Speakers Gauge Business Landscape - 5/4/2012
GAWDA's Spring Management Conference was held April 29 through May 1 in Baltimore, MD. The conference’s Opening Business Session was headlined by Political Analyst Juan Williams. “I want to speak with you as American leaders,” Williams said, challenging GAWDA members to be proactive as leaders, helping to create change rather than reacting to change. Williams gave a run-down of the upcoming elections, anticipating a close race in the presidential elections.
Economist Andy Bauer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond spoke on the current state of economic recovery, looking at trends in unemployment, manufacturing and construction. While manufacturing is approaching pre-recession levels, the construction sector remains depressed, having lost some two million jobs in the recession.
|11/27/2012||Welding Begins on Oregon Rail Project ...more | comments |
Welders will connect two, 80-foot lengths of rail by a thermite welding process that superheats aluminum, iron oxide and alloy elements to produce molten steel and permanently join the rails.
|11/27/2012||Airgas Chairman Sells 1.2 Million Shares ...more | comments |
Peter McCausland sells 1.2 million shares of Airgas common stock in privately negotiated overnight block trade.
|11/27/2012||New Gas Process for Controlled Ripening ...more | comments |
Researchers set to revolutionize fresh fruit industry with new technology that converts ethylene gas into a powder form.
|11/26/2012||Specialty Gas Growth Projections ...more | comments |
Report indicates slow and modest growth.
|11/26/2012||ITW Names Successor ...more | comments |
David Speer, ITW chairman and CEO, dies after illness. Scott Santi named successor.
|11/26/2012||Cee Kay Supply Healthy Employer Finalist ...more | comments |
Wellness program improves worker health.
|11/21/2012||Lucas-Milhaupt Acquires Inmet ...more | comments |
Company buys alloy maker and expands product line.
|11/21/2012||LNG Plant For Southwest Florida ...more | comments |
Air Products to build LNG plant in Florida.
|11/21/2012||Low-Supply Helium Makes Parade Appearance ...more | comments |
Should we be wasting our dwindling supply of helium on floating cartoon characters?
|11/14/2012||Lincoln Acquires Three Businesses ...more | comments |
Lincoln acquires shape cutting and engineered systems businesses.