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Meat Processor Recalling 167,427 Pounds Of Ground Beef

November 3, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A meat company based in Nebraska is recalling 167,427 pounds of ground beef that might be tainted with E. coli bacteria.


Temporary Construction LED String Lights

November 3, 2015 9:41 am | by Larson Electronics LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The LED PAR38 lamps have a lower energy consumption, produce more light output and are more durable to abuse and harsh environments. 

Report: Volkswagen Failed To Report Accidents To Feds

November 3, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Bloomberg reported that of 13 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen in the last 11 years, only nine were reported to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Company Says Mayo Should Be Regulated Differently Than Mayonnaise

November 3, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The FDA plans to meet with Hampton Creek this month to discuss the controversy. 


FDA Orders Juice Company To Shut Down

November 3, 2015 7:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Under the order from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Ketchum-based Sun Valley Juice Company must cease "receiving, processing, preparing, packing, holding, and distributing juice."


NY's $750M Investment In SolarCity Jobs Not Without Risks

November 2, 2015 2:47 pm | by George M. Walsh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Time will tell if the investment promoted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of his "Buffalo Billion" economic development initiative pays off, or the state is left with an empty 1 million-square-foot facility on the site of a former steel factory.


EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated A 2nd Time On Pollution Tests

November 2, 2015 2:40 pm | by Matthew Daly and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen faces fines of up to $37,500 per vehicle, which means up to $375 million could be added to penalties already projected in the billions of dollars.


Honda Recall Affects 2016 CR-Vs Over Potential Air Bag Issue

November 2, 2015 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The recall affects just 515 of the small sport utility vehicles, and Honda says only 30 were sold before dealers were told to stop sales. But it is the latest safety problem with air bags made by Takata Corp., a Japanese supplier.


GE Completes $10.6B Acquisition Of Alstom Division

November 2, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Power and Water division officials said they will take advantage of complementary strengths in technology and global capability, and also will be able to make purchases more efficiently.


Chinese Firm Debuts New Jet In Effort To Rival Boeing, Airbus

November 2, 2015 2:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China — or Comac — unveiled the C919 in a ceremony at its Shanghai factory. The C919 project launched in 2008 and, after a series of delays, is China's first large passenger jet produced domestically since an ill-fated attempt in the 1980s.


Manufacturing Minute: Nissan’s Shape-Shifting Concept Car

November 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a self-driving, shape-shifting electric car. 


U.S. Manufacturing Grew At Slowest Pace In 2½ Years In October As More Factories Cut Jobs

November 2, 2015 10:45 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturers have been squeezed this year as a strong dollar and weak economies in China and other key foreign markets have cut into exports.


General Mills To Close New Zealand, UK Plants

November 2, 2015 10:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The closings are just the latest in a series of cost-cutting moves by the Minnesota-based food giant, which suffered in recent years as consumers increasing turned away from packages and frozen items.


Blue Moon Sued Over Craft Beer Marketing

November 2, 2015 10:37 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Evan Parent, of San Diego, originally sued MillerCoors in April. He claimed that he purchased Blue Moon in 2011 and 2012 believing that he was sipping craft beer instead of a product owned by one of the largest brewers in the world.


New Welding Technique Could Make Advanced Metals More Practical

November 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Despite significant upgrades in advanced materials in recent years, they remain impractical for manufacturers in large part because traditional resistance spot welding makes them weaker.


Recap: IMPO's Top 5 — Trump, Vacuum Scandal, Engine Fires And More

November 2, 2015 10:01 am | by Bethe Croy, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, IMPO's top stories included a massive automotive recall, a Chinese company buying Texas oil assets and a new pizza delivery car — oven included. The top two were concerned with alleged lies and dishonesty.


AquaPruf VBT Conveyor

November 2, 2015 8:12 am | by Dorner Mfg | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring Vertical Belt Technology, the AquaPruf Vertical Belt Conveyor comes with a proprietary staggered sidewall belt that provides more pocket capacity than a traditional bucket elevator.

By The Numbers: Manufacturing Halloween

October 30, 2015 2:56 pm | by Katie Mohr, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The spooky holiday means big business for a lot of industries across the United States.This year, that spending is expected to nearly reach $7 billion. Let’s see where all that cash is going.


The Blimp On The Loose Saga Explained

October 30, 2015 2:45 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. military has begun efforts to remove an Army radar blimp from the woods in northeast Pennsylvania, where the high-tech radar system crashed after it broke free from its mooring at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.


Attacking Complexity And Response Times Across The Value Chain

October 30, 2015 2:28 pm | by Dennis McRae | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are feeling the pressure that comes with competing on a global platform – and in recent years, that pressure has intensified as customer demands increase and supply chains expand.



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