Boeing 737 Max Quality Problems Continue

Quality problems have plagued Boeing’s 737 Max series since it went into service in 2017.

During 2018 and 2019, two of these 737 Max planes crashed, killing 348 individuals. Following these crashes, all of the 737 Max aircrafts were grounded for approximately two years.

In 2021, Boeing signed a three-year deferred prosecution deal with the U.S. Justice Department, which included more than $2.5 billion in penalties and an agreement to fully cooperate with any investigations.

Since then, several manufacturing flaws have delayed deliveries, […]

Cowboy Boots Are Still Handmade

Some makers of high-end cowboy boots still follow traditional boot-making techniques that have been used since the 1800s.

However, high tech does meet handwork in the Lucchese factory, and automated equipment helps fashion creative and consistent designs.


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Direct-to-Consumer Caskets Disrupt Traditional Business Model

The old saying “there’s nothing certain in life except death and taxes” may still be true, but more options now exist regarding the cost of burying a loved one.

Traditionally in the United States, a family purchases a casket upon the death of their loved one, as part of the arrangements made with a funeral home. Funeral homes provide both tangible products (such as a casket) and intangible services (such as preparing the body for viewing and burial).  The combined total […]

House of Prime Rib: Quality, Not Variety

Most restaurants offer a variety of entrees. But the House of Prime Rib gives you only one choice—prime rib.

It has been open since 1949, serving only the one entrée. The House of Prime Rib meticulously selects only the best beef ribs, and prepares them to perfection using a 28-day dry age. The ribs are cooked in salt to ensure that all of the juices and favors are sealed in.

This dedication to producing the finest prime rib has led to success […]

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