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#BuffaloTogetherCommunityResponseFund

#BuffaloTogetherCommunityResponseFund

Tomorrow will be a week since the horrific shooting at Tops Market in Buffalo.  Ten innocent people lost their lives and others were injured as a result of one person’s actions and hatred.  Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones and the community now dealing...

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2022: a tipping point for sustainability?

2022: a tipping point for sustainability?

The need to shift to a sustainable economy is a challenge that can, at times, seem insurmountable. But in amongst the alarming narrative that surrounds the climate crisis it's easy to miss the progress being made, including the concrete steps that policymakers,...

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Resin Report: Another Week, Another Penny Rise

Resin Report: Another Week, Another Penny Rise

Processor demand, limited resin supplies, and elevated feedstock costs conspired to push spot Prime polyethylene and polypropylene prices higher. Spot Prime polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) prices rose another penny the week of April 18 under the influence of...

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Reshoring and “friendshoring” supply chains

Reshoring and “friendshoring” supply chains

Reshaping supply chains to improve economic resilience Nations around the world are trying to fix supply chain weaknesses by reshoring, but they will also need "friendshoring"—working with other nations and trusted The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global supply chains...

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TRUCKING RATES EXPECTED TO INCREASE NATIONALLY

TRUCKING RATES EXPECTED TO INCREASE NATIONALLY

On Tuesday, this week, the price of diesel fuel on the CME commodity exchange rose 21.98 cents per gallon, which is the largest single-day increase since early June 2008. The US Department of Energy reports that the national average price of diesel at the pump jumped...

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