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Are You Prepared for Summer?

May 13, 2015 1:52 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

As summer draws closer and temperatures begin to rise, there are many safety factors that need to be taken into consideration. 

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May 2015: Smarter Shutdowns

May 13, 2015 11:53 am | by IMPO | Digital Editions | Comments

In the May Issue of IMPO, we give you a glimpse into Griffin Claw Brewing Company's taproom and production facility, provide tips for handling the summer heat, provide expert opinions on how to shift toward more effective maintenance plans and more. 

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Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT

May 13, 2015 11:17 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things is not a simple concept; however, it's also not a topic so complicated that manufacturers should fear or ignore its potential in realizing the greater levels of efficiency, data sharing and global competitiveness it brings.

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Aluminum Plant To Begin Lockout

May 13, 2015 11:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Century Aluminum announced plans to lock out hundreds of union workers at its Kentucky smelter beginning Tuesday after members rejected its latest contract proposal. 

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Remote Service Plan

May 13, 2015 10:49 am | by Muller | Product Releases | Comments

Muller announces the real-time equipment support through its Remote Service Plan. With greater security and faster connection, the enhanced plan minimizes equipment downtime and reduces stretch wrapping costs. 

Monsanto Vows To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 13, 2015 10:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Monsanto Company this week announced a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from its crop protection operations by 22 percent by 2020. 

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Illinois Auto Parts Company Fined $114K for Safety Lapses

May 13, 2015 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Peoria auto parts manufacturer has been fined $114,100 for federal workplace safety violations the government says put workers at risk of amputation and other injuries.

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CA Panel Recommends Warning Labels for BPA

May 13, 2015 10:27 am | by Andy Szal Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A California scientific panel recommended that the state add bisphenol-A to its list of harmful chemicals that must be disclosed by companies.

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Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 13, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey of manufacturers found that nearly two-thirds saw improved plant productivity after implementing a cloud-computing system.

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Apple Steps Up Efforts to go Green in China

May 13, 2015 10:04 am | by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it's boosting efforts to go green in China by partnering with conservationists to promote sustainable forestry for paper production.

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5 Things To Know About Self-Driving Cars

May 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A small fleet of self-driving cars is maneuvering through traffic in California using an array of sensors and computing power. Here are some things to know about these cars of the future. 

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Outgoing CEO of BMW Warns That China is 'Losing Momentum'

May 13, 2015 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The departing CEO of automaker BMW has cautioned that China's economy is "losing momentum."

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Louisville to Host 3D Printing Training Center

May 12, 2015 3:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Illinois-based safety company UL and the University of Louisville on Tuesday announced a new 3D printing training facility that will be located adjacent to the university's campus. 

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On the Road with the 2017 Ford GT

May 12, 2015 3:06 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Brian Cooley takes a look at the 2017 Ford GT and explains why light and lithe is key to its story.

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Visibility in Manufacturing: The Path to Industry 4.0

May 12, 2015 3:03 pm | by Adrian Jennings | Articles | Comments

While Industry 4.0 may only be an aspiration today, every company can benefit from greater visibility throughout the production process.

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U.S. Job Openings Fall, Hiring Rises in Mostly Positive Report

May 12, 2015 2:57 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of available jobs in the U.S. fell in March, though companies filled more of their open positions in a sign they are still confident enough to hire.

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How Visual Aids Can Improve Workplace Safety

May 12, 2015 2:48 pm | by Magnatag Insight | News | Comments

Implementing and maintaining a safety program in your work environment can be a challenging task, but it is necessary for your company. Check out the infographic to find the shocking workplace injury statistics and how to prevent them by using visual aids.

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Retail Group Presses Senators Ahead of Trade Authority Vote

May 12, 2015 2:46 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The National Retail Foundation is pressuring Senate leaders to authorize Trade Promotional Authority ahead of an initial vote on the provision.

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Gas Prices Still Look Low for Summer Even After Spring Surge

May 12, 2015 2:41 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years.

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Tyson to Curb Antibiotics in Poultry for Schools, Hospitals

May 12, 2015 10:04 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The country's largest meat producer recently announced plans to limit the use of antibiotics in poultry destined for institutions such as schools and hospitals.  

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