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GM Recalls Top 20M Globally

June 17, 2014 10:13 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors is recalling another 3 million cars because of a defect that causes a similar problem to the infamous ignition switch issue.                               

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Boeing Union Joins Fight Over Wash. Fish Consumption

June 17, 2014 10:11 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unions representing Boeing machinists and mill workers are siding with businesses in a bitter fight over how much fish people eat, and thus how clean Washington state waters should be.                    

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How Will GM Fix Its Corporate Culture?

June 17, 2014 9:59 am | by Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wants General Motors to explain how it plans to fix what's been described as a lax corporate culture and how the company plans to compensate victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches.            

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Tesla Vote in N.J. Moves to Senate

June 17, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Jersey Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would allow zero-emission carmakers to sell directly to consumers in that state.                                 

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Tech Giants Want To Halt Overseas Snooping by U.S.

June 17, 2014 9:51 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has no right to seize computer data stored outside the country.         

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Clean Solar Panels Efficiently

June 17, 2014 9:18 am | by Kärcher Professional | Product Releases | Comments

iSolar is a new pressure washer accessory from Kärcher Professional designed for thorough cleaning of solar panels.

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Lincoln's Nifty Parking Trick

June 16, 2014 3:58 pm | by USA TODAY | News | Comments

The Lincoln MKC can not only park itself, it can get you out of a tight parking spot, as shown here by Sandeep Khatiwala, its program manager.                               

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Re-Engineering The Manufacturing Enterprise

June 16, 2014 3:52 pm | by SME | Videos | Comments

Find out how customer-driven production challenges are met by re-engineering the manufacturing enterprise through case studies with Black & Decker, Aeroquip Corp. and Himont Corp.                   

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Quick Changeover For Lean Manufacturing

June 16, 2014 3:45 pm | by SME | Videos | Comments

This program shows examples of how four different companies reduced changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.                                   

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Organizing Inventory to Keep Product Flowing

June 16, 2014 3:19 pm | Articles | Comments

Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.                         

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Factory Output Rebounds in May, MAPI Weighs In

June 16, 2014 2:16 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer & MAPI | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture.                                    

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Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Hits the Road

June 16, 2014 2:08 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

South Korean auto-maker Hyundai says it has launched a new era of clean, hydrogen-fueled motoring in the U.S.                                         

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Dutch Government Encourages Self-driving Car Tests

June 16, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dutch government says it wants to encourage large-scale tests of self-driving cars in the Netherlands by next year, and supports a plan to allow tests of self-driving trucks by 2019.                   

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Tighter Trucking Regulations Proposed After Accident That Injured Actor

June 16, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the wake of an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday launched a plan to keep tired truck drivers off the road.                 

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Police: Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO

June 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Prasanta Paul, Associated Press | News | Comments

An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.                

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Regulators OK New Version of Boeing 787

June 16, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing Co. said Monday that U.S. and European regulators have approved its newest and larger version of the 787 passenger jet for commercial flying.                             

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Giti Tire To Invest $560 Million, Create 1,700 S.C. Jobs

June 16, 2014 1:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.                

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Portable Work Area Light Tower

June 16, 2014 11:59 am | by Larson Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

The WAL-4XWP60E-MCE released by Larson Electronics is a 240 watt portable LED light tower that produces 21,600 lumens of bright light with a lifespan of 50,000 hours. 

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Mini-load Collapsible Tote

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ORBIS Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This reusable, system-ready tote injects a high-level of user-friendly mobility into the supply chain — driving sustainability and optimization and reducing costs. 

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High Performance Flexible Cable Assemblies

June 16, 2014 11:35 am | by D-COAX, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

D-COAX, Inc. has introduced high performance flexible coaxial cable assemblies through 65GHz in the standard or custom configurations in the greater metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon.

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