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U.S. CEO Ridicules French Workers As Time-Wasting

February 21, 2013 4:23 pm | by Thomas Adamson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A straight-talking U.S. businessman and a European socialist government were never likely to become the firmest of friends, but a letter from Maurice Taylor, CEO of tire-maker Titan International, blasting the French work-ethic has ruffled France's feathers.


Anger After U.S. Boss Insults France's Workers

February 21, 2013 4:23 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

French workers have hit back at scathing comments made about them by an American tycoon. Maurice Taylor, the CEO of U.S. tire company Titan International told France's industry minister in a letter published by French media that he didn't want to take over a struggling tire plant as the workforce ''works only three hours.''


ZIPport™ Multi-Wire Connectors

February 21, 2013 4:22 pm | by AutomationDirect | Product Releases | Comments

The heavy duty connectors are designed to maintain reliable electrical connections while providing protection against dirt, moisture, and mechanical stress common in industrial environments.


Dockmaster™ LEDs

February 21, 2013 4:21 pm | by Halogen Lighting Products Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Dockmaster™ LED loading dock light is the current titleholder of the brightest and most reliable LED dock light in the Americas, according to the company.


Adjustable Wrenches

February 21, 2013 4:19 pm | by Channellock Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new wrench provides added power and leverage, as well as a jaw capacity up to three inches.


Multi-Material Drill Bits

February 21, 2013 4:18 pm | by IRWIN® Tools | Product Releases | Comments

Multi-Material drill bits will drill through just about any type of material out there, including brick, block, tile, metal, wood, laminate, plastic, and marble – they'll even drill through multiple materials at the same time, says the company.


Ergonomic Cutters, Pliers

February 21, 2013 4:16 pm | by Xuron Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

ESD-Safe Cutters and Pliers are ergonomically designed, made from highly alloyed steel, and feature static dissipative hand grips and Light-Touch™ return springs, says the company.


Spra-Rite Lubrication

February 21, 2013 4:14 pm | by Industrial Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

Spra-Rite lubrication systems precisely regulate the volume and placement of lubricant at specific areas of stamping or drawing tools, or the stock, at predetermined press stroke intervals, explains the company.


Industrial Rider Sweeper

February 21, 2013 4:12 pm | by Advance | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a 50-inch main broom and DustGuard™ side broom dust suppression system, the SW8000 provides the widest dust controlled sweeping path in the industry, says the company.


Carbide-Tipped Drill Bit

February 21, 2013 4:10 pm | by Metabo Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Ultra-X drill bit features a 4 x 90 degree unique solid carbide head that reduces vibration and drills precise holes, says the company.


Compact Impact Wrenches

February 21, 2013 4:08 pm | by Milwaukee Tool Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Tool Corporation says it has introduced the industry’s first 18V Compact Impact Wrenches with over 200 foot-pounds of torque.


LEDs On Wheels

February 21, 2013 4:06 pm | by | Product Releases | Comments

The explosion proof low profile LED light on dolly cart provides operators a powerful lighting solution that can be maneuvered around the work area and positioned for the best coverage possible, says the company.


KeyedIn Manufacturing

February 21, 2013 4:04 pm | by KeyedIn Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

KeyedIn Manufacturing is a fully web-based business management software application that can help users take charge of their business, says the company.


V-Shield™ Compressor

February 21, 2013 4:03 pm | by Ingersoll Rand | Product Releases | Comments

The V-Shield ensures that the compressor’s piping system is composed of stainless steel pipes, metal-flex hoses, and elastomeric face seals to prevent leaks, explains the company.


Ventis™ Slide-on Pump

February 21, 2013 4:01 pm | by Industrial Scientific | Product Releases | Comments

The Ventis Slide-on Pump (Model VSP), available in black or safety orange, allows for convenient sampling of up to 50 feet in a wide range of applications, says the company.


Longwave Infrared Thermal Imaging

February 21, 2013 3:59 pm | by FLIR Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for easy deployment in tight machine vision locations, AX5sc cameras are available in a variety of pixel resolutions from 80×64 and 160×128 up to 320×256.


Anti-Slip Mats

February 21, 2013 3:57 pm | by SAFEGUARD Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Anti-Slip Mats can be put down as large section mats and built in modular configurations for custom fit applications to help prevent slips and falls.


VSA/VSB Air Curtains

February 21, 2013 3:55 pm | by Berner International Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The VSA/VSB Series is suitable for all industries with energy, flying insect, and temperature challenges at external and internal doorways, says the company.


Atlas Copco Marks 140th Anniversary By Ringing Opening Bell At NASDAQ MarketSite

February 21, 2013 9:56 am | News | Comments

Atlas Copco (STO:ATCOA) (STO:ATCOB) CEO Ronnie Leten will mark the company’s 140th anniversary by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York’s Times Square at 9:15 a.m. EST today.The bell ringing signifies not only the beginning of the day’s trading, but also the start of a yearlong celebration for the company.

Tour PlanetSolar

February 20, 2013 3:12 pm | by spectrummag | Videos | Comments

PlanetSolar is the first boat to travel around the world on sunlight alone. Christian Ochsenbein, the on-board electrical engineer during the 19-month journey, shows off the yacht's power system. For more information visit



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