Archive: May, 2013

In Ohio, a second wave of sustainable jobs for all talents and skills

The continued growth in production of abundant and affordable natural gas in the Utica Shale region of Ohio is transforming the state into a rich breeding ground for both “blue-collar” and increasingly, “white-collar” jobs. For years, the manufacturing and logistics sectors have dominated the growing employment numbers, creating thousands of jobs for hard-working laborers throughout […]

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Chemical, consumer products and safety: The Responsible Care® commitment

We all use and benefit from the products of chemistry every day – in more ways than we sometimes realize. From the batteries in our digital cameras, to airbags and child safety seats in our cars, to live-saving medical devices, chemistry is an essential part of our everyday lives and it makes possible countless innovations. […]

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“Natural gas is boosting the economy,” national business leader says

Virtually every day, it seems, more public officials, consultants, business leaders and economists agree that abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas are transforming America’s manufacturing sector, and the chemistry industry is a big part of why it’s making a comeback. Harry C. Alford, co-founder, president and CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, […]

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New York City reconsiders recycling; kudos to Mayor Bloomberg

An op ed in Tuesday’s New York Times praised Mayor Bloomberg for expanding New York City’s recycling program to include, among other items, rigid plastics, such as toys, yogurt cups and plastic forks and knives. Reversing New York’s decade long drop in recycling rates is a worthy goal that will improve the quality of life […]

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Go behind the scenes with “Designing Spaces”

The Spray Foam Coalition of the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry recently partnered with Designing Spaces TV to help educate homeowners about the benefits of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation. As part of Designing Spaces’ “Think Green” series, the Spray Foam Coalition visited the Kitfield family as they had an upstairs room and basement upgraded […]

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