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Responsible Business Alliance Awards Open for Submissions

RBA Compass Awards to Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its Compass Awards program and called for submissions from its members, their suppliers and factories. This awards program will recognize corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

SoftBank and GM Join Forces on Large-Scale AV Deployment

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In the next critical move toward the commercialization of autonomous vehicles, this week General Motors announced an historic deal with SoftBank Vision Fund. The world’s largest tech and ridesharing investor will invest $2.25 billion in GM Cruise, our recently formed majority owned subsidiary. With the addition of $1.1 billion from GM, the funds will drive large AV commercialization beginning in 2019.  

Caterpillar Graduates First Hiring Innovation Program Class

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This program has changed me; I’m truly a different person now than I was at the start of the year.” That’s how CHIP – the Caterpillar Hiring Innovation Program – student Cole Measheaw described his five months of hands-on training at Caterpillar East Peoria during a recent graduation ceremony filled with the students’ family, Caterpillar top leadership and CHIP organizers, members of the Peoria Public Schools and even local media.

Beat the Heat: Summer Energy-Saving Tips

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by Dorothy Parnell

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner. Aside from hitting the beach and soaking up the sun, it’s also time to start preparing your facility for the summer heat. We often think about outfitting our facilities for colder months, but it’s just as important to consider compressor maintenance before the summer heat sets in. With hotter and more humid weather, compressor loads can easily reach peak levels and cause energy consumption to rise. 

Optimizing Piping Configurations for Energy Efficiency

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by Dorothy Parnell

What’s one of the smartest ways a manufacturing facility can save on energy costs over the long term? If you’re thinking along the lines of compressed air efficiency then you’re correct. The single biggest cost associated with producing compressed air is the energy required to power the compressor. To save money in the long run, it’s good practice to maximize compressed air energy efficiency. 

Tips for maximizing compressed air efficiency through piping configurations

Ready, Set…Mars! Imagining Life on the Red Planet

After reviewing months of work and hundreds of 3D designs, HP’s second Mars Home Planet challenge unveils its 10 finalists.
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A solar-field construction vehicle with nimble robot arms that piece together solar cells. Vertical turbines that harness the energy of dust storms — and shield nearby cities from their force. A compact settlement built underground in rust-red soil, capped by series of stunning atriums.

National FFA Organization, John Deere and Discovery Education Team Up to Introduce the Next Generation of Manufacturers to Innovative and Accessible Careers In STEM

‘Careers that Innovate’ virtual field trip to spotlight opportunities in engineering, technology and advanced manufacturing as a pathway to 21st century skill-building and career readiness
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SILVER SPRING, Md., April 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National FFA Organization, John Deere, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, are teaming up to host a new Virtual Field Trip entitled John Deere: Careers that Innovate on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m.

Walmart Sustainability Milestone Meeting

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Tim Bohlke, Marketing Innovation Manager at Avery Dennison:

Robots at the Gate: Barclays Report on Technology and the Future of Work

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New technology is changing our work and social lives at unprecedented speed and intensity.

Leaps in technological advancement are nothing new, and innovation often results in incredible step changes in the home and the workplace: the printing presses of the 1400s widened access to books (and therefore knowledge) for the first time; the Industrial Revolution’s mechanisation led to an explosion in both industrial output and urbanisation; cars, aeroplanes and the internet have connected people around the world like never before.

FCA US Invites Automotive Suppliers to Take Their Best Shot in “Pitch Pit”

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  • Unique opportunity for suppliers, Tier II and below to engage purchasing and engineering leadership at SAE
  • Exclusive to FCA US at SAE International’s WCX™18
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  • Unique opportunity for suppliers, Tier II and below to engage purchasing and engineering leadership at SAE
  • Exclusive to FCA US at SAE International’s WCX™18

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