U.S. factories increased output in August by the most in eight months, helped by a robust month at auto plants. The gains are a hopeful sign that manufacturing could help boost economic growth in the second half of the year. Manufacturing production rose 0.7 percent last month from July, the Federal Reserve said Monday.
More than 40 state legislatures have debated the increasing presence of unmanned aircraft in civilian airspace, with most of the proposals focused on protecting people from overly intrusive surveillance by law enforcement. But Texas' law tips the scales in police favor — giving them broad freedoms to use drones during investigations and allowing them to bypass a required search warrant if they have suspicions of illegal activity.
Production and skilled trades workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a contract agreement with the automaker. The 2,700 workers are members of Unifor, the new union created by the merger of the Canadian Auto Workers with the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers union.
A Central California cereal plant will have to spend more than $2 million for violating federal air quality rules. The Environmental Protection Agency says Friday that Post Holdings Inc. and Ralcorp Holdings Inc. will pay a $635,000 penalty for failing to install air pollution controls at its cereal plant in Modesto.
Daimler Trucks North America announced Friday it will expand its Portland headquarters after state and city officials offered nearly $20 million in incentives. The unit of Daimler AG said its new building will house 400 new white-collar workers and hundreds of existing employees who now work in rented offices across the Willamette River.
A fire broke out Sunday in a garment factory in Bangladesh's capital, but the blaze was extinguished before it could spread and there were no casualties, an official said. The fire broke out on the top floor of a six-story building in Dhaka where bundles of clothes were kept, fire official Sheikh Mizanur Rahman said.
Those of you working with a desktop, take a moment and look at the fans on the back of your PC. Go ahead, I’ll wait… Not a pretty sight, I imagine. If you are like most people - even those working in an air conditioned office - you are seeing a nice patina of dust covering your blades. And if you are in manufacturing, you are likely seeing something much uglier: the genesis of a huge suck of time, money and resources.
Miller Electric, a leading manufacturer of welders and welding supplies, recently announced that its president, Mike Weller, has been recognized by the Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association for his service to the Wisconsin Technical College System. Given the constant pressure that manufacturers face in attracting and replacing skilled workers, we asked Weller for some perspective on the future of the skills trades.
The PowerBlade installs like a drill bit on virtually any corded or uncorded drill with a 3/8” drive shaft, with the turning action of the drill providing the needed force to quickly and cleanly slice through up to 750 MCM hard-drawn copper cable, says the company.
With a variety of onboard and expandable I/O options, these new units are capable of supporting up to 256 I/O.
This portable work light features a 16 inch LED lamp assembly producing 12,000 lumens of light output from only 150 watts.
This “ready-to-use” liquid product was designed to remove black streaks and tire marks and other heavily soiled and stubborn areas on epoxy-coated concrete floors.
The new solid carbide thread mills feature a left hand spiral flute design, increased flute count and core diameter, and advanced multilayered TiALN-T46 coating.
Designed with comfort, durability, and stability in mind, the 6500 Series respirator is built tough enough to withstand long hours and extreme conditions.
The jacket material itself has special additives, which are emitted over time and thus prevent the growth of microorganisms.
Right Angle Wirefox strippers are durable and tested for 150,000 strip cycles, and the replaceable stripping blades are estimated to last 25,000 cycles.
This crimping tool delivers fast, reliable connector terminations for voice and data applications, says the company.
Designed to give its distributors the tools to succeed, Verti-Lift’s new website and video gallery feature a broad range of equipment capabilities.
In addition to maximizing available space, a hybrid storage system with shelving and drawers allows users to easily find stored items, with drawers equipped with 100 percent extension.