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EPA Seeks Superfund Designation For AR Site

March 14, 2012 2:05 pm | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add an abandoned chemical manufacturing facility in Phillips County to its list of Superfund sites.


How Ford Motor Company Saved Itself

March 14, 2012 12:21 pm | by CBS | Videos | Comments

Author Bryce Hoffman speaks about his book on Ford's comeback, and the CEO brought in to head it up.


Plug-And-Play LEDs

March 14, 2012 12:17 pm | by MaxLite | Product Releases | Comments

The Lightbars were re-engineered for increased lumen output and feature a new architectural grade diffuser.


Cleaner Pins

March 14, 2012 12:15 pm | by Innovative Products of America | Product Releases | Comments

The 3-Piece Diamond Grip Terminal Cleaners feature a durable and abrasive coating for removing corrosion from terminals.


Powered Roller Conveyors

March 14, 2012 12:12 pm | by Intelligrated IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The Accuglide chain-driven conveyor and IntelliQ belt-driven conveyor provide quiet, positive transportation.


Flexible Material Handling

March 14, 2012 12:10 pm | by AZCO Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The units can be configured to provide custom solutions using standard, off the shelf modules.


Solar Industry Reports Strong 2011

March 14, 2012 10:13 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Solar power installations in the U.S. doubled in 2011, helped by plummeting solar panel prices and an expiring subsidy program.


Canada Not Ruling Out Canceling F-35 Buy

March 14, 2012 10:12 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Julian Fantino said that Canada is considering "if and when" to sign a contract for the Lockheed Martin manufactured jet.


Execs Guilty Of Fixing LCD Prices

March 14, 2012 10:09 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Taiwan company and its top executives have been found guilty of working with competitors to inflate prices of LCDs used in computer monitors and televisions.


Honda To Recall 460,000 CR-Vs

March 14, 2012 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Honda has notified Chinese authorities of a plan to recall a total of 459,962 units of the CR-V sport utility vehicle and other models to fix their defective horns.

Kohler Acquires Brazilian Generator Company

March 14, 2012 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Wisconsin manufacturing company says its acquired Maquigeral for part of its power systems group.


Bank Surge Sends Dow To Highest Level Since 2007

March 14, 2012 10:04 am | by Matthew Craft, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The combination of strong retail sales and the Fed announcement dampened hopes that the Fed would buy more bonds to stimulate the economy.


Let Me Count the Ways China Is Stealing our Secrets, Part 2

March 13, 2012 4:45 pm | by Michael P. Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

I think it is becoming more obvious that we are indeed in a trade war with China, and we are losing.


Hoist & Rigging Safety

March 13, 2012 4:35 pm | by Peter Cooke, Training Manager, Rigging & Load Securement, Columbus McKinnon Corporation | Articles | Comments

The National Safety Council estimates the cost of one lost time accident at about $27,000 with punitive damages and lost production time ranging into the millions of dollars.


Evergreen Solar Seeks OK To Abandon Plant

March 13, 2012 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Evergreen Solar is asking a bankruptcy judge for permission to walk away from its former plant in Devens.


Obama Warns China Against 'Skirting The Rules'

March 13, 2012 2:25 pm | by Julie Pace, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama warned China Tuesday that it would not be allowed to gain a competitive advantage in world trade by "skirting the rules."


Plans For Pellet Plant Hinge On MN Bill

March 13, 2012 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The legislation exempts the proposed Magnetation Inc. pellet plant in Itasca County from certain state environmental reviews.


Dow Chemical Plans For MI Dioxin Cleanup

March 13, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plan will let Dow sample soil at up to 1,400 residential properties in Midland, home of its corporate headquarters.


Romania Invests $97.5M To Help Ford Production

March 13, 2012 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Romanian government says it will invest $97.5M of state aid to help production at its compact van factory Romania.

Unemployment Fell In 45 States In January

March 13, 2012 2:18 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The unemployment rate fell in 45 U.S. states in January, a sign that nearly all of the country is benefiting from an improving economy and job market.



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