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The Commerce Department released the latest monthly U.S. trade figures Wednesday. The overall goods and services deficit hit $40.4 billion in March, down by $6.5 billion from February.
by Alliance for American Manufacturing
5.4.2016
11:42am
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Orders to U.S. factories advanced by a modest amount in March, reflecting stronger demand in the volatile category of defense equipment.
by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer
5.4.2016
11:05am
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The owners of a Milwaukee-based paper machine manufacturer have delighted their employees by handing them the keys to the 65-year-old company through an employee stock ownership plan.
by The Associated Press
5.4.2016
10:58am
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In this episode, a new partnership hopes to cut the waste out of clothing manufacturing and instead provide a system for personalized, printed polymer clothing that can be produced in just 24 hours.
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5.4.2016
10:41am
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New Bright, MN-based Toyoda has announced two new Lunch and Learn seminars for May 19 and May 25, and an open house at a distributor on May 20.
by Toyoda Machinery
5.3.2016
1:09pm
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With ocean pollution at an all-time high and set to grow further, a team of researchers have developed nanobots that can remove up to 95 percent of lead in wastewater in just one hour.
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5.3.2016
12:00pm
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Hear from Robert Sinche, Amherst Pierpoint Securities Global Strategist, on the latest numbers regarding American and global manufacturing growth.
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5.3.2016
11:52am
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This week is National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls, part of OSHA's fall prevention campaign started in 2012.
5.3.2016
11:30am
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The mills employ about 1,900 people, with two mills each in Georgia and Mississippi, and one each in North Carolina, Canada and Poland.
by Associated Press
5.3.2016
10:58am
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The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines.
by Julie Watson, Associated Press
5.3.2016
10:54am
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Learn how to substantially improve plant reliability, productivity and safety by working with your lubricant supplier to reduce expenses and enhance your plant’s operating efficiency.
by ExxonMobil
5.3.2016
10:45am
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Eleven of 18 manufacturing industries reported growth last month, and 15 reported increases in new orders and production.
by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer
5.2.2016
1:02pm
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Michael Holland, chairman at Holland & Co., examines the decision by Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. to call off their $28 billion merger and the opportunity it may present for General Electric.
by Bloomberg
5.2.2016
12:57pm
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Several hundred people gathered at the Indiana Statehouse on Friday to protest air conditioning giant Carrier Corp.'s decision to move 1,400 jobs from the state to Mexico to save money.
by Aric Chokey, Associated Press
5.2.2016
11:51am
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Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and job placement, held its spring graduation at its educational facility last month.
by Workshops for Warriors
5.2.2016
11:40am
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In this episode, Siemens debuts tiny autonomous spider-like robots that are essentially mini 3D-printers with legs.
5.2.2016
11:23am
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Included in IMPO's top five news stories: Cruz continues his campaign in Indiana amid plant closing protests and a look inside a Harley-Davidson factory.
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5.2.2016
11:05am
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National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement praising congressional leaders for passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act.
by National Association of Manufacturers
4.29.2016
11:52am
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Ford Motor Co. and the United Auto Workers say they have renewed a relationship with a state workplace safety agency that's helped cut on-the-job injuries and absences.
by The Associated Press
4.29.2016
11:47am
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In 2014, 4,132 workers died of unintentional injuries – an increase of 6 percent over 2013. This is the first sizable increase in unintentional workplace deaths in 20 years.
by National Safety Council
4.29.2016
11:44am
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Inside the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, Pennsylvania. This is where all Softail, Touring and CVO models are assembled and many parts manufactured. You can watch a fender being made in this video and general assembly of a variety of Harley...
by Raptorama
4.29.2016
11:36am
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Republican Ted Cruz continues his presidential campaign push across Indiana ahead of next week's primary while several top state Democrats are expected at a labor union protest.
by The Associated Press
4.29.2016
11:31am
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This week's winner is investing $1.6 billion in upgrades for two plants, creating jobs in the process; this week's loser is in an ongoing investigation after admitting to lying about its fuel economy data.
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4.29.2016
11:25am
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The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits climbed last week, but remained near the lowest level in four decades, a sign that the slumping economy isn't boosting layoffs.
by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer
4.28.2016
12:31pm
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Hand injuries are the second most common work-related injury. Protecting them with the right gear is crucial.
by Impact Products
4.28.2016
12:22pm
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Recently, a workplace safety video called "Will You Be Here Tomorrow?" from 1998 has resurfaced its way around the Internet. While workplace safety is certainly no joke, this video seems to take it to an extreme that's hard to take seriously.
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4.28.2016
11:26am
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The data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new severe injury reporting requirement is in — and the results are decidedly mixed.
4.28.2016
10:15am
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The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed an unfair labor relations complaint against Volkswagen for the German automaker's refusal to bargain with the United Auto Workers union at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.
by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
4.28.2016
10:03am
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General Motors announced Wednesday that it is spending $790 million to build a new high-efficiency engine at its plant in Tennessee, creating nearly 800 jobs.
by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
4.28.2016
9:50am
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Once a planned production facility came online in China and the global economic crisis erupted in 2008, production at DuPont’s Uentrop European facility slowed dramatically. The plant was forced to either become more streamlined and competitive, or face...
by Alexey Lesin, DuPont Sustainable Solutions
4.27.2016
12:37pm
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The NHTSA fined Honda the maximum allowable $70 million over its failure to report more than 1,700 complaints that its vehicles caused deaths and injuries between 2003 and 2014.
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4.27.2016
12:13pm
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Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday all of its 30 domestic auto assembly lines will be operating by May 6 after most were suspended due to a series of strong earthquakes that hit southwestern Japan in mid-April.
by Kyodo News International
4.27.2016
12:09pm
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Ford says the projects are part of its commitment to invest $9 billion in U.S. plants over the next four years.
by The Associated Press
4.27.2016
12:01pm
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In this episode, an MIT research team details the properties of coal which could eventually be used for everything from batteries to electrical devices to solar panels.
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4.27.2016
11:47am
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United States Steel Corp. has filed a complaint with U.S. regulators against the biggest Chinese steel producers, accusing them of conspiring to fix prices, stealing trade secrets and skirting duties on imports in the U.S. with false labeling.
by The Associated Press
4.27.2016
11:19am
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The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Wisconsin paper mill's operator for safety violations after a worker's death.
by The Associated Press
4.26.2016
12:46pm
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster in the Ukraine, still the worst nuclear accident to date. 
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4.26.2016
12:37pm
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Sergio Marchionne did not give numbers for the forecast growth, but said there would be some temporary layoffs as the company switches production.
by Colleen Barry, Tom Krisher; Associated Press
4.26.2016
11:24am
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Intel announced last week it is cutting 12,000 jobs — about 11 percent of its workforce. The move is part of its effort to reorganize amid declining personal computer sales.
by Russell Contreras, Associated Press
4.26.2016
11:05am
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President Obama touted a proposed trade agreement between the U.S. and European Union amid the first presidential visit to a prominent German trade show.
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4.26.2016
10:56am
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