Japanese brands took seven of the top 10 spots in Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings, pushing aside their U.S. and European rivals. Toyota Motor Co.'s Scion, Lexus and Toyota brands took the top three spots and the Toyota Prius C, a subcompact hybrid, got the best overall score. Mazda, Subaru and Honda were close behind.
Auto parts maker Johnson Controls is stepping away from its position as the debtor-in-possession lender during the bankruptcy process for battery maker A123 Systems in order to prevent delays. The company is avoiding a premature legal tussle with Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp., which is challenging Johnson Controls' role as the primary bidder for A123.
A $2.5 billion chemical plant may be getting closer to reality in Lake Charles. Leucadia National Corp. said Monday that it's signed contracts to sell methanol, hydrogen and carbon dioxide from a plant that would convert an oil refinery byproduct called petroleum coke.
Honda's quarterly profit surged 36 percent as Japanese automakers bounced back from last year's tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan, but the company lowered its annual forecasts Monday because of a sales plunge in China. Honda Motor Co. raked in an 82.2 billion yen ($1 billion) net profit for the July-September quarter. Sales jumped 20 percent to 2.27 trillion yen.
The latest on Hurricane Sandy and on sectors that stand to benefit or lose from the impact of the storm. The hardest hit sectors of the economy could be retail, utiilties, insurance, and airlines, says Reuters Lisa Bernhard and Dan Burns, U.S. General news editor.
Toyota is shrugging off a sales plunge in China set off by a territorial dispute and says it is headed to a record year on the back of strong growth in the rest of Asia and the U.S. Toyota Motor Corp. Executive VP Funo acknowledged that achieving the company's target of 9.76M vehicle sales this year will be harder because of the problems in China.
The past week's chemical-plant protests reached an unruly crescendo over the weekend, when thousands of people marched through prosperous Ningbo city, clashing with police at times. The city government gave in Sunday and agreed to halt the plant's expansion. Even so, the protesters did not back down, staying outside city government offices hours after the concession.
Japan's Isuzu Motors Ltd. on Monday opened a new plant in eastern Thailand to meet increasing demand for its pickup trucks locally and abroad. The new $211 million plant is located in the Gateway Industrial Estate in Chachoengsao, 160 kilometers east of Bangkok, and is the automaker's second after its Samrong plant in Samut Prakan outside the capital.
Ford is selling a climate control business to a joint venture owned by a French auto supplier and a former member of the Detroit Pistons. Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal marks the last of the Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker's Automotive Components Holdings LLC businesses to be sold. Ford created ACH in 2005 when it took back 17 facilities from Visteon Corp.
German automaker BMW is recalling some of its 7-Series luxury cars due to reports of transmission control problems that can cause parked vehicles to roll away. The NJTSA said that the problem has caused at least 14 crashes and possibly 5 injuries. The recall involves cars with model years from 2005 to 2008 that have push-button start and electronic transmission controls.
Electrical equipment that has been submerged or comes into contact with water must be replaced, though there are exceptions to this rule for larger equipment, which may be able to be reconditioned. Equipment should be inspected carefully by a qualified person to determine whether moisture has entered the enclosure. If any signs of moisture or damage exist, the equipment should be replaced or repaired.
Fresh out of college with a manufacturing engineering degree, Duncan believed that he could revolutionize the furniture industry by eschewing old-line manufacturing processes and focusing on Lean and burgeoning technology. He incorporated American Leather in 1990 with a simple-but-bold premise: He would make custom leather furniture and get it out the door in less than 30 days.
Despite continued uncertainty about the prospects of both the U.S. and global economies, the majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers remain positive regarding the overall revenue outlook for the next 12 months, according to the Q3 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released today by PwC US.
The Leonova Diamond® can take simultaneous tri-axial vibration measurements with FFT up to 25,600 lines at 40 Khz, along with SPH HD in a portable carbon-fiber re-enforced lightweight package.
The content and format of the textbook are designed for use in preparation for obtaining a boiler operator’s license or upgrading skills.
Bonded hoses eliminate the problem of tangling in multiple hose applications and improve the management of the hose and increase the overall strength, eliminating some of the reasons hoses fail in the field, says the company.
The Engineering Slide Chart includes technical information from many of the quick references that are commonly found in the work areas of mechanical designers and CAD users and all of this information is compiled for both English (Imperial) and Metric systems in a single screw chart.
These versatile compressors offer a choice of three variable speed drive models ranging from 250 to 350 HP, with capacities of 1085 to 1580 cfm, and pressures of 100 to 125 psig.
The fixed range transmitters offer high accuracy and are available in a variety of configurations to meet even the most demanding applications in the industry.
Although the modules measure just 95 x 125 millimeters, they include a variety of functions such as video, audio, Ethernet, storage interfaces, and USB ports.