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Detroit Auto Show Sees Most Attendance Since 2003

January 27, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Organizers announced Sunday that attendance was more than 803,000; the last time the show broke 800,000 was in 2003, when it was more than 838,000. NAIAS Chairman Bob Shuman said in a statement that this year's event "was a special show, and everyone knew it."

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3D Printing Could Revolutionize Home Building

January 27, 2014 12:50 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A USC professor demonstrates how to build a 2,500-square-foot home in less than 20 hours. Brittney Hopper, KCBS 2 Los Angeles, reports.                                 

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Auto Makers Turn To India For Sourcing Engines

January 27, 2014 12:25 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co, which exports its Figo small car and EcoSport compact sport-utility vehicle from India, plans to source a new generation of small-capacity petrol engines, called Dragon, from its local unit.             

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CAT CEO, NAM Want Obama To Make U.S. 'Can-Do' Nation

January 27, 2014 12:19 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Yesterday, Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc., and Jay Timmons, president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, penned an open letter to President Barack Obama calling for more leadership on creating an environment in which manufacturers can grow once more to create jobs and generate a stronger economy.

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Three Keys To Sound Marketing Plans For Your Manufacturing Business

January 27, 2014 10:15 am | by Steve Staedler, Senior Account Executive, LePoidevin Marketing | Articles | Comments

How effectively are you marketing your manufacturing business? How are you integrating marketing principles into your business strategy to not only keep existing customers walking through the door, but attract new ones as well? Are you marketing your business at all?

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Chrysler Dealers Upbeat About Purchase By Fiat

January 27, 2014 9:53 am | by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler, of Auburn Hills, Mich., logged its ninth straight profitable quarter in the third quarter of 2013, earning $464 million and propping up Fiat, which is struggling in a down European market. Without Chrysler, Fiat would have lost $340 million in that quarter; instead it earned $260 million.

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GM's Barra Promises Investment For Lossmaking Opel

January 27, 2014 9:42 am | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

New General Motors chief Mary Barra is stressing the company's support for its struggling Adam Opel AG subsidiary in Europe, saying Opel workers will get the job of building a new vehicle at the company's main plant in Germany.       

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Boeing Supplier Hired To Help Build 787

January 27, 2014 9:32 am | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

A Virginia-based aerospace products supplier has won a Boeing contract to build substructural composite components for the 787 Dreamliner assembled in North Charleston as the airplane builder ramps up its production rates.        

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Samsung, Google Sign Patent Agreement

January 27, 2014 9:28 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has signed an agreement with Google Inc. to cross-license their patents, reducing the risk of costly legal disputes over intellectual property and likely fostering greater collaborate between the two tech giants.     

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Agency Clears Way For $1B Steel Mill Construction

January 27, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission lifted a stay on an air permit for the $1.1 billion Big River Steel plant near Osceola. The stay was imposed when rival steel-maker Nucor Corp. objected to the issuance of an air permit last year by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

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German TV: Snowden Says NSA Also Spies On Industry

January 27, 2014 9:17 am | by Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

In the interview aired Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the U.S., but had nothing to do with national security needs, the National Security Agency would still use it.

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Engineering Services Market Heading Abroad

January 27, 2014 8:53 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Previously, IMPO has covered the reshoring and nearshoring trends that are bringing jobs back to the U.S. and bordering countries. These trends are prevalent in the manufacturing production sector, as companies are finding the increasing costs of doing business abroad a deterrent to outsourcing. But according to the Information Services Group (ISG), this trend is not the same for engineering services.

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SuperStar Membrane Dryer

January 27, 2014 8:42 am | by LA-MAN Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

LA-MAN Corporation offers the AMD-035 SuperStar Membrane Dryer that provides ultra-clean and ultra dry compressed air specifically designed with the automotive industry in mind.

Extended Reach Lazer Series Safety Air Guns

January 27, 2014 8:37 am | by Guardair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to maximize operator comfort and reduce hand fatigue, the Lazer Safety Air Guns provide extended reach capability for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. 

The Future of Localized Manufacturing

January 24, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Atlantic | Videos | Comments

Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argue about the role of localized 3D printing in manufacturing's tomorrow.

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USDA Gives Tenn. $4M In Rural Development Aid

January 24, 2014 2:06 pm | by Travis Loller, Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest loan is for $2 million to build a manufacturing plant in New Tazewell. According to the USDA, the pass-through loan will go through the Powell Valley Electric Cooperative to Homesteader, Inc., a trailer manufacturer.       

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Colgate-Palmolive Building New Tenn. Plant

January 24, 2014 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty says the company will invest $25 million in manufacturing equipment and building and infrastructure improvements in Morristown.                

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Event Brings Glitz, Glamour Of Tricked Out Rides

January 24, 2014 1:47 pm | by David Kaplan, Houston Chronicle | News | Comments

"It's the baddest truck I've ever seen," college student London Muse said Thursday while admiring the Tuscany Black Ops edition, a Ford F-150 customized by a Fort Worth company to give the truck a total sticker price of $68,542.       

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Fear Of Slowing Growth Pushes Down Global Economy

January 24, 2014 1:40 pm | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The downturn began Thursday following signs that manufacturing was contracting in China, a major importer of raw materials and a key driver of global economic growth. The values of currencies in several emerging markets have dropped.     

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Bono, Cameron Talk Poverty, Climate At AP Debate

January 24, 2014 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron says efforts to eradicate poverty must go hand-in-hand with curbing global warming. The comments came Friday at an Associated Press debate looking ahead to the expiration of the United Nations' "millennium goals."

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