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U.S. Industrial Output Falls for 5th Month

May 18, 2015 9:46 am | by Christopher Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A plunge in energy-related drilling and sluggish manufacturing sent U.S. industrial output down for a fifth straight month in April.


New Chevy Camaro Slims Down

May 18, 2015 9:41 am | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new Chevy Camaro, the sixth generation of the car, is going to be outfitted with a four-cylinder engine making it slimmer and more efficient than its predecessors. 


Model DV22 Mini Diaphragm Valve

May 15, 2015 4:59 pm | by VICI Valco | Product Releases | Comments

VICI’s Microvolume Diaphragm Valve is designed for trouble-free use in applications requiring minimal maintenance and maximum lifetime. 


Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 3:15 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car will make its debut on public roads this summer. Google's mission is to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.


This is How a Driverless Truck Works

May 15, 2015 3:02 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Regulatory and technological obstacles may hold back the driverless car for decades. But one of the first driverless semi-trucks is already driving, legally, on the highways of Nevada.


End of the Migrant Miracle: China's Turning Point

May 15, 2015 2:54 pm | by Financial Times | Videos | Comments

China's labor force is shrinking, and the flow of workers migrating from farm to factory is dwindling. The end of surplus labor has profound implications for the Chinese economy.

Post Consolidates Cereal-Making Business in Minnesota

May 15, 2015 2:45 pm | by Jim Suhr, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Post Holdings will merge two of its cereal businesses, headquarter them in Minnesota and close a New Jersey office as it separately grapples with a widening bird flu outbreak.


Stubborn GE Scientist Creates New Fuel-Saving Material

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

For nearly three decades Krishan Luthra stubbornly labored away in a General Electric research lab on a long-shot effort to cook up a new type of ceramic that few consumers will ever see or use.


Report: China leads U.S., European Nations in Industrial IoT Adoption

May 15, 2015 10:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey says China leads other top manufacturing nations when it comes to joining the industrial Internet of Things.


UltraGreen High-pressure Water Jet Pump Unit

May 15, 2015 10:22 am | by NLB Corp | Product Releases | Comments

UltraGreen high-pressure water jet pump units, the latest convertible units from NLB Corp., feature environmentally-friendly Tier 4F engines that comply with the latest EPA emissions regulations.

Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 15, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to move forward with legislation that would give the White House greater authority over new trade agreements.

U.S. Cites DuPont over Gas Leak That Killed 4 Workers

May 15, 2015 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal work-safety agents have cited DuPont for 11 safety violations relating to a toxic gas leak last November that killed four workers at a Houston-area plant.


Why U.S. Economic Growth has Disappointed this Year

May 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Like an underachieving student, the U.S. economy isn't living up to the high hopes it began the year with.


Manufacturing in New York State Up Slightly in May

May 15, 2015 9:54 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Factory activity in New York increased slightly in May, as manufacturers are beginning to adapt to the challenges caused by a stronger dollar, lower oil prices and restrained consumer spending.


New Takata Air Bag Recall Brings Total to Over 33 Million

May 15, 2015 9:50 am | by Yuri Kageyama, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million.


USDA Creates New Government Certification for GMO-Free

May 15, 2015 9:45 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.


Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

May 15, 2015 9:08 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week we have a winner, still in high school, who has developed a novel new approach to disaster cleanup. The losers have struggled with continued global recalls.  


Enterprise Labeling Delivers Value For Manufacturers

May 14, 2015 5:33 pm | by Deborah Grant | Articles | Comments

Excellence in labeling has always provided a competitive advantage in the business of manufacturing, but today the amount of critical data that needs to be printed on a barcode label far surpasses what was considered to be sufficient in the past.


Infographic: Driving the Industry Forward

May 14, 2015 5:27 pm | by IMPO | Articles | Comments

The automotive sector has long been credited with creating a significant number of American manufacturing jobs, as well as implementing innovative manufacturing practices to shave precious seconds off of production and assembly times. Take a look at how some of the most notable automakers stack up when it comes to manufacturing. 


MSC Industrial Shares Its High-Tech Evolution

May 14, 2015 5:22 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

IMPO’s sister magazine, Industrial Distribution, sat down with Charles Bonomo, CIO of MSC Industrial Supply, to discuss some of the ways in which this MRO supplier has gone from classic brick-and-mortar to a distributor that’s a high-tech partner for its customer base.



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