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Takata President Apologizes for Airbags

June 29, 2015 2:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company’s airbags dating back more than a decade. 

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5 Project Management Lessons for Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andreas Tremel | Articles | Comments

Staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked, especially when pressured for time and/or funds. Here's a look at 5 project management lessons worth remembering. 

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Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions and other harmful pollutants from power plants.

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New Line of Standard Gantry Cranes

June 29, 2015 12:00 pm | by Engineered Material Handling (EMH) | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Material Handling (EMH) recently introduced a full line of Standard Gantry Crane solutions to facilitate the ordering process for customers.

Large Internal Mix Spray Nozzles

June 29, 2015 11:48 am | by EXAIR | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's new 1/2 NPT internal mix atomizing spray nozzles atomize fluids in a range of spray patterns and liquid volumes for a variety of uses. 

A Look at How UPS's Worldport is Transforming the Supply Chain

June 29, 2015 10:39 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Worldport is the centerpiece of UPS’s global logistics, which means UPS is able to provide service to customers in 220 countries and territories in hours. 

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Toyota Tops Domestic Auto Production Rankings

June 29, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report ranks two Toyota models as the most "American-made" vehicles in the U.S. as overall domestic sourcing in the auto industry continues to fall.

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An Inside Look at Italy's Maserati Plant

June 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Comau | News | Comments

Take a look inside Maserati's Grugliasco Plant in Turin, Italy.

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Monsanto to Upgrade Herbicide Plant

June 29, 2015 9:41 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto plans to upgrade a Louisiana chemical plant in order to help produce a new line of herbicide.

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Study: Fracking Doesn't Have to be Rough on The Environment

June 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.

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TPP Fight to Continue Despite Talk of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 9:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Last week's passage of legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority to the Obama administration cleared a major hurdle to the U.S. joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Permeation Tubes for Light Hydrocarbons

June 28, 2015 1:49 pm | by Kin-Tek Analytical | Product Releases | Comments

The Kin-Tek Trace Source 57 Series refillable permeation tubes extend the range of analyte compounds to include light hydrocarbons and other gases with vapor pressures too high for conventional permeation tubes.

Manufacturing's Winner & Loser: Google; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

June 26, 2015 3:06 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a winner that is actively working to change the way people drive in the future; and a loser that has been taken to task by the Senate for not conducting their job as they should.

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Fascinating Facts About SpaceX’s Falcon 9

June 26, 2015 2:58 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Here is some Falcon 9 trivia to enjoy while we anticipate Sunday’s launch.

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Acura Recalls 106K MDX SUVs; Pulley Can Fall Off

June 26, 2015 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acura is recalling about 106,000 SUVs because an air conditioner pulley can fall off, creating a hazard for other motorists.

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3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 2:12 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

3D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.

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How a Legendary Bourbon Beer is Made

June 26, 2015 2:09 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout. Aged for a year in bourbon barrels, the stout has become a legend among craft beer fans, selling out almost immediately when it is released on Black Friday every year.

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Alfa Romeo Unveils Flagship Sedan as it Eyes U.S. Market

June 26, 2015 12:07 pm | by Colleen Barry, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled Wednesday the long-awaited Alfa Romeo Giulia, a sedan meant to power the premium sports car brand's return to the United States.

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Study Aims to Predict Environmental Impact of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 11:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.

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Governors Urge EPA to Keep Renewable Fuel Standards Intact

June 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Bill Draper, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A plan to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in the U.S. gasoline supply drew heated condemnation of the petroleum industry Thursday from two governors who said health of the ethanol industry is vital to their states' economy.

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