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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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Ford Recalls Hybrid SUVs to Fix Stalling Problem

September 12, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling about 74,000 older-model gas-electric hybrid SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to fix a stalling problem.                                       

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OSHA Proposes $70K Fine After WI Plant Accident

September 11, 2014 5:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are proposing a $70,000 fine for a Wisconsin manufacturing plant after a machine crushed a worker's hand and partially amputated his thumb.                          

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U.S. Budget Deficit Dips to $128.7B in August

September 11, 2014 4:01 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government ran a lower budget deficit this August than a year ago, remaining on track to record the lowest deficit for the entire year since 2008.                           

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Guinness World Record Set During America's Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

September 11, 2014 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy, a record breaking mosaic was made that incorporates $65,000+ worth of coins - the amount of money manufacturing contributes to the U.S. economy each second.

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Demystifying the Manufacturing Crystal Ball

September 11, 2014 2:25 pm | by Diane Palmquist | Articles | Comments

We’ve all heard about “Industry 4.0” and the promises an increased flow of data and better quality information will have on shaping a new manufacturing reality. But what does the Internet of Things and more connections really mean for the manufacturing business? 

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Toyota Recalls 130,000 Pickups

September 11, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags.                                  

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DAQRI Annouces World's First Smart Helmet

September 11, 2014 12:32 pm | by DAQRI | Videos | Comments

DAQRI announced the world’s first Smart Helmet, a new professional-grade head-mounted display for industrial environments.                                      

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Lawyer Claims GM Went To Great Lengths To Keep Dealers Informed

September 11, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

General Motors Canada went to extraordinary lengths to keep its dealers informed about its restructuring plans in the aftermath of the financial crisis, stated a lawyer for the automaker this Wednesday.              

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