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Mechanically Controlled Linear Drive

October 29, 2013 10:00 am | by Amacoil/Uhing | Product Releases | Comments

For applications that do not require variable speed, this new option lets users fix a specific linear travel speed in one or both directions of travel.

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Judge Approves Settlement With Wis. Manufacturer

October 29, 2013 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has approved a $4.6 million settlement of an environmental lawsuit against a Madison manufacturer by a group of its neighbors. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb approved the settlement Monday against Madison-Kipp. Under the settlement reached in July, the 32 homes will receive money and pollution control equipment.

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Multiple Material Tapping

October 29, 2013 9:55 am | by WIDIA | Product Releases | Comments

VariTap's design engineering includes a proprietary spiral point geometry that lowers tapping torque, extending tool life while efficiently driving chips forward in  through holes, says the company.

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Fall In Auto Sales Lowers U.S. Retail Spending

October 29, 2013 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A sharp drop in auto sales caused largely by a calendar quirk lowered U.S. retail spending in September. But Americans boosted their spending on most other goods, suggesting confidence in the economy ahead of the government shutdown.     

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Ceramic Lamps With Electronic Ballasts

October 29, 2013 9:47 am | by EYE Lighting | Product Releases | Comments

EYE Lighting 375W ceramic lamps run on an exclusive electronic ballast, and can be used to replace up to 1000W HPS and MH systems, generating over 675 watts in energy savings.

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Apple's Earnings Fall Despite Rising iPhone Sales

October 29, 2013 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Apple's quarterly earnings are still sagging even as sales of its iPhones are rising, a vexing phenomenon feeding investor worries about whether stiffer competition in the mobile device market will continue to undercut the company's prosperity.

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Thread Locker & Vibration Dampener Compound

October 29, 2013 9:40 am | by STS/Tectorius | Product Releases | Comments

VIBRA-STOP overcomes traditional roadblocks that prevent thread-lockers from being packaged in spray applicators.

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DuPont To Pay $800K In EPA Agreement In W.Va.

October 29, 2013 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DuPont Co. has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg.                                  

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MSC Adds 3K Safety Products

October 29, 2013 9:35 am | by MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. | News | Comments

MSC Industrial Supply Co. has added more than 3,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) and facility safety products to its safety portfolio.                             

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7 Important Things To Know Before Financing Equipment

October 29, 2013 9:24 am | by Philip A. Bruno, Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Marlin Leasing Corporation | Articles | Comments

Most food and beverage manufacturers are familiar with equipment leasing and financing, but they may not know the kinds of specific information they need to make the best financing decisions for their investments in equipment or software.   

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U.S. Manufacturing In Position To Regain Millions Of Jobs By 2020

October 29, 2013 9:12 am | by Kristopher Settle, Energy Curtailment Specialists | Blogs | Comments

Although no prosperity is guaranteed for the years ahead, the market seems to indicate that we’re on the verge of a strong boom period when it comes to job creation for the manufacturing industry.               

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How To Make An F1 Car: Design And R&D (Part 1)

October 28, 2013 2:58 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos | Comments

Using exclusive interviews with team members, this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.                           

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Deere Sells Stake In Landscape Business For $300M

October 28, 2013 2:39 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Farm and construction gear maker Deere & Co. says it reached a deal to sell a majority interest in its landscapes business to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity firm, for $300 million.             

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U.S. Factory Output Rises Just 0.1 Pct. In September

October 28, 2013 2:36 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Automakers boosted their output in September, but the gain was offset by declines at makers of computers, furniture and appliances.                     

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Winning Packard Plant Bidder To Make Modular Homes

October 28, 2013 2:34 pm | by AP | News | Comments

A Texas woman who placed the winning bid for a sprawling former Detroit car plant says she wants to build modular homes and offices at the site that's become a symbol of the city's economic decline.            

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Audi, GMC, Volvo Crack Reliability Survey Top 10

October 28, 2013 2:31 pm | by AP | News | Comments

Three Japanese brands — Lexus, Toyota and Acura — took the top spots in this year's survey, and seven of the top 10 brands are Japanese. But three non-Japanese brands — Audi, Volvo and GMC — cracked the top ten.         

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Tenn. Officials Steer Clear Of Zero-Emissions Plan

October 28, 2013 2:29 pm | by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press | News | Comments

Governors from eight other states representing 23 percent of the U.S. auto market pledged Thursday to get 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles on roadways by 2025.                 

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DuPont Sued Over Cancer

October 28, 2013 2:26 pm | by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recent litigation is the latest in a years-long battle between DuPont and residents of the Mid-Ohio Valley, in the heart of Appalachia along the Ohio River.               

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Hand Held Lights For Hazardous Environments

October 28, 2013 9:47 am | by Streamlight, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Each light has a 210 degree articulating head that rotates a full 360 degrees, and a removable magnet with 135- pound pull strength that attaches to most contoured steel surfaces.

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Flexible Dust Collection Hose

October 28, 2013 9:45 am | by FLEXHAUST | Product Releases | Comments

Clear, flexible, and crush-resistant, this dust collection hose lets workers easily see blockages and is highly compressible to help prevent tangling and tripping, says the company.

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