International Business Article
Focused distributors: strive to customize; In the face of competition from international giants,.
During tough times in the IT industry, how do smaller players stay in business and differentiate themselves from broadline distributors? For them, success is a matter of focus on product sets, on service and on specialization. Taknology, for example, started out as a printer distributor in 1992 and has stayed within the peripherals group, distributing scanners, monitors, digital cameras, projectors, supplies and accessories.Its goal is not to sell everything to everyone, but to stay focused on complementary product groups. [.....]
Habitat for Humanity International has named Jonathan T. M. Reckford,.
Habitat for Humanity International has named Jonathan T. M. Reckford, a businessman and current executive pastor of a large Minnesota church, as the chief executive officer of the Georgia-based homebuilding ministry. Reckford, 42, was president of stores for the Musicland division of Best Buy before starting two years ago as administrator for the 4,300-member Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, Minnesota. [.....]
International & Mahindra in JV
International Truck and Engine Corp. will enter into a joint venture with Mahindra & Mahindra in India to produce and market light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles for India and export markets. The joint venture, to be named Mahindra International, will have 51% ownership by Mahindra and 49% ownership by International. The combined investment of the two companies will be more than $80 million over the next two to three years, Navistar said. [.....]
It's NE Ohio and the Rest of the World: ASM to Co-Sponsor 2nd Annual International Nanotechnology Business
CLEVELAND, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Where will the next big business idea in the field of nanotechnology come from -- somewhere else
in the world, or right here in Northeast Ohio? We're about to find out at NanoWeek 2005, as ASM International, The Materials
Information Society co-sponsors the 2nd International Business Idea Competition. [.....]
Texas business leaders and DFW airport comment on Southwest petition drive
Business leaders in north Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have made a comment on Southwest Airlines' petition drive regarding the Wright Amendment.The business leaders and airport said that Southwest Airlines claims that its view regarding the Wright Amendment is based on wanting low fares and more competition for north Texas. [.....]