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Rebuilding The Global Supply Chain

March 12, 2012 1:10 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Japanese factories that supply industries around the world were devastated after the earthquake.


Apple's Market Clout Likely To Draw More Scrutiny

March 12, 2012 10:12 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

As the world's most valuable company sets out to define and dominate the rapidly evolving markets it created with the iPhone and iPad, Apple is likely to face antitrust regulators who want to curb its power.


Economic Spying Case Over China, Chemical Grows

March 12, 2012 10:10 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. prosecutors say Chinese Communist leaders decreed that obtaining DuPont's manufacturing method of "titanium white" was a national economic and scientific imperative.


Feds Investigate Ford Tauruses For Stuck Throttles

March 12, 2012 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the cruise control cable may become detached and hold the throttle open.


Volkswagen Targeting Revenue Rise In 2012

March 12, 2012 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest carmaker by sales, said Monday it was targeting a further increase in deliveries and revenues in 2012 despite difficult trading conditions in some European countries.


CAT Taking Applications For New GA Plant

March 12, 2012 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar says it plans to begin production in late 2013 and is looking to hire workers.


7 Reasons The Job Gains Could Last This Time

March 12, 2012 10:03 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

For reasons ranging from progress on Europe's debt crisis to a slowly improving housing market to slightly less gridlock in Congress, the economy and the job market appear better able to withstand setbacks than they were in 2011.


The Manufacturing Workers Of Tomorrow

March 9, 2012 4:09 pm | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers have several options to develop automation professionals, a mainstay of the technical workforce.


Steady Growth In Store For Manufacturing

March 9, 2012 4:07 pm | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, MBT | Articles | Comments

The latest Manufacturing ISM Report states economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February for the 31st consecutive month.


Portable LED Task Light

March 9, 2012 3:57 pm | by | Product Releases | Comments

A magnetic mounting base and integrated grappling hook allow users to secure this light in a variety of locations.


Roof Hatch Railing System

March 9, 2012 3:55 pm | by Kee Safety, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Used for safe egress and ingress through roof hatches, the lightweight aluminum railings affix to the hatch and do not penetrate the roof itself.


March 9, 2012 3:53 pm | by AeroGo, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The LoadRunner utilizes on-board compressed air to ‘float’ the load across the floor.


Pneumatic Mac Vac

March 9, 2012 3:51 pm | by Guardair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

This new vacuum unit is high efficiency, lightweight, and designed to compactly mount on any vertical surface, saving floor space.


Wireless Access Control System

March 9, 2012 3:46 pm | by Kaba Access Control | Product Releases | Comments

From the dashboard, users can manage lock commands such as remote unlock, passage, and emergency lockdown.


China Auto Sales Weakened In 2012

March 9, 2012 2:40 pm | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China's vehicle sales weakened further in the first two months of this year as the economy slowed and higher fuel prices deterred some buyers.


Ford Bringing Luxury To Super Duty Trucks

March 9, 2012 2:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Super Duty Platinum will have standard navigation, a rear-view camera and a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel when it goes on sale later this year.


Court Blocks Parts Of AL Immigration Law

March 9, 2012 2:36 pm | by Kate Brumback, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked two more sections of Alabama's new law targeting illegal immigration pending the outcome of lawsuits seeking to strike the law down entirely.


Obama Keeping Manufacturing Focus In Virginia

March 9, 2012 2:35 pm | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Praising manufacturing jobs, President Barack Obama was outlining ways of pairing factory output with university research in a bid to bring jobs back to the U.S. and help companies innovate.


2 Plead Not Guilty In DuPont Trade Secret Theft

March 9, 2012 2:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two suspects have pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they stole DuPont Co.'s technology and sold it to a company controlled by the Chinese government.

Wholesale Inventories Rose 0.4 Percent In January

March 9, 2012 2:30 pm | by Marting Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles in January although sales fell for the first time in eight months.



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