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Aerospace Suppliers Ramping Up to Meet Surging Orders

November 12, 2014 10:01 am | by TendersInfo | News | Comments

The large majority of aerospace manufacturers said they plan to increase their workforce over the next 12 months, expect to win new long-term supply agreements in the next three years, and expect aircraft deliveries to continue to grow at least through 2016.

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Ford Gets the Aluminum F-150 Ready

November 12, 2014 9:48 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is using the metal almost exclusively in the body of the 2015 version of its best-selling F-150 pickup, which will arrive at dealerships next month. Barnett is already answering customers' questions about the truck.         

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German Industrial Union Seeks 5.5 Percent Raise

November 12, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Germany's largest industrial union is calling for a 5.5 percent pay increase next year for some 3.7 million workers in Europe's biggest economy.                               

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Ford Starts Aluminum F-150 Production

November 11, 2014 2:23 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It's Ford Motor Co.'s biggest bet in decades: an aluminum-sided F-150 that could set a new industry standard — or cost the company its pickup truck crown.                           

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Unilever Sues Company Over Use Of 'Mayo'

November 11, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

You have to break some eggs to make an omelet and, according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise.                                 

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Google Signs 60-Year, $1B Lease With NASA

November 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration and robotics.               

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How Manufacturers Can Improve Product Design

November 10, 2014 4:54 pm | by Al Kent | Articles | Comments

Industrial companies can take a page from the fast-moving world of software design and adopt a sprint-and-scrum approach. This iterative process relies on short cycles involving rapid design evolution and revision.           

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3D Printing: A New Dimension to Manufacturing

November 10, 2014 4:46 pm | by IBTimes UK | Videos | Comments

3D printing is a cool new innovative technology that the world is still finding uses for, but what do one of the industry’s pioneers think it can be applied to, and how will that change in the future?               

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Arizona Beverage Dispute Continues

November 10, 2014 4:39 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

After a judge ruled that Arizona Beverage Co., maker of Arizona iced tea, is worth $2 billion, its co-founders are now battling over the payout.                               

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China Trade Growth Decelerates

November 10, 2014 4:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's trade growth decelerated in October but still was relatively robust as Chinese leaders try to reverse a deepening economic slowdown.                               

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Heavy Duty Casters for Industrial Applications

November 10, 2014 4:19 pm | by Caster Concepts | Product Releases | Comments

Caster Concepts is pleased to introduce the new 87 Series Caster. According to the company, the 87 Series Caster are designed for cost effective performance in heavy duty settings, and are durable, maintenance free, industrial casters that will perform in the most abusive applications and a variety of manufacturing environments.

Lawsuit Blames Bad Meatloaf for Deaths of WV Lawmaker, Husband

November 10, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jonathan Mattise, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lawsuit is blaming a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband.                                     

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MOTOTRBO 3L300 Two-Way Radio

November 10, 2014 3:32 pm | by Motorola Solutions, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced the MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio, a reliable push-to-talk communication device. 

White House Wants Greater Regulation of Internet Providers

November 10, 2014 3:15 pm | by Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Internet providers shouldn't be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix or YouTube to move their content faster, and should be regulated more like phone companies, President Barack Obama said in an announcement that was swiftly rejected by the industry.

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NM Peanut Processing Plant's Future Still Unknown

November 10, 2014 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian food supplier Golden Boy Foods has yet to comment on the future of a New Mexico peanut process plant eight months after completing a $26 million deal to buy Sunland Inc.                     

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Schumer Calls for Review of Car Safety Screening

November 10, 2014 2:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Sen Charles Schumer is calling for a top-to-bottom review of federal safety screening for defective car parts. He is citing the recall of millions of vehicles equipped with Takata Corp. passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

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6 Challenges Facing Modern Manufacturing Companies

November 10, 2014 2:39 pm | by Danielle Iera | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing is an ever-changing industry, where manufacturers face new issues and concerns every year. Since this year is no exception, here are a few of the top concerns that manufacturers are grappling with.           

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 5.2 Percent

November 10, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

September U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $647.63 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                                 

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Dispute Heats Up Over Failed Factory for Apple

November 10, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The feud between Apple Inc. and the operator of a failed sapphire glass factory in metro Phoenix is growing more intense.                                     

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Obama Hopes Stronger Ties with China Will Bring Jobs

November 10, 2014 12:41 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

President Obama delivered a speech at an economic summit in Beijing on Monday, saying he wants the United States and China to strengthen ties that could lead to more jobs. He said the U.S. welcomes the rise of a prosperous and stable China.   

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