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Paris Air Show: Boeing Racks Up Orders for its 737

June 16, 2015 9:37 am | by Angela Charlton, Jamey Keaten, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing says Dutch-based leasing company AerCap is ordering 100 of the plane-maker's 737 jets.

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New HD Series Brick Range

June 15, 2015 5:53 pm | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Morgan Advanced Materials has added a new type of insulating fire brick (IFB) - the JM-HD (High-density) series - to its acclaimed range.

Universal Valve Actuator

June 15, 2015 5:33 pm | by VICI Valco | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s new Universal Valve Actuator permits the use of a single motor and control software to operate virtually any Valco or Cheminert rotary valve, both two position and multiposition. 

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BMW Unveils Its New 7-Series

June 15, 2015 2:31 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

BMW has launched its latest range of executive cars. The new 7-series includes gesture control, self parking and an app store.

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Choppers on Chopping Block at United Technologies

June 15, 2015 2:28 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Dow component United Technologies plans to sell or spin-off its iconic Sikorsky unit, maker of the Black Hawk helicopter. There should be plenty of interested buyers.

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Gun Maker Colt Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 15, 2015 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gun maker Colt Defense LLC filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy late Sunday, allowing for a quicker sale of operations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Groups Call for Faster Introduction of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations

June 15, 2015 2:16 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of advocacy groups reiterated its call for the Obama administration to enact new safety standards for chemical plants, while adding that time is running out for the president to take action.

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GM to Cut 100 Jobs Amid Slower Sales

June 15, 2015 2:06 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Motors plans to cut 100 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, according to reports.

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U.S. Safety Agency Probes Mazda SUVs for Suspension Problem

June 15, 2015 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that suspension parts can come loose on Mazda SUVs, causing drivers to lose control.

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The Advantages of Integrated Supply

June 15, 2015 1:52 pm | by George Krauter | Articles | Comments

True and optimum “Integrated Supply” is [or should be] a defined process that allows the client to discontinue management of MRO stores and related operations while optimizing return on investment benefits. 

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Back Blow Air Nozzle

June 15, 2015 10:54 am | by EXAIR | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR’s new 1/4 NPT Back Blow Air Nozzle has been designed to blow debris and liquids from pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features.

House Vote Puts Trade Authority Legislation in Jeopardy

June 15, 2015 10:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday defeated crucial trade legislation in a move that could seal the fate of Trade Promotion Authority in that chamber.

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Paris Air Show Kicks Off With Airbus-Boeing Rivalry

June 15, 2015 10:35 am | by Jamey Keaten, Angela Charlton, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus is betting on big jets as the future of aviation, while rival Boeing is gambling on smaller ones — but both are hoping to sell hundreds of planes of all sizes at the Paris Air Show starting Monday to bolster balance sheets and meet growing demand.

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Reshoring In-Depth: Transportation, Electronics Lead Reshoring Efforts

June 15, 2015 10:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Transportation and electrical equipment accounted for most of the reshored U.S. jobs over the last five years, according to a report from the Reshoring Initiative.

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FedEx to Pay $228 Million to Settle Driver Classification Case

June 15, 2015 10:00 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

FedEx will pay about $228 million to thousands of improperly classified drivers under the terms of a tentative court settlement.

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Track and Trace Technology: One Cure for the Common Recall

June 15, 2015 9:53 am | by Jack Payne | Articles | Comments

Mass recalls can be prevented. Manufacturers can become more proactive in mitigating the risk and impact of contamination if leveraging technology correctly.

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U.S. Factory Output Down in May, Hurt by Oil Refining Cuts

June 15, 2015 9:47 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A decline in refining oil caused U.S. factory output to slip in May, overshadowing solid gains by automakers.

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Manufacturing’s Winner & Loser: Skills Training; Trinity Industries

June 12, 2015 3:00 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a group of winners who are working together to address a crucial industry issue — the skills gap. The loser of the week is a company being punished for design changes that compromised the safety of their product.  

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Bill Ford Discusses Le Mans and F-150s

June 12, 2015 2:21 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford talks about the automaker's return to the Le Mans race in 2016 with the GT sportscar and production of the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup.

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Jeni's Halts Production After Listeria Again Found in Plant

June 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Mitch Stacy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has found listeria in its plant again and has halted production and closed retail shops for the second time since April, the company said Friday.

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