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GM To Suspend Chevrolet Volt Production

March 5, 2012 10:12 am | by David Koenig, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A GM spokesman said that the company will shut down production of the Volt from until April 23, idling 1,300 workers at the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.


Plastics Star In The Micro-Miniature World Of Gearing

March 2, 2012 3:13 pm | by Rod Kleiss, President, Kleiss Gears | Articles | Comments

The performance of molded polymer gears continues to improve with new design solutions, improved materials, and higher accuracy molding.


A Numbers Game

March 2, 2012 3:07 pm | by Krystal Gabert, Editor, Food Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

Turning a plant manager into a data detective can be a challenge.


U.S. Mothballs Airborne Missile Defense Weapon

March 2, 2012 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon has mothballed a laser-equipped jumbo jet after 15 years and $5 billion worth of research to develop an airborne missile defense system.


Kazakhstan's Air Astana Orders Boeing 787, 767

March 2, 2012 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Air Astana has ordered seven planes, including three of its new 787s. The order would be worth $1.3 billion at list prices. 


Union Says Sparrows Point To Idle Tin Mill

March 2, 2012 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Union officials say the owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to temporarily idle the tin mill at the financially struggling plant.


ND Officials Move To Take Over Sunflower Company

March 2, 2012 2:00 pm | by Dale Wetzel, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators filed court documents to take over the seed processing company that may owe farmers more than $4 million.


Century Aluminum Factory Restart Possible

March 2, 2012 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Century says remaining factors include the aluminum market, a competitive labor agreement, and an energy contract.


Hitachi To Up Global Output Of Mining Machines

March 2, 2012 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. said it will construct new plants and expand existing plants to increase its production capacity amid robust global demand.


WiFi Glasses Project Vision Of The Future

March 2, 2012 1:37 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

An optics company says its glasses can now be used as a projection screen.


LED Luminaire

March 2, 2012 12:19 pm | by Phoenix Products Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Backed by a five-year warranty, the ModCom is designed to provide years of service with virtually no maintenance, even when installed in harsh environments.


Precision Move Belt Technology

March 2, 2012 12:17 pm | by Dorner IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Move includes the timing belt, integrated servo motor and drive, controls, and mounting for the gearmotor.


Wireless Environmental Sensor

March 2, 2012 12:14 pm | by Predictive Sensor Technology | Product Releases | Comments

The Wireless Environmental Temperature, Humidity, and Dew point Sensor/Transmitter alerts the user via text or email when pre-set targets are reached.


Hyperion LED Lighting

March 2, 2012 12:12 pm | by Panacea Aftermarket Company | Product Releases | Comments

Hyperion is a comprehensive selection of ten different high-quality L.E.D. forklift work lamps.


Detroit Is Ready For Rising Gas Prices

March 2, 2012 10:09 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The Detroit Three have spent billions since 2008 to roll out new models such as the Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Cruze.


German Court Dismisses Apple, Samsung Lawsuits

March 2, 2012 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Court spokesman Joachim Bock said judges dismissed both cases involving alleged patent infringements of the companies' respective slide-to-lock technology on mobile devices.


Abbott To Spend $270M On OH Nutritional Plant

March 2, 2012 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care product maker Abbott Laboratories says it will spend $270 million on a new plant in Ohio and employ 240 workers to make nutritional drinks.


U.S. Still Interested In Brazilian Military Aircraft

March 2, 2012 10:03 am | by Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. is still interested in the Super Tucano aircraft, a State Department official said days after the Air Force said it was rescinding a $354M contract for such aircraft.


Plans Call For Demolishing Detroit Packard Plant

March 2, 2012 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jobs Picture Brightens, But Incomes Weak

March 2, 2012 9:59 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, Derek Kravitz, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Americans' after-tax income adjusted for inflation actually fell in January, which led to a fourth straight month of weak consumer spending.



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