CONTRACT employment, CONSUMERS, PRINTING, CREDIT cards, and RETAIL stores
The article presents suggestions to add contract printing to shop's custom services. Topics discussed include suggests to never compete against customers, request a credit card to ensure payment and promotional products companies that need printing services. It adds policy of obtaining customer approval before beginning production.
BEST practices, QUALITY control standards, SCREEN process printing, PRODUCTION (Economic theory), and DEADLINES
The article discusses the importance of documenting best practices and procedures as part of a quality control system for a screen printing shop. It notes several variables that are considered for quality control standards including mesh counts, screen tensions, and inks. It cites that establishing documentation of standards can help in familiarizing new employees, enable managers to focus on production deadlines, and ensure that quality is repeated and continued.
EXPRESS highways -- Massachusetts, MASSACHUSETTS. Dept. of Public Works, ROAD design & construction, URBAN planning, ACTIVISM, NEIGHBORHOODS, TWENTIETH century, and HISTORY
Between 1948 and 1971, the Massachusetts Department of Public Works released plans to build a freeway through Cambridge. One route would carve up a working-class neighborhood while another would run alongside MIT. First, we assess the impact of the planning process. While no highway was built, housing stock declined and uncertainly complicated urban renewal. Second, we explore MIT’s role in this story. Because its campus lay near a proposed route, the university functioned much like any other stakeholder. Yet its economic importance and its involvement with federal defense gave its administrators access to arguments unavailable to local residents or politicians. MIT functioned as both agent and subject, as a private entity at the mercy of federal and state prerogatives and as an influential public force in its own right, whose institutional knowledge, national importance, and civic significance overshadowed city and community prerogatives. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
PRINTING industry, BUSINESS success, BUSINESS networks, PRODUCTION standards, SALES personnel, and PRINTING presses
The article discusses the aspects to consider for boosting one's chance of success in contract printing. Exploring the types and sizes of jobs, clients and sales numbers of the shop and the possibilities in the marketplace, as well as developing standards for contract printing efficiency are mentioned. Other suggested aspects to consider include the need to network, use of sales representatives, and to keep the presses running.
Field & Stream; May2013, Vol. 118 Issue 1, p74-78, 5p
MUZZLE-loading firearms, SHOTGUNS, and FIREARMS
The article focuses on the history of blackpowder rifles that were discovered in the workshop of Hershel House, rifle maker in Kentucky. It mentions that his workshop has several pistols, shotguns and trade guns. It states that the firearms made by him were sold at the price more than 10,000 dollars. It states that the guns were octagonal-barreled rifled muzzleloaders with the crescent buttplates.
Yost KJ, Webster K, Baker DW, Jacobs EA, Anderson A, Hahn EA, Yost, Kathleen J, Webster, Kimberly, Baker, David W, Jacobs, Elizabeth A, Anderson, Andy, and Hahn, Elizabeth A
Journal of Health Communication; Sep2010 Supplement 3, Vol. 15, p80-92, 13p
Self-administration of a multimedia health literacy measure in clinic settings is a novel concept. Demonstrated ease of use and acceptability will help predicate the future value of this strategy. We previously demonstrated the acceptability of a "Talking Touchscreen" for health status assessment. For this study, we adapted the touchscreen for self-administration of a new health literacy measure. Primary care patients (n = 610) in clinics for underserved populations completed health status and health literacy questions on the Talking Touchscreen and participated in an interview. Participants were 51% women, 10% age 60+, 67% African American, 18% without a high school education, and 14% without any prior computer experience. The majority (93%) had no difficulty using the touchscreen, including those who were computer-naive (87%). Most rated the screen design as very good or excellent (72%), including computer-naive patients (71%) and older patients (75%). Acceptability of the touchscreen did not differ by health literacy level. The Talking Touchscreen was easy to use and acceptable for self-administration of a new health literacy measure. Self-administration should reduce staff burden and costs, interview bias, and feelings of embarrassment by those with lower literacy. Tools like the Talking Touchscreen may increase exposure of underserved populations to new technologies. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
HONDA Civic automobile, CUSTOMIZING of automobiles, HONDA automobile, and AUTOMOBILE industry
The article discusses how Sergio Corzo of Beltsville, Maryland transformed a worthless junkyard-bound '93 Civic hatchback into a show-winning car. He began by installing a JDM D15, a new tailgate and rear interior and to finish it off, he had a set of Si front seats also installed. After high school, he worked on the car by hammering out all the dents, sanding the paint down and cleaning everything up. After 5 years of hard work, Sergio finally had a super-clean hatch with all the right parts.
The article highlights the specifications of and modifications done to the 1996 Honda Accord EX automobile owned by Savinski Claude of Coconut Creek, Florida. The car was sent to a local media blaster to get the paint, filler, and primer removed prior to the bodywork. Claude settled on a frost-white paint job with complementary black rims. It was said that the re-spray earned Claude the Best 5th Generation Accord award.
HONDA Civic automobile, AUTOMOBILE hoods, and AUTOMOBILE engines
The article features a modified 1994 Honda Civic CX hatch automobile owned by Michael Gonzalez of Prescott Valley, Arizona. It recalls that Gonzalez traded his 1995 Civic coupe for the CX hatch which came with a mismatched hood, missing corner light and a bad purple tint job. It relates the challenges encountered by Gonzalez before he was able to build his hatch which include an accident in California and a cracked sleeve. Modifications include using a K-series motor and a shaved engine bay. INSET: THE EIBACH MEET: CHECK IT OUT.