Advertisement
The Leading Source for Industrial Maintenance News
Subscribe to IMPO Magazine All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

IMPO Insider

Daily industrial news and top headlines for plant and maintenance managers

Refinery Strike to Continue, Talks on Hold Until Next Week

February 12, 2015 3:10 pm | by Anderw Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A nearly two-week-old strike at oil refineries appears set to continue into next week as talks between workers and industry representatives remain on hold.

Death Followed Jeep Recall

February 12, 2015 3:01 pm | Videos | Comments

More than a year after Chrysler issued recall of nearly 1.6 million Jeeps because of it rear-mounted gas tank, the position of the tank is blamed for a fiery crash that killed a pregnant woman on a suburban Detroit freeway.

TOPICS:

Is it Time to Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

February 12, 2015 2:59 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Morgan Advanced Materials Announces Superwool Fiber Papers

February 12, 2015 10:28 am | by Morgan Advanced Materials | Product Releases | Comments

Superwool fiber papers are a low bio-persistent solution for use in ceramics, glass and metals manufacturing processes, as well as in commercial automotive and consumer goods applications.

Re-skilled Workers Bring the Industrial Internet of Things to Life

February 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Sudarshan Krishnamurthi, Senior Product Manager, Cisco, on behalf of Industrial IP Advantage | Articles | Comments

​The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) holds huge potential for manufacturers in 2015. But in order to fulfill these promises, manufacturers will need skilled workers who can deploy the evolving technology on the plant side.

TOPICS:

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Up 7.2 Percent in December

February 12, 2015 10:06 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

December U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $168.2 million. This total was up 7.2% from November’s total and up 20.3% from December 2013.

TOPICS:

Apple Building Big Solar Energy Project in California

February 12, 2015 9:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

TOPICS:

Boeing Announces Additional Work for SC Propulsion Plant

February 12, 2015 9:38 am | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Even as Boeing opened a large new propulsion plant in South Carolina on Wednesday, the aeronautics giant announced the facility has already been assigned additional work.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Kidde Recalling Nearly 5M Disposable Fire Extinguishers

February 12, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury.

TOPICS:

Applications for U.S. Jobless Aid Rose to 304,000 Last Week

February 12, 2015 9:28 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped last week, though it is still at relatively low levels pointing to healthy hiring.

TOPICS:

Police Testing New, Less Lethal Gun Technology

February 11, 2015 3:01 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with the Alternative, a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly.

TOPICS:

Technology on the Shop Floor: Empowering Your Manufacturing Team

February 11, 2015 2:31 pm | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. But, technology providers offer many solutions to remedy this stress — fixes to the things that give you headaches, slow your team down and endanger profitability. 

TOPICS:

The Small Town Behind the Biggest Scoreboards

February 11, 2015 2:25 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.

Report: Third Industrial Revolution Led by Device Manufacturers

February 11, 2015 2:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers.

TOPICS:

Airport Authority Selling 260 Acres for FedEx Plant

February 11, 2015 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An eastern Pennsylvania airport authority is selling about 260 acres of airport-owned land for almost $9.9 million for a planned FedEx ground distribution hub.

TOPICS:

Delegation: EPA Reaffirms Approval of North Dakota Haze Plan

February 11, 2015 2:01 pm | by Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has reaffirmed its approval of North Dakota's plan to address haze caused by coal-fired power plants, rejecting an appeal by environmental groups who favor a federal plan.

TOPICS:

U.S. Challenges Chinese Export Program

February 11, 2015 1:52 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The United States has accused the Chinese government of providing prohibited subsidies on a wide range of the country's exports, providing an unfair advantage in the marketplace and hindering American businesses.

TOPICS:

Survey: Job Openings Rose Slightly in December

February 11, 2015 1:45 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

The latest monthly numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the number of job openings increasing slightly in December compared to the previous month.

TOPICS:

Judge Sends Contractor to Prison for Faulty Gun Parts

February 11, 2015 10:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Colorado man who had a factory in Michigan has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for trying to sell faulty gun parts to the Defense Department.

TOPICS:

Canadian American Homes Buys Shuttered Plants

February 11, 2015 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes manufactured homes plans to re-open two plants in central Wisconsin.

TOPICS:

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading