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Hundreds of Workers On Strike at Lear Corp. Plant

September 15, 2014 11:53 am | by Charles D. Wilson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana.                              

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ReVolt - An Unmanned, Battery-Powered Ship Concept

September 15, 2014 11:35 am | by gCaptain.com | Videos | Comments

The shipping research firm DNV GL has revealed a new electric vessel, the ReVolt, that can carry cargo without a crew.                                     

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Safety Agency Investigates Ford Fiesta Latches

September 15, 2014 11:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that the doors won't latch properly on some Ford Fiesta subcompact cars.                                    

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U.S. Factory Output Drops .4 Percent in August

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.                   

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Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show, so we’ve collected some of the best of IMTS 2014.                                  

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High Viscosity Paint, Powder Coating and E-Coating Stripper

September 15, 2014 10:06 am | by Solvent Kleene, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Solvent Kleene has released its newest environmentally friendly non-hazardous high viscosity paint, powder coating and E-coating stripper, the D-Zolve 1220. 

Nucor Buying Gallatin Steel for $770M

September 15, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Steel company Nucor is buying Gallatin Steel Co. for about $770 million, which will expand Nucor's footprint in the Midwest.                                    

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Heineken Rejects SABMiller Takeover Bid

September 15, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Family-controlled brewer Heineken says it has rejected a takeover bid by rival SABMiller.                                              

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Airbus Looks To Ohio for More Business

September 15, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus are meeting with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.                            

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National Association Of Manufacturers Responds To Resolution Limiting First Amendment Rights

September 12, 2014 1:51 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) penned a letter to the Senate, urging opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a proposed amendment to the Constitution.                       

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Why Synchronize Time? Three Ways It Benefits Manufacturers

September 12, 2014 1:11 pm | by Dieter Pape | Articles | Comments

Time means everything in manufacturing, and clocks that are synchronized to display the same, accurate time aren’t just a convenience. They are required for efficient, compliant operations.                  

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Following Annie's Acquisition, Expect More Deals

September 12, 2014 12:55 pm | Videos | Comments

Following General Mills acquisition of macaroni and cheese maker Annie's for over $800 million, or more than four times revenue, expect a smorgasboard of deals in the natural and organic space.                 

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HP Fined For Bribery Of Russian Officials

September 12, 2014 12:37 pm | by The Associated | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.                   

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Branson: Virgin Galactic my Toughest Project

September 12, 2014 12:21 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

For Richard Branson, Virgin Galactic has been the toughest company he's ever launched. But he also thinks it will be the most promising.                                 

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GreenTech Automotive Says Mississippi Factory Built

September 12, 2014 12:07 pm | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.                               

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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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