Articles by Karen Kramer

Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Leaving on a High Note for the Adhesives Industry

June 2, 2003
Karen's final column for ASI thanks all those who have helped the magazine and introduces the new editorial staff.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Predicted Growth in Chemicals Supported by Adhesives

April 17, 2003
This year’s Material Handbook has been updated and expanded with 75 new categories and their definitions, and a large increase in supplier listings.
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Focus On CHEMCENTRAL Streamlines: Its Distribution Strategy

April 17, 2003
CHEMCENTRAL has implemented a new operating strategy designed to expand and enhance the company's customer and market force. Termed "Regionalization," this new strategy centralizes support functions into regional business centers while retaining sales and operations at its many distribution sites throughout the country.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Staying Connected With Adhesives

March 20, 2003
Our editorial focus this month is on what might appear to be three divergent areas: construction, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and dispensing and curing.
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Editor's Memo<br>Giving the Lady What She Wants

March 4, 2003
Karen discusses the importance of what both the customer and supplier should expect in service from one another.
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Focus On Building the Industry<br>ASC&#8217;s BTI Program Fosters Industry Growth<br>Positive Outlook Envisioned for Structural Adhesives

February 5, 2003
ASC continually looks for ways to grow the industry. Karen Kramer writes about what what they see ahead.
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Editor&#8217;s Memo<br>Celebrating a Decade of Adhesives

January 30, 2003
Karen discusses ASI's 10-year anniversary.
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A Decade of Adhesives

January 24, 2003
What better way to start the year of our tenth anniversary of publishing ASI magazine than to recap the accomplishments of the adhesives and sealants industry over the past decade? To do this, we tapped into the expertise of our editorial advisory board and others who volunteered to participate.
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Editor'sMemo<br>Educational Opportunities -- A Way to Increase Levels of Workforce Commitment

May 29, 2002
Results from Chicago-based Aon's first-ever Manufacturing @ Work(tm) study, released by Aon Consulting's Loyalty Institute, show that employers can do more to increase overall levels of workforce commitment.
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Editor's Memo<br>Higher R&D Funding Forecast With Reservations

April 30, 2002
This year, total R&D expenditures in the United States are expected to increase about 3.5 percent to $285.6 billion in 2002.
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