have experienced increased risk. Industry risk measures the relative likelihood that an investor or creditor would receive a negative return on an investment in […]

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    Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment

    Reducing Ownership Costs for Material Handling Equipment

    As the manufacturing and construction sectors continue to grow with the recovering US economy, demand for a variety of material handling equipment has risen. This equipment, which includes pallet trucks, forklifts and aerial lifts, plays a vital role in transporting heavy materials throughout a work area. The increase in demand from companies operating in the […]

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    Spook-tacular Halloween Sales Expected This Year

    Spook-tacular Halloween Sales Expected This Year

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW YORK– Celebrations, costumes and candy will drive sales this Halloween season. While the government shutdown spooked consumers from Halloween festivities last year, improving economic conditions and employment levels are expected to boost Halloween sales 3.4% in 2014, to total $7.29 billion. Moreover, with Halloween falling on a Friday this year, fewer […]

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    Ship Shape: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

    Ship Shape: Paper and Packaging Prices on the Rise

    Despite business increasingly moving online, businesses and consumers alike still depend on paper, especially in various packaging and shipping markets. The bad news for businesses, however, is that the prices of paper and packaging products are on an upward trend as input costs rise for upstream suppliers and consumer shopping trends drive demand for shipping […]

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    Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

    Going Digital: Smart Investment in EMR Software

    As seen in Healthcare Informatics In light of regulatory changes and financial incentives for the successful conversion of paper-based medical records, adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) systems has skyrocketed in recent years. Although the current purchasing environment is favorable for buyers, high product customization and data interoperability issues restrain purchasing flexibility. Here are procurement […]