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October 11, 2012
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  • Industry has opportunities with E15 despite concerns, OPEI chief says
    The retail rollout of E15 raises concerns about the thoroughness of testing, but small-engine manufacturers could capitalize on demand for fuel-treatment products, said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute. "In relatively short order, you'll see people saying, 'We have an engine product that runs on E10 to E20. If you want to be safe in the marketplace, buy my product.' There's opportunity," Kiser said. Golf Course Industry Magazine (10/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
5 tips for managing negative online comments
The Internet gives your customers a voice online, but what can you do when that voice is yelling negative comments? With 5 tips, you can learn how to positively respond and help direct the conversation. Read the article and learn the 5 ways to respond positively.

  Industry Buzz 
 
  • How to keep your factories running when times get tough
    As manufacturers suffer through the challenges of the current economic environment, there are four primary steps they can take to make sure their businesses survive in good times and bad. So offers Malcolm Felt, inventory solutions specialist at Fishbowl. "No matter what the future brings, you can make it through and gain a competitive advantage by keeping everything in perspective," Felt writes. IndustryWeek (10/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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  Inside & Out 
  • Create a positive company culture
    Transparency and communication are key for creating a strong workplace culture, Curt Richardson of OtterBox writes. "If [employees] know more about the decisions being made and why they are being made, it's easier for them to understand how their role is relevant and brings worth." At Richardson's company, transparency is fostered through a bonus program that is based on company performance. Inc. online/Agent of Change blog (free registration) (10/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Update 
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  • EPA to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Glenn Passavant and Philip Carlson, EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, as featured speakers on Oct. 26. Glenn and Philip will be featured speakers at our 10 a.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. They will be speaking on topics of immediate interest and importance to the OPE industry. There will be time allowed for open Q-and-A at the end of the presentation. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • CPSC to speak at GIE+EXPO
    On behalf of OPEI, we are delighted to announce Janet Buyer, CPSC Division of Combustion and Fire Sciences, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, as a featured speaker on Oct. 26. Buyer will be a featured speaker at our 1 p.m. Workshop, to be held in Room C-202, at the Kentucky Exposition. Buyer will make a presentation on the CPSC’s recently released staff report "Technology Demonstration of a Prototype Low Carbon Monoxide Emission Portable Generator." LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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