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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

What is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)? Have you heard this term being thrown around in almost every industrial manufacturing article out there? What’s the deal with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Besides, the pretty ugly acronym, it’s a big deal for manufacturing and it’s here to stay. The Industrial Internet of Things, also known as the industrial internet, brings together smart machines, big data analytics, machine to machine communication, and people at work. Think of it as

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LTL rates going up this year?

Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates

LTL rates increasing in 2018 Be on the lookout for increasing LTL (Less Than Truckload) shipping rates this year. 2018 could see increases up to 5% for shipping less than truckload shipments. This is due to pent-up demand, shortage of qualified drivers, rising e-commerce deliveries, and increased government regulations. If you ship LTL, be ready for some of the highest rates in a decade. Last year, core pricing rose about 4% on average. Those core charges, (net of fuel surcharges),

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Equipment tax incentive increase for 2018

2018 equipment tax incentive

1 million dollars Hopefully you read that in your best Austin Powers voice. That’s because the equipment tax incentive for purchasing equipment in 2018 is increasing. Up from a $500,000 deduction in 2017, this years tax deduction doubles to $1,000,000. It feels good to type out all of those zeroes. Yeah, baby, yeah! Those zeroes are helping your bottom line and giving you incentive to make 2018 the year to purchase packaging equipment… mmm savings. How the equipment tax incentive

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Sustainable Packaging

What is sustainable packaging? The Sustainable Packaging Coalition defines sustainable packaging as being the following: A. Is beneficial, safe & healthy for individuals and communities throughout its life cycle B. Meets market criteria for performance and cost C. Is sourced, manufactured, transported, and recycled using renewable energy D. Optimizes the use of renewable or recycled source materials E. Is manufactured using clean production technologies and best practices F. Is made from materials healthy throughout the life cycle G. Is physically

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The e-commerce Surge

e-commerce on the rise

e-commerce on the rise The fast growth of e-commerce almost 10 years ago has revolutionized the retail marketplace. Just think of how many people are selling their products on Amazon these days. You probably even know someone that’s selling something on Etsy right now. That’s because e-commerce is growing by the day. The increase in online purchasing is great for sellers because more money. There are however, challenges for the protective packaging markets. How will you keep up with buyers’

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