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Quick Changeover For Lean Manufacturing

June 16, 2014 3:45 pm | by SME | Videos | Comments

This program shows examples of how four different companies reduced changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.                                   

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Organizing Inventory to Keep Product Flowing

June 16, 2014 3:19 pm | Articles | Comments

Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.                         

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Factory Output Rebounds in May, MAPI Weighs In

June 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer & MAPI | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture.                                    

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Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Hits the Road

June 16, 2014 2:08 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

South Korean auto-maker Hyundai says it has launched a new era of clean, hydrogen-fueled motoring in the U.S.                                         

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Dutch Government Encourages Self-driving Car Tests

June 16, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dutch government says it wants to encourage large-scale tests of self-driving cars in the Netherlands by next year, and supports a plan to allow tests of self-driving trucks by 2019.                   

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Tighter Trucking Regulations Proposed After Accident That Injured Actor

June 16, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday launched a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.                 

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Police: Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO

June 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Prasanta Paul, Associated Press | News | Comments

An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.                

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Regulators OK New Version of Boeing 787

June 16, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. said Monday that U.S. and European regulators have approved its newest and larger version of the 787 passenger jet for commercial flying.                             

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Giti Tire To Invest $560 Million, Create 1,700 S.C. Jobs

June 16, 2014 1:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.                

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Portable Work Area Light Tower

June 16, 2014 11:59 am | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-4XWP60E-MCE released by Larson Electronics is a 240 watt portable LED light tower that produces 21,600 lumens of bright light with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. 

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Mini-load Collapsible Tote

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ORBIS Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This reusable, system-ready tote injects a high-level of user-friendly mobility into the supply chain — driving sustainability and optimization and reducing costs. 

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High Performance Flexible Cable Assemblies

June 16, 2014 11:35 am | by D-COAX, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

D-COAX, Inc. has introduced high performance flexible coaxial cable assemblies through 65GHz in the standard or custom configurations in the greater metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon.

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Industrial End User Specialist Program

June 16, 2014 11:25 am | by Apex Tool Group, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The service-oriented program provides end users at manufacturing sites with greater access to Apex Tool Group products that support industrial applications.   

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Roof Repair Tape

June 16, 2014 11:16 am | by OMG Roofing Products | Product Releases | Comments

EverSeal Roof Repair Tape bonds instantly to all common roof materials for long-lasting, watertight repairs, says the company. 

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Grant To Expand Additive Manufacturing Research at Cleveland State

June 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Cleveland State University | News | Comments

The $293,500 award will fund the purchase of electronic and polymer 3-D printers, to be housed within the college’s Additive Manufacturing Instructional and Training Laboratory.                     

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Kentucky Settles 10-Year Legal Battle With Tobacco Companies

June 16, 2014 9:56 am | by Adam Beam, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tobacco companies have agreed to pay Kentucky more than $110 million to settle a 10-year legal battle over the state's share of the tobacco master settlement agreement.                        

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Oregon Aims To Be First State To Map GMO Fields

June 16, 2014 9:51 am | by Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press | News | Comments

The move was spurred by several instances of genetic contamination in the region that rendered non-engineered crops unsellable on the export market.                              

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W.Va. Chemical Spill Company Facing More Violations

June 16, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Charleston company faces state violations after a storm water collection trench overflowed at the same site where chemicals spilled into West Virginia's largest water supply in January.                  

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Hillshire Backs Off of Pinnacle Foods Offer

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands Co. is backing off of its offer to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc., a move that it needs to make in order for its $7.75 billion proposed deal with Tyson Foods to go through.                   

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Nuclear Industry Developing Accident-Resistant Fuel

June 16, 2014 9:42 am | by Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers are trying a range of tactics to make nuclear fuel survive longer in extreme accidents. Their overriding goal is giving plant workers more time before an accident becomes a full-on crisis.                

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