Two central Pennsylvania factories have abruptly closed down, leaving almost 150 workers without jobs, a local official confirmed. Fenco Automotive Products is filing for bankruptcy, said Mike Flanagan, president and CEO of Clinton County Economic Partnership, and its local plants include the former Champion Parts building in Lock Haven and Fenco-related Lock Haven Distribution.
A year after President Barack Obama made an emphatic pitch to Europe's economic powers to focus more on economic growth than austerity, much of the eurozone remains mired in or near recession. Obama's appeals have had mixed results in softening the demands on some of the most debt-ridden European nations to cut their spending.
Bangladeshi garment factories are routinely built without consulting engineers. Many are located in commercial or residential buildings not designed to withstand the stress of heavy manufacturing. Some add illegal extra floors atop support columns too weak to hold them, according to a survey of scores of factories by an engineering university that was shown to The Associated Press.
U.S. factories barely increased their output in May after two months of declines, a sign that manufacturing is providing little support for the economy. The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory production rose just 0.1 percent in May from April. Output fell 0.4 percent in April and 0.3 percent in March.
U.S. law enforcement officials are demanding the creation of a "kill switch" that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, New York's top prosecutor said in a clear warning to the world's smartphone manufacturers. The New York Attorney General said the formation of a coalition of law enforcement agencies devoted to stamping out what he called an "epidemic" of robberies.
The Airbus A350's maiden flight ended with a safe landing on Friday, setting the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing in the long-haul wide-body aircraft market. The four-hour flight marks a key step on the path to full certification for the jet, which can carry between 250 and 400 passengers and is the European aircraft maker's best hope for catching up in a long-haul market dominated by Boeing's 787 and 777.
A new brochure, “Garland Metal Wall Panels and Accessories” introduces building owners, facility managers, architects, and other professionals to the design capabilities of a variety of high-performance metal walls and accessories.
The P532 series motor has a diameter of 52 mm, length up to 55 mm, and rated torque of 0.2 Nm (boosted up to 0.5 Nm).
The new Visual Tool Control (VTC) tool storage box with a clear abrasion resistant polycarbonate window gives technicians a full view of their tools for instant accountability and asset management.
The G2 Lite Spring Assist Door features a durable internal custom torsion spring and an exclusive interior chain-pull quick-release feature for easy and hassle-free opening.
These durable power tools feature a Swiss Maxon brushless motor design, which reduces the standard maintenance costs for electric screwdrivers.
The new guide considers the benefits of a class of self-contained, commercial portable air conditioners called spot air conditioners or spot coolers.
The new Force Gauge, in conjunction with the tailstock’s hydraulic cylinder pressure reading, accurately calibrates the lathe or grinder to deliver the precise load for faster setup and repeatable, scrap-free production.
The new Energy Star rated charger will sequentially charge up to six battery packs of any Milwaukee M18™ LITHIUM-ION battery, allowing the user to walk away confident they will have enough power to complete their job, says the company.
The B-PAC series of Baghouse Performance Analyzers & Controllers feature a combination of features to help powder processing, air pollution control, and dust collection users meet regulatory compliance while simultaneously reducing operating costs and improving the process.