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2017 Human Resources Management Checklist


The Seay Management Human Resources Management Checklist ensures that you implement “best practices” in terms of policies, procedures, manuals and documents to hire and retain good employees and motiv...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/20/2016 7:55:28 AM

Chenille Sweaters


Q: How do you clean a sweater with soft, fuzzy yarns in the fabric? What type of fiber is this? A: The sweater described is made with chenille yarns. Short fibers are inserted in the yarn to make ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/15/2016 3:00:32 PM

Ready for the Beach?

I’ve got so much to tell you about I can barely think of where to start. First, I'm really excited about the upcoming DLI/NCA conference in the Dominican Republic. Our educational program deals wit...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/12/2016 1:08:48 PM

Sustainability Saves

Reducing a plant’s environmental impact often leads to reduced operational costs—and customer goodwill. By Ian P. Murphy Since the beginning of the Internet age, consumers have been doing more r...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/8/2016 4:01:18 PM

Higher Exempt Salary Levels - or Not - Where Do We Go From Here?


“The Wheel is come full circle . . . .” – Spoken by Edmund, “King Lear,” Act 5, Scene 3. “I wish he would explain his explanation.” Lord Byron, “Don Juan.” By Sandy Seay, Seay Management O...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/6/2016 9:47:10 AM

Acid Damage on Cellulose Fibers

Cellulose Fibers

DLI’s Garment/Textile Analysis Laboratory has seen holes in garments that contain cellulose fibers, such as cotton, rayon, linen, and ramie. The fabric is locally weak. Usually, some discoloration is ...

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 12/1/2016 12:45:56 PM