Happy Fathers Day!
New Report Shows U.S. Biobased Products Industry Contributes $369 Billion, 4 Million Jobs to American Economy
The 2014 Farm Bill provisions will expand opportunities in the biobased sector by promoting advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased product manufacturing efforts
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new report that shows the U.S. biobased industry is generating substantial economic activity and American jobs.
"This report is the first to examine and quantify the effect of the U.S. biobased products industry from an economics and jobs perspective. Before, we could only speculate at the incredible economic impact of the biobased products industry. Now, we know that in 2013 alone, America's biobased industry contributed four million jobs and $369 billion to our economy," Vilsack said. "Today, we are also adding to the number of innovative products carrying USDA's BioPreferred® label and expanding options for our nation's biorefineries. This means small businesses and global companies alike can continue to harness the power of America's farms and forests to create new and innovative biobased products that are used all around the world."
While there is a lot of talk about "green" products, biobased or renewable resource derived products are going to be the big new push in the coming year. The Bullen Companies Airx branded RX200 non alcohol hand sanitizer is listed on the USDA's BioPreferred® site. We are developing additional products that will be rolled out in the near future.
Learn more about Bullen's e-clean line at this link:
Here is the link for the full article: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2015/06/0175.xml
It is floor finish testing season, do have anything new going down on your customers floors?
Our new E-Clean Finish (25) was just approved by Green Seal (in addition to EPA DfE). We almost hate to say anything about it being green because in some eyes that is a negative. I can say it is one of the best finishes that Bullen has ever made, super initial gloss, and it gets better with age. Let us know if you would like samples to do a test with your customers.
Broken toilet leads to find of ancient ruins beneath Italian restaurant!
A blocked toilet in an Italian building has changed the life of its owner who was planning to open a trattoria on the site.
Lucian Faggiano was trying to find the offending sewage pipe at the property in Puglia, Italy, when he made a fascinating discovery.
After digging a trench beneath the building he found a network of underground rooms and corridors that housed Roman devotional bottles, ancient vases, hidden frescoes and what are thought to be etchings from the Knights Templar.
Investigators quickly shut down the site and warned Faggiano that his restaurant project constituted an unofficial archaeological dig. Heritage officials now believe the building's foundations cover 2,000 years of history and incorporate a Roman room used to store grain as well as the basement of a Franciscan convent where nuns prepared the bodies of the dead.
Eight years later the building is now the Museum Faggiano. According to a retired cultural heritage official involved with the excavation: "The Faggiano house has layers that are representative of almost all of the city's history, from the Messapians to the Romans, from the medieval to the Byzantine time."
That's is for this week. Great golf today at the US Open, relax and watch them wack the ball around a very difficult course.
Have a great day and an even better sales week!