The US is poised for a 0.8% boost in nonpharmaceutical chemical output in 2017, with bigger increases in the following three years, said the American Chemistry Council. "Manufacturing has turned a corner, business investment is on the rise, and domestic oil and gas production is on the rebound," said ACC's Kevin Swift.
Nova Chemicals will build a polyethylene plant in Ontario and increase production at its ethylene plant in the city of Corunna by about 50%. Ontario is helping finance the polyethylene project with a $77.8 million grant.
Why Warmth Is Critical to Your Career If people think you have low interpersonal warmth, "you have something like a 1-in-2000 chance to make the top quartile of effectiveness as a leader," according to Kellogg School of Management Professor Loran Nordgren. Read more.
Ask your staff on a quarterly basis to rate the organization in areas such as accountability, communication and recognition, Chris Hallberg writes. The answers aren't always easy to hear, but you'll learn what's going on and who your next set of leaders might be.