Volkswagen, the world's number-two carmaker, plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany, more efficient. Hans Nichols spent a day on the assembly line for a progress report.
The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is rising, and the nation's biggest candy makers have...
As the economy recovers, middle market manufacturing companies are poised to make a big comeback...
On a recent trip to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the aerospace organization provided some insight to the inner-workings of spacecraft manufacturing. At the Marshall Space Flight Center, they specialize in what can best be described as, the guts of a rocket.
Organic frozen food maker Amy's Kitchen is opening a new plant in southeastern Idaho. The company is buying the former H.J. Heinz Co. plant that closed in June, eliminating 400 jobs.
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.
The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.
Ed Baig interviews HP executive Steve Nigro about the company's new HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printer.
The environmental group Riverkeeper has filed a lawsuit challenging the state's approval to restart an idled power plant on the Hudson River with natural gas instead of coal.
JA Worldwide (JA) has announced a new partnership with Alcoa Foundation to launch a global curriculum that will bring enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to middle and high school students.
Wayne Farms LLC, which makes products under brand names Dutch Quality House and Platinum Harvest, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to dangerous machinery, fall and musculoskeletal disorder hazards.
Air Technical Industries (ATI) has announced the development of a Versatile Die and Mold Handling Transporter with a new “twist.”
Ford is recalling about 205,000 SUVs in cold-weather states and parts of Canada to fix gas tanks that can rust, leak, and cause a fire.
A Florida craft beer bar is suing the state over its ban on half-gallon, refillable beer jugs known as growlers.
My attention has been drawn to the issue of woman in STEM careers a few times in the past couple of weeks. First, when Manufacturing.Net Associate Editor, Bridget Bergin, wrote about the need for a modern Rosie the Riveter. The second time came from a more surprising source — a children’s toy.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.
Lenovo Group announced the completion of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google Inc. on Thursday in a move aimed at making the Chinese computer maker a global smartphone brand.
The U.S. government's auto safety agency, responding to criticism of its slow response to safety issues, told the manufacturer of millions of potentially faulty air bags to make replacement parts faster and do more testing to find the cause of the problem.
General Motors Co. is investing $63 million in a mid-Michigan plant where crossover vehicles are being built.
A battle line has been drawn between Tesla Motors and the state of Michigan. It started after the state's governor signed legislation that effectively bans the electric car maker from doing business there.
It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the U.S. economy.
A commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff.
Over the past five years, as the Fed has pumped ever-more money into the financial system, critics have warned that it would lead to all kinds of disasters. It was an unprecedented effort aimed at lowering borrowing costs, encouraging spending and reviving a dormant economy before it could slip back into recession.