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U.S. Economy Grew at Brisk 4.2 Percent Rate in Second Quarter

August 28, 2014 9:32 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, slightly faster than the government first estimated.                       

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New Ford Mustang Rolls Off the Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 12:33 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning.                                     

Find The Value of Traceability In Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 12:18 pm | by Brady Corporation | Articles | Comments

Being able to track a part, product or component through a manufacturing process can go a long way in preventing defects, recalls, product returns and combating counterfeit components.                   

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4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, accelerated time to market pressures, intense global competition and the continual rise of the Internet and mobile economies, manufacturers need to be able to make production decisions by leveraging the latest supply chain information at their fingertips. 

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Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 28, 2014 11:35 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.            

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Agco Laying Off Employees in Hesston

August 28, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agco, an agriculture machinery manufacturer, is laying off 24 hourly workers at its plant in Hesston and more cuts are expected.                                   

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Lafayette Plant to Build Helicopters by 2016

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

Bell Helicopter is expected to begin assembly operations by 2016 at a new $26.3 million facility at the Lafayette Regional Airport.                                  

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A New MegaPress Kit

August 28, 2014 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

 RIDGID is now offering a new lighter version of their MegaPress Kits.                                        

GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 28, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

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Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.               

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Three Phase Power Conditioner

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by Controlled Power Company | Product Releases | Comments

New three phase kVA sizes for the "Series 700A" power conditioner have been released.

Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Young Execs?

August 27, 2014 2:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else. But should age really matter in company leadership?                           

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Volvo Finally Goes Domestic in China

August 27, 2014 2:47 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Volvo is hitting the Chinese market for the first time with its first vehicle to be rid of Ford tech, the XC90.                                       

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Exploring Advances In Sustainable Manufacturing

August 27, 2014 2:32 pm | by Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies | News | Comments

Experts from a range of disciplines explore the latest research on sustainable manufacturing and how life cycle engineering is being used to reduce environmental impact.                       

Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

A new analysis and infographic from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.                                   

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State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 27, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky.                                          

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The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing in The U.S.

August 27, 2014 1:51 pm | by Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.                                     

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GM Moves Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

August 27, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.                          

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Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, continue to strike after rejecting the latest offer from the transportation company.                                 

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New York Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.                         

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LED Tube Light

August 27, 2014 10:28 am | by OEO Energy Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The OEO “EZ LED TUBE” is a direct-replacement LED tube light for legacy fluorescent bulbs.

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