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Calif. Company Recalls 40,000 Lbs. Of Meat

January 14, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California company has recalled more than 40,000 pounds of meat products because it was produced without a full federal inspection. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Monday that Rancho Feeding Corporation of Petaluma, Calif., recalled 41,683 pounds of meat products.

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Bourbon Truly American, Despite Foreign Ties

January 14, 2014 9:47 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

The planned $13.62 billion acquisition of the owner of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark by a Japanese company adds two more classic brands to the lineup of bourbon staples tied to foreign-based parent companies. Wild Turkey and Four Roses are other historic brands with foreign ownership connections.

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Q&A: element14 And Big Distributor Trends For 2014

January 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

In an electronics market that has seen relatively flat performance over the last several years, there continue to be a number of areas where distributors can differentiate and find growth. One of the ongoing challenges within the market is the rapidity of demand swings, increasing frequency of orders and diminishing average order sizes.

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Power Quality Problems Plague Manufacturing’s Push For Productivity

January 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Ben Grimes, Chief Technology Officer, Innovolt | Articles | Comments

Power is the lifeblood of manufacturing. However, the integration of sensitive electronics into most logic assemblies has made the circuitry (and therefore productivity) of the equipment that drives industrial automation much more susceptible to power quality fluctuations.

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Rubber & Plastics Inc. Adds Custom Molded Parts To Capabilities

January 14, 2014 8:58 am | by Rubber & Plastics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

RPI has added custom molded rubber parts to their production capability in order to provide high quality, specialty parts to manufacturers, distributors, and OEMs.

Workstation Keeps Tools Close & Handy

January 14, 2014 8:52 am | by Huot Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with a machine shop environment in mind, the new Huot Workstation provides a solid, stable work location with plenty of functional top surface space.

The Future Is Here And It's Wearable

January 13, 2014 3:45 pm | by NBC Nightly News | Videos | Comments

Check out the next generation of technology you won't be able to live without. Gadget by gadget, people expect even the most common things to be more useful with the Internet.                      

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Gadget Time At CMU's Build 18 Engineering Fest

January 13, 2014 2:03 pm | by Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering department ushers in the spring semester with the annual Build 18 engineering fest — a fast-paced challenge where students have seven days to build an imaginative and innovative product under tight deadlines and with limited funding — real-world lessons that most startups learn the hard way.

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Airbus Logs Record 2013, But Still Behind Boeing

January 13, 2014 1:59 pm | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

After tallying a record number of airplane orders and deliveries last year, Airbus is admittedly facing a high bar in 2014. The European aerospace conglomerate said Monday it delivered 626 planes last year, a company record but still 22 fewer than U.S. rival Boeing Co.

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Fisker Bankruptcy Bidding Heats Up Quickly

January 13, 2014 1:54 pm | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li is offering $55 million at auction for Fisker Automotive, just days after a judge rejected a private sale of the failed electric-vehicle manufacturer. Hybrid Technology's conditional offer includes $30 million cash and $25 million in credit for what it's owed as Fisker's senior secured lender.

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3-D Printing Set To Break Out Of Niche

January 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Last year, there were only a handful of 3-D printing companies at the gadget show. This year, there were thirty, and the organizers had to turn others away because they couldn't fit them in. The 3-D printing area of the show floor drew dense crowds that gawked at the printers and their creations, which ranged from toys to tea cups to iPhone cases.

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Lexus Makes Kentucky Home To New U.S.-Made Lexus

January 13, 2014 1:48 pm | by Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. (TMMK) recently announced that construction is underway at the assembly line that will produce the first U.S.-made Lexus. Last April, TMMK announced it would localize production of the ES 350, which has never been assembled outside of Japan.

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Detroit Auto Show 'Super' Boost For Ailing City

January 13, 2014 1:46 pm | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It's a 21st century paradox: Detroit enters 2014 in bankruptcy, the largest public case in U.S. history and facing $18 billion or more in debt. Yet the Motor City's resurgent auto industry is strong enough to host a show that by one estimate will generate nearly $400 million for the area's economy.

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New GM CEO Hopes To Inspire Science Students

January 13, 2014 1:41 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Responding to a question about being an inspiration to women, Barra said she hopes her engineering credentials make her a role model for young people. "With my technical background — I'm an electrical engineer — and I can motivate young women or young men to pursue a career in science," she said.

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ISM: November Numbers Recap

January 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

Brad Holcomb, chair of the ISM Business Survey Committee, talks to Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology, and Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.Net, about November's PMI and explains what's behind the numbers. 

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Aluminum Revolution: Ford Introduces New F-150

January 13, 2014 9:53 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

On Monday, Ford unveils a new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. The lighter material shaves as much as 700 pounds off the 5,000-pound truck, a revolutionary change for a vehicle known for its heft and an industry still heavily reliant on steel.

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Corvette, Silverado Take Top Auto Show Awards

January 13, 2014 9:50 am | by Jeff Karoub and Tom Krisher, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

The Chevy sweep came after General Motors made the most appearances on this year's list finalists. Others included the Cadillac CTS and Mazda3. Truck/utility finalists included the Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee. Forty-eight automotive journalists vote on winners from the list of finalists.

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Honeywell: Company Cooperating With DOJ Probe

January 13, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense contractor Honeywell International Inc. said Sunday it is cooperating with a Department of Justice probe into the overseas production of equipment it provided for a U.S. fighter jet. The government inquiry involves electronics that Honeywell manufactured for the government's new F-35 fighter planes, which are designed to be the military's most advanced combat jets

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Suntory Buying Spirits Maker Beam For $13.62B

January 13, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beam, the maker of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark alcohol brands, has agreed to be acquired by Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd. for approximately $13.62 billion. The companies put the deal's value at about $16 billion, including debt.       

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Tyson Foods Recalls 33K Pounds Of Chicken Product

January 13, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods is recalling nearly 34,000 pounds of mechanically separated chicken products that may be contaminated with a strain of salmonella. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday in a news release the product was not sold in retail stores. It was produced on Oct. 11 and shipped nationwide for institutional use.

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