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Rising To The Occasion

July 21, 2015 11:14 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Oregon-based Dave's Killer Bread, which recently expanded its distribution to all 50 states, prides itself on its hand-crafted/seed-encrusted line of breads.

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Networking Vacuum Components For The Smart Factory

July 21, 2015 11:02 am | by Schmalz Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The “i” series components from Schmalz Inc. communicates all important process data up to the master level, via an IO link as an open interface.

The Worst Product Recall in History

July 20, 2015 3:22 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In this month's infographic, we look at some of the worst product recalls the manufacturing industry has seen.

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From The Top: A Conversation With Trek Executive Scott Forest

July 20, 2015 3:04 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

Trek’s Global Director of Continuous Improvement discusses trends within the industry. 

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In Hawaii, Spam Goes With Everything

July 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The often-maligned canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi.

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Dow Chemical Pushes To Reinvent Itself

July 20, 2015 2:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

At a recent conference, the head of Dow Chemical said that 10 years of increasing emphasis on innovation has resulted in an overhauled enterprise that's "catching up to Silicon Valley.”

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Tesla Adds 'Ludicrous Mode' To Already-Fast Model S

July 20, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.

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Gulf Oil Wells Lingering With Temporary Seals

July 20, 2015 2:52 pm | by Jeff Donn, Associated Press | News | Comments

Five years after the Obama administration promised to move swiftly to permanently plug unused oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico, even more shafts are lingering for longer periods with only temporary sealing.

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The Billionaire Behind Blue Bell’s Comeback Bid

July 20, 2015 2:49 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Will Blue Bell pull off a major comeback?

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Boeing Warns Airlines Against Flying Battery Shipments

July 20, 2015 2:42 pm | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.

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Rising Gas Prices Push Inflation Up Modestly In June

July 20, 2015 10:11 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Rising gasoline prices pushed inflation up modestly in June, leaving overall consumer prices higher than they were a year earlier for the first time since December.

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Lockheed Martin To Buy Sikorsky Aircraft For $9B

July 20, 2015 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

United Technologies Corp. said in June that it planned to shed Sikorsky, either through a sale or spinoff. 

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Report: Foods Responsible For Majority Of E. Coli Outbreaks

July 20, 2015 10:05 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributed nearly two-thirds of E. coli outbreaks to food sources.

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Ferrari Recalls 814 Cars In U.S. To Fix Takata Airbag Problem

July 20, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ferrari is recalling 814 sports cars in the U.S. to fix problems with driver's airbags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp.

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35K Gallons Of Oil Spills After Train Derailment

July 20, 2015 10:00 am | by Matthew Brown & Matt Volz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The derailment is the latest in a series of recent wrecks raising concerns.

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Gas Detection Record-Keeping

July 20, 2015 9:04 am | by Industrial Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Industrial Scientific has introduced the DSX Docking Station, a gas detector maintenance and record-keeping solution suited to support the needs and requirements of every customer, regardless of size or infrastructure.

Moving Toward A Safer Plant

July 17, 2015 4:20 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Conveyors are a crucial piece of automation that can help increase efficiency and productivity across the plant floor through connectivity and smart technology.

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Insects May Be The Answer To Demand For More Protein

July 17, 2015 3:04 pm | by Institute of Food Technologists | News | Comments

The growing consumer demand for protein — and the lack of new farmland to raise more livestock — could make insects an attractive alternative to traditional protein sources, according to a July 13 symposium. 

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Reengineering Your Supply Chain: Q&A With Brooks Bentz

July 17, 2015 2:57 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Insights on supply chain best practices and obstacles to avoid, as well as how to measure supply chain success, how to combat tightening capacity and how to automate operations.

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Electrolux CEO: U.S. Competitive Intensity Is Increasing

July 17, 2015 2:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin discusses the economic outlook in various regions impacting sales and U.S. regulators looking at a possible acquisition of GE appliances. 

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