Local Company Helps Cleanup Gulf Oil Spill

September 27, 2013 Updated May 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM EDT

September 27, 2013 Updated May 7, 2010 at 8:15 AM EDT

Applied Fabric Technologies is playing a role in the containment and cleanup of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Applied Fabric, which is part of Denmark's Ro-Clean, is a manufacturer of oil spill containment products. It supplies many companies and cooperatives involved in the cleanup. A report in today's Business First says crews are using an offshore skimmer system to trap oil in a mesh belt that Applied Fabric makes. Fifty belts were ordered in the past few days, with a pricetag of $1,000 each. The spill could keep the Orchard Park company busy for a long time.

Be careful what you say on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Posts like "bad day at work. Can't believe we just lost our biggest account. Rumor that
layoffs will be coming soon!" may seem innocent to workers, but they could lead to legal issues. That's the focus of a report in today's Business First.
Experts say such a post at a publicly traded company could have huge legal implications if it led to investors selling their stock. Since social media is a 24 hours-a-day, experts say today's employees are representing their companies even when they are not at work.