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U.S. Durable Goods Orders at a Record High

August 26, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell.    

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MAPI: Industrial Sector to Be Fully Recovered by End of 2014

August 27, 2014 9:22 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

Manufacturing production is expected to outpace GDP, with anticipated growth of 3.4% in 2014, an increase from 3.2% in the previous forecast, and 4.0% in 2015.                         

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Ford To Unveil New Hybrid Cars In 2018

August 26, 2014 3:22 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018. The model will be compact and is a dedicated hybrid - unlike the current Fusion - in the hopes to take on Toyota's best-selling hybrid, the Prius.         

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Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.               

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Much Ado About Trends in Distribution

August 26, 2014 3:05 pm | by David Frentzel | Articles | Comments

Don’t underestimate supply chain management's importance —  because if your company can’t find a way deliver the goods (or raw materials) to customers consistently, reliably and cost-effectively, there’s probably a competitor waiting in the wings that can. 

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Toyota Camry Brake Investigation Comes to a Close

August 26, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eight-month investigation into brake problems with some older Toyota Camry gas-electric hybrids has been closed without a recall.                    

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Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5M AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada.                    

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New Surface Restoration System

August 26, 2014 2:22 pm | by The Garland Company Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Garland’s new Revitalizer restoration systems are designed to restore the wearing surfaces of smooth or mineral asphalt and metal roofs.

Ford Begins Preparation for the New F-150

August 26, 2014 2:07 pm | by Keith Naughton Bloomberg, The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S.            

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Feds Seek Comments on 'Modified Risk' Tobacco

August 26, 2014 10:52 am | by Michael Felbercaum, AP Tobacco Writer | News | Comments

Federal regulators are seeking public comment on smokeless tobacco maker Swedish Match's request to certify its General-branded pouches of tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes.            

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7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Will Bacon | News | Comments

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.             

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Missouri Plant Begins $17M Expansion

August 26, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion.                       

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Chrysler Casting Plant Celebrates 50 years

August 26, 2014 9:51 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

On August 24, 2014, Etobicoke Casting Plant celebrated its 50th year of producing die cast parts for Chrysler Group LLC.                      

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Rocket Explodes During Test Flight

August 25, 2014 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded shortly after launch on a test flight at the company's Central Texas development site.                       

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Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 25, 2014 2:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.                  

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Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion.                                 

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Guilty Plea in California Meat-Recall Case

August 25, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse accused of processing cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks has pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge.                 

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S&P 500 Trades Above 2,000 Points for First Time

August 25, 2014 2:12 pm | by Alex Veiga, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. financial markets moved higher in midday trading Monday, edging the Standard & Poor's 500 index past 2,000 points for the first time.                               

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New PE Series Mobile Workstation

August 25, 2014 2:04 pm | by Unidex, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

A new Portable-Electric (PE Series) mobile workstation designed and manufactured in the USA by Unidex, Inc., Warsaw, New York has earned CE Marking.

Variable Speed Drive

August 25, 2014 12:43 pm | by WEG Electric | Product Releases | Comments

WEG Electric introduces its new CFW100 Mini Drive with advanced technology features in a small package. 

Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune for $8.3B

August 25, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases.                        

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