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School’s in Session: NSG/Pilkington Gives Students a Lesson in Manufacturing

A group of middle school students recently had the opportunity to step out of the classroom and learn about manufacturing firsthand. Pilkington’s team at its Rossford, Ohio, plant had been seeking outreach opportunities to teach students about manufacturing even before … Continue reading

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How Productive Are Glass and Glazing Manufacturers?

Manufacturers in the glass and glazing industry saw a decline in labor productivity in 2016, according to USGNN.com™ analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. For perspective, only 31 of the 90 manufacturing and mining industries in the report … Continue reading

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Injury and Illness Rate Among Specialty Contractors Continues to Decline

The rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the construction industry, including specialty trade contractors, ticked down slightly last year compared to the year before, according to data recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Construction saw an … Continue reading

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Many Construction Workers Say Bosses Favor Productivity Over Safety

A new survey from the National Safety Council shows that 60 percent of respondents in the construction industry believe safety takes a backseat to productivity in their companies. In manufacturing, 33 percent of the 2,000 employees surveyed nationwide believe that as well, … Continue reading

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Industry Expert Discusses Safety in the Glass Plant

The glass industry has taken a serious approach to workplace safety in recent years, but there is still plenty of progress to be made. GED Solutions’ Mike Burk, who chairs the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance’s glass safety awareness program, recently … Continue reading

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