A top Volkswagen labor official said Thursday that a pending decision about union representation for workers at the automaker's lone U.S. plant will have no bearing on whether the company will decide to add the production of another SUV vehicle there or make it in Mexico.
U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles in September for the third straight month, an indication that they expect more demand from businesses and consumers.
In this issue, we tour a corn milling facility in Missouri, discuss new maintenance technologies, highlight some products from the National Safety Council's Congress & Expo, and talk to experts about hand safety in the manufacturing industry.
The new target approved by the Cabinet on Friday calls for reducing emissions by 3.8 percent from their 2005 level by 2020. The revision was necessary because the earlier goal of a 25 percent reduction from the 1990 level was unrealistic, the chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, told reporters in Tokyo.
The San Francisco Bay Area Tesla factory where three workers were burned by hot metal was previously cited for a safety violation that led to an injury, a state official said Thursday. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health fined Tesla $2,700 last year for a serious violation at the Fremont factory that was uncovered during an accident investigation.
China has pledged less than $2 million in cash and materials, compared to $20 million provided by the United States, which also launched a massive military-driven rescue operation that includes an aircraft carrier.
The food maker said Thursday that it will close facilities in two states and Canada over the next six to eight months. The cuts total 200 jobs in Florence, South Carolina, 410 jobs in Pocatello, Idaho and 740 employees in Leamington, Ontario, in Canada.
A Detroit company that makes adhesives, paint, primers and sealants was heavily damaged Thursday by a blaze that forced authorities to evacuate surrounding homes and a nearby elementary school. The fire started early Thursday afternoon at Chemical Technology Inc.'s offices and warehouse.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. said on Thursday that it plans to spin off its health care business into a separate publicly traded company. Kimberly-Clark's stock jumped 5 percent in after-hours trading following the announcement Thursday.
Whether you are just getting going on your business career or you have been working in the field for years, one thing that always comes back to bite you is costs. How can we alleviate these costs? What are some strategies for tracking manufacturing costs and managing them so that they don't get too far out of hand?
Familiarizing yourself now with these regulations may prompt you to give your input to the FDA while they are still in the “comment” phase rather than wait until they are final rules and more difficult, if not impossible, to challenge.
BURNDY has released a new Hydraulic Pole Saw Light Weight (HPS-LW) series. This new series is lighter, more ergonomic and robust than previous versions.
Fastems FPC is a cost-effective solution to automate horizontal machining centers. The product family covers pallet sizes from 400 mm to 1250 mm and workloads from 750 kg to 7500 kg.
The WAL-WBC-2X300LED portable LED work area light cart from Larson Electronics is a versatile and powerful lighting system that provides high power illumination in an easy to deploy design.
Rust-Oleum has introduced a primer and sealer made with synthetic shellac that mirrors the same properties as traditional shellac. Utilizing a first-of-its-kind synthetic shellac, BIN Advanced boasts ultimate stain blocking and superior odor sealing, with excellent adhesion and high hiding features.
The U.S. government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren't buckled properly.
American manufacturing is in the news these days. A sudden wave of optimism about growth possibilities seems to pervade the media. But a real assessment of American manufacturing also requires a longer term examination of manufacturing vital signs.
With Google Tattoo, users apply a sticky substance on their neck and their voice is transmitted through their throat, allowing them to talk hands-free. Google has applied to patent the technology.
A pipeline operated by Chevron Corp exploded in rural Milford, Texas, on Thursday and while no injuries were reported residents of the town of 700 were asked to evacuate, said company and emergency officials.
The failure so far of cellulosic fuel is central to the debate over corn-based ethanol, a centerpiece of America's green-energy strategy. Ethanol from corn has proven far more damaging to the environment than the government predicted, and cellulosic fuel hasn't emerged as a replacement.