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Military purchases new equipment to handle jet fuel spill threatening Albuquerque water supply

Every company controls a certain assortment of fixed assets, such as copiers and desk chairs, but for most, some are going to be more vital to operations. Take the Kirtland Airforce base, for instance. For more than a decade, it has been the priority of local military engineers to handle an aviation fuel spill that was pooling for nearly half a century before its discovery.  The base's well and pumping equipment help to keep not only Kirtland's immediate residents safe, but also prevent the spill from migrating to the water supply of New Mexico's most prominent city, Albuquerque. The Kirtland…

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Construction sites highlight the value of asset management software

Many companies don't have a complete understanding of the value of asset and inventory tracking software. Despite how far technology has come and how much it has streamlined processes at organizations nationwide, some businesses still use dated methods to keep track of fixed assets. To truly understand the value of asset accounting software, look no further than a construction site for evidence of its effectiveness. Whether residential or commercial, construction sites contain a lot of valuable equipment, much of which is left unguarded after crews have completed their shifts. Left unattended, this presents a prime opportunity for equipment theft and…

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The value of asset inventory software in surplus computer sales

While it may not be commonly known, federal and state government agencies are in the business of selling surplus items that many people use on a daily basis. From homes and automobiles to computers and other electronic equipment, many of these goods can be purchased at very low, discounted prices and represent cost savings for consumers and businesses, as well as revenue generators for governments at the federal, state and even local levels. For example, USA.gov offers many items that can be purchased via auction from both federal and state agencies. The website features products used by the military, heavy machinery most commonly found…

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Buying used equipment heightens need for asset inventory software

The scientific industry is one that is heavily dependent on the use of equipment and fixed assets to conduct research and accomplish other tasks. It is commonly understood that without these tools, it would be impossible for scientists to accurately do their jobs. However, as it is with most equipment – whether it's used on a construction site or in research and development -  there comes a time when it will inevitably have to be replaced with newer models. Azom.com recently conducted an interview with Ben Potenza, vice president of marketing at Equipnet, a company specializing in the sale of used R&D equipment. Potenza said…

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Americans care about sustainability when choosing food brands

Thirty-eight percent of more than 1,000 U.S. adults said they want to support companies that are being more sustainable, while 43 percent want to do their part to improve the environment, according to recent data compiled by Cone Communications. Today’s food producers may want to keep this information in mind when it comes to the processes and equipment they use to bring their items to market. Many companies have been stressing the importance of sustainability and reducing pollution. Now consumers are holding them to their promises and rewarding the businesses that are reducing their carbon footprints. To ensure that food…

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