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Fight Continues Over Definition of Tennessee Whiskey

June 11, 2014 9:55 am | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

A battle between two worldwide liquor companies is being waged over who has the right to label their drink as following authentic Tennessee style.                              

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Workers Safe After Blasts at Montana Plant

June 11, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Explosions and a fire rocked a fiberboard plant Tuesday in northwest Montana, but all of the workers inside were safely led from the building, and no major injuries were reported, authorities said.               

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Are Flying to the Farm

June 11, 2014 9:44 am | by Johnny Clark, Associated Press | News | Comments

Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what's happening in their fields.                            

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Ultra-Rugged Mobile Device for Industrial Settings

June 11, 2014 9:41 am | by Two Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The first in a series of hard-shell mobile devices designed specifically to withstand hard use in industrial environments has been developed by Two Technologies. 

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Toyota Expands Recall for Air Bag Problem

June 11, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 650,000 vehicles in Japan and repeating a recall for problems with front passenger air bag inflators announced last year, seeking to fix some 2.27 million vehicles.             

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Airbus Loses Order for 70 Planes

June 11, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Emirates Airlines has cancelled its order for 70 Airbus A350 aircraft, a blow to the manufacturer that has seen its share price sink 4 percent in morning trading.                          

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Perry Brings Fight for Tesla to California

June 11, 2014 9:20 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

California and Texas are among a handful of states fighting for the planned battery plant, which will represent a $5 billion investment from the California-based car company and its partners.                 

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Is 3D Printing Right for You?

June 11, 2014 8:51 am | by PwC US | Articles | Comments

There are core questions all manufacturers ought to be asking themselves if they’re looking to implement a 3D printing strategy that could potentially expand their business and makes them more competitive in the marketplace.          

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Businesses Ramp Up Job Searches in April

June 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. companies advertised more jobs in April than in any month in six and a half years, a possible harbinger of strong hiring in the months ahead.                              

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Musk: Big Risks 'Make Me Unhappy'

June 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

In a one-on-one interview with Richard Quest, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will definitely still be CEO when the gigafactory opens.                                    

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Cargill To Change Hog Production Facilities

June 10, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Spurred by pressure from animal-rights groups, Cargill Pork has announced plans to change how it houses sows.                                         

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Kohler Brings Artists to Factory To Inspire

June 10, 2014 1:30 pm | by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

The company known for kitchen and bathroom fixtures has opened its factory floor to artists for the past 40 years, allowing them to share ideas and techniques with factory workers so that both can be inspired.            

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GM: No More Serious Safety Issues Lurking

June 10, 2014 1:27 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A thorough review of General Motors' safety issues is nearing completion and hasn't turned up any more serious problems, the company's CEO said Tuesday.                            

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Top Manufacturers Urge Action on Immigration

June 10, 2014 1:24 pm | by Erica Werner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some of the nation's leading businesses are prodding lawmakers to act on immigration legislation as the issue enters a critical phase on Capitol Hill.                              

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Heinz, Ford Team Up To Turn Tomato Skins Into Auto Parts

June 10, 2014 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to a joint news release, scientists at both companies believe they can use tomato fibers to manufacture composite materials used for wiring brackets, or storage bins in cars instead of petroleum-based plastics.         

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Crown Equipment Promotes National Forklift Safety Day

June 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Crown Equipment Corporation | News | Comments

According to the ITA, National Forklift Safety Day serves “as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and importance of operator training. This day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, policymakers and the administration on forklift operating safety practices.”

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Flooring Cable Systems That Can Be Reconfigured

June 10, 2014 11:11 am | by Jim Norton, President at Custom Products & Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

In today’s technology driven classrooms, the requirement for power, data, and AV connections to be located exactly where needed is now more important than ever.                          

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Sued Over Fatal Crash

June 10, 2014 10:00 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

An engine manufacturer in Canada is to blame for a small plane's ocean landing and the death of Hawaii's former health director, her brother said in a lawsuit filed Monday.                       

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Walmart: Truck in Morgan Crash Had Crash Prevention System

June 10, 2014 9:54 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Walmart truck involved in the accident that injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another passenger in his limo bus had a system designed to slow the truck's speed and notify the driver of stopped traffic ahead.          

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Utility Transformer Access Tool

June 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Snap-On Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

The new Utility Transformer Access Tool from Snap-on Industrial is perfect for access into and work inside pad mounted transformers employed in electricity delivery.

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