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Five Facts on Girl Scout Cookie Production

February 20, 2015 10:47 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net

You might know that Girl Scout Cookies are sold across the country and that the profits fund community service projects, scholarships, and summer camps. However, you might not be aware that the beloved cookies are sustainably produced and safe for consumers with common dietary restrictions.

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Industry Lashes Out at Apple Car Report

February 19, 2015 2:29 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

This week’s big Apple news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that indicates that the tech giant is working on a vehicle, but not everyone is pleased to hear that — including a battery manufacturer and a former CEO.

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3 Vehicle Trends To Keep an Eye On

February 18, 2015 3:19 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be making a bigger push into the car market, Nissan is again playing with paint and Toyota is trying to make getting around town a little easier.

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

February 13, 2015 11:06 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Over the past week the manufacturing sector has experienced no shortage of news. From continued strikes to massive recalls — the news has run the gamut — and after sifting through it all here is this week's Manufacturing's Winner & Loser.

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Take it From Freedom Industries: How NOT to Handle a Major Chemical Accident

February 11, 2015 10:21 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

It’d be a comedy of errors if it was funny. But for the former executives of Freedom Industries, there hasn’t been much to laugh about since the Jan. 9 2014 spill into the Elk River that catapulted them into the spotlight.

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Why Should Manufacturers Care About Net Neutrality?

February 9, 2015 12:40 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed redefining broadband internet as a telecommunications service rather than an information service. While this change seems like an issue of semantics, it has massive implications for individual internet users, broadband internet service providers, and businesses of all sizes. 

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

February 5, 2015 6:00 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

This week, the ‘Winner and Loser’ are both in the automotive sector, however, that’s where their similarities end. Check out who earned the titles of 'Winner' and 'Loser' this week.                    

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Keeps Internet Open for Businesses

February 5, 2015 2:33 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility and critical to the functioning of the nation, in turn, maintaining "net neutrality." So what does that all mean?   

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How Oil Changed North Dakota

February 5, 2015 1:22 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

One state in America’s heartland has been experiencing fairly drastic changes as of late. In North Dakota, oil was not the only thing booming — the infrastructure of the state followed suit.                 

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

January 30, 2015 3:21 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Choosing the “Manufacturing’s Winner and Loser of the Week” was a little bit more challenging this week as there were a few contenders for each position. Check out who ended up receiving the weekly nods — and if you agree.        

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The Next Global Markets for U.S. Businesses

January 26, 2015 2:19 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

The U.S. economy is surging ahead while areas like China, Europe and Russia struggle economically. In order to keep the momentum going for U.S. businesses, they’ll have to look at new global markets to expand.           

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

January 23, 2015 3:09 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

This week our ‘Winner and Loser’ is assigned to two companies in very different places. Microsoft announced new and innovative technology which has earned them the winning slot of the week. However, BP is back in federal court facing fines for the 2010 oil spill, earning them the losing slot.

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Report Says BPA is Safe: Will This Change the Game?

January 22, 2015 1:50 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info

To BPA or not to BPA? That is the question … no one can exactly agree on. But maybe that’s about to change. In a just-released report, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age.     

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The State of the Obama Economy

January 20, 2015 2:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

What can we expect from the President’s State of the Union address tonight? Probably some gloating. With gas now below $2 a gallon in most of the U.S., stocks soaring to record new highs, unemployment down to pre-recession levels, trade deficits shrinking and inflation low, love him or hate him, the Obama administration has helped in turning the economy around.

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Skills Gap Predictions for 2015: Rising Wages and More Training

January 20, 2015 10:40 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.Net

The skills gap, or the documented gap between the number of manufacturing jobs available and the number of talented workers available to fill those positions, was undeniably one of the hottest topics in manufacturing in 2014.       

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Manufacturing's Winner and Loser of the Week

January 16, 2015 3:03 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

This week has been full of news from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, from amazing new cars to some questionable concepts. However, this week’s winners — Ford and Volkswagen — may have stolen the show. On the other end of the stick, oil producers are faced with even more losses as oil prices continue to tumble, earning them the title of ‘Manufacturing's Loser of the Week.’

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President Pushes Paid Sick Leave

January 16, 2015 11:55 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Ahead of his State of the Union speech next week, President Obama has announced that he will call on Congress to require companies to give workers up to seven days of paid sick leave a year.                 

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UAE Energy Minister: Oil Producers Need to 'Learn a Lesson'

January 15, 2015 2:49 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology

Plummeting oil prices over the last several months have left analysts scrambling to figure out where the market is heading. Now some members of oil-rich, Middle Eastern nations are chiming in on where they see the oil industry moving. 

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Should the Texan Earthquakes Speed Up Fracking Regulations Talk?

January 12, 2015 1:58 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

On Monday, research published online by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America linked March 2014 earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio to hydraulic fracking. The next day, as if the earth beneath the U.S. wanted to say, “Told you so,” the ground began to rattle Texans in their boots.

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

January 8, 2015 4:11 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

The first full week of 2015 has been eventful for the manufacturing sector with no shortage of news making this week’s decision for ‘Winner’ and ‘Loser’ difficult. However, after careful consideration, Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre, co-founders of Ecovative, are this week’s ‘Winner’ while Fayetteville and Dayton, Tennessee receive the ‘Loser’ title.  

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