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New Report Offers Respite From Bleak Manufacturing Indicators

November 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The National Association of Credit Management's latest Credit Managers’ Index report showed improvement in the nation's manufacturing and service sectors last month.


Mercedes Issues Recall; Air Bags Can Inflate Without Crash

November 4, 2015 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes says the air bag control unit can corrode and malfunction due to a manufacturing error. That can make the air bags deploy without warning, or they might not inflate in a crash.


VW Recalls 92K Cars In U.S.; Power-Assisted Brakes Can Fail

November 4, 2015 9:51 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The German automaker says a part in the camshaft can shear off, causing loss of vacuum in the power brakes. That can lengthen stopping distance and possibly cause a crash.


Report: Google Drone Chief Expects Deliveries To Start In 2017

November 4, 2015 9:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The head of Google's affiliated drone project believes that the division will begin delivering packages in 2017.


Pivoting Rolastair

November 4, 2015 8:15 am | by Ladder Industries | Product Releases | Comments

This rolling ladder adds a pivot which allows users to roll it through low clearance doorways and gain access to various areas in their facility.

ISM: Manufacturing Continues To Be Positive In Iffy Environment

November 4, 2015 7:30 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

Manufacturing economic activity expanded in October for the 34th consecutive month.


Manufacturing Minute: A Nuclear Fusion Machine Powers-Up

November 4, 2015 7:30 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how the W7-X stellarator could change the future of energy. 


AP Source: Gov't To Fine Takata $70M In Air Bag Recall Case

November 3, 2015 2:27 pm | by Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

U.S. auto safety regulators will fine Takata Corp. of Japan $70 million for lapses in the way it handled recalls of millions of air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.


Automakers Report Sharply Higher U.S. Sales In October

November 3, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Detroit's Big Three each touted their best October sales in more than a decade.


TransCanada Seeks Halt In Keystone XL Review

November 3, 2015 1:58 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company wrote that it expects the review process in Nebraska to take seven to 12 months — a timeframe that could postpone a White House decision on the pipeline project until President Obama leaves office.


ConocoPhillips To Stop Underwater Oil And Gas Exploration

November 3, 2015 1:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Getting out of the undersea exploration business would reportedly free up some $800 million.


Streamline Attendance Tracking

November 3, 2015 1:03 pm | by Lindsey Brown | Articles | Comments

Do you find yourself wondering how to better improve productivity by reducing and more efficiently tracking employee absences? If not, you should be. 


Manufacturing Minute: Self-Driving Delivery Robots

November 3, 2015 12:49 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a self-driving deliveryman. 


Crash Rates Are High For Self-Driving Cars, But That’s Not The Only Fact To Consider

November 3, 2015 10:33 am | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The study might be in, but the jury is still out for the future of driverless travel.


Meat Processor Recalling 167,427 Pounds Of Ground Beef

November 3, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A meat company based in Nebraska is recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef that might be tainted with E. coli bacteria.


Temporary Construction LED String Lights

November 3, 2015 9:41 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LED PAR38 lamps have a lower energy consumption, produce more light output and are more durable to abuse and harsh environments. 

Report: Volkswagen Failed To Report Accidents To Feds

November 3, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bloomberg reported that of 13 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen in the last 11 years, only nine were reported to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Company Says Mayo Should Be Regulated Differently Than Mayonnaise

November 3, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The FDA plans to meet with Hampton Creek this month to discuss the controversy. 


FDA Orders Juice Company To Shut Down

November 3, 2015 7:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Under the order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Ketchum-based Sun Valley Juice Company must cease "receiving, processing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing juice."


NY's $750M Investment In SolarCity Jobs Not Without Risks

November 2, 2015 2:47 pm | by George M. Walsh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Time will tell if the investment promoted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of his "Buffalo Billion" economic development initiative pays off, or the state is left with an empty 1 million-square-foot facility on the site of a former steel factory.



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