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Accenture To Acquire PCO Innovation

October 31, 2013 1:30 pm | by | News | Comments

Accenture has today announced its intent to acquire PCO Innovation, a systems integration group that specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) technology. Terms of the agreement were not immediately announced, nor were details as to how the companies will integrate services, facilities and labor forces.


Big Bucks For Detroit's Big 3

October 31, 2013 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GM, Chrysler and Ford are hotter than Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The automakers' earnings are strong, a promising sign for the Motor City.                           


Manufacturing Business Sees Opportunity In Detroit

October 31, 2013 9:46 am | by Jeff Glor, CBS | Videos | Comments

Watch manufacturer Shinola is investing in Detroit by hiring and training local workers. CEO Steve Bock hopes to help bring back American manufacturing by investing in what was once America's manufacturing powerhouse. 


A Look Inside Alcoa's Largest U.S. Factory

October 31, 2013 9:30 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.                                     


Inside The Vertu Luxury Smartphone Factory

October 31, 2013 9:20 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Each Vertu smartphone is assembled by a single person and the finished product can run thousands of dollars.  Check out this behind-the-scenes video of this luxury smartphone factory.                 


Meet The $1.7 Million Pagani Huayra

October 31, 2013 9:06 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

This Pagani Huayra features a titanium-infused carbon fiber body, a seven-speed transmission, a 730 horsepower engine, and boasts a $1.7 million dollar price tag.   


U.S. Steel To Partially Shut Ontario Mill

October 30, 2013 2:03 pm | by Allison Martell | News | Comments

United States Steel Corp said on Tuesday it will permanently shut down iron and steelmaking operations at its Hamilton, Ontario, mill at the end of this year.  The decision is a blow to Hamilton, long the center of Canada's steel industry, which has been hit hard by plant closures over the last decade.


Nestle Relocating Pizza Division To Ohio

October 30, 2013 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nestle USA says it's relocating its frozen pizza division from Illinois to the Cleveland suburb of Solon, joining its other businesses and an expanding research center there.  The world's largest food company expects about 250 jobs eventually to come from the move.


Siemens Energy Adds 40 Jobs In Central Mississippi

October 30, 2013 1:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Siemens Energy, Inc. has added 40 new jobs at the central Mississippi plant where it makes high-voltage transmission equipment.  Employment is now about 400 at the plant in Richland, just south of Jackson.     


Lower Joint Venture Income Hit Corning In 3Q

October 30, 2013 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Glass maker Corning said Wednesday that its net income fell 23 percent in the third quarter on lower earnings from its joint venture with Samsung, which Corning is buying out.  The company gave a disappointing forecast for the fourth quarter, and shares slipped.


Anheuser-Busch InBev, Teamsters To Start Talks

October 30, 2013 1:21 pm | by Jim Salter, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch InBev and the Teamsters union are about to begin contract talks for the first time since the Belgian brewer InBev purchased the maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers five years ago.             


Fourth Person Dies From Mexican Candy Plant Explosion

October 30, 2013 1:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Government health system spokesman Rosendo Gaytan says the 35-year-old employee of the factory Dulces Blueberry in Ciudad Juarez died Tuesday at a hospital in the city of Guadalajara, where he was transferred to be treated for third-degree burns.

How To Make An F1 Car, Part 3: Manufacturing

October 30, 2013 12:38 pm | by Infiniti Red Bull Racing | Videos | Comments

Using exclusive interviews with team members, the third and final part of this mini-series shows how an F1 car is made.


Fight Over Odor At Sriracha Plant Heats Up

October 30, 2013 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It looked like things were really starting to heat up for this little Southern California factory town when the maker of the Sriracha chili sauce known the world over decided to open a sprawling 650,000-square-foot factory within its borders.   


EMO Hannover 2013 Explores Trends & Issues In Manufacturing

October 30, 2013 10:27 am | by EMO Hannover | News | Comments

Under the motto of “Intelligence in Production”, solutions were presented at EMO Hannover 2013 that efficiently integrate new information technologies. The focus was on innovations that automate, simplify or enhance the efficiency of the work sequences involved. 


Wyo. OSHA Seeks $700K In Penalties Vs. Sinclair

October 30, 2013 10:06 am | by by Mead Gruver, Associated Press | News | Comments

 State safety regulators announced Tuesday they are seeking $707,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil Corp. after alleging 22 safety violations at the company's refinery in south-central Wyoming, including a toxic gas release that sickened dozens of workers in May.


CAT To Close Texas Plant, Idling 100

October 30, 2013 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will close an East Texas plant and move the work elsewhere, putting about 100 employees out of work.The announcement to close the dippers plant in Kilgore comes a week after the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker revealed third-quarter earnings fell 44 percent.


GM Revenue Rises 4 Pct, Just Short Of Wall Street Estimates

October 30, 2013 9:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors says third-quarter net income fell 53 percent compared with a year ago, as one-time expenses and losses in Europe offset strong performances elsewhere. The company earned $698 million in the quarter, or 45 cents per share. That compares with $1.48 billion, or 89 cents per share, a year ago.


Chrysler Group Reports Third-Quarter Net Income Of $464 Million

October 30, 2013 9:56 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC today reported its preliminary third-quarter 2013 results, including net income of $464 million, marking the Company’s ninth consecutive quarter of positive net income.                  


HVAC/R Machine Retrofit Solution

October 30, 2013 9:49 am | by Schneider Electric | Product Releases | Comments

Schneider Electric, announced the new HVAC/R Machine Retrofit solution, Condenser Fan Pak, designed to improve both new and existing  air conditioning and refrigeration equipment used in the food and beverage, educational, government, hospital, industrial and retail sectors.



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