As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes: Industrial Round-Up

As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes. HOUSTON — Ryan Gassett had already put in a full day, moving heavy boxes and furniture for $15 an hour, when his introductory welding class began at 10 p.m. By the time he arrived at Lone Star College north of Houston, the highway toll collectors at […]

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Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? Industrial Round-Up

Should You Convert To Natural Gas Now That Oil Is Cheap? The top energy play for the last few years has been converting gasoline and diesel-burning motors to run on natural gas. I wrote about that in Energy Forecast 2013-2014: Convert to Natural Gas. Local delivery vans, over-the-road trucks and even farm tractors have been […]

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Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?: Industrial Round-Up

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business? More than three-quarters of people commuting to work each day are driving by themselves. That’s a lot of empty seats on the road — and all that traffic and congestion has a large financial, environmental, and emotional cost. Carpooling is common amongst families, but has […]

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Five Industries Set To Benefit From The U.S.-Cuba Thaw: Industrial Round-Up

Five Industries Set To Benefit From The U.S.-Cuba Thaw. For two generations, Cuba has been tantalizingly out of reach of American investment. U.S. companies have watched their European, Latin American and Asian competitors establish beachheads on an island that used to be dominated by American interests. Read more at www.forbes.com Capturing Carbon as a Byproduct […]

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Why Purchase New Equipment for Your Restaurant: Foodservice Round-Up

Why Purchase New Equipment for Your Restaurant Purchasing new equipment from a restaurant supply store might not be the first thing on your mind as a restaurant manager, but we can guarantee you that it will come up. It may come from your employees. It may come from your customers. It may even come from […]

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Solar Power Will Take Over the World: Industrial Round-Up

We Could End Hunger If We Recovered Half Of The 1.3 Billion Tons Of Food Wasted Each Year. According to the World Food Program, about one in nine people — or 805 million — do not have enough food to live a healthy, active life, and developing regions of Africa and Asia are disproportionately affected […]

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Why Doesn’t U.S. Recycle Nuclear Fuel? Industrial Round-Up

Why Doesn’t U.S. Recycle Nuclear Fuel? The chattering class’s call for action on “climate change” overlooks a crucial point: to succeed, we need to increase reliance on nuclear power, the cleanest technology available, despite the vocal opposition from those who fear another Three-Mile Island or a more-serious disaster like Chernobyl or Fukushima. Compared to electric […]

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Big Factories Go To Work On Biofuel: Industrial Round-Up

Big Factories Go To Work On Biofuel. Emmetsburg, Iowa — Charlie Kollasch, a farmer supplying raw material to a huge new ethanol factory here, stood inside a big red shed on his property, showing off the V-shaped metal frame studded with prongs that he and his son had installed on top of a flatbed truck. […]

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Retail Strategy: The Benefits of a Recycling Program: Industrial Round-Up

Retail Strategy: The Benefits of a Recycling Program. Charity shops serve as an important means of recycling textiles, but taking the time to donate unwanted clothing can seem like a chore. But a longstanding partnership between Goodwill and Bon-Ton shows how a retailer can help motivate more people to recycle. For the past twenty years, […]

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