Advertisement
The Leading Source for Industrial Maintenance News
Subscribe to IMPO Magazine All

The Lead

Top U.S. Exports Still Generate $67B Trade Deficit

April 21, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​A newly released report found the U.S. possessed a trade deficit even among its top export categories —in stark contrast to several top global competitors.

TOPICS:
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

IMPO Insider

Daily industrial news and top headlines for plant and maintenance managers

Unemployment Falls in Just 23 U.S. States as Hiring Slows

April 21, 2015 10:42 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states last month and rose in 12 as employers pulled back on hiring and a slowdown in oil and gas drilling caused big job losses in some states.

TOPICS:

Robotics and Medical Marijuana — a Joint Venture

April 21, 2015 10:26 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

​Acceptance for medical marijuana as a legit pharmaceutical treatment is on the rise — and so is the budding industry of pot dispensaries.

TOPICS:

Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of all Products

April 21, 2015 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

On-Site Oil Analysis System

April 21, 2015 9:57 am | by Spectro Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

Spectro Scientific has introduced the MiniLab 53 on-site oil analysis system. The product was designed for use by industrial plant personnel, the MiniLab 53 combines multiple tests in one unit to monitor lubricant chemistry, contamination and machinery wear.

U.S. Business Group in China Urges More Transparency

April 21, 2015 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.

TOPICS:

Some Farmers Look to Capitalize on Non-GMO Market

April 21, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​Amid record harvests of corn and soybeans last year, some farmers are turning to an unlikely source to increase their bottom lines: non-GMO seeds.

TOPICS:

Manufacturers are Looking to the Cloud

April 20, 2015 3:19 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution.

TOPICS:

Mashing Up a Plane and a Car

April 20, 2015 2:57 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Jeff Bloch, also known as "Speedy Cop", is a Washington D.C. police officer who's been building out-of-left-field cars for years. His plane-car is a mashup of an old Cessna prop plane and 1987 Toyota van.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

BMW Recalling 91.8K Mini Coopers to Fix Air Bag Problem

April 20, 2015 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BMW is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.

TOPICS:

Heinz, French’s Each Target the Other's Condiment Dominance

April 20, 2015 2:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although ketchup and mustard often accompany one another on hot dogs and hamburgers, Americans for decades have largely bought different brands of each condiment. 

TOPICS:

Survey: U.S. Businesses Expect Sales Rebound, More Hiring

April 20, 2015 2:04 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first quarter, and they also plan to boost hiring and pay, according to a survey released Monday.

TOPICS:

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 87

April 20, 2015 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 87 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

TOPICS:

RotorFlow Sensors

April 20, 2015 11:10 am | by Gems Sensors & Controls | Product Releases | Comments

The Gems RotorFlow line features a unique paddlewheel design which combines high-visibility composite rotors and durable solid-state electronics.

Maintenance of the Future: Moving From Preventive, Predictive to Collaborative

April 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Marc-Alexis Rémond | Articles | Comments

A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient, reliable and safe production process. However, no matter how well-oiled and designed your preventive and predictive maintenance program is, every now and then, Murphy’s Law reminds us that things can go wrong.

TOPICS:

Hyundai Supplier Disputes Safety Allegations, Blames Union

April 20, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Selma-based Hyundai supplier is disputing allegations that it fired a whistleblower in a federal safety investigation.

TOPICS:

5 Years After BP Spill: What's Changed in Offshore Drilling

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Cain Burdeau, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a look at what else has changed and what hasn't in the world of offshore drilling in the five years since BP's April 20, 2010, Macondo catastrophe. 

TOPICS:

OSHA Cites Plastics Company That Makes Fracking Equipment

April 20, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal regulators cited a New York plastics company for dozens of alleged safety violations.

TOPICS:

Proposed Volvo Manufacturing Plant 'Tremendous Opportunity'

April 17, 2015 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State and local officials are calling a proposed manufacturing plant that could employ 4,000 workers a tremendous opportunity to bring jobs to Berkeley County. 

TOPICS:

Micro Robots Drive Bayer's High-Tech Vision

April 17, 2015 2:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has found success by shifting its focus to life sciences, and introducing technology and automation into every stage of its processes.

TOPICS:

Tea Wars: Coke & Pepsi Face Off

April 17, 2015 2:16 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

As the soda market flattens, Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading