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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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Ford's U.S. Sales Flat in August

September 3, 2014 1:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford's U.S. sales were flat in August as slowing pickup truck sales masked gains elsewhere.                                           

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Audi Achieves Record Sales

September 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Audi of America News Channel | News | Comments

Audi achieved the best month ever in Audi sales history in August 2014. This month’s record sales increased to 22.1 percent to 17,101 vehicles, a total that stands as the 44th consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand.   

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Tesla's Latest Battleground State: Georgia

September 3, 2014 12:00 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The Georgia Automobile Dealers Association recently filed a complaint with Georgia's Department of Revenue charging the company of illegally selling cars, making Georgia the newest battleground state for Tesla.           

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Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard

September 3, 2014 11:20 am | by QA Graphics | Product Releases | Comments

The Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard (EEED) educates building occupants with energy data and green building features.

Storeroom Management Remains Big Problem For Manufacturers

September 3, 2014 11:02 am | by Jack Keough, Contributing Editor of Industrial Distribution | Articles | Comments

One of the most troubling difficulties many manufacturers face is controlling their MRO expenditures and also making sure that they have the right number of products in their storerooms as needed.               

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Aircraft Orders Set To Create New Jobs

September 3, 2014 10:53 am | by The Gloucestershire Echo | News | Comments

Jobs could be created as figures reveal there has been a surge in demand for new aircraft and engines.                                           

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Buckyballs And The CPSC: Lessons For Manufacturers

September 3, 2014 10:36 am | by Timothy L. Mullin, Jr. | Articles | Comments

Though some aspects of the case against Buckyballs are unique, there are several lessons for manufacturers based on the Consumer Product Safety Commission's approach to its enforcement action against Buckyballs.           

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