Value in waste products! More and more companies are looking at ways to use waste from their production processes to manufacture other types of products or supplies for other companies. The USA Today has a good article on this subject today. Sustainabilty Programs are here and companies are embracing them.
The Omaha Economy has taken a hit, but it is amazing, especially on the retail front that retail store fronts are still packed with shops and cars. New growth has been curtailed, but new areas like Destination Midtown and Aksarben Village continue to enhance Omaha’s economy. The feature story, in today’s local paper looks at a study recently completed by Forbes. It highlights Omaha’s low unemployment rate, stable housing and diverse work force as keys to its succes. Its a good article and good publicity for Omaha.
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As people begin shopping for Christmas presents. It is becoming apparent that toy producers are still making toys with high levels of lead. A consumer group has found some toys that have recently been recalled. Midwest Laboratories conducts lead and heavy metals testing using xrf technology.
There is still time to register for the 2009 Ethanol Lab Manager Conference. Last years event was very successful and brought a number of lab managers together to discuss various topics related to quality and analysis. This years conference looks to build off of last years momentum. Already, more than 90 people have signed up for this 2-day event. More information can be found on the Midland Scientific site.