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Elon Musk Announces Mystery New Product Line

March 31, 2015 | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Elon Musk took to twitter once again to release a cryptic teaser regarding impending new Telsa products — and this time it isn’t a car. 

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How Centralizing Your Company’s Business Intelligence Can Improve Your Bottom Line

March 31, 2015 1:55 pm | by Heine Krog Iversen | Articles | Comments

To improve your company’s overall efficiency, rather than looking at the next big program that hits the market, the answer to better gains might very well be to simply re-organize your existing BI system.

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Jaguar Manufacturing, Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant

March 31, 2015 1:45 pm | by AutoMotoTV | Videos | Comments

A look at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich  assembly plant in Castle Vale, Birmingham, England where the Jaguar XF, XJ and F-Type models are made. 

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Manufacturing Photovoltaic Devices at the Global Solar Factory

March 31, 2015 1:31 pm | by Bob Vila | Videos | Comments

Bob Vila visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how the company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 77

March 31, 2015 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 77 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

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Dig This: The Panama Canal is About to Get Busy

March 31, 2015 12:53 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The 48-mile-long waterway that cuts across “the backbone of the Western Hemisphere” is going through the final year of a massive expansion.

Report: Job Stats Should Include Broader View of Manufacturing

March 31, 2015 12:24 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

U.S. job training efforts and economic statistics should include a broader look at manufacturing processes, according to a recent report by the Brookings Institution.

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Congress Urged to Tread Cautiously on IoT Regulations

March 31, 2015 10:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Tech industry representatives and business leaders last week encouraged Congress to use caution when attempting to address privacy concerns in the Internet of Things.

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Jury Awards $38.5 Million-Plus in Fatal Shooting at Plant

March 31, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4 1/2 years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm.

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Philips Sells Stake in LED Components, Automotive Lighting

March 31, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion.

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Saving Lives with an Engine Upgrade

March 31, 2015 9:53 am | by Jonathan Jacobi, Senior EHS Advisor with UL Workplace Health & Safety | Articles | Comments

Business is tough in today's global marketplace. Everyone is being asked to do more, with less. Across industries, including automotive, workers are being asked to be more efficient, and safety and risk management professionals are certainly not insulated.

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Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth for Oil-Producing States

March 30, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. gained 295,000 jobs in February to continue strong hiring patterns from 2014. But newly released estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the global drop in oil prices hindered growth in many of the country's top oil producing states.

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Top 'Made In America' Factories to Tour

March 30, 2015 2:55 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

For many Americans, the label "Made In the USA" is a welcome sight. So, if you're looking for an unusual trip this spring, how about visiting some of the places where those labels go on? From coast-to-coast, you can go inside factories to watch fellow Americans make everything from boats and jellybeans to shoes and whiskey.

Duke Energy CEO Loses $600K in Pay Over Coal Ash Pollution

March 30, 2015 2:22 pm | by Emery Dalesio, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.

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The 'Tale' of the Tail of the Spend

March 30, 2015 2:01 pm | by George Krauter, Vice President, Storeroom Solutions | Articles | Comments

MRO expenditures should not be a part of the Pareto Principle management philosophy. If a particular step or activity within the manufacturing process was deemed to be unprofitable, it would be corrected or eliminated; the same management recognition of MRO operations should be applied and corrected, or outsourced.

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Business Forecasters Boost 2-year Outlook for U.S. Economy

March 30, 2015 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.

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Volvo Announces Plans to Construct U.S. Plant

March 30, 2015 1:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Volvo on Monday confirmed it will open a new manufacturing plant in the U.S., a move the Swedish automaker said makes it a "global car manufacturer."

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Toyota Cuts Price of Automatic Braking Safety Devices

March 30, 2015 10:44 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper. Toyota says it will offer lower-cost versions of the safety features in new Lexus and Toyota SUVs that it's introducing this week at the New York auto show. 

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Personalized Production: The Brilliant Factory Will Match the Right Parts With the Right Tools

March 30, 2015 10:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE manufacturing maven Christine Furstoss provides a look inside the technology at work in the "brilliant factory."

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Century-Old NYC Matzo Factory Faces a High-Tech Future

March 30, 2015 10:01 am | by Verenda Dobink, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Streit's factory building is the oldest in the nation where the unleavened flatbread that's essential for Jewish holidays is still churned out. But, Streit's is planning to shut down its nine-decade-old ovens by year's end and move to a 21st century computerized plant somewhere in the New York area.

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ITT Cannon Industrial Connectors

March 30, 2015 10:00 am | by Allied Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Electronics announced that they are now carrying nearly 500 part numbers from ITT Cannon, a supplier of connectors for the industrial and military/aerospace markets.

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