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Gigafactory Gets Tesla Closer To Electric Car For Masses

September 5, 2014 9:20 am | by Justin Pritchard & Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.                  

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ISM: Numbers Are Up On Strong Demand

September 5, 2014 9:12 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. 

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Fiat-Chrysler Merger Moves Forward, Insufficient Opposition

September 5, 2014 9:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fiat SpA says its merger with Chrsyler is going ahead since there isn't enough opposition to derail it.                                          

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Court Ruling Could Cost BP Added $18B

September 4, 2014 2:17 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

BP shares slumped 5 percent after a judge ruled that the oil giant's reckless conduct led to the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, a decision that could cost BP an additional $17.6 billion.           

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Apple Supplier Accused Of Violations

September 4, 2014 2:15 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

An Apple supplier in China is violating safety and pay rules despite the computer giant's promises to improve conditions, two activist groups said Thursday, ahead of the expected release of the iPhone 6.        

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Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 9:57 am | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | Articles | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier, an aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp.                       

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BorgWarner Expanding Operations

September 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Targeted News Service LLC | News | Comments

Governor Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company's advanced transmission solutions. 

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Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening Of Bobcat's $28M Acceleration Center

September 4, 2014 9:30 am | by Targeted News Service LLC | News | Comments

Senator John Hoeven announced the grand opening of the new $28 million Bobcat Company Acceleration Center located at the company's Bismarck-based Northern Plains Commerce Centre (NPCC) facility.                

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California Builds Desalination Plant In Midst Of Drought

September 3, 2014 4:54 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Using an elaborate filtration system, the $1 billion new desalination plant will turn 100 million gallons of salty Pacific Ocean water into 50 million gallons of drinking water for San Diego County residents.            

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Tesla Selects Nevada For Battery Plant

September 3, 2014 4:41 pm | by Justin Pritchard and Scott Sonner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.                               

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Going Green: 3 Ways To Improve Sustainability In Your Warehouse

September 3, 2014 4:30 pm | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange @TomReddon | Blogs | Comments

If you use forklifts in your material handling warehouse, you can boost your sustainability daily with just a few steps.                                     

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How Manufacturers Are Adapting To Trends For The Urban Car

September 3, 2014 4:23 pm | by Chris Needes, Global Market Manager, Saint-Gobain | News | Comments

Much of the talk in the automotive industry in recent years has been about the rise of the urban car. Growing demand from consumers for these lightweight vehicles has been reported. As a result, car manufacturers worldwide are developing their own urban car models to tap into this burgeoning market. 

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Ohio Workers Productive But Making Less

September 3, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio workers are more productive and better educated these days, yet they aren't necessarily making more money as a result.                                     

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Maine Company Recalls More Than 25K Pounds of Beef

September 3, 2014 3:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine company is recalling more than 25,000 pounds of beef dating to last November for failure to remove tissues that could potentially allow transmission of mad cow disease.                      

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Stillwater Scales Back Work At Canadian Mine Site

September 3, 2014 3:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stillwater Mining Co. is further scaling back work on a proposed precious metals and copper mine in Canada.                                         

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Smart Technology Platform

September 3, 2014 3:42 pm | by Bimba Manufacturing | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing announced the introduction of IntelliSense, a technology platform that will enable users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization. 

Are Workplace Injuries Affecting Your Bottom Line?

September 3, 2014 3:24 pm | by UL Workplace Health & Safety | News | Comments

Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry for employees. UL Workplace Health & Safety, provider of workplace health and safety solutions, developed infographics highlighting stats and figures for chemical manufacturing, metal manufacturing and machine manufacturing. 

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Engineering Newswire: Marine’s Driverless Jeep Built On A Growler

September 3, 2014 2:21 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at reaching 290 mph with the Hennessey Venom F5, 3D printing on the Stratasys Uprint, and taking a spin in the marine’s new self-driving jeep.                     

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General Dynamics Secures $5.8B Contract

September 3, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics, a Virginia based company, has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain.                                      

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Netherland King To Attend Iowa Ethanol Plant Opening

September 3, 2014 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The opening of one of the nation's first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.                          

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