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Ford Edge Gets 'Adaptive Steering'

November 25, 2014 1:54 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ford spokesman Mark Schirmer talks with USA TODAY's Chris Woodyard about the 'adaptive steering' feature in the 2015 Ford Edge crossover, due in showrooms next spring.                       

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Visual Workplace Catalog

November 26, 2014 10:05 am | by Visual Workplace, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Visual Workplace, Inc.’s comprehensive catalog details the company’s complete line of 5S, Lean and Visual Management solutions, highlighting the Mobile In-House Sign Shop (MIHSS). 

Kentucky Whiskey Maker Fetches More Than $28K For 1st Bottle of Bourbon

November 26, 2014 9:54 am | by Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Kentucky's newest whiskey makers is making a big splash, fetching more than $28,000 for its first bottle of bourbon.                                     

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MAPI Foundation Economic Forecast: Jobs, Replacement Demand Highlight Growth

November 26, 2014 9:47 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) | News | Comments

The MAPI Foundation predicts strong growth in jobs plus replacement demand for equipment from businesses will provide a stable base for overall economic growth, according to a new report.                  

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U.S. Durable Goods Order on the Rise

November 26, 2014 9:41 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders for durable goods increased 0.4 percent last month following a 0.9 percent drop in September and an even bigger 18.3 percent plunge in August, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. The two months of declines reflected big swings in the volatile category of commercial aircraft.

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Applications for Unemployment Benefits Rise to 313K

November 26, 2014 9:37 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months.                           

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Ready. Set. Reshore. The Challenges (and Rewards) of Onshoring

November 26, 2014 9:31 am | by Noreen King | Articles | Comments

To meet the growing demand that reshoring will bring, I believe that contract manufacturers here in the U.S. should focus on two things: Reducing the lead-time of production and improving supply chains.             

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AAM Asks Americans to Pledge to Buy American-Made Over Holidays

November 26, 2014 9:24 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Millions of shoppers will rush to stores in the hopes of a great deal on Friday, there is nothing that will change that, however the Alliance for American Manufacturing wants to change the effects of such consumerism. They want that money to go back to American workers and companies.

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Vermont Auditor Questions State's Role in Liquor Business

November 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vermont state Auditor of Accounts Doug Hoffer is questioning the state's role in the liquor business, and says complete privatization likely would have a neutral revenue impact                     

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EPA: Texas Coal Plants Should Spend $2B to Cut Emissions

November 25, 2014 2:07 pm | by Emily Schmall, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators are proposing that the largest coal-powered plants in Texas invest $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a measure energy companies are likely to resist.               

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Why Pick Domestic Manufacturing? Q&A With Allen Klevens

November 25, 2014 2:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Articles | Comments

In order to have control of manufacturing, you want to have the ability to move quickly or change quickly. Therefore, I believe it is worth the extra dollars to have things built in the U.S.                 

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This Company Still Makes Vinyl

November 25, 2014 1:50 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Despite its retro roots, records sales are growing. CNNMoney's Cristina Alesci heads to Brooklyn to visit one of sixteen record pressing plants in the United States.                         

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Honda Admits Failing to Report Deaths, Injuries

November 25, 2014 10:46 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda is admitting that it failed to report more than 1,700 injury and death claims about its vehicles to U.S. safety regulators, a violation of federal law.                           

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Condensation Control Stretch Hood Film

November 25, 2014 10:31 am | by Lachenmeir | Product Releases | Comments

Lachenmeier, a leading manufacturer of stretch hood equipment, film and shrink wrapping machines, introduces its patent pending Xeros stretch hood film.

Reviving American Manufacturing Means Moving to the Left

November 25, 2014 10:15 am | by Tobin McGregor | Articles | Comments

Envision manufacturing as a left-to-right process with product design on the left and production on the right. Today, the balance of power — and the seat of success — is on the right. But, the power may soon need to shift left.       

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Utility Workers Rescued From Platform in WI

November 25, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Four utility workers have been brought to safety after getting stuck on a platform about 150 feet above the ground at the We Energies plant in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley.                       

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Global Watchdog Calls for More EU Spending

November 25, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Europe must relax its fiscal rules and let governments spend more money or risk dragging down the global economy, a major international organization said.                           

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U.S. Economy Reports Strongest Quarter Growth in Years

November 25, 2014 9:57 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, even faster than first reported, giving the country its strongest six months of growth in more than a decade.               

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Mazda Recalls Cars to Fix Tire Pressure Monitors

November 25, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mazda is recalling nearly 100,000 midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system.                                      

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U.S. Closes Ford Steering Probe Without Recall

November 25, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation into steering problems in more than 500,000 Ford full-size cars without seeking a recall.                               

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Meat Processor Settles Over Unpaid Wages

November 24, 2014 2:56 pm | by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An apparent settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit against National Beef brought by workers at its Liberal, Kansas, meatpacking plant, according to a court filing.                    

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