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Even before his swearing-in, Donald Trump has already hurt the country's economy by pressuring automakers to shift factories out of Mexico, threatening its most important manufacturing sector and status as a rising star in auto production.
by Mark Stevenson, Associated Press
1.20.2017
10:08am
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A complaint of unsafe working conditions led U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspectors to discover the safety and health of employees at a well-known Oklahoma truck bed fabricator being placed at risk amid nearly...
by OSHA
1.20.2017
10:03am
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From Wal-Mart to General Motors to Amazon, a growing number of the world's largest companies appear to be trying to get in step with President-elect Donald Trump's demand that employers hire and keep jobs at home.
by Josh Boak, Associated Press Economics Writer
1.20.2017
8:11am
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For 20 years, Sulzer’s at-speed facility has balanced over 2,800 rotors, significantly reducing the need for costly and time-consuming field balancing and is an essential part of improving the performance and reliability of rotating machinery.
by Sulzer
1.20.2017
7:39am
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UV-A Inspection Lamp that is certified to meet Rolls-Royce RRES 90061 requirements.
1.20.2017
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Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday. Part of the money will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories.
1.19.2017
9:50am
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In this Manufacturing Minute episode, making synthetic spider silk and the world’s tightest knot.
by Andy Szal
1.19.2017
9:23am
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President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role.
by Michael Biesecker and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
1.19.2017
8:16am
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President-elect Donald Trump's threats to firms using Mexico as a manufacturing base will be counterproductive and could eventually cost thousands of American jobs, Lawrence Summers, the former U.S. Treasury Secretary, warned Wednesday.
by Pan Pylas, Associated Press
1.19.2017
8:13am
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The new Uni-S series of crimp applicators replaces the Uni-A and Uni-G series. The new applicators series provides a more economical product line with a broader range of applications.
1.19.2017
7:35am
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Top safety expert Todd Grover discusses the newly unveiled ANSI/ASSE Lockout, Tagout and Alternative Methods standards.
1.19.2017
7:31am
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U.S. industrial production increased in December at the strongest pace in two years, as auto factories cranked out more vehicles and power plants helped heat homes and businesses.
by Josh Boak, Associated Press Economics Writer
1.18.2017
9:31am
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An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
by Associated Press
1.18.2017
9:25am
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Gov. Brian Sandoval's State of the State address on Jan. 17, included a new announcement about Tesla Motors' plans to expand its operations in northern Nevada with more than 500 additional jobs.
by Scott Sonner, Associated Press
1.18.2017
9:18am
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In this Manufacturing Minute episode, 3D-printed rocket fuel and autonomous trucks hit the streets of Singapore.
by Abbey Dean
1.18.2017
8:37am
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Check out this infographic about 10 rules to forklift safety by Graphic Products. It examines forklift operation rules and regulations, lays out important statistics, and provides 10 tips for eliminating forklift hazards and enhancing safety.
by Sally Murdoch
1.18.2017
8:19am
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A partial closure of an aging coal-fired power plant serving customers across the Pacific Northwest could come earlier than planned depending on the actions of its co-owner and Montana lawmakers, according to documents released Tuesday by Washington...
by Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press
1.18.2017
8:08am
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Tacmina USA Corporation, the provider of Smoothflow diaphragm metering pumps and solutions to the slot die coating industry, announced that it has joined the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL).
by Tacmina USA Corporation
1.17.2017
4:03pm
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General Motors will make a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,500 jobs.
by Tom Krisher, Associated Press Auto Writer
1.17.2017
9:41am
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Last week Procter & Gamble announced plans to eliminate 100 percent of the company's manufacturing waste within four years.
1.17.2017
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A recent report suggests that half of jobs performed by humans could be automated in coming decades.
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1.17.2017
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The future of an electric car maker that once had grand promises for a corner of the Mississippi Delta is growing even murkier.
by Jeff Amy, Associated Press
1.17.2017
8:03am
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President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, following oil industry complaints that proposed changes would cost companies billions of...
by Matthew Brown, Associated Press
1.17.2017
7:50am
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Amputations were partially the result of machine guarding, making guarding among OSHA’s top 10 citation list this year. Manufacturing companies with potential machine hazards are on the agency’s radar — and this aim doesn’t appear to be wavering any time...
by Smartware Group
1.17.2017
7:41am
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Didn't wear your protective eye wear and got something in your eyes? This video discusses how an eyewash station works.
by Rasi SafetyTV
1.16.2017
8:12am
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported this week that thousands of industrial facilities nationwide trimmed their emissions of toxic chemicals by 56 percent between 2005 and 2015.
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1.16.2017
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An Atlanta-based paper and plastic recycler faces more than $133,000 in penalties after Department of Labor investigators found workers exposed to fire, explosion and machine guarding hazards.
1.16.2017
7:48am
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In 1893, electric light technology was put on display at the world’s fair in Chicago. Now, almost 125 years later, UL provides a safe path for new lighting technologies to be installed into commercial buildings.
by Matthew Sallee
1.16.2017
7:40am
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The Sanimixer offers the same benefits as its bio-pharmaceutical cousin Sterimixer and is adapted to the unique requirements of the food and beverage industry.
1.16.2017
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More than three dozen reported spills at an upstate New York chemical plant, all since workers went on strike in November, have state officials concerned about safety.
1.13.2017
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In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, using an artificial leaf to harvest hydrogen fuel and what happens after we land on Mars.
by Abbey Dean
1.13.2017
8:27am
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The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
by Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
1.13.2017
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For the third time since the summer of 2015, a worker with a metal container manufacturer has suffered an amputation injury.
by OSHA
1.13.2017
7:26am
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Antony Corrie, president of worldwide sales at Harvard Technology, explains how new generation wireless lighting control systems and LED solutions are bringing substantial benefits to the industry.
by Antony Corrie
1.13.2017
7:25am
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Ford Motor Co. says a contract worker has died after falling from a crane at a Detroit-area plant.
by Associated Press
1.12.2017
10:18am
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On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump held his first full news conference since winning the 2016 general election in November. Here are some highlights from the Associated Press regarding Trump's comments about U.S. manufacturing.
by Associated Press
1.12.2017
9:44am
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Six people were injured during an explosion at a truck plant in southeastern Minnesota on Wednesday.
1.12.2017
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A Georgia peanut processing company will pay more than $55,000 in overtime back wages to 46 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) investigation.
1.12.2017
8:13am
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In 2016, 230,000 Americans worked in the solar industry. By 2020, this number is predicted to swell to more than 420,000 gainfully employed in harnessing and reusing the sun’s energy.
by Sally Murdoch
1.12.2017
7:59am
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Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration indicate that in 2016, 26 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation’s mines — down from 29 in 2015
by U.S. Department of Labor
1.12.2017
7:57am
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