Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011 - (Page 3)

WINTER 2011 TABLE OF CONTENTS features> 12. 22. Departments > Washington EPA’s Chemical Action Plans affect many sectors in manufacturing. Page 6 30. Global Strategies Strategic clusters help spur growth on a global level. Page 8 E CONOMY N EWS C ONTENTS C ONTENTS Productivity There are a number of strategies you can use to solve downtime challenges. Page 12 Sustainability A manufacturing firm can benefit from making a Climate Declaration. Page 14 Business Value Executives should be aware of all the risks and tricks they may encounter in mergers and acquisitions. Page 18 Manufacturing Tomorrow What is the future of innovation? Page 152 Focus on Finances > Intro There are profitable gains to be made – Manufacturing Today wants to show you the way. Page 21 > On The Cover> Freudenberg Household Products | FHP spends more than its competitors to find out who its customers are. PAGE 34 WINTER 2011 Profitability Many manufacturers have overlooked cash-flow savings. Page 22 Pricing Long-term agreements can be bittersweet; use them to your benefit. Page 26 Improvement Are you committed to the notion that the business can change – that it can and should get a little better every day? Page 30 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011

Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
Manufacturing Tomorrow

Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011