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Laser Alignment System

August 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Mr. Shims | Product Releases | Comments

Mr. Shims Belt/Sheave Laser Alignment Tool can eliminate misalignment and guesswork that can eventually destroy your expensive equipment, says the company.  

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Regulation Uncertainty Kills a Product Line

August 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet.                                

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Nestle Pushes for Humane Treatment of Animals in Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:38 am | by Nestle USA | News | Comments

Thousands of farms that supply Nestle with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will now have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestle has signed an agreement pledging to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain.

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Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 9:34 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

The coal-to-gas plants are part of a controversial energy revolution China hopes will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities.         

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Jell-O Can't Stop Slippery Slide

August 22, 2014 9:29 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Executives at Kraft Foods, which owns Jell-O, say they're confident they can revitalize the brand. But their efforts so far have been a disappointment.                             

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Ford Recalling More Than 160K Vehicles

August 22, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest recall involves 159,395 Focus ST and Escape vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says their engines could hesitate or stall because of a wiring problem.                     

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Gauge of U.S. Economy Rises 0.9 Pct. in July

August 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.                  

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USS Saratoga Carrier Heads Off To Be Scrapped

August 21, 2014 2:29 pm | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.                             

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4 Factors Driving the Emergence of Digital Manufacturing

August 21, 2014 2:22 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Blogs | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry.                           

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Storing, Lifting and Guarding Solutions from Wildeck

August 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Wildeck, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Contact the only U.S. manufacturer who can provide storing, lifting and guarding solutions.                                               

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Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878.                                    

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Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K for Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 2:02 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law.                                  

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3 Cylinder Cars Make a Comeback

August 21, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Three-cylinder cars didn't have the best reputation in the 80s and 90s, but now they're making a comeback. Here's a look at the Top 5 three-cylinder engines.                            

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Women Starting Businesses Hit Record High Despite Gender Setbacks

August 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CBS | Videos | Comments

A new report says close to 1,300 women are starting businesses every day, but unlike their male counterparts, women often have to rely on their own money to get off the ground. Vinita Nair reports.               

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Hostess Closing Bakery That Created the Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

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Outdoor Rubber Stair Tread

August 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Musson Rubber Company | Product Releases | Comments

Musson outdoor rubber stair treads, made from recycled rubber, are an excellent solution to make steps safe even during wet and snowy conditions.

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Honda Recalls Fit To Boost Crash Resistance

August 21, 2014 10:17 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda is recalling 12,000 Fit subcompacts to replace the steel front bumper beams so the cars are more crash-resistant.                                      

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Pet Food Factory Opens in Joplin

August 21, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 415,000-square-foot production plant will slowly begin operating. It is expected to be near full production by April.                                      

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Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 21, 2014 9:55 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                    

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How Much Do Fantasy Football and Other Timewasters Cost Employers?

August 21, 2014 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.                         

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