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Rural Sourcing Inc. Ranks #5 in Job Creation Over The Last 18 Months

October 25, 2013

New York, NY – Atlanta, GA-based Rural Sourcing Inc. (“RSI”) was featured in the 2nd annual Inc. Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. 

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Optical-Grade Sapphire, Where Quality Matters

September 9, 2013

Sapphire is an extremely useful electro-optical material because of its excellent transmission characteristics and mechanical strength.  The list of the applications and industries that use sapphire serves as a testament to the versatility of this technology-enabling crystal.

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RSI Named To The IAOP 2013 Best 10 Companies For Pharmaceuticals & Best 10 "Rising Stars" For Consumer Goods

September 9, 2013

Atlanta, GA – RSI the pioneer and an industry leader in the fast growing trend of low cost domestic sourcing today announced that the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP) has selected the company in the Rising Star category for the 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® service provider’s list. 

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Rural Sourcing, Inc. Named To Gartner's 2013 List Of "Cool Vendors" In Application Services

April 30, 2013

ATLANTA – Rural Sourcing, Inc., the leader in domestic sourcing, a cost-effective alternative to the traditional model for IT outsourcing, has been named to the list of “Cool Vendors” for 2013 in Application Services by Gartner Inc, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Rural Sourcing, Inc. is one of only five companies to be recognized this year.

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MA-based Micro Flex Circuit Maker Metrigraphics Marks 50 Years In Business

April 6, 2013

WILMINGTON, MA – Fifty years ago, when former owner Dynamic Research Corporation (DRC) wanted to begin manufacturing components for the encoder systems it made, company officials could hardly have imagined where their decision would lead.

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Smartphones Could Get Sapphire Touch Screens

March 22, 2013

The glass touch screen on a smartphone is a great piece of technology — until it hits the floor and cracks. Manufacturers have attempted to solve the breakage problem with different formulations of glass, such as Corning’s famous Gorilla Glass. But now there’s an alternative: sapphire, the hardest mineral next to diamond. Rubicon Technology in the U.S. has been showcasing its ability to make large sheets, while Monocrystal in Russia says it can make large sapphire windows.

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