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U.S. Employers Add Solid 223K Jobs

May 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, a solid gain that suggests that the economy may be recovering after stumbling at the start of the year.

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Photo of the Day: BMW Commits to 'Make in India' Initiative

May 7, 2015 3:29 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In the Photo of the Day see how BMW commemorated their newest commitment to the "Make in India" initiative.

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3-D Printing Hershey Kisses

May 7, 2015 3:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Traditional food purveyors Hershey and the Culinary Institute of America take a step into the future, experimenting with 3-D food printing. 

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Jeni's Traces Listeria to Ice Cream Pint-Filling Machine

May 7, 2015 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says it has traced a source of listeria in its Ohio production to a pint-filling machine. 

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Obama's Nike Stop Puts Focus on Outsourcing, Labor Standards

May 7, 2015 2:58 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn, Gosia Wozniacka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

On Friday, the president will visit Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, to make his trade policy pitch as he struggles to win over Democrats for what could be the last major legislative push of his presidency. 

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Scientists Use Solar Energy to Make Chemical Building Blocks for Manufacturing

May 7, 2015 2:47 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers believe a newly developed system could substitute solar energy for fossil fuels in a variety of industrial processes. 

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Crude Oil Train Derails in ND, Town Evacuated

May 7, 2015 2:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digial Reporter | News | Comments

Authorities evacuated a North Dakota town on Wednesday following the latest in a string of fiery accidents involving trains transporting crude oil. 

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UAW Unveils Works Council Proposal for Volkswagen Plant

May 7, 2015 2:36 pm | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers has drawn up a proposal for creating a German-style works council at Volkswagen plant in Tennessee that is predicated on the automaker recognizing the union as its exclusive bargaining partner.

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Clampseal Blowdown Valves

May 7, 2015 1:30 pm | by CONVAL | Product Releases | Comments

Clampseal Blowdown Service Valves provide necessary control for continuous or tandem boiler or turbine blowdown and bottom blow-off service.

Air-Powered Cars Coming to the U.S.

May 7, 2015 10:31 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors (ZPM) founder Ethan Tucker sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory. With a tentative deal in place with Robert Herjavec, the company is moving ahead with plans to build an air-powered vehicle named the “AIRPod.”

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Electrical Manufacturers Support Energy-Saving Laws

May 7, 2015 9:59 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association announced its support for Federal energy-efficiency legislation on April 30, praising the "continued focus on common sense policies." 

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M23 Over-Molded Cordsets and Receptacles

May 7, 2015 9:54 am | by Mencom Corporation Mencom Corporation Product Releases | Comments

According to Mencom Corporation, the versatility of the M23 series makes it perfect for applications such as servo drives, motors, and encoders.

American Becomes 2nd U.S. Airline to Use Boeing's 787

May 7, 2015 9:51 am | by David Koenig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

American joins United as the only U.S. airlines using the plane, which Boeing calls the Dreamliner.

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Lumber Liquidators Suspends Sales of Chinese-Made Flooring

May 7, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lumber Liquidators has suspended the sale of all laminate flooring made in China a week after disclosing that the Justice Department is seeking criminal charges against the specialty retailer in an investigation over imported products.

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ISM Survey Anticipates Manufacturing Growth Despite Modest Outlook

May 7, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The latest economic forecast from the Institute for Supply Management predicts that the manufacturing sector will continue to grow despite reduced expectations for 2015.

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Report Credits UAW for Auto Industry Turnaround

May 7, 2015 9:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute argues the relationship between U.S. automakers and the United Auto Workers union fueled the industry's transformation since the Great Recession. 

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Manufacturing Day

May 6, 2015 4:12 pm | by Manufacturing Day | Events

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year is October 2, 2015—any day can be a Manufacturing Day.

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Fabtech 2015

May 6, 2015 4:09 pm | by FABTECH | Events

FABTECH provides a convenient venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools to improve productivity, increase profits and discover new solutions to all of your metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing needs.

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PACK Expo

May 6, 2015 4:03 pm | by PACK Expo Las Vegas | Events

In 2015, nearly 2,000 exhibiting companies offering processing and packaging solutions will connect with nearly 30,000 industry professionals from 40 vertical markets on an 800,000 net square feet exhibit floor that buzzes with technologies in action.

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2015 NSC Congress & Expo

May 6, 2015 3:30 pm | Events

The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals.

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