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Tesla's CEO Accepts $1 per Year From the Company

April 24, 2015 1:41 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk has paid himself California's minimum wage for the past two years, but he only kept $1 and returned the rest to Tesla Motors. 

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Inspection/Preventive Maintenance Services for Processing Equipment

April 24, 2015 1:04 pm | by Eriez Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez 5-Star Service provides inspection/preventive maintenance services for a broad assortment of processing equipment. 

Where Are You on the Path to OSHA Hazcom 2012 Compliance?

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Graphic Products | News | Comments

Hazard communication was OSHA’s second most violated standard of 2014, and is routinely in the top five. Facilities continue to fall behind the curve, potentially facing thousands in fines and jeopardizing the safety of their workforce, or show “good faith efforts,” effectively sidestepping citations.

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DD Worm Gear Electric Cylinders

April 24, 2015 10:29 am | by Nook Industries | Product Releases | Comments

DD worm gear driven Electric Cylinders incorporate an alloy steel worm which drives a high strength bronze worm gear (drive sleeve).

GM CEO Dismisses Talk of Merger with Fiat Chrysler

April 24, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jumped in March

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. 

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Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes.

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness. 

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Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills. 

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The New Normal: Q&A with Patrick Clouden

April 24, 2015 9:22 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Patrick Clouden, the CEO of Consumer Energy Solutions Inc., took the time to speak to IMPO about LED lights and their increasing popularity, their benefits and even Consumer Energy Solutions’ unique approach to lighting. 

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Why and How You Should Conduct a Waste Audit

April 23, 2015 3:14 pm | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers, distributors, and end-customers become more environmentally focused, one area that often gets overlooked is waste.

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The Real Cost of General Motors' Recalls

April 23, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems. 

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Crazy Cars You Won't Want to Buy at Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you may not want to drive.

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Caterpillar Trumps 1Q Expectations, Raises Forecast

April 23, 2015 2:25 pm | by Tom Murphy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker hiked its 2015 earnings forecast well above most expectations.

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps and Dodge Vipers

April 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 58,833 older cars and SUVs with manual transmissions.

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USGS Investigates Link Between Fracking, Increased Earthquakes

April 23, 2015 2:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials on Thursday released the first comprehensive look at earthquakes by human activity, including fracking. 

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Photo of the Day: The Newest Car To Be Made in China

April 23, 2015 10:56 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In today's "Photo of the Day," see what automotive company is preparing to export cars from China to the U.S. for the first time in the history of their company. 

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CPR for Lean Warehouses

April 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Steven (Jimmy) Benefield, Partner at enVista | Articles | Comments

Many Lean warehouse teams start out with great intentions, implementing changes that improve processes and increase efficiency. But then, slowly over time, the newness wanes and they lose momentum. While this is not uncommon, it’s extremely important that managers take notice and take action. 

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U.S. Jobless Aid Applications Stay Low, a Sign of Few Layoffs

April 23, 2015 10:16 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits was little changed last week, evidence that employers are cutting few jobs.

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U.S. Postal Service Considering Drone Fleet

April 23, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Postal Service could be looking to add drones to its delivery fleet in coming years.

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