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By The Numbers: The State Of Women In Manufacturing

July 31, 2015 | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent study shows that women still aren't equally represented in manufacturing, with respondents noting that their industries don’t do an adequate job of recruiting, retaining, and advancing women.

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Commuters Don't Want Self-Driving Cars Anymore

July 31, 2015 2:25 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor | Articles | Comments

A recent report examines motorist preferences for vehicle automation levels, including interaction preferences and overall concern for riding in self-driving cars.

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Man Says Cracker Company Failed To Pay For Broken Tooth

July 31, 2015 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arthur Kyricos filed a federal lawsuit after he said officials from California-based Mary's Gone Crackers told him they would cover the full dental bill for a broken tooth he incurred after biting into one of the company's crackers.

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Study: Modified Rice Sharply Curtails Methane Emissions

July 31, 2015 12:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers are looking to combat harmful methane emissions from traditional rice production. A study found that modified rice produced less than 10 percent of the methane from conventional plants in a laboratory and in field tests.

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Ontario And Ottawa Putting Up $100M For Toyota Expansion In Southern Ontario

July 31, 2015 10:57 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

The money will be used for a new light metal stamping line at the Woodstock plant and improvements in the Cambridge plant where the next generation of Lexus vehicles will be produced.

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Honda Records 20 PCT Profit Rise On Yen, Despite Recalls

July 31, 2015 10:53 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the Accord sedan and Odyssey minivan has been the hardest hit among automakers from the costs related to a global recall of Takata Corp.'s air bags that can explode.

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Massive Metal Stamping Capacity Increase Headed For U.S. Gulf Coast

July 31, 2015 10:40 am | by Ice Industries | News | Comments

This project will be centered on the installation of twin 3,000 ton metal stamping presses, and will also include a number of ancillary processes.

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Report: U.S. Proposes Currency Manipulation Discussions Outside Of TPP

July 31, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although the forum would include top finance officials from those countries, the effort would be separate from negotiations over the 12-nation trade pact.

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Rust Proof Island Canopy Hoods

July 31, 2015 9:06 am | by HEMCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The canopy hoods are ideal to locate over peninsulas and are designed to collect and exhaust corrosive vapors, heat, steam, and odors when mounted over areas with water baths, hot plates, or portable equipment. 

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Brilinta? Brintellix? FDA Warns Of Drug Name Mix-Ups

July 30, 2015 3:49 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The FDA says it's not aware of any patients who took the wrong drug, but the agency says it has received 50 reports of medication errors, including cases where doctors prescribed the wrong drug or pharmacies dispensed the wrong one.

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Shell Icebreaker Retreats After Showdown With Protesters

July 30, 2015 3:20 pm | by Steven DuBois, Associated Press | News | Comments

Protesters on St. Johns Bridge and kayakers on the Willamette River below have been blocking the icebreaker from heading to the Arctic for a drill operation.

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Walter Surface Introduces New Stainless Steel Cleaning, Restoring, And Protecting Solutions

July 30, 2015 3:10 pm | by Walter Surface Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The SURFOX PRE-WELD, SURFOX RENEW and SURFOX SHINE were designed to clean, restore and protect stainless steel surfaces while promoting a cleaner, healthier, and safer industrial work environment.

Hercules Recalling 90,000 SUV Tires

July 30, 2015 3:05 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing tread separation issues, the Findlay, OH, company says dealers will replace the tires with a newer version that has a full nylon cap. The recalled tires have a partial nylon cap.

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Hamilton Crushes Downtime with New No-Maintenance Casters

July 30, 2015 3:00 pm | by Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Hamilton Caster & Mfg. Co. Product Releases | Comments

The Spinfinity casters boast extra thick forgings and proven kingpinless swivel technology for superior durability over the life of the casters.

Startup Hopes To Revolutionize Construction With 3D Printing

July 30, 2015 2:50 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chattanooga, TN-based Branch Technology uses a technique called cellular fabrication to print matrices that serve as the internal structure for buildings.

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Report: Amazon Working On Drive-Thru Grocery Store

July 30, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The company's Amazon Fresh program already delivers online grocery orders to customers' homes in select markets, but analysts said that a physical pickup location could ease the complexities and added costs of shipping to individual households.

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Manufacturing Minute: The Hyperloop Moves Closer To Reality

July 30, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, the Hyperloop moves closer to reality, unions may get overhauled, and self-driving taxis are coming.

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Protecting Your Business From Corporate Identity Theft

July 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Fred Mendelsohn, Partner at Burke, Warren, Mackay & Serritella, P.C. in Chicago | Articles | Comments

Why does corporate identity theft happen? And what can be done to prevent it? Fred Mendelsohn discusses the proper precautions and security measures to take to ensure what is yours stays yours.

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Bolt Cutters

July 30, 2015 10:57 am | by Apex Tool Group | Product Releases | Comments

The new bolt cutters feature a double compound action system that requires 30 percent less effort than traditional bolt cutters.

Boeing Chairman: Company Looking at Relocating Over Export-Import Bank

July 30, 2015 10:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Some Republican critics believe that the bank interferes with the free market and noted that only a handful of companies — Boeing among them — receive the vast majority of its loans.

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The Green Evolution Of Manufacturing: The Tipping Point Of Eco-Friendly Methods

July 30, 2015 10:40 am | by Jon Wikstrom | Articles | Comments

After a hiatus during the World Wars, the country began legislating to protect the environment, which changed manufacturing and commerce forever.

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