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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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Stretch Wrap Seaming Device

September 10, 2014 4:44 pm | by Muller | Product Releases | Comments

Muller, a manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, introduces its No Touch No Tail (NT²) seaming device.    

U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 1.1% in July

September 10, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing (AMT) & The United States Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) | News | Comments

July U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $170 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.                           

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Tripwire and Belden Inc. Announce Cybersecurity Initiative for Manufacturers

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, and Belden Inc., a leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical manufacturing applications, today announced a new marketing initiative designed to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in manufacturing organizations.

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Salmonella Defendant Claims He was a Customer, not a Conspirator

September 10, 2014 1:23 pm | by Russ Bynum, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The attorney for one of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant says his client was a customer, not a co-conspirator who plotted to ship tainted food.               

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Big River Steel Gets Extension in Suit Over Mill

September 10, 2014 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge is giving Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the billion-dollar project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas.                         

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Epicor Announces Integration Between ERP and MES

September 10, 2014 12:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, announced the integration between its Epicor Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) and next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, called Epicor ERP version 10.

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Court Blocks Pollution Rules For Wyoming Plants

September 10, 2014 12:04 pm | by Ben Neary, The Associated Press | News | Comments

It was ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court.         

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