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Investigation: EPA, State Missed Potential For Mine Blowout

August 27, 2015 1:58 pm | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | News | Comments

An EPA internal investigation determined federal and state regulators mistakenly concluded water pressure inside the mine near Silverton was not high enough to cause an accident.


Manufacturing Minute: Coexisting With Our Robot Overlords

August 27, 2015 1:41 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a mayo that isn’t, a crowdfunded vertical takeoff airplane and robots taking U.S. jobs.


Kraft Heinz Recalls More Than 2M Pounds Of Turkey Bacon

August 27, 2015 11:28 am | by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service | News | Comments

The US. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said that it has received reports of illness tied to individuals eating the items.


Infographic: Building Modern Marvels In The Automotive Industry

August 27, 2015 11:20 am | by Messer Cutting Systems | Blogs | Comments

Take a look at the process and details of what goes into building semi-tractor trailers, agricultural, and specialty vehicles in the automotive industry. 


Syngenta Cites Market Volatility, Unanswered Questions In Rejecting Latest Monsanto Offer

August 27, 2015 11:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Syngenta confirmed that its board unanimously rejected the latest bid from Monsanto and reiterated prior concerns about regulatory hurdles and a price that undervalued the company.


Food Groups: White House Budget Shouldn't Include Fee Increases

August 27, 2015 10:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The administration will officially submit its full budget request to Congress early next year.


Google Technology Could Help Drivers Avoid Potholes

August 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The proposal would pair the GPS in vehicle navigation systems with a vertical movement sensor, which could identify when the car is jolted by damaged pavement.


Involve Your Operators In Every Daily Maintenance Plan

August 27, 2015 10:02 am | by Brad Fulghum | Blogs | Comments

Operators may not know exactly what is causing a problem with the equipment or how to fix it, but they do know that something isn’t normal,and chances are good that means it is affecting safety, quality, delivery, and/or cost.


D-Series Industrial Compactor & Precrusher

August 27, 2015 9:18 am | by SP Industries | Product Releases | Comments

This compactor depends solely on compaction force –approximately 150,000 lbs – to break down waste wood products.

U.S. Bottled Water Sales Could Surpass Soda By 2017

August 26, 2015 3:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Since 2000, Americans more than doubled their annual per capita intake of bottled water from 16.74 gallons to just over 34 gallons.


Army Awards $6.7 Billion Tactical Vehicle Contract To Wisconsin Firm

August 26, 2015 3:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $6.7 billion contract is expected to support thousands of jobs.


China Fires Work Safety Director Named In Corruption Probe

August 26, 2015 3:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fires and explosions at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern port city of Tianjin on Aug. 12 have killed 139 people and left 34 missing.


New Material Stops Its Own Leaks

August 26, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Michigan developed the substance intended to be used in spaceflight to stop potential oxygen leaks, but scientists said that it could also prove useful to automakers and other industries on Earth.


Verizon Program Connects Millions Of Older Cars To Internet

August 26, 2015 3:03 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The service, called Hum, would be able to detect accidents, dispatch roadside assistance and help track stolen vehicles.


Gestures Replace Remote Controls At Home

August 26, 2015 2:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

From televisions to smartphones to in-vehicle technology, the once unfathomable concept of gesture control technology is now making a presence in multiple areas of our day-to-day lives. 


Today In Manufacturing History: BMC Introduces The Mini

August 26, 2015 1:35 pm | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The notorious Mini was introduced 56 years ago today.


U.S. Durable Goods Orders Up Two Percent In July

August 26, 2015 11:14 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Commerce Department said Wednesday orders for durable goods increased 2 percent in July after a 4.1 percent gain in June.


Manufacturers Spending Billions On Technologies That Many Motorists Don’t Use

August 26, 2015 11:01 am | by Jake Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Respondents said they were less likely to use a technology if the seller didn’t explain the technology when they purchased the vehicle.


State, Environmentalists Clash Over $225M Exxon Settlement

August 26, 2015 10:52 am | by Josh Cornfield and Michael Catalini, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The settlement ending an 11-year legal battle that spanned both Democratic and Republican governors is "fair, reasonable, in the public interest, and consistent with the goals of the Spill Compensation and Control Act," Superior Court Judge Michael Hogan wrote.


Report: Ford Hopes To Resume U.S. Production Of Ranger Pickup

August 26, 2015 10:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Restarting North American production of the Ranger would mark Ford's return to the midsize truck market in the U.S. and improve its compliance with stricter fuel efficiency standards.



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