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10 Best Green Cars List

April 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In honor of Earth Day this month, Kelley Blue Books issued its annual 10 Best Green Cars list.

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars

April 27, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

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DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 3:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings. 

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

April 24, 2015 3:12 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a winner who has exceeded expectations this year, while the loser has learned that while imitation may be the highest form of flattery, it does not bode well in the business sector.

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Harley Recalls Nearly 46K Motorcycles

April 24, 2015 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage.

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Toyota To Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

April 24, 2015 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. 

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White House Expresses 'Concerns' About Energy Funding Bill

April 24, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

House Republicans and the House Republicans and the White House are sparring over research funding for the Department of Energy in the upcoming fiscal year. 

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Tesla's CEO Accepts $1 per Year From the Company

April 24, 2015 1:41 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk has paid himself California's minimum wage for the past two years, but he only kept $1 and returned the rest to Tesla Motors. 

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Inspection/Preventive Maintenance Services for Processing Equipment

April 24, 2015 1:04 pm | by Eriez Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

Eriez 5-Star Service provides inspection/preventive maintenance services for a broad assortment of processing equipment. 

Where Are You on the Path to OSHA Hazcom 2012 Compliance?

April 24, 2015 10:33 am | by Graphic Products | News | Comments

Hazard communication was OSHA’s second most violated standard of 2014, and is routinely in the top five. Facilities continue to fall behind the curve, potentially facing thousands in fines and jeopardizing the safety of their workforce, or show “good faith efforts,” effectively sidestepping citations.

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DD Worm Gear Electric Cylinders

April 24, 2015 10:29 am | by Nook Industries | Product Releases | Comments

DD worm gear driven Electric Cylinders incorporate an alloy steel worm which drives a high strength bronze worm gear (drive sleeve).

GM CEO Dismisses Talk of Merger with Fiat Chrysler

April 24, 2015 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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U.S. Durable Goods Orders Jumped in March

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods increased by the largest amount in eight months. 

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Ford to Lay Off 700 Workers Due to Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said it's laying off 700 workers at a Michigan assembly plant because of slow sales of the small cars and hybrids it makes.

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Jeni's Ice Cream Recalled Over Possible Listeria

April 24, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Another ice cream company is pulling its products from store shelves due to concerns over foodborne illness. 

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Study: Soy Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

April 24, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A common food additive may also provide emergency workers with another tool to combat oil spills. 

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The New Normal: Q&A with Patrick Clouden

April 24, 2015 9:22 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Patrick Clouden, the CEO of Consumer Energy Solutions Inc., took the time to speak to IMPO about LED lights and their increasing popularity, their benefits and even Consumer Energy Solutions’ unique approach to lighting. 

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Why and How You Should Conduct a Waste Audit

April 23, 2015 3:14 pm | by Michael Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, AFFLINK | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers, distributors, and end-customers become more environmentally focused, one area that often gets overlooked is waste.

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The Real Cost of General Motors' Recalls

April 23, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company. Here are by-the-numbers details of the recall problems. 

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Crazy Cars You Won't Want to Buy at Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 2:28 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you may not want to drive.

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