The Top 25 Most Beautiful Factories in the World

Grime, waste, pollution. Cold, rigid frames aspiring to ultimate utility. Growling machinations in a dimly lit warehouse with no sign of sunlight. When we think of factories, beauty’s usually not the first thing to come to mind. But as this list reflects, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The following is a list of […]

CMMS Industry Roundup

A look at the major developments in the CMMS Industry, highlighting the most important recent news from vendors across the field. Oracle Some of the best and brightest minds in CMMS will gather to address the future of the industry in San Jose, CA. The ninth annual Oracle Maintenance Summit will take place on January 27. The event will […]

Company refused to hire non-Hispanic workers, sued by EEOC

A Texas-based manufacturer recently landed in court because of illegal hiring practices. The feds allege the company discriminated against non-Hispanic job candidates and relied too heavily on word-of-mouth to hire entry-level workers.

How fracking controversy affects manufacturers

A new report says increased natural gas development in the U.S. could be a huge economic boon for manufacturers. But given the environmental concerns of hydraulic fracturing (fracking), will companies ever see the benefits? 

Can gun maker be held liable for Sandy Hook?

Two years after the Sandy Hook school shooting, the victims’ families are seeking to hold the gun manufacturer liable. But will an exemption to a federal law hold up in court?

1 in 5 employees quit because of this

Workplace bullying too often goes unnoticed. But, according to a recent survey, it’s a serious problem. Are manufacturers acting on the subtle signs of bullying at work?

Cost-cutting leads to fatalities, $1B lawsuit

A recent $1 billion lawsuit claims a manufacturer modified its product to cut costs – which led to deadly results. Did the company put profits before safety? 

No injuries after forklift incident: Why was firm still fined $52K?

There was no injury or property damage after a forklift incident at this company. Yet it still led to an OSHA inspection and a sizable fine. What did the company do wrong?

6 funny ways employees livened up dull out-of-office replies

Imagine emailing a key vendor contact and getting an automated message back saying he or she has decided to run away to join the circus.

Record-breaking penalty only the start for embattled firm

A record-breaking penalty is only one piece of the disciplinary puzzle one manufacturer has to contend with after it violated a pair of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.