Garment factory owners struggle to shake off the stigma of poor working conditions after the tragic collapse of a rented facility that was not equipped for factory use. Garment workers now question how safe they are at their own factory jobs.
The force of the blast flung broken glass, smashed concrete, and other debris as far as 200 meters (600 feet), reports said. Walls in outlying buildings were flattened and glass shattered. A total of 34 people were inside the factory at the time of the blast, and survivors were rushed to hospital. The cause of the blast and condition of those injured were not immediately known.
CEO Bob McDonald wants Procter & Gamble to move to a zero waste production environment. The company has a 4-part vision that includes things like powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, renewable materials used in their products and much more.
But in the latest sign that there's a clash between what U.S. companies and overseas firms think should be done to solve the issues in Bangladesh, several North American retail groups led by the National Retail Federation on Tuesday said they are working on a separate factory safety plan.
BMW's South Carolina factory goes green, by producing more than 40 percent of its energy on site, and gaining recognition from the EPA. BMW's changes makes more money and increases efficiency at the facility. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.
The collapsed building in Bangladesh which killed nearly 400 people was home to several garment companies producing inexpensive clothing. A number of Western labels and retailers used the factories once housed in the building and are now pushing to include building integrity in selecting factories.
The majority of today’s LED solutions are not produced in America. And for the first five years of doing business, that was true for NEUTEX Advanced Energy Group as well. Headquartered in Houston, NEUTEX has become one of a list of companies that have recently moved operations to the U.S. from overseas. Today, the company is developing its Houston presence as it positions itself as a leading manufacturer of LED lighting.
Apple’s campus-in-progress will feature an orchard for engineers to wander through, while Facebook is wrapping up work on campus that features a B-B-Q shack, a sushi house and a bike shop. And it's all just too good to be true, because those benefits are anything but.
The European Union cap-and-trade system — the world's biggest — was introduced in 2005 in the hope of encouraging industries to reduce emissions and invest in greener technologies. The system is designed to limit the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants and big factories in the EU by issuing permits for each ton of carbon they can emit.
Drug maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has announced a $250 million expansion of its central Massachusetts manufacturing complex that will eventually employ an additional 350 workers. The expansion announced Thursday will add space for developing biotechnology drugs, called biologics, and for manufacturing those products for clinical trials.
As Reuters reported last week, Chinese authorities from five separate government bodies are set to mandate new fuel economy standards on all vehicles in the next few years. The policy establishes two benchmarks for emissions. One requires average fuel consumption for automakers to drop to 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers, or around 34 miles per gallon (mpg), by 2015.
At a time when energy efficiency is of utmost importance, recent developments in motor technology have changed the playing field within cooling tower HVAC systems. This new technology, a permanent magnet (PM), laminated frame direct drive motor allows for the removal of all the mechanical components such as gearboxes, drive shafts, disc couplings and existing motors.
The Italian government is preparing measures aimed at avoiding the closure of a steel plant that is Europe's largest by capacity and has been the subject of a health scandal. Premier Mario Monti's government hammered out measures Friday, a day after meeting with owners and union representatives at the Ilva plant in the southern province of Taranto.
A worker is recovering from injuries suffered in an explosion at a manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia. Media outlets say the explosion occurred Tuesday at Pemco Corp.'s plant in Bluefield. Bluefield Fire Department Chief Jim Hardy says the worker suffered burns on his hands, face and chest. He was transported to a hospital in Bristol, Va.
Selectingan ERP system means success or failure to a manufacturer’s overall performance. These ten questions move you toward success.