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Why Future U.S. Growth Will Underperform the Past - 28 Feb 2016 10:13


[[html]]<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-98807" src="" alt="Rise and Fall cover" width="183" height="276"/>According to economist Robert Gordon, todays innovations might dazzle, but they dont transform everyday lives in the way that the internal combustion engine, the refrigerator, air conditioning and the elevator transformed the fabric of America from 1870 to 1970. This article reviews Gordons new book The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War, which explores a time period that he says included unprecedented advances in productivity and quality of life that are unlikely to be repeated.<br><br>In 1970 Alvin Toffler published Future Shock, a book about a fire storm of change sweeping Western industrialized society with waves of ever accelerating speed and unprecedented impact. In this and subsequent books, he writes breathlessly about the quantum leaps of innovation and transformation we should all brace ourselves for; and a substantial cottage industry of futurist writers continues that tradition. Prominent among them is the MIT-trained author and scientist Ray Kurzweil, who posits a law of accelerating returns in information-related technology and has most recently written about a union of human and machine he calls The Singularity.<br><br>Economist Robert Gordon proposes we view 1970 as a time when change in fact began to slow down, to decelerate. He has for years expressed skepticism at the speculations of those he calls techno-optimists. Its not that he dismisses todays technological innovations as unimpressive or unimportant. But however much they might dazzle, they dont transform everyday lives in the way that, say, the internal combustion engine, the refrigerator, and the elevator transformed the fabric of post-Civil War America. His new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, is a deep dive into the past with an eye to the future. His central questions are: How and when did American productivity and standard of life experience such profound gains in the last century and a half? And what does that tell us about prospects for the future?<br><br>The Bad Old Days: Daily Life in 1870<br><br>Gordons central thesis is that the hundred-year period from 1870 to 1970 is a special century that is unprecedented and unlikely to be repeated in its breadth and depth of change. To make that case, he devotes the books opening chapters to a close examination of his baseline: not just the numbers cataloguing the production and consumption of American society in the wake of the Civil War, but the small details of everyday life and work.<br><br>One of the things that inspired him to try to capture the tedium, drudgery and danger of nineteenth century life in the United States was a book he stumbled on called The Bad Old Days: They Really Were Terrible. In 1869, a ceremonial golden spike was driven in Utah to create the first transcontinental railroad, symbolically ushering in a new era of modernity. Many of the inventions and innovations that would transform daily life were only a decade or two away. Yet that was no comfort to the men, women and children who endured a standard of living primitive by contemporary standards.<br><br>Gordons central thesis is that the hundred-year period from 1870 to 1970 is a special century that is unprecedented and unlikely to be repeated in its breadth and depth of change.<br><br>Louis Pasteur was only just beginning to develop his germ theory of disease, and a staggering number of children died during their first year. Industrial accidents were common, life expectancy was a mere 45 years, and (for reasons not entirely understood) the average height of native-born American males actually declined almost two inches from 1830 to 1890. Edison didnt demonstrate his first electric light bulb until 1879, so homes were lit with candles and kerosene lamps, creating indoor pollution and considerable hazard thousands died every year from lamp accidents. In the absence of plumbing, toting water for washing and cooking was a time-consuming and laborious task.<br><br>The Great Leap Forward<br><br>The closing decades of the nineteenth century produced a series of innovations that would completely transform American life. Foremost amongst these was electricity, and the refinement of the internal combustion engine. It took a while for both to become economically viable and widespread, and Gordon points to the years from 1910 to 1940 as the most intensive period of change.<br><br>Cities experienced the most rapid and striking change, propelled by a very particular synergy of electricity and the automobile. In the seven decades between 1870 and 1940, the urban dwelling was utterly transformed from a primitive state hard to imagine to a level, in 1940, surprisingly similar to the way we live today.<br><br>Some might wax nostalgic about the horse and buggy days, but the use of horses for urban transportation created serious health problems generating five to ten tons of manure per square mile. Cars and electric street cars changed all that, and allowed for a different type of urban development. Electricity remade the urban household, powered industry, and, through the elevator, enabled buildings to extend vertically, changing the very nature of land use and creating the urban density we take for granted today.<br><br>In 1900, 35% of the population still lived on farms, and the transformation of rural America was slower in some ways, but no less fundamental. Life in the farmhouse may not have been radically altered, but the nature of work was. Over a period of just 15 years, U.S. farms were equipped with 370,000 trucks, 450,000 tractors, and over 4 million automobiles. In Iowa, 93% of farmers owned cars by 1926, a higher rate than in cities.<br><br>Home life in America was revolutionized and productivity in the workplace exploded. Yet the most profound progress made during this period may have been in the form of reduced mortality rates, especially among infants. In the first half of the twentieth century, life expectancy improved at an annual rate twice as high as in the last half. Although medical care did witness important improvements, this startling progress was due more to environmental changes brought about by electricity, indoor plumbing and running water.<br><br>No other era in human history, either before or since, Gordon sums up, combined so many elements in which the standard of living increased as quickly and in which the human condition was transformed so completely.<br><br>Measuring Progress<br><br>One of the books ongoing projects is the challenge of quantifying the progress of The Great Leap Forward in fresh ways, and of capturing that which cant be quantified. A key measure in Gordons argument is Total Factor Productivity (TFP) a tricky one in that it is not so much measured as inferred. It is the X-factor or residual that remains when total economic output is divided by a weighted combination of labor and capital inputs. (It is credited to economist Robert Solow, and thus sometimes referred to as Solows residual.) It is in essence a kind of catch-all for intangibles driving economic growth including technology, innovation and knowledge. Because TFP comprises factors that cannot be quantified individually, it has been the subject of some criticism and debate.<br><br>The closing decades of the nineteenth century produced a series of innovations that would completely transform American life. Foremost amongst these was electricity, and the refinement of the internal combustion engine.<br><br>By this measure and others, the second half of the special century (the years from 1920 to 1970) is when American productivity really took off. In the decades before 1920, output per hour increased at a mere 1.5%, then nearly doubled over the course of the next half-century only to fall back to 1.62% in the years after 1970. This surge is almost entirely due to a growth in TFP is almost triple that of the decades preceding or following this pivotal 50-year interval.<br><br>Some dimensions of progress are even more difficult to quantify. The growth to which the title refers is really two separate things: increases in productivity and in the standard of living. GDP per capita is the standard measure of progress in the latter, and tripled in the years from 1870 to 1940but Gordon contends it fails to capture the full scope of gains in peoples everyday lives. Here, he draws on the insights of Gary Becker and others in the school of New Home Economics, which seeks to complement objective measures of consumption with other more subjective measures in order to paint a more complete picture of overall household welfare. Becker pays particular attention to time allocated to non-work activity, an area in which womens lives were radically transformed during this period. The life of a working-class housewife in the last nineteenth century was little different than that of a hired domestic servant, Gordon writes. The time saved and burden eased by running water alone was substantial. Electric sewing machines and the availability of ready-made clothing at affordable prices freed women from another time-consuming task.<br><br>Other quality of life gains during this period include a decline in the unpleasantness of work (what economists call work disutility), the freedom of youth to go to school and recreate instead of working, and the modern invention of the notion of retirement. Last, but certainly not least, are the individual and societal benefits of improved life expectancy, in the first half of the twentieth century due largely to a steep drop in infant mortality rates. The rate in 1880 (215 per 1000 births) had held steady for hundreds of yearsbut then fell to 27 by 1950. This historic decline, Gordon asserts, is one of the most important single facts in the history of American economic growth. Because this progress is not reflected in GDP per capita, the economist William Nordhaus calculated a modified GDP growth rate incorporating this additional health capital. His health-augmented growth rate for the first half of the twentieth century is 4.2%, more than double the conventional measure of 2.05%.<br><br><img src="" width="337" /><br><br>Slowing Growth: From Revolution to Evolution<br><br>The year 1940 is a somewhat arbitrary dividing point for Gordon as he moves on to Part II of the book. Growth in both productivity and standard of living continued apace until 1970. Yet there were early signs of a slowdown, of a shift from revolutionary to evolutionary change. Progress during these three decades was in large part a continuation and consolidation of earlier gains. For instance, in 1940, 79% of households had electric lights, 74% running water, and 44% an electric refrigerator. By 1970, the figure in all three categories was nearly 100%. (Gordon refers to these and other advances collectively as the modern networked house.)<br><br><img style="float:left;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="361" /><br><br>Growth before 1940 was driven by the primary advances of the second industrial revolution, inventions that date back to the end of the nineteenth century. Growth after 1940 featured what Gordon calls the key subsidiary spinoffs of that revolution, including air conditioning, the interstate highway syste, and commercial air transport. (Air conditioning is an underappreciated contributor to economic growth. In the 1950s, according to one study, it resulted in 25% greater productivity among government typists.)<br><br>Another critical engine of progress during this period was the twin impact of the Great Depression (which set the economy back but also triggered essential reform) followed by the economic pressure cooker of World War II. Huge gains in educational attainment, with a big push from the GI Bill, improved the quality of labor. In part due to the growing strength of unions, that labor was rewarded with high wages and lower hours. In response, capital inputs increased not only in quantity, but in quality. Gordon cites the work of John Kendrick, a pioneer in the field of productivity measurement, who found that one measure of the productivity of capital, the ratio of output to capital input, nearly doubled between the 1920s and the 1950s.<br><br>Other quality of life gains during this period include a decline in the unpleasantness of work, the freedom of youth to go to school and recreate instead of working, and the modern invention of the notion of retirement.<br><br>Despite this progress, the beginnings of a slowdown, of a shift from revolution to evolution, were in place. Again, progress in the post-War decades reflected a continuation of earlier gains. In a sense, the economy was in the final stages of extracting what it could from the second industrial revolution; the subsequent third industrial revolution would not be nearly so broad or deep in its impact. Gordon also notes a leveling off of inventions and patents in the 1920s, and a sharp drop in the 1940s and 1950s, as innovation moved from the individual entrepreneur/inventor to the corporate R&amp;D office. Finally, progress in public health shifted from a focus on curing infectious diseases (and huge consequent reductions in infant mortality) to a focus on managing chronic disease (with more modest gains for older adults).<br><br>Nothing that happened after 1940 for the adult male worker, Gordon writes in summation, compared to the reduction in the discomfort of physical labor made possible by shorter hours, more capable machinery and the shift from farm to city. Nothing that happened after 1940 for the adult female housewife compared to the replacement of hauling of water, wood and coal by the networked house. Nothing that happened after 1940 compared to the elimination of child labor and its replacement by universal high school education. And nothing that happened after 1940 was as important to the life of the older generation as the establishment in 1935 of Social Security.<br><br>Reasons for Slower Growth after 1970<br><br>The drop-off in growth following the special century running from 1870 to 1970 is striking by any number of measures. TFP which rose steadily in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, and peaked at nearly 3.5% in the 1950s fell off in the 1960s and 1970s, and then plummeted in the 1980s. Overall, in the period after 1970, TFP has been a third its rate from 1920 to 1970. Two other measures output per person and output per hour also fell back to pre-1920 growth rates. Manufacturing capacity and net investment have also generally been down.<br><br>Finally, Kendricks measure of quality of capital, the ratio of output to capital input which peaked in the late 1940s but still grew at an average annual rate of just under 1% between 1928 and 1972 thereafter dipped down into negative territory. In short, Gordon writes, the nations output grew much more quickly than its capital input between 1928 and 1972 and then much more slowly from 1972 to 2013.<br><br>No other era in human history, either before or since, Gordon sums up, combined so many elements in which the standard of living increased as quickly and in which the human condition was transformed so completely.<br><br>Why the sudden drop-off? Simply put, the very real innovations of the post-1970 period driven by the third industrial revolution, and revolving around the information and communications technology (ICT) sector were narrower and less transformative than those associated with the second industrial revolution. Part of that narrowness is that the ICT sector, for all its dazzling advances, constitutes only about 7% of GDP. And part of it is that, as Gordon puts it, Some inventions are more important than others.<br><br>The singular progress of The Great Leap forward was unprecedented and unrepeatable. Refinements on earlier innovations continuedbut were incremental in nature. The heavy lifting was in the past. For example, the construction of the interstate highway system, a huge factor in economic growth in the post-War years, was largely concentrated in the years 1958-1972. By that time, the great transition of America to a motorized society was essentially over.<br><br>Progress in other areas plateaued. Advances in educational attainment slowed, and medicine witnessed piecemeal improvements as compared to the quantum leaps of earlier decades. In both education and health care, rising costs represented a drag on net gains in standard of living, and exacerbated a growing economic inequality that Gordon argues has emerged as a major threat to future growth.<br><br>A Temporary Surge<br><br>One of the puzzles of the post-1970 slowdown was why the remarkable innovations of the third industrial revolution even granted their more narrow economic base in the ICT sector failed to generate measurable gains in productivity. (As Robert Solow quipped, You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.) This so-called modern productivity paradox was the topic of a 1990 paper by Paul David in which he suggested that a certain gestation period frequently intervenes between an invention and its productivity payoff. There were several decades of lag time between Edisons first light bulb in 1879 and the productivity growth of the 1920s due to electric manufacturing. The same lag, he argued, was likely happening with the recent quantum leaps in computing.<br><br>Indeed, just a few years after his article, productivity and other measures soared briefly from 1996 to 2004. Productivity doubled over its previous quarter-century slump, manufacturing capacity returned to 7% growth, and net investment enjoyed a brief three-year surge. But all these measures subsequently fell back to earlier levels. This short-lived period of growth, Gordon asserts, was driven by an unprecedented and never-repeated rate of decline in the price of computer speed and memory and a never-since-matched surge in the share of GDP devoted to ICT investment.<br><br>Looking forward, Gordon sees a number of reasons for viewing this temporary lift as an exception that proves the rule. The decade that has followed, 20042014, has witnessed the slowest productivity growth of any decade in American history. The price to performance ratio in ICT, after a brief and sharp drop, has flattened out. After its brief surge, the ratio of net investment to capital stock has returned to negative territory. Especially troubling, he writes, is the decline of business dynamism as measured by rates of new firm entry vs. old firm exit.<br><br>In short, Gordon concludes, The major exception, the invention and dissemination of the smartphone, has thus far not had a visible effect on productivity.<br><br>The Future: Techno-optimists and Techno-pessimists<br><br>The Rise and Fall of America Growth is part of a fascinating debate about future prospects for the American economy. Interestingly, a prominent voice on the other side of the debate is Joel Mokyr, Gordons colleague at Northwestern University, where the two are affectionately known as a kind of economic odd couple and are frequently paired in public speaking engagements.<br><br>Gordon bases his own somber predictions on the premise that coming decades are more likely to resemble 2004-2014 than 1994-2004. Whatever innovations are in store in ICT, the preponderance of the American economy is unlikely to be significantly affected. Those anticipating revolutionary change in the near future, he contends, confuse the pace of innovation with its impact.<br><br>The wonders achieved by computers and, since the mid-1990s, by the Internet have misled many analysts into believing that the current rate of economy-wide progress is the fastest in human history and will become even more rapid in the future, writes Gordon. The basic flaw in this faith in an acceleration of technological change is that the share of total GDP represented by computers is too small to overcome the great majority of economic activity where the pace of innovation is not accelerating and, indeed, in many aspects is slowing down.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Ideas and Requirements for Starting Your Own Home Business Part 1 - 27 Feb 2016 17:19


[[html]]Earning Income from Home<br><br>More and more people are looking for new inventive ways of earning money from home. With the rising costs of petrol, electricity, groceries, and the normal everyday incidentals spiralling out of control, we need to improve our incomes. I have compiled a list of several ideas on how to start your own home business, and I have listed many of the essentials things you need to get started. This will give you an idea of what it will cost to start up one of these if you want to start any of them.<br><br>Start a Silk Screen Printing Business<br><br>This is an interesting and creative type of business. If you have lots of imagination, you can do anything with it. Depending on your interests, you can print t-shirts, hats, banners, stubby holders, sashes, and ribbons for different social and sporting clubs or hotels. On the other hand, you could try another idea by creating computer printed signs to go on car and business doors and windows.<br><br>Need to know<br><br>When your work requires drawings and graphics then it would help to have an artistic touch. Although with modern technology, you can do anything on the computer these days with different software. Artwork must be original; you cannot copy any other persons artwork. First you make a screen by placing a pattern or film on a frame covered with silk. A rubber scraper forces the paint through the screen onto the object or article underneath the screen creating the print. The article is then left to dry.<br><br>You can make your own or buy pre-made screens, paints and supplies from wholesalers, bargaining for the best price. In addition, you will need a clean room with plenty of space to allow for drying your work. Charge each clientfor setting up their own screen, then for the t-shirt or product and an extra amount for each article printed. If you have a bad print, that will cost you money as you cannot sell it, unless sold at a reduced amount as damaged stock.<br><br>When your work requires drawings and graphics then it would help to have an artistic touch. Although with modern technology, you can do anything on the computer these days with different software. Artwork must be original; you cannot copy any other persons artwork. First you make a screen by placing a pattern or film on a frame covered with silk. A rubber scraper forces the paint through the screen onto the object or article underneath the screen creating the print. The article is then left to dry.<br><br>You can make your own or buy pre-made screens, paints and supplies from wholesalers, bargaining for the best price. In addition, you will need a clean room with plenty of space to allow for drying your work. Charge each client<br><br>Print T-shirts<img src="" class="amazonBigImage" width="265"/>Start Your Own Screen-Printing Business: A User's Guide to Printing and Selling T-shirts<br><br>Amazon Price: $14.95 $10.94 Buy Now<br><br>(price as of Jul 29, 2015)<br><br>This book will help guide you through the step by step process for starting your own screen printing business in printing T-shirts.<br><br>Computer Tuition and RepairsComputer Tuition<br><br>If you have used a computer for years and know how to use the many programs on it then you could help tutor less fortunate people with your knowledge. Start by tutoring on a one to one base. As you improve and gain more confidence, then take up teaching at schools or colleges.<br><br>Need to Know<br><br>You can teach them in their home on their computer or they can come to your office. Always supply a clear printout of instructions of the day's lessons for them to follow before they leave.<br><br>Tip - Always sit them in front of the computer and get them to work it so they are doing it themselves. Never show them and expect them to understand what you did without doing it themselves. Everyone works at different speeds and levels - do not expect everyone to learn too much in one lesson. Some people will prefer for the husband and wife to learn at the same time if one forgets something then the other will remember. This is a personal preference.<br><br>Repairing computers &amp; LaptopsComputer repairs and advice<br><br>If you have good experience and knowledge with computers, have built, and repaired your own then start by fixing your friends computers and gain more experience. When you are more confident, learn how to remove a virus and format computers then reload programs for people.<br><br>Tip - Never ever charge people for something that you have not fixed properly. Bad repairs will gain you bad recommendations. Keep this in mind.<br><br>Secretarial Service<br><br>Typing of minutes, resumes, reports, assignments, laser printing, newsletters, transcripts, wordprocessing or bookkeeping services.<br><br>You will need<br><br>You will require a room in your home to use for an office, with a reliable computer and printer and facilities for email and banking systems.<br><br>Babysitting Home Business<br><br>This is something most girls or women can do during the day or night and on weekends. Most young girls start babysitting in high school for the family and friends. To obtain more work, put a notice in the local shopping notice board. You will be surprised at the number of people needing a babysitter.<br><br>Need to Know<br><br>Make sure you have organized safe transport to and from the home, prior to taking on the jobs. Always let someone else know where you are at any given time. Take a mobile phone with you in case of emergencies and for your own security.<br><br>House Cleaning Home Business<br><br>There are so many working families, where the people would really appreciate coming home to a nice clean home at the end of a hard day. I used to love coming home to a freshly cleaned home with a vase of flowers on the dining room table; somehow, it made the day more bearable. To start this, either place a small advert in your local newspaper or put a notice up in your local shopping center.<br><br>You could clean the normal homes, or you collaborate with someone else and contact the local building companies to clean the brand new homes after the builders have finished. This is harder to do than the normal house cleaning jobs, though. You could incorporate this by cleaning offices and office buildings as well. This would work for a husband and wife team too.<br><br>Need to Know<br><br>You need your own transport. Ask the homeowner if they cover you in the case of an accident in their home. If you are working for builders, find out if they have workers compensation. New home cleaning requires you to supply all your own cleaning equipment.<br><br>Insurance is important in case you accidently drop a crystal vase or something similar.<br><br>Combine House Cleaning and Babysitting Home Business<br><br>You can be the manager or working manager with this one. You advertise and find all work and the workers, and then organize the jobs for each person. This is something that you can manage from homewhile working a part-time job yourself and earning an extra income from home.<br><br>Need to Know<br><br>You do all the advertising for both the housecleaning and babysitting clientele. Then you need to run an advert to employ your staff. The clientele pay the workers themselves. You re-organize the costing for the jobs and your workers pay you a commission for obtaining their work.<br><br>The downside to thisis that you will need to have workers compensation in case of accidents or if your worker damages any clients prized possessions. You also need to factor in the cost of advertising, and phone calls into each job before quoting on them. Keep in mind that if a worker is sick you will have to fill in for them. That is what turned me off doing this as I do not like babysitting.<br><br>Backpack Vacuum<img src="" class="amazonBigImage"/>Hoover Commercial C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum with 1-1/2-Inch Attachment Kit<br><br>Amazon Price: $375.83 $273.00 Buy Now<br><br>(price as of Jul 29, 2015)<br><br>This is the ideal commercial vacuum for cleaning homes or commercial offices for any home business. It also leaves your hands free to dust or move things out of the way.<br><br>Creative Card Invitation Home Business<br><br>This is a great way to highlight your creativity. Design and make beautiful Wedding invitation and place cards or thank you cards. In fact, you can make any kind of birthday and celebration party invitation or gift cards.<br><br>You will need<br><br>You will need a variety of sample cards, to display exactly what you have to offer. These will helpthe clientchoose the best ideas or style and wording layouts, plus assorted stationery with different patterns and colors they can order. A reliable computer and printer, capable of producing professionally printed work are most important.<br><br>This should give you an idea of what you will need to buy and organize before starting up one of these home businesses.<br><br>Creative Gift Basket Home Business<br><br>Anyone can run this from an office in your home. It involves creating baskets full of a variety of products for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, thank you and appreciation. In fact, you can make beautiful baskets for any occasion and with sweets, flowers, wine, or a mixture of everything depending on what the client requires.<br><br>You will need<br><br>A flair for creativity and asupply of baskets, ribbons, cards, with access to purchasing groceries, chocolates, and other all other products. Compiling these will not need a lot of room in your home, with access to a computer and printer for the cards unless you make hand printed fancy cards.<br><br>Gift Basket Designs<img src="" class="amazonBigImage"/>Gift Basket Design Book: Everything You Need To Know To Create Beautiful, Professional-Looking Gift Baskets For All Occasions<br><br>Amazon Price: $17.95 $7.99 Buy Now<br><br>(price as of Jul 29, 2015)<br><br>Learn creative ways to design and decorate gift baskets for all occasions and get your home business started.<br><br>Pet Home Business Ideas<br><br>This can involve a variety of small home business ideas, most of which you can run from your own home.<br><br>Pet walking and minding for holidaysYou will need<br><br>Be responsible and good with dogs. Fit in with the holiday seasons. You can combine this with garden watering and the caring and feeding of any other pets.<br><br>Pet Grooming and nail clipping, dog washing<br><br>You can combine thesewith husband and wife team or select one only.<br><br>You will need<br><br>Be a reliable person and good with handling dogs. If you choose dog washing this will involve buying a trailer set up for bathing the dogs and a vehicle to tow it. A mobile phone is important to organize appointments and bookings<br><br>Conclusion<br><br>Any one of these ideas would make a profitable home business if organized and run professionally from home.<br><br>[1]<br><br>[2]<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Dirty Instruments Lead to Investigation of Seattle Hospital - 25 Feb 2016 15:45


[[html]]A Seattle hospital is under investigation after hospital officials revealed that more than 100 patients were put at risk of infection because medical instruments were cleaned improperly.<br><br>A breakdown in training resulted in instruments used during colonoscopies being improperly cleaned, hospital officials said.<br><br>Scopes used during colonoscopies were found to have been cleaned improperly last November, according to a hospital statement.<br><br>Technicians used improper cleaning techniques on the scopes between July 2011 and November 2013, hospital officials said. As a result the hospital has started notifying 106 patients who were at risk of infection as a result of undergoing a colonoscopy during that time.<br><br>Baby Born on Sled in 3 Degree Weather<br><br>"The risk of infection for patients is very low, but we don't want to take any chances," said Dr. Danielle Zerr, medical director for infection prevention at Seattle Children's Hospital. "We take this type of situation very seriously and launched an investigation as soon as we discovered the problem."<br><br>All patients at risk have been asked to come back to the hospital to be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, officials said, noting that none of the patients that have come in to be tested so far have tested positive for any of these infections.<br><br>The Washington State Department of Health has launched a facilities investigation into the hospital to ensure instruments and other hospital supplies are being cleaned properly.<br><br>"We're going to look for what went wrong and what can be done and what has been done to stop it from happening again," agency spokesperson Donn Moyer told<br><br>Seattle Children's Hospital first alerted local and state authorities to the issue, even though they were not under any obligation to do so because no patient had become ill or died as a result of the oversight, Moyer said.<br><br>According to a hospital spokesperson, officials first learned something was wrong after technicians twice found "organic matter" on a scope before a scheduled colonoscopy last November. The hospital immediately launched an investigation and stopped performing the procedure. The number of patients affected was relatively small because only two scopes were affected and only certain patients were at risk, according to hospital spokeswoman Stacy Dinuzzo.<br><br>After consulting with local and state health officials, the hospital retrained its technicians to properly clean the scopes and had the scopes' manufacturer audit the cleaning process.<br><br>"Our focus, as always, is on our patients," said Dr. Zerr. "We want to assure them that this was an unfortunate and isolated event, and that we've taken all the necessary steps to ensure that it does not happen again."<br><br>Two Childbirth-Related Deaths Spark Hospital Investigation<br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Growth Opportunities for SMT Equipment Manufacturers in the North American Medical Device Industry - 24 Feb 2016 22:46


[[html]]DUBLIN, Ireland(BUSINESS WIRE)Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost &amp; Sullivan's new report "Growth Opportunities for SMT Equipment Manufacturers in the North American Medical Device Industry" to their offering. <br><br>This Frost &amp; Sullivan research service titled Growth Opportunities for SMT Equipment Providers in the North American Medical Device Industry provides an overview of the industry challenges, market drivers and restraints, revenues, technology trends, and end-user analysis on the SMT equipment market in the North American region. In this research, Frost &amp; Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following segments: SMT placement equipment, SMT screen printer equipment, SMT inspection equipment, SMT soldering equipment, and SMT cleaning equipment. <br><br>Market Overview <br><br>Technological Advancements Add a Shot of Adrenalin to the North American SMT Equipment Market for Medical Devices <br><br>Vigorous demand from electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) is driving the burgeoning North American surface mount technology (SMT) equipment markets. Ongoing uptake of highly reliable, cost-effective, technologically advanced machines from the medical device market is the prime motivating factor for the increasing number of SMT equipment manufacturers supplying equipment to this sector. "The machines are expected to be manufactured based on technological aspects such as parts recognition, parts handling, and speed requirements," notes the analyst of this research service. "These components play a key role from a competitive standpoint and are expected to elevate demand from important end users." <br><br>New trends such as patient monitoring and the integration of wireless technology in hospitals will allow EMS providers sizeable opportunities to implement the knowledge and experience gleaned from conventional markets to offer appropriate solutions for OEMs. Manufacturers are offering customized equipment and stepping up efforts to achieve greater levels of efficiency in the SMT placement process. Traceability is a critical factor in the medical device market, as pertinent information would be required in the event of device failure. Heavy emphasis on traceability enables proper recognition and verification of products, proving to be advantageous to both manufacturers and end users. These factors are expected to continue driving the demand for SMT equipment. <br><br>High Demand from the Medical Device Sector and Increasing Use of PCBs in Medical Applications Ensure Positive Growth of the Market <br><br>Technological innovations in therapeutic and cardiac applications along with the increasing average age of the baby boomer population are driving the uptake of medical devices. Escalating product usage means a proliferation of opportunities for SMT equipment companies from outsourcing by medical device manufacturers. The medical end-user segment for the SMT equipment market in North America was already growing at a phenomenal rate in 2007 with the incursion of electronics into areas such as medical diagnostics, therapeutic equipment, and cardiac rhythm management. <br><br>The electronics industry nosedive in 2001 shifted the focus of the EMS industry to newer sectors such as medical devices. Outsourcing from medical OEMs to EMS companies is increasing, accelerating the production of PCBs for medical applications. Considering the intricacies of PCBs and the decreasing size of components, manufacturers have to be extremely proactive to design and develop new enhancements. "The complex nature of new package types and fine-pitch components has encouraged SMT placement manufacturers to integrate highly advanced vision systems into equipment," notes the analyst. "As end-user requirements entail placement accuracy and high speed, additional features such as dual camera heads and enhanced illumination are being incorporated into products, guaranteeing high-speed performance and minimizing errors." <br><br>The following technologies are covered in this service:- SMT Placement Equipment- SMT Screen Printer Equipment- SMT Inspection Equipment- SMT Soldering Equipment- SMT Cleaning Equipment <br><br>For more information visit <br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Cleaning Leather Jacket, Couch, Handbag, Car Seat - 24 Feb 2016 22:35


[[html]]The Ten Essential Tips for Leather Care, Protection and Cleaning<br><br>Spillages - Clean all spillages quickly and thoroughly. Never let them dry of soak in.<br><br>Spot Stains - Removes spots, marks and small stains immediately you notice them. The longer you leave them the harder they will be to remove.<br><br><img src="" width="359" /><br><br>Clean your Leather Furniture Regularly but Lightly Keeping your upholstery clean with a regular spot clean and wipe over is the best way to avoid having to deal with heavy staining. Treat it gently and apply a conditioner.<br><br>Use Protective Creams and Conditioners - Apply protective creams or conditioners after very cleaning session, beginning with the first application when you have the furniture delivered to your house and before you use it.<br><br>Keep your leather furniture and leather car seats away from heat and avoid direct sunlight - Heat and sunlight causes leather to dry out and bleach. Drying makes the leather brittle, stiff and prone to cracking. Locate your furniture at least well away from any sources of heat such as room heaters and out of direct sunlight that may protrude into the room.<br><br>Choose high quality care products specifically designed for the type of leather - Only use cleaning and protection designed for leather. Never use strong detergents, chemicals, bleaches or household cleaning products on leather. Always test leather care products before use as their impact may vary.<br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="294" /><br><br>Protect your furniture from physical damage - Leather is tough and resilient, but it is not immune to damage. Leather needs to be protected from scuffs, burns, tears, scapes and scratches. Knives and other sharp things can damage leather. Pets can also damage the surface. Shoes can cause scuffing. Some precautions are:<br><br>Take when moving leather furniture. Always lift it and dont pull too hard on the surface. Always cover the leather furniture when moving or when renovating to avoid splashing with paint.Dont leaving sharp objects on the furniture and beware or anything that could scratch, cut or cause abrasion. This includes scouring pads and steel wool that should not be used to remove stains and food residues.Keep your furniture safe from pets.Take care with smoking and candles. Leather is reasonably fire resistant, but a hot cigarette or flame will burn it or cause scorch marks.Avoid spilling or using chemicals to try to clean leather. Nail polish and remover, bleaches and acid cleaning products can damage leather. Water left on leather can leave marks in the protective coating. Be careful when cleaning around leather furniture that the products dont spill onto the leather itself.<br><br>Avoid sunlight - Never place your furniture in direct sunlight. Sunlight has a drying effect on leather.<br><br>Keep all dyes away from any Leather Products - Leather is porous and absorbs moisture unless it is sealed: Sources of dyes are: <br><br>Dyes from newspapers, magazine and various types of fabrics (clothing, cushions, curtains and throws), can inadvertently transfer to the leather and leach inside causing a stain. Many food stuffs such as curries and spices can stain leather. Dye transfer can occur simply when someone wearing wet cheap clothes or jeans sits on the leather couch. Stains caused by dye transfer are very hard to remove.Always ensure cushions and throws and cushions are colour-fast and will not cause dye-transfers before putting them on your lounge or couch.Never put wet towels or clothing or anything with cheap dyes on your furniture. Even streamers, gift wrappings and colored paper towels can leach dyes when wet. Be very careful with all food stuffs that can stain.Dont leave <a href="">cleaning equipment South Africa</a> newspapers, magazines or printed plastic bags or wrapping materials sitting on your furniture.<br><br>Use leather conditioners supplied, or recommended by the manufacturer of the leather goods according to the instructions - Dont miss regular treatments.<br><br>How to Clean, Restore and Maintain Leather Furniture<br><br>All types of soiling from dust or perspiration can eventually damage the leather. Dust, dirt and sand are abrasive: it acts like sandpaper. So regular cleaning is necessary.<br><br>Every week - Dust your furniture using a vacuum cleaner (low suction setting) fitted with upholstery attachment or a soft brush head. Next use a very clean cloth dampened with warm soapy water to wipe over all the surfaces. Look carefully for any spots are marks. Clean them off with the spot treatments described below. Dry the leather with a soft towel and apply a leather protective cream or conditioner.<br><br>Every 3-6 months - You should thoroughly clean your furniture with the recommended leather furniture cleaner for your furniture. This is designed to remove general stains and marks and the built-up dirt, grime and mildew. Re-apply conditioners and leather creams to help keep the leather moist and in good condition.<br><br>Home Cleaning Remedy<br><br>Buy same saddle soap (available at general hardware outlets and horse equipment suppliers) or equivalent. It has a high oil content and is designed for leather (though it has a high pH). It will penetrate and clean the leather.Apply a small amount of saddle soap on a pantyhose.Rub in a circular motion over the leather, particularly on spot stains until it goes foamy.<br><br>Wipe it off with paper towels (you should see the grime coming off on the towel). <br><br>Home Polish Remedy<br><br>Put a soft cloth on plate and add about 1 teaspoon of beeswax (carefully soften it in a microwave), 1 teaspoon of lavender oil and 1 teaspoon of lemon oil (which emulsifies the bees wax).Fold the cloth over several times so the wax is in the middle of the cloth. You only need a small amount to squeeze through. It will cover a large area of leather.Rub it on the stain, again in a circular motion.This will both condition the leather and seal the couch against further grime.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

How to Approach Selenium Metal Powder Manufacturers/Suppliers? - 24 Feb 2016 22:17


[[html]]Average: <br><br><img style="float:right;margin:10px;border:none;" src="" width="311" /><br><br>Your rating: None Average: 5 (1 vote)<br><br>If you are into an industry, which requires constant use of chemicals then you will have to find industrial chemical suppliers or manufacturers like selenium metal powder manufacturers, barium carbonate suppliers, etc. It is very important to find reputed manufacturers and suppliers to satiate your requirement. Also, you need to ensure that the chemicals that you buy maintain the quality part. But to be honest, this task is little bit difficult.<br><br>When you order for chemicals from the suppliers or manufacturers, then you have to make sure that the ordered chemicals are delivered in good condition and on-time. Therefore, it is very essential for you to hire a supplier, who can deliver chemicals to the desired destination. By opting for bulk selenium metal powder manufacturers/suppliers can prove an affordable option for you. With the availability of a good supplier, your business will prosper well.<br><br>By conducting an online research, you will come across different suppliers, but you should opt to approach suppliers offering quality chemicals. This is because, they will provide you with quality services that will satiate your demand and requirement in the best way. If you are running a business, then you will require chemicals of the best quality, on-time delivery, their safe transportation, proper labeling &amp; packaging procedures. These are some of the few important things, which you can expect from a good barium carbonate suppliers.<br><br>At the time of purchasing industrial chemicals in bulk, ensure that you are making purchase from a reputed and genuine supplier. This is because, they will provide you with right things, you require and expect from them. Moreover, they take every care that they adhere to rules and regulations set by the government. They strictly follow the conservation laws and environmental standards, which are set to ease the impact on the surroundings due to the manufacturing of industrial chemicals. They carry out the chemical filling procedures in the most systematic way. Also, they make use of hi-tech facilities to package the chemicals. So you need not worry about the quality of the chemicals.<br><br>When you make purchase of chemicals in bulk from the suppliers, then it will really prove helpful for producing good quality products and services. If in case, you opt for poor quality ones just for the sake of saving some money, then it can result in huge losses or can have bad impact on your business image. It is advised that when purchasing, opt for eco-friendly ones as the toxic ones would simply pose a risk to the environment. Thus, to have the right purchase keep the above mentioned things in mind and you will never go wrong at the time of purchasing industrial chemicals from selenium metal powder manufacturers or barium carbonate suppliers.<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Key Issues and Challenges for the Janitorial Equipment & Supplies US Market. - 24 Feb 2016 20:14


[[html]]NEW YORK — announces that a new market researchreport is available in its catalogue.<br><br>Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies US Market&#13;&#13;<br><br>;&#13;<br><br>US demand to reach $7.6 billion in 2013&#13;&#13;<br><br>US demand for janitorial equipment and supplies (excluding chemical&#13;products) is forecast to increase 2.4 percent per year to $7.6 billion&#13;in 2013, moderating from growth registered during the 2003 to 2008&#13;period. Advances will be supported by new product development activity,&#13;leading to increased sales of higher-value goods. Innovations will be&#13;increasingly focused on better ergonomic equipment design and products&#13;that address environmental concerns. Market expansion will also be&#13;supported by growing floor space in the institutional building market, a&#13;key user of janitorial equipment and supplies. However, overall gains&#13;will be limited by slowing advances in the total amount of US&#13;nonresidential floor space, as well as by a moderation in nonresidential&#13;building construction expenditures.&#13;&#13;<br><br>US shipments of janitorial equipment and supplies are forecast to&#13;climb 2.1 percent per annum through 2013 to $7.0 billion. Output gains&#13;will not be as strong as those registered during the 2003 to 2008 period&#13;or domestic demand growth through 2013. Imports of janitorial equipment&#13;and supplies will grow faster than exports through 2013 as lower cost&#13;foreign produced products make additional market inroads. Because of&#13;this, the US trade deficit is expected to expand to $575 million in&#13;2013.&#13;&#13;<br><br>Manual products to be fastest growing segment<br><br>Manual cleaning products are expected to see the fastest gains of&#13;any major product segment through 2013. Product innovation will play an&#13;important role in manual cleaning product market growth. For instance,&#13;wipes will register the strongest growth of any individual product, with&#13;increased utilization supported by the development of special-purpose&#13;goods. Other individual products expected to post above-average sales&#13;gains include backpack vacuums and multipurpose floor machines. These&#13;items offer consumers versatility and efficiency. Manufacturers of&#13;manual floor cleaning accessories, such as dust pans and mop wringers,&#13;will also benefit from increases in manual cleaning product sales.&#13;&#13;<br><br>Institutional, industrial markets to post strongest gains&#13;&#13;<br><br>The institutional building market is projected to post the&#13;strongest growth of any major market segment through 2013. Advances in&#13;this market will be supported by increasing institutional floor space.&#13;Furthermore, growing concerns over contamination and air quality in&#13;schools and healthcare facilities will bolster janitorial equipment and&#13;supplies demand in this market. The industrial building market will post&#13;the second fastest gains through 2013, driven by an upturn in production&#13;following an extended period of decline, as well as by worker health and&#13;safety concerns.&#13;&#13;<br><br>Sales to contract cleaners to outpace in-house buyers&#13;&#13;<br><br>Businesses will increasingly utilize contract cleaners to reduce&#13;overhead costs. Janitorial equipment and supplies purchased by contract&#13;cleaners are forecast to increase 2.6 percent per annum to $2.1 billion&#13;in 2013, outpacing growth in sales to in-house buyers. The utilization&#13;of contract cleaners varies significantly by market. However, all&#13;markets are expected to increasingly use outsourced cleaning services.&#13;In 2008, office buildings was the largest market for janitorial&#13;equipment and supplies purchased by contract cleaners and is expected to&#13;remain so through 2013.&#13;&#13;<br><br>Study coverage&#13;&#13;<br><br>This new industry study, Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies,&#13;presents historical demand data (1998, 2003, 2008) plus forecasts for&#13;2013 and 2018 by product, market and US region. The study also considers&#13;market environment factors, evaluates company market share data and&#13;profiles 33 US industry competitors.&#13;&#13;<br><br>TABLE OF CONTENTS&#13;&#13;<br><br>INTRODUCTION ix<br><br>I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1&#13;&#13;<br><br>II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4 General 4 Macroeconomic Environment 4&#13;Demographic Trends 9 Population 10 Households &amp; Housing Stock 12&#13;Retail Sales Outlook 15 Building Construction Trends 18 Nonresidential&#13;19 Residential 22 Construction Stock 24 Nonresidential Fixed Investment&#13;Outlook 27 Business Formation Trends 30 Business Establishment Trends 32&#13;Nonresidential Floor Space Trends 35&#13;&#13;<br><br>III. OVERVIEW 38&#13;&#13;<br><br>General 38 Supply &amp; Demand 39 Pricing 41 Regulatory Trends&#13;&amp; Issues 44 Indoor Air Quality 46 Ergonomics 47 Cross Contamination 49 International Market 50 Foreign Trade 52 Imports 53 Exports 54&#13;Purchasers 55 In-House Cleaners 57 Contract Cleaners 57&#13;&#13;<br><br>IV. PRODUCTS 59&#13;&#13;<br><br>General 59 Manual Cleaning Products 63 Manual Floor Cleaning&#13;Products 67 Brushes &amp; Brooms 70 Mops &amp; Dusters 73 Other Manual&#13;Cleaning Products 78 Sponges &amp; Scrubbing Pads 81 Cleaning Cloths 82&#13;Wipes 83 Squeegees 85 All Other 86 Bags &amp; Containers 87 Plastic&#13;Refuse Bags &amp; Liners 91 Other Bags 93 Waste Bins &amp; Trash&#13;Containers 95 Metal &amp; Plastic Pails 97 Automated Floor Cleaning&#13;Equipment 98 Vacuum Cleaners 102 Types 105 Product Design Trends 109&#13;Other Floor &amp; Carpet Cleaners 111 Carpet Cleaning Equipment 114&#13;Power Sweepers 116 Multipurpose Floor Machines 118 Waxing &amp;&#13;Polishing Machines 120 Scrubbing &amp; Sanding Machines 123 All Other&#13;126 Other Janitorial Supplies &amp; Accessories 128 Sprayers 131 Floor&#13;Machine Pads 131 Power Cleaning Equipment 132 Carts &amp; Tool Holders&#13;133 All Other 133 Handles 134 Dust Pans &amp; Mop Wringers 135&#13;Miscellaneous Products &amp; Accessories 135&#13;&#13;<br><br>V. MARKETS 136&#13;&#13;<br><br>General 136 Office Buildings 140 Institutional Buildings 143&#13;Commercial Buildings 146 Industrial Buildings 150 Residential Buildings&#13;153 Other Markets 156&#13;&#13;<br><br>VI. REGIONS 159&#13;&#13;<br><br>General 159 Regional Demographic &amp; Economic Trends 159&#13;Population Patterns 160 Economic Outlook 161 Nonresidential Floor Space&#13;163 Regional Demand for Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies 165&#13;Northeast 167 New England 169 Middle Atlantic 170 Midwest 172 East North&#13;Central 174 West North Central 174 South 175 South Atlantic 178 East&#13;South Central 180 West South Central 180 West 182 Mountain 184 Pacific&#13;185&#13;&#13;<br><br>VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 188&#13;&#13;<br><br>General 188 Market Share 191 Automated Floor Cleaning Equipment 195&#13;Other Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies 198 Manufacturing 200 Product&#13;Development 201 Marketing 204 Cooperative Agreements 205 Distribution&#13;207 Financial Issues 210 Mergers &amp; Acquisitions 211 Company Profiles&#13;214 ALFCO, see Home Care Industries ALTO US, see NKT Anderson Products,&#13;see Weiler BISSELL Homecare Incorporated 215 C-Tech Industries, see&#13;Alfred Kaercher Carlisle Companies Incorporated 219 Chapin International&#13;Incorporated 222 Continental Commercial Products, see Katy Industries Disco, see Katy Industries Electrolux AB 223 Formosa Plastics Group 225&#13;Freudenberg &amp; Company 226 Hako-Werke International GmbH 231 Harper&#13;Brush Works Incorporated 235 Heritage Bag Company 237 Home Care&#13;Industries Incorporated 238 Hoover, see Techtronic Industries&#13;HydraMaster, see NKT Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 240 Impact&#13;Products LLC 242 Inteplast, see Formosa Plastics IPC Integrated&#13;Professional Cleaning 245 ITW Dymon, see Illinois Tool Works ITW&#13;Texwipe, see Illinois Tool Works Jason Incorporated 248 Kaercher&#13;(Alfred) GmbH &amp; Company KG 251 Katy Industries Incorporated 253&#13;Kimberly-Clark Corporation 255 Layflat Products, see Impact Products&#13;Libman Company 257 Minuteman International, see Hako-Werke Newell&#13;Rubbermaid Incorporated 259 Nice-Pak Products Incorporated 262&#13;Nilfisk-Advance, see NKT NKT Holding A/S 264 NSS Enterprises&#13;Incorporated 268 Oreck Corporation 270 Osborn International, see Jason&#13;Pitt Plastics Incorporated 272 Powr-Flite, see Tacony ProTeam&#13;Incorporated 274 Quickie Manufacturing Corporation 275 Royal Appliance,&#13;see Techtronic Industries Rubbermaid Commercial Products, see Newell&#13;Rubbermaid Sealeze, see Jason Shop-Vac Corporation 277 Tacony&#13;Corporation 279 Techtronic Industries Company Limited 281 Tennant&#13;Company 284 3M Company 286 Tornado Industries, see Tacony TTI Floor&#13;Care, see Techtronic Industries Unger Enterprises Incorporated 289&#13;Weiler Corporation 291 Wilen Products, see Katy Industries Additional&#13;Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Companies 294&#13;&#13;<br><br>LIST OF TABLES&#13;&#13;<br><br><img src="" width="338" /><br><br>SECTION I — EXECUTIVE SUMMARY&#13;&#13;<br><br>Summary Table 3&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Macroeconomic Environment 8 2 Demographic Indicators 10 3 Retail&#13;Sales 17 4 Building Construction Expenditures 19 5 Nonresidential&#13;Building Construction Expenditures 22 6 Residential Building&#13;Construction Expenditures 24 7 Construction Stock 27 8 Nonresidential&#13;Fixed Investment Expenditures 30 9 Business Establishments 35 10&#13;Nonresidential Floor Space 37&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION III — OVERVIEW&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies: Supply &amp; Demand 41 2 US&#13;Foreign Trade in Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies 53 3 Janitorial&#13;Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Purchaser 56&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION IV — PRODUCTS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies: Supply &amp; Demand 62 2&#13;Manual Cleaning Product Supply &amp; Demand 66 3 Manual Floor Cleaning&#13;Product Demand 69 4 Brush &amp; Broom Demand 73 5 Mop &amp; Duster&#13;Demand 77 6 Other Manual Cleaning Products Demand 80 7 Bag &amp;&#13;Container Supply &amp; Demand 90 8 Automated Floor Cleaning Equipment&#13;Supply &amp; Demand 101 9 Vacuum Cleaner Demand 104 10 Other Floor &amp;&#13;Carpet Cleaners Demand 113 11 Carpet Cleaning Equipment Demand 116 12&#13;Power Sweeper Demand 118 13 Multipurpose Floor Machine Demand 120 14&#13;Waxing &amp; Polishing Machine Demand 123 15 Scrubbing &amp; Sanding&#13;Machine Demand 126 16 All Other Floor Cleaning Equipment Demand 127 17&#13;Other Janitorial Supply &amp; Accessory Supply &amp; Demand 130&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION V — MARKETS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Market &amp;&#13;Purchaser 138 2 Office Building Demand for Janitorial Equipment &amp;&#13;Supplies 143 3 Institutional Building Demand for Janitorial&#13;Equipment/Supplies 146 4 Commercial Building Demand for Janitorial&#13;Equipment/Supplies 150 5 Industrial Building Demand for Janitorial&#13;Equipment/Supplies 153 6 Residential Demand for Janitorial Equipment&#13;&amp; Supplies 156 7 Other Markets Demand for Janitorial Equipment &amp;&#13;Supplies 158&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION VI — REGIONS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Resident Population by Region 161 2 Regional Gross Domestic&#13;Product 163 3 Nonresidential Floor Space by Region 165 4 Janitorial&#13;Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Region 166 5 Northeast Janitorial&#13;Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Subregion &amp; Market 169 6 Midwest&#13;Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Subregion &amp; Market 173 7&#13;South Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Subregion &amp; Market&#13;178 8 West Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Subregion &amp;&#13;Market 184&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION VII — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 US Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Sales by Company, 2008 189 2&#13;Selected Cooperative Agreements 207 3 Composite Financial Ratios:&#13;Selected Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Manufacturers 211 4 Selected&#13;Acquisitions &amp; Divestitures 213&#13;&#13;<br><br>LIST OF CHARTS&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION II — MARKET ENVIRONMENT&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 US Business Formations &amp; Dissolutions, 1997-2007 32&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION III — OVERVIEW&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Pricing, 1998-2018 44 2&#13;In-House &amp; Contract Cleaner Demand, 1998-2018 56&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION IV — PRODUCTS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Type, 2008 63&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION V — MARKETS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Market, 2008 139 2&#13;In-House &amp; Contract Cleaner Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand&#13;by Market, 2008 139 3 Additional Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply&#13;Demand Generated by Market - 2013 &amp; 2008 140&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION VI — REGIONS&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Demand by Region, 2008 167&#13;&#13;<br><br>SECTION VII — INDUSTRY STRUCTURE&#13;&#13;<br><br>1 US Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supply Market Share, 2008 192 2 US&#13;Automated Floor Cleaning Equipment Market Share, 2008 197 3 US&#13;Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies Market Share Excluding Automated&#13;Floor Cleaning Equipment, 2008 200&#13;&#13;<br><br>To order this report: Janitorial Equipment &amp; Supplies US Market&#13;&#13;<br><br>;&#13;<br><br>More market research reports here!&#13;&#13;<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

Midnight Meat Training - 24 Feb 2016 20:05


[[html]]<img alt="2016-02-23-1456246480-394387-creepybutcher.jpg" src="" width="564" height="367"/><br><br>When you're making a movie, fake blood is fun. But real blood isn't.<br><br>Back in the 80s, I worked for a butcher. One night only. My job? Cleaning blood and guts off the cutting equipment.<br><br>When meat is frozen, you can cut it like blocks of wood. And the store had this band saw for cutting meat. But when I got there at the end of the day, all the frozen muscle and gristle had thawed. All the bits of animal tissue were stuck to the industrial saw blade. And beneath the saw was a stainless steel pan that caught the dripping blood.<br><br>I was supposed to wipe the chunks of meat off the blades, and empty the blood pan. But the guy that showed me my duties left after about two minutes, and forgot to tell me where to dump the blood. The guy, who looked like Morgan Freeman, but jittery, had hired me over the phone. I'd called on an ad from the student paper at the University of Washington. No interview. He just said, "Can you start tonight?" Three hours later, I was there.<br><br>The store, a liberal upscale organic cruelty-free Seattle grocery co-op, was closing for the day. The few remaining workers avoided the butcher shop. Cashiers with no makeup. A produce guy wearing a natural fiber apron. Maybe they wanted to believe everything in the meat section was a tofu based substitute. The way they could go to a peace rally in new tennis shoes, and ignore the over-worked and under-paid Third World children who'd stitched their Nikes together. Was I a reminder of their compromised principles, shunned and hidden in the back room?<br><br>I had to clean up blood in two of their stores that night. So by the time I made it to the second one, it was nighttime, and everyone was gone.<br><br>I'd found a utility sink at the first store. And dumped the blood down its drain. And figured I could do that at the next place. But I couldn't find a light switch. And it was almost pitch dark inside. I had to touch the walls to move through the butchering room. Couldn't even see the glimmer of a saw blade. But I could smell the thawed meat. Could hear blood dripping into a pan.<br><br>Now let's go back about twenty years. When I was a preschooler, my father owned a business that supplied the butcher trade. He had a small warehouse. Big trucks delivered big piles of sawdust. And my dad boxed up the sawdust, and delivered it to local butcher shops. And they spread the sawdust on the floor. And it soaked up all the flying blood and guts. So to clean up, they just swept everything out all together: blood, guts, and sawdust. Never had to touch any of it.<br><br>So here I am, in the dark, wishing for the old ways. Wishing this co-op wasn't so damn green. I mean, wood chips are biodegradable. Duh. Just buy a few boxes and sprinkle it all on the floor. Then recycle it asI don't knowredwood bark? Spin it any way you want to. Just don't make me put my hands in it.<br><br>So after a few moments, my eyes adjusted to the dark. And I found the pan of blood. So I picked it up. But to get to the sink, I had to go through a freezer. And I thought, what passive-aggressive lefty designed this place? The freezer door had a heavy latch. Which I opened with my elbow, careful not to tip the cow blood into the waistband of my jeans. And then I heard a sound.<br><br>What was it? An electrical buzz? My frosty breath? A Hare Krishna releasing the safety catch on a Tommy gun?<br><br>But it was nothing. I think. Was somebody there?<br><br>The dark is always intimidating. But this place had an extra vibe. An extra presence. Made me understand why my boss wanted to get the hell out of there before sundown.<br><br>But there I was. At a Seattle grocery co-op. After hours. Alone. In a freezer. In the midnight meat section. Thinking of that Smiths album. Thinking maybe meat is murder. And I'm holding a tray of blood.<br><br>So I dumped the blood. Cleaned up, got out of there, and took a bus home.<br><br>And first thing in the morning, I quit.<br><br>And my boss, who contracted the work with the co-op, didn't pay me. So I called the Department of Labor, put the squeeze on him, and about three weeks later, got my check. And forgot about the souls of the dead cows. Dismissed the vibe.<br><br>Yet all these years later…<br><br>I mean, hasn't Clive Barker written entire novels on lesser premises?<br><br><a href=''></a><br><br>[[/html]] - Comments: 0

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