North Carolina manufacturing workers are looking for good news from an excavating equipment maker considering expansion. Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to be on hand Friday for what her office calls a jobs announcement at the Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp. plant in Forsyth County.
A recently posted video entitled Are Droids Taking Our Jobs? explores the job market and how the recession is affecting workers, as well as robot welfare. As our society progresses, robotics and algorithms are becoming more advanced. This has been apparent for quite some time. So, are droids really taking our jobs?
Techniques for selecting and applying non-contact temperature measurement instruments for use in the plastics industry involve several factors. It is most effective to design an installation which results in using the highest emissivity value possible. The spectral response of the instrument should thus be matched to the type of plastic to be measured.
Orders to U.S. factories fell in August from July, mostly because of a sharp drop in volatile aircraft orders. The decline offset an increase in orders that reflect corporate investment plans. The Commerce Department said Thursday that factory orders dropped 5.2 percent in August, the biggest decline in more than three years.
Toyota Motor Corp. has suspended operations at its plant in Durban, South Africa, since Monday afternoon, as workers there have been on strike, demanding higher wages, Toyota officials said Thursday. The company is now under negotiations with the representatives of the labor union, the officials said.
Boeing Co. said Thursday that it delivered 12 of its new 787s during the third quarter, as it speeds up production of its newest plane. The 787 deliveries were double the number Boeing delivered in the second quarter. It's building the planes both in Everett, Wash., and at a new line in North Charleston, S.C.
The 180-year-old New England company that made the little bell that rings every time an angel gets its wings in the Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" has resumed production in time for the holidays, four months after its 19th-century factory burned down.
Google is broadening job cuts from its Motorola Mobility unit outside the U.S. and will take $390M in severance costs and other charges related to the layoffs. The Motorola restructuring is now expected to "include additional geographic regions outside of the U.S.," Google said in a filing by Google with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but the online search leader is not adding to the 4,000 layoffs announced in late August.
Prices for energy and copper fell Wednesday following the latest signs that China's economy is slowing down. China, which is a huge importer of basic materials, reported that its services sector expanded at a slower pace in September. Days earlier, the country also reported a slowdown in manufacturing.
Manufacturing, and manufacturing jobs in particular, have come into focus with the presidential election. But will the sector become a major driver of the economy? Sappi Fine Paper CEO Mark Gardner says, despite the slow economic recovery, he is adding jobs to his company's payroll and expects growth in manufacturing businesses to pick up over the next 12 months.
PMMI's Marketing Manager, Christine Maple, explains the attendee highlights for 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space, featuring integrated processing-packaging solutions, breakthrough technology, on-site demonstrations, and revolutionary product launches, opening new possibilities for improved safety, security, sustainability, and cost savings.
You probably know about the iPhone, but do you know about Meizu? Meizu is a small Chinese smartphone maker with a growing fan base in China. The company was once known for making phones that seemed inspired by the iPhone, but now the company is coming into its own with phones like the Meizu MX 4-core, which are now competing with companies like Apple and Samsung.
Elon Musk, physicist and entrepreneur, talks with Todd Sierer from Engineering.com about who's better—an engineer or a scientist? And why it's easy to start a company if you are an engineer. For more information visit www.engineering.com.
For the next two weeks, car enthusiasts in Paris have the opportunity to see the future of automotive technology at the the Paris Motor Show. Among the highlights this year are a car with a built in movie projector and another that utilizes hologram technology as a safety feature.
A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies added 162,000 jobs last month. That's below August's total of 189,000, which was revised lower.
Toyota Motor Corp. returned to the top 10 in the Best Global Brands rankings for 2012, seizing top spot among global automakers, a U.S. consulting firm said Wednesday. The Japanese automaker came 10th in the annual rankings, up from 11th in 2011, according to Interbrand Corp., which analyzes global companies' financial data to determine their brand value.
Boeing Co. and the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric Co. have agreed on a firm order for 85 737s. The planes are worth $6 billion at list prices, although discounts for major customers are common. The order includes 75 737 MAX 8s and 10 Next-Generation 737-800s.
Hewlett-Packard Co. is expecting earnings to fall by more than 10 percent next year as CEO Meg Whitman struggles to fix a wide range of problems in a weakening economy. Whitman delivered the disappointing forecast Wednesday at a meeting that the ailing Silicon Valley pioneer held for analysts and investors.
Sharp Corp. plans to drastically reduce production of liquid crystal display panels for televisions at its plant in Mie Prefecture and shift the focus to producing LCD panels for smartphones, the company's restructuring plan showed Wednesday.
An automotive company that specializes in plastic parts says it will build a plant in South Carolina's Greenville County that employs nearly 120 workers. The state Commerce Department said Wednesday that South Carolina Plastics LLC will spend $12 million to build a plant in Fountain Inn. The company makes parts such as door modules, door handles, cable drum housings and covers for seat belts.