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ISM: Manufacturing Orders and Production Continue to Grow

February 3, 2015 1:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January for the 20th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 68th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

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More Oil Industry Layoffs Hit Texas

February 3, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

In recent days, a trio of oil companies informed state officials they plan to lay off hundreds of employees.                                         

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Hundreds Express Opposition to Sanderson Farms' NC Poultry Plant

February 3, 2015 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanderson Farms says it is no longer planning to build a $95 million poultry processing plant in Cumberland County, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from turning out for a public hearing in which most speakers opposed the project.   

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Predictions for 2015: A Tipping Point for Supply Chain Sentience

February 3, 2015 11:04 am | by Sean Riley, Global Manufacturing & Supply Chain Solutions Director, Software AG | Articles | Comments

Software AG has released the company’s top ten predictions for the next year in the manufacturing and supply chain industry, calling 2015 the tipping point for supply chain sentience.                   

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144 Watt LED Flood Light With Magnetic Mount

February 3, 2015 10:46 am | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has released a new 144 watt magnetically mounted LED flood light. 

Number of Union Jobs Varies in Recent Right-to-Work States

February 3, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

In Michigan, the number of employees represented by unions fell by 25,000 last year, dropping from 656,000 in 2013 down to 631,000 according to recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of union members, meanwhile, fell by a larger number, from 633,000 to 585,000 over that span.

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Report: Offshoring, Federal Policy Have Taken Toll on U.S. Industry

February 3, 2015 9:57 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A new report says the U.S. has the most productive advanced industrial sector in the world, but warns the country is losing ground relative to other nations.                           

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Russian Pipe Maker OAO TMK Laying Off at Pennsylvania Plants

February 2, 2015 5:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Russian-based pipe manufacturer says the falling price of gasoline is fueling its decision to lay off 10 percent of its workers at two western Pennsylvania plants.                         

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How Obama Would Spend Your Money in 2016, Agency by Agency

February 2, 2015 4:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning Oct. 1.                                 

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How Much Does Your State Rely on Durable Goods Manufacturing?

February 2, 2015 4:34 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Manufacturing of durable goods accounted for just more than 5.5 percent of the nation's overall non-farm employment in December.                                   

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Jeep Recalls 228K Cherokees for Air Bag Problem

February 2, 2015 4:26 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeep is recalling more than 228,000 SUVs worldwide to fix a software problem that can cause side air bags to inflate for no reason.                                  

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Obama Proposes $3.99 Trillion Budget for 2016

February 2, 2015 3:27 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

President Obama has unveiled his new budget proposal — all $3.99 trillion of it. According to the President, the goal of the new budget is to be “practical, not partisan.”                       

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Hatfields, McCoys Make Moonshine Legally in Southern W.Va.

February 2, 2015 3:12 pm | by John Raby, The Associated Press | News | Comments

After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing — the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud.

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Will Oil’s Big Decline Drag Down Other Commodities?

February 2, 2015 3:07 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Michael Shaoul, chairman and CEO at Marketfield Asset Management, talks about commodities in light of the decline in oil prices.                                   

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Survey: Majority of Manufacturers Plan to Bolster Mobile App Use

February 2, 2015 3:02 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

A poll conducted by business mobility firm Catavolt found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year.                                

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How to Achieve Safer Manufacturing in 2015

February 2, 2015 2:50 pm | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

No matter what type of manufacturing business you run, you should always be looking for ways to make your operations safer. To start out the new year safely, take a look at a couple of the major causes of incidents in 2014 and see how these accidents could have been prevented.

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Strikes Begin at Oil Refineries; Prices Rally

February 2, 2015 2:38 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

About 3,800 workers have walked off the job at nine refineries across the country after the contract between the United Steelworkers Union and oil companies expired Sunday.                       

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U.S. Factories Grew Last Month at Slowest Pace in a Year

February 2, 2015 2:21 pm | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. factories expanded last month at the slowest pace in a year, as orders, production, and hiring all declined. The figures suggested manufacturing may not add much to growth in the first few months of 2015.           

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Industry Groups: Manufacturing Day Events Saw Nearly 400,000 Participants

February 2, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, IMPO | News | Comments

Last year's Manufacturing Day campaign involved nearly 400,000 participants at 1,679 total events, organizers said, smashing participation goals for the year.                           

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Death Toll From GM Ignition Switches Rises to at Least 51

February 2, 2015 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 51 families will get payments from General Motors due to fatal crashes caused by faulty small-car ignition switches, and that number is almost certain to rise.                       

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