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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.

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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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U.S. Factory Orders Up Record 10.5 Percent

September 3, 2014 10:15 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business orders for U.S. factory goods shot up by a record amount in July, reflecting a surge in demand in the volatile category of commercial aircraft.                            

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Obama: 'Revving' Economy Calls For Higher Wages

September 3, 2014 9:51 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage on Monday in a buoyant account of the economy's "revving" performance.                             

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Chrysler Reports Best August Sales Since 2002

September 3, 2014 9:35 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 198,379 units, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in August 2013 (165,552 units), and the group’s best August sales since 2002.                     

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The Aerodynamics Of The New Ford F-150

September 2, 2014 1:36 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Brad Richards, exterior design manager of the 2015 Ford F-150, shows off its aerodynamics in Allen Park, Mich.                                        

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Why American Manufacturing is Vital to Future Prosperity

September 2, 2014 1:28 pm | by Hillary Schaub and Darrell M. West, Brookings | Blogs | Comments

Manufacturing hubs are not only important for the success of the manufacturing sector, but will benefit local communities, U.S. competitiveness, and security.                           

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Halliburton Reaches $1B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

September 2, 2014 12:28 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Halliburton agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle what it calls "a substantial portion" of plaintiff claims arising from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                         

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Detroit Kicks Off Bankruptcy Trial

September 2, 2014 12:22 pm | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Starting Tuesday, lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out the city's billions of dollars in debt should be approved.                

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Some Fear The Auto Industry is Returning to Bad Habits

September 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Auto Writer | News | Comments

As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting to tactics that some experts warn will lead to trouble down the road.                        

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U.S. Manufacturing Grows at Fastest Pace in 3.5 Years

September 2, 2014 12:09 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose.                                 

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