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May 12, 2009

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Issue Highlights
CMMS Software: Will Work for Food
Maintenance software starts out as a generic tool, but can become a critical instrument for safety and compliance throughout the plant.

Maintenance professionals know they can play a key role in their plants’ safety, productivity and profitability, and the same goes for the software tools they use. CMMS and enterprise asset management (EAM) systems do what file cabinets and folders used to do: manage and document equipment/asset inventories, purchasing, work orders and preventive/predictive maintenance structures.

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In this issue

Annual Capital Spending Report: Economic Upheaval Weighs on Capital Spending Forecast
For the first time, we forecast a 2.9 percent drop in capital investment this year.

Fusaro 2009 Capital Spending Report Video
Click the image to watch a short video of Dave Fusaro explain the results of the survey.

La. Gov. Jindal Joins Coca-Cola Officials at Grand Opening of $178 Million Bottling Plant

Lasers used to detect melamine in baby formula


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