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Ditch The Paper (Part II)

June 11, 2012 9:24 am | by Nick Sprau, Metafile Information Systems | Articles | Comments

In many cases, paper is the natural enemy of efficiency and a major “blind spot” for management and executives. When information and data is stored on voluminous quantities of paper, it cannot be shared, tracked, or acted upon efficiently.

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High-Capacity Hose Pumps & Reinforced Hoses

June 11, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enviroflex™ L Series peristaltic hose pumps provide flow rates up to 665 GPM (146,000 L/h) and discharge pressures up to 220 psi.

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Steel Can Trough & Return Idlers

June 11, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Patented steel can trough and return idlers include two tapered roller bearings in each hub (4 per idler) for significantly longer service life.

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Freeze/Chill Solutions For Meat Processing

June 11, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Company's range of patented cryogenic freezing/chilling solutions can help meat processors obtain higher throughput and higher yields.

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The Right Business System for Going Global

June 8, 2012 1:09 pm | by Jennifer Schulze, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, SAP | Articles | Comments

This article provides a three step framework for executives to think through their key enterprise system requirements as they prepare to build global operations for their company.

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Kraft Moves To The Other Side Of Wall Street

June 8, 2012 12:47 pm | by CANDICE CHOI,AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Kraft Foods Inc. is spurning the New York Stock Exchange and moving its stock listing to the Nasdaq, a move the company says will cut costs as it prepares to split into two publicly traded companies.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Alleging Dole Paramilitary Payments

June 8, 2012 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Dole Food Company, Inc. announced that the Los Angeles County Superior Court has dismissed with prejudice the lawsuit brought by Colombian plaintiffs, claiming damages against Dole from alleged payments to Colombian paramilitary organizations.

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Horse Processor Chooses Mo. City For New Plant

June 8, 2012 12:42 pm | News | Comments

A Wyoming-based company plans to build a horse-slaughtering plant in Rockville in western Missouri, after its first choice in southwest Missouri was met with fierce opposition from residents.

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Crystal Sugar Workers Rally Outside Company HQ

June 8, 2012 12:41 pm | News | Comments

Locked-out American Crystal Sugar factory workers have completed a 200-mile journey by foot and hay wagon in advance of an expected Friday meeting between union officials and company representatives.

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Officials Probe Mysterious, Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

June 8, 2012 12:39 pm | by MIKE STOBBE,AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Health officials are investigating a mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria linked to 14 illnesses and one death.

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Consumer Trends: Bananas As Beneficial As Sports Drinks

June 8, 2012 12:36 pm | News | Comments

A study found that bananas provided cyclists with antioxidants not found in sports drinks as well as a greater nutritional boost, including fiber, potassium and Vitamin B6. In addition, bananas have a healthier blend of sugars than sports drinks.

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Appetite: It's More Than Meets The Eye

June 8, 2012 10:02 am | Videos | Comments

New "augmented reality goggles, developed in Tokyo, make food appear larger than it really is, and research subjects are found to eat fewer cookies while wearing the glasses than without them.

Turkey Processor Moving Ahead With Indiana Plant

June 8, 2012 9:51 am | News | Comments

Work could start this month on a new turkey processing plant in southwestern Indiana a company expects to open with about 350 workers.

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Midwest Warned To Brace For Drought

June 8, 2012 9:50 am | by GRANT SCHULTE,Associated Press | News | Comments

Farmers in Nebraska and Iowa should prepare for drought conditions this summer that could devastate their crops, climatologists said Thursday. The warnings echoed what ranchers and farmers reported from their fields this week — dry conditions unlike anything they've seen.

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Groundwater Depletion Threatens U.S. Food Security

June 8, 2012 9:47 am | News | Comments

The study, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, paints the highest resolution picture yet of how groundwater depletion varies across space and time in California's Central Valley and the High Plains of the central U.S. Researchers hope this information will enable more sustainable use of water in these areas, although they think irrigated agriculture may be unsustainable in some parts.

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Five Wives Distiller: Special Order Not Good Enough

June 8, 2012 9:44 am | by PAUL FOY,Associated Press | News | Comments

A Utah distillery is happy Idaho will sell its cheeky Five Wives vodka by special order. However, Ogden's Own Distillery lawyer Jonathan Turley said Thursday the company also wants Idaho regulators to stock Five Wives on shelves at state liquor stores.

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Coke Official: Proposed Soda Ban 'Demonizes' Industry

June 8, 2012 9:42 am | by JASON KEYSER,Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior executive with Coca-Cola said Thursday that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's attempt to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks unfairly singles out and demonizes an industry and will do nothing to address the problem of obesity.

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Making 'Mobility' More Than A Buzzword

June 8, 2012 9:39 am | by Mike Schmidt. Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

A new kind of business mobility has emerged in today’s high-tech business environment, and it differs greatly from the traditional definition of the concept. It’s more complex, it’s more fluid, and it has yet to be totally defined.

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Photo Of The Day: Water Worries

June 8, 2012 9:39 am | News | Comments

The nation's food supply may be vulnerable to rapid groundwater depletion from irrigated agriculture, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study paints the highest resolution picture yet of how groundwater depletion varies across space and time in California's Central Valley and the High Plains of the central U.S.

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Ultra-High Shear Mixer

June 8, 2012 1:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Ross X-Series Ultra-High Shear Mixer is ideal for products that require great uniformity in a dispersion or emulsion. This inline unit is often used in processes where exceptionally narrow particle size distributions are desired within a single pass.

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