Sustainability & Energy:
On this episode of the "Manufacturing Minute," we present a report on the first "Manufacturing Makes It Real" Network event of 2013, held in January at the Nomaco plant in Zebulon, NC.
A couple of weeks ago, we asked what manufacturers might reasonably expect to encounter over the next few years. A couple of folks shared their opinions via Twitter, and on this episode of the "Manufacturing Minute," we examine what they said.
The CBS series 60 Minutes profiled the fall and rise of manufacturing in North Carolina in a story called "The death and life of Asheboro, NC."
In a slightly different role as a technical assistance provider, your IES is helping companies establish “Wildlife Management Habitats”. A Clayton, NC company set aside 74 acres to be managed as wildlife habitat which has been certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC). IES provided a NC State University student intern from the Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences department to assist in meeting certification requirements...
On March 28, Miranda Ballentine, Walmart’s Director of Sustainability, came to NC State University’s Centennial Campus to give an update on Walmart’s sustainability program. The title of her talk was The Future of Sustainability - A Perspective from Walmart. Attending the meeting were a number of Walmart suppliers, employees from all 3 triangle universities (Duke, UNC, and NCSU) and other manufacturers / organizations. NC State’s Industrial Extension Service (IES) sponsored the program and provided a variety of campus tours and networking opportunities to the attendees.
Or, how to get inspired and discouraged at the same time.
I wanted to work for all of them, the seven organizations that told their stories at the 23rd annual Quest for Excellence conference in Washington, DC, last week.
What is a precious metal? To NC State employees (like me) – many metals could be considered precious (relative to my salary, ha ha ha). Wikipedia says its gold, silver, platinum and palladium. It also states that "other precious metals include the platinum group metals: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum…” Now that’s a lot of iums.