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Manufacturing Minute: Airbus’ Glider Aims To Reach New Heights

October 2, 2015 10:35 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, how a new engineless aircraft could reach the edge of space.


U.S. Auto Sales Jump In September

October 2, 2015 10:32 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The robust sales numbers were at least partly due to a later Labor Day weekend, which counted toward August sales numbers in 2014.


Manufacturing's Winner And Loser: Tesla; Ford

October 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a winner and a loser both from the automotive sector. The winner took a significant step in reaching their annual production goal; the loser is recalling about 379,000 vehicles — most of which had already been recalled previously for the same problem.


Louvered Rack Dolly

October 2, 2015 8:24 am | by Akro-Mils | Product Releases | Comments

By offering single-sided mobility for changing needs, end users are better assisted in replenishment/stocking, storage area cleaning and space maximization. 

ContiTech Introduces New Marketing Campaign Called ‘Ability’ For North America

October 1, 2015 4:42 pm | by ContiTech | News | Comments

ContiTech, a leading worldwide manufacturer and distributor of rubber products for a variety of applications, has introduced a new marketing campaign, called Ability, for a variety of services and product lines for North America.


Warehouse Workers Compete At LogistXGames

October 1, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

With warehouses of companies like Amazon popping up all around New Jersey, it was only natural that the Garden State would play host to the LogistXGames, a competition commemorating the work of the employees that power those facilities.


Meet The Guy Who Invents New Beers For Anheuser-Busch

October 1, 2015 2:42 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Rob Naylor is a brew master at the research pilot brewery of beer giant Anheuser-Busch. Every day he dreams up, brews and tastes new types of beer looking for the next big hit.


Liquefied Gas Port, Pipeline Get Environmental OK In Oregon

October 1, 2015 2:36 pm | by Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal at Coos Bay would be the first LNG port on the West Coast and would be linked to existing pipelines by construction of the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline across southwestern Oregon.


Slim Jim Maker ConAgra Cuts 1,500 Jobs; Moving HQ From Omaha To Chicago

October 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The changes should create about $200 million in cost savings, with more than half of that realized by the end of fiscal 2017, according to ConAgra. 


VW Plant Cuts Shift, Financial Arm Freezes Hiring

October 1, 2015 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The scandal has raised concerns that the reputation of German automakers and engineering as a whole could be tarnished, though Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he doesn't see the affair damaging Germany as a business location.


Lawsuits Against Monsanto Allege Link Between Roundup And Cancer

October 1, 2015 2:04 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto faces separate lawsuits from individuals in New York and California who blame the company's Roundup herbicide for causing their cancers.


Report: Mobile Device Choices Can Impact Business Costs, Productivity

October 1, 2015 1:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Kyocera — which includes "rugged" devices among its smartphone offerings — tabbed VDC Research to conduct a poll of more than 200 IT executives throughout the manufacturing, transportation, health care and hospitality industries.


GM Plans $5.5B In Cost Cuts To Help Finance New Mobility

October 1, 2015 10:44 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company told investors Thursday that the savings in logistics, manufacturing, information technology and other costs will more than offset increased investments in brand development and new technology.


Ford Recalls 342K Minivans, 37K F-150 Trucks

October 1, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall covers about 342,000 vans from 1998 through 2003.


United Auto Workers Reject Contract Deal With Fiat Chrysler

October 1, 2015 10:34 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Official totals weren't released, but workers at many large factories voted against the pact by large margins, making victory impossible.


Feds Reach Nearly $2B Legal Settlement With Fertilizer Maker

October 1, 2015 10:20 am | by Jason Dearen and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

The department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the agreement with Minnesota-based The Mosaic Co. on Thursday. The deal still needs to be finalized by the court.


Manufacturing Minute: Flexible Smartwatch Displays

October 1, 2015 10:07 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, Polyera’s bendable smartwatch could finally bring flexible displays into the mainstream. 


Metalworking Group Announces Funding To Help Address Skills Gap

October 1, 2015 9:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The project is one of 12 initiated by the National Network of Business and Industry Associations to help bolster the industrial workforce.


Crouzet Brushless Motors With CANopen Technology

October 1, 2015 9:04 am | by Crouzet Motors | Product Releases | Comments

Crouzet’s CANopen interface permits connection of up to 127 brushless DC motors with a single, shielded two-wire cable.

Shell's Drilling Decision Isn't The End For Arctic Oil Drilling

September 30, 2015 2:35 pm | by Dan Joling, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell's decision gives advocates on both sides a chance to pause and consider whether Arctic drilling should continue, said Mike LeVine of the ocean-advocacy group in Juneau known as Oceana.



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