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HB-1030 Scissor Lift

November 20, 2013 7:18 am | by Custom Equipment | Product Releases | Comments

Custom Equipment’s Hy-Brid HB-1030 low-level scissor lifts give maintenance crews and contractors 750 pounds of platform capacity, which is greater than competing low-level lifts and 19-foot models.

Progressive Cavity Pumps

November 20, 2013 7:10 am | by seepex Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Using seepex Progressive Cavity Pumps introduces the concept of valveless flow control which offers better flow stability than centrifugal pumps with control valves, especially on applications where flow control is vital.

High Performance Rubber Doors

November 20, 2013 7:03 am | by Hörmann Flexon LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Hörmann High Performance Doors introduced a rubber door series of high performance doors.   A maintenance free SBR panel, low-profile guide tracks and breakaway bottom bar is standard on all three models in the series.

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IKEA Execs Detained Over Snooping Allegations

November 19, 2013 2:01 pm | by Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say senior executives of IKEA France are in police custody over allegations that they illegally spied on employees and customers.IKEA France has fired four employees and instituted a code of conduct in response to the investigation, which began in April 2012.

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NLRB Cracks Down On Walmart

November 19, 2013 1:54 pm | by National Labor Relations Board | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel has investigated charges alleging that Walmart violated the rights of its employees as a result of activities surrounding employee protests. The Office of the General Counsel found merit in some of the charges and no merit in others.

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Toledo Plant Will Build Half-Million Jeeps In '14

November 19, 2013 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The manager of the Chrysler assembly plant in Toledo says the facility will build more than a half-million Jeeps next year — making it one of the highest-volume assembly plants in North America. That's according to plant manager Zach Leroux, who spoke to a rotary club in Toledo Monday.

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Mass. Backs Stiff Fines For Corporate Manslaughter

November 19, 2013 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Massachusetts is close to changing a nearly 200-year-old law that limits to $1,000 the penalty for corporate manslaughter.The House unanimously approved a bill on Monday that would allow for fines of up to $250,000 against companies convicted of criminally negligent behavior that results in death.

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Listeria Victims' Families Meeting With Farmers

November 19, 2013 1:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department in Denver says two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to charges related to a deadly listeria outbreak are meeting with family members of people who died. Jeffrey Dorschner said the meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, but it will be private at an undisclosed location.

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Ford To Inspect 386,000 Cars For Steering Trouble

November 19, 2013 1:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. will inspect 386,000 large sedans in the U.S. to make sure they don't have a steering problem that caused a recall in August.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Ford will check 2005 through 2011 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car vehicles that weren't included in the August recall.

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Global Economy, Global Forecast with Adrian Cooper

November 19, 2013 12:13 pm | by Association For Manufacturing Technology | Videos | Comments

AMT's Industry Economist, Russ Waddell talks with Adrian Cooper, CEO of Oxford Economics and long time presenter at the Global Forecasting & Marketing Conference. Adrian provides some insight on the next downturn in the economy, exchange rates impacting global supply chains, and what it takes to create a global economic forecast.

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Jury Set To Decide How Much Samsung Owes Apple

November 19, 2013 10:19 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Silicon Valley jury is set Tuesday to begin deciding behind closed doors how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad.                         

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Honda Counts On Lean Production For Hybrid Fit

November 19, 2013 10:11 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Honda is making a big push with its new Fit subcompact to get out of being the perennial also-ran of hybrid cars to Japanese rival Toyota, the maker of the Prius. It's a challenge hinged on making the technology affordable. Hybrids deliver fuel efficiency by switching between a gasoline engine and an electric motor, depending on driving conditions but cost more than gasoline cars. Honda's answer: Lean production.

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Drug Sales To Hit Lowest Growth Rate In Decades

November 19, 2013 10:04 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Growth in global prescription drug spending will slow to the lowest rate in decades as low-cost generic drugs continue replacing former blockbusters in the U.S. and Europe, where governments face new pressure to reduce health care spending, according to a new forecast

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Court Rules For Governor, Kia In Open Records Case

November 19, 2013 9:59 am | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Fulton County Superior Court judge had refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by four people who were among about 43,000 who applied for jobs at the Kia plant in West Point. The four say they were discriminated against because they had been affiliated with the United Auto Workers labor union.

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European Automakers Get 2nd Hopeful Sign

November 19, 2013 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European carmaker's association reported Tuesday that EU passenger car sales rose in October for the second consecutive month. It is the first time since September 2011 that European car sales have grown two straight months — a sign that perhaps the gloom in the car market is about to lift.

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U.S. Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

November 19, 2013 9:48 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Administration says fires broke out in two of the cars in the U.S. after the undercarriage hit metal road debris. The debris pierced the batteries and caused a thermal reaction and fires. In each case, the car warned the driver of the damage, and both escaped without getting hurt.

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Hyundai To Sell Hydrogen-Powered SUV In 2014

November 19, 2013 9:46 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For years, the joke in the auto industry was that a mass-produced car that runs on hydrogen was always a decade away.  That will change next year when Hyundai starts selling a Tucson SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It will be the first mass-market vehicle of its type to be sold or leased in the U.S.

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11 Top Manufacturing Software Areas For Investment

November 19, 2013 9:29 am | by Mark Davidson | Articles | Comments

In response to the rapid ROI that Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software applications have delivered, it’s not surprising to see organizations planning for additional investments. But the current landscape of manufacturing software applications is vast, and technology decision makers face challenges around where to start.

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Case Study: Streamlining Operations To Support Growth And Gain Competitive Advantage

November 19, 2013 9:21 am | by Deacom, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The world has changed a lot since 1929 and so has the way Silver Spring Foods runs its business. The company recognized that its current Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system could not handle its current business requirements and would be unable to evolve as the company continued to grow.

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New 1 Megawatt Generator

November 19, 2013 8:57 am | by Atlas Copco | Product Releases | Comments

To expand upon the standard QAC 1MW generator designed for the European market, the QAC 1200 was specifically engineered to U.S. and Canadian specifications. 

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