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U.S. Cracks Down on Companies Going Overseas

September 23, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Treasury Department announced new regulations on Monday aimed at making these so-called inversion deals less lucrative.                                     

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America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort of

September 23, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”             

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Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Astrid Galvan, Bob Christie, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.               

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GM to Move Cadillac HQ to New York City

September 23, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.                                     

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Effective Selective Coordination Design

September 23, 2014 11:04 am | by Dan Caron, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers and Ron Schroeder, ASCO Power Technologies | Articles | Comments

Selectively coordinating power distribution and electrical systems in critical facilities remains a hot topic among professional engineers and their facility-owner clients.                       

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Elon Musk: From Space Race to Space War

September 23, 2014 10:49 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing.                                     

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Printing a Car Takes a Team

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

The story behind the realization of a unique project: the building of a 3D printed electric car, as told by team members.                                     

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Tips for Increasing Productivity Through Employee Recognition & Rewards

September 23, 2014 10:12 am | by Kara Simon | Articles | Comments

Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis. 

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Procter & Gamble Co. Sell Rest of Pet Care Business

September 23, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.                            

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CM Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog

September 23, 2014 9:31 am | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has announced the release of its new CM Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog.     

Buffalo Expects Solar Project Announcement

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in western New York, where he's expected to make an announcement regarding a high-tech clean energy hub the state is building in Buffalo.                          

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

September 22, 2014 5:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion.                                

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Group Dynamic

September 22, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director - @JeffReinkeABM | Articles | Comments

A combination of over-use and under-appreciation can relegate terms like vision and innovation to the realm of cliché. However, those words ring much clearer when presented against a backdrop of time-tested approaches that repeatedly drive growth and produce positive results. Such is the case with Evansville, IN-based ORG CHEM Group.

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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 4:22 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall, but a safety advocate claims this is not enough.               

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Peanut Butter Prompts M&M's Recall

September 22, 2014 3:54 pm | by Mars Chocolate North America | News | Comments

Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M'S Brand Theater Box as it may contain product containing peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.           

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base.                         

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4 Areas of Supply Chain Compliance To Fix Today

September 22, 2014 2:23 pm | by Donna Fritz | Articles | Comments

Supply chain product compliance is increasingly complex, with companies required to disclose detailed information about their products, including composition, origin, and regulatory status. Managing this data remains a critical supply chain challenge that is necessary in order to comply with a wide array of regulations. 

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SpaceX Breaks Ground on Texas Rocket Launch Site

September 22, 2014 2:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says his company expects to spend $100 million in South Texas over the next three to four years on the first commercial orbital spaceport.                         

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GM Experts Now Reporting 21 Deaths Eligible for Compensation

September 22, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.                                         

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UAW Workers Approve Lear Corp. Contract

September 22, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.              

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