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4 Injured in Gas Processing Plant Explosion

September 24, 2014 10:02 am | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four maintenance workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.                                    

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L.A. Looks to the Wind for Electricity

September 24, 2014 9:55 am | by Mead Gruver, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging.

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Save More, Work Smart: Top 3 Tips for Manufacturers

September 24, 2014 9:45 am | by David Schnitt | Articles | Comments

From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful.                 

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GM Reports China Sales Over 3.1M Vehicles

September 24, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.         

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Clean Harbors Expands El Dorado Recycling Plant

September 24, 2014 9:30 am | News | Comments

A recycling plant in El Dorado, used to incinerate hazardous and industrial waste generated by various business, industries and governmental entities, will expand its operations and hire about 120 new employees.           

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American Honda Honors 15 Suppliers with Premier Partner Award

September 24, 2014 9:24 am | by American Honda Motor Co., Inc | News | Comments

Fifteen distinguished suppliers to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. have received the 2014 Premier Partner Award from American Honda President & CEO Takuji Yamada.                          

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Delphi Expands Their Business with Antaya Technologies

September 23, 2014 5:02 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Delphi Automotive PLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Antaya Technologies Corp. ("Antaya"), a leading provider of proprietary on-glass connectors, enhancing the company's portfolio in the rapidly growing automotive electrical connectors business.

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HP Announces Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 23, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP today announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.       

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U.S. Cracks Down on Companies Going Overseas

September 23, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Treasury Department announced new regulations on Monday aimed at making these so-called inversion deals less lucrative.                                     

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America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort of

September 23, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”             

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Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 12:04 pm | by Astrid Galvan, Bob Christie, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be contaminated with toxic waste that traveled north after a massive copper mine spill in Mexico this summer.               

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GM to Move Cadillac HQ to New York City

September 23, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.                                     

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Effective Selective Coordination Design

September 23, 2014 11:04 am | by Dan Caron, Bard, Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers and Ron Schroeder, ASCO Power Technologies | Articles | Comments

Selectively coordinating power distribution and electrical systems in critical facilities remains a hot topic among professional engineers and their facility-owner clients.                       

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Elon Musk: From Space Race to Space War

September 23, 2014 10:49 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Rachel Crane talks with SpaceX's Elon Musk about his company's recent NASA contract and the brewing battle with Boeing.                                     

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Printing a Car Takes a Team

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

The story behind the realization of a unique project: the building of a 3D printed electric car, as told by team members.                                     

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Tips for Increasing Productivity Through Employee Recognition & Rewards

September 23, 2014 10:12 am | by Kara Simon | Articles | Comments

Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis. 

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Procter & Gamble Co. Sell Rest of Pet Care Business

September 23, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business.                            

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CM Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog

September 23, 2014 9:31 am | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, has announced the release of its new CM Chain and Rigging Attachments Catalog.     

Buffalo Expects Solar Project Announcement

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in western New York, where he's expected to make an announcement regarding a high-tech clean energy hub the state is building in Buffalo.                          

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand for $7.6B

September 22, 2014 5:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion.                                

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