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Say Hello to a Hot Rod Powered by Water

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The Quant e-Sportlimousine, a car powered by a saltwater-filled battery, has been making a splash in Europe, where it was just approved for road use, and with the scientists at GE.                     

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Futuris Opens Automotive Components Manufacturing Facility In North America

September 12, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuris Automotive, a leading global automotive components supplier, today announced the expansion of its North American business with the opening of a new manufacturing facility and design center in Newark, California.         

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Exelis Receives $8M Army Order for Night Vision Equipment

September 12, 2014 10:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at $8 million to provide the U.S. Army with Generation 3 night vision equipment.                                     

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Power-Wedge Cog-Belt

September 12, 2014 9:53 am | by Carlisle Transportation Products | Product Releases | Comments

Carlisle Transportation Products has announced its new Power-Wedge Cog-Belts that are now made of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, a synthetic rubber that is durable, static conductive and has a broad operating temperature range. 

Nevada Governor Enacts Tesla Tax Break Package

September 12, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State.                         

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Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs to Fix Stalling Problem

September 12, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.                                       

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OSHA Proposes $70K Fine After WI Plant Accident

September 11, 2014 5:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are proposing a $70,000 fine for a Wisconsin manufacturing plant after a machine crushed a worker's hand and partially amputated his thumb.                          

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U.S. Budget Deficit Dips to $128.7B in August

September 11, 2014 4:01 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.                           

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Guinness World Record Set During America's Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

September 11, 2014 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy, a record breaking mosaic was made that incorporates $65,000+ worth of coins - the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.

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Demystifying the Manufacturing Crystal Ball

September 11, 2014 2:25 pm | by Diane Palmquist | Articles | Comments

We’ve all heard about “Industry 4.0” and the promises an increased flow of data and better quality information will have on shaping a new manufacturing reality. But what does the Internet of Things and more connections really mean for the manufacturing business? 

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Toyota Recalls 130,000 Pickups

September 11, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.                                  

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DAQRI Annouces World's First Smart Helmet

September 11, 2014 12:32 pm | by DAQRI | Videos | Comments

DAQRI announced the world’s first Smart Helmet, a new professional-grade head-mounted display for industrial environments.                                      

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Lawyer Claims GM Went To Great Lengths To Keep Dealers Informed

September 11, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

General Motors Canada went to extraordinary lengths to keep its dealers informed about its restructuring plans in the aftermath of the financial crisis, stated a lawyer for the automaker this Wednesday.              

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All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

September 11, 2014 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It was announced that Siemens has been selected to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida.                 

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NFL Team Takes a Stand on Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 11, 2014 10:07 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

The STL Rams’ Edward Jones Dome will be serving sustainably-manufactured hot dogs and burgers this upcoming football season.                                    

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Linetec To Expand with a Third Anodize Line

September 11, 2014 9:48 am | by Linetec | News | Comments

Linetec, one of the largest architectural finishing companies in the U.S., will expand with a third anodize line. The 120,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements are estimated to cost $15.3 million and bring nearly 100 jobs to the city of Wausau, Wisconsin. 

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Alcoa Signs $1B+ Supply Contract With Boeing

September 11, 2014 9:34 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing. This multiyear contract is valued at more than $1 billion and is the largest ever between the two companies.     

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Applications for U.S. Unemployment Rise to 315K

September 11, 2014 9:07 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Labor Department says that weekly applications for unemployment aid rose 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000, the most since late June.                               

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Saunders Creates Manufacturing Jobs For Blind And Disabled Americans

September 10, 2014 5:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Saunders Mfg. Co., Inc. is creating new opportunities to keep many Americans who are blind, visually impaired, or have significant disabilities working.                            

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U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up in July

September 10, 2014 4:59 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.                                   

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