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Lenovo Plans Expansion After IBM Acquisition

September 30, 2014 10:37 am | by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said Monday.        

Renewable Energy Plan Hinges on Utah Caverns

September 26, 2014 9:56 am | by Mead Gruver and Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to export twice as much Wyoming wind power to Los Angeles as the amount of...

Chiquita, Fyffes Alter Merger Agreement

September 26, 2014 9:34 am | by The Assocated Press | News | Comments

Changes to the proposed merger between Chiquita and the Irish fruit importer Fyffes will give...

Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year...

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Save More, Work Smart: Top 3 Tips for Manufacturers

September 24, 2014 9:45 am | by David Schnitt | Articles | Comments

From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry needs to keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful.                 

Buffalo Expects Solar Project Announcement

September 23, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be in western New York, where he's expected to make an announcement regarding a high-tech clean energy hub the state is building in Buffalo.                          

Group Dynamic

September 22, 2014 4:50 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director - @JeffReinkeABM | Articles | Comments

A combination of over-use and under-appreciation can relegate terms like vision and innovation to the realm of cliché. However, those words ring much clearer when presented against a backdrop of time-tested approaches that repeatedly drive growth and produce positive results. Such is the case with Evansville, IN-based ORG CHEM Group.

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base.                         

Nestle Purina Expands Suit Against Blue Buffalo

September 19, 2014 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.                               

Allied Valve Uses IT Agility and Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 19, 2014 11:08 am | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.                             

Right-shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

September 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

I propose we replace the notion of off-shoring vs. on-shoring with the idea of "right-shoring," asking the question "where is (are) the best location(s) to make something?" My business answers this question for our customers every day. To do so, criteria beyond simply cost must be considered.

5 Things Small Businesses Need to Know This Fall

September 18, 2014 9:33 am | by Joyce Rosenberg, The Associated Press | Articles | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months.        

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September 2014: How Lean is Your Workstation?

September 17, 2014 2:29 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is.

Top 3 Underground Data Centers in the U.S.

September 16, 2014 2:05 pm | by Natalie Lehrer | Articles | Comments

There are at hundreds of underground data centers in the United States. Many of the underground data centers are owned by private co-location companies. Some are shared locations housing the data centers operations of several private companies who have collocated space underground. But here is information on the top 3 underground data centers in the U.S.

Bausch + Lomb Manufacturing Expands in Rochester

September 16, 2014 9:11 am | by Market News Publishing | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that the company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company's Optics Center in Rochester, NY. 

ZF Buying TRW Automotive For About $11.74B

September 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is buying Michigan-based TRW Automotive for approximately $11.74 billion.                                             

Market to Manufacturing: It’s Time to Digitize

September 15, 2014 4:19 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation. In fact, just 12 percent are deemed to be Digerati — leading-edge innovators who have fused front and back-end processes together to enable seamless innovation and delivery.

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Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'Gigafactory'

September 15, 2014 4:11 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a lithium battery factory to make cheaper batteries so it can afford to mass market a new line of more affordable vehicles.

Report: Manufacturers Collecting More Data, Unsure How to Use it

September 15, 2014 12:22 pm | by The Economist Intelligence Unit | News | Comments

A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit shows that while most manufacturing firms have greatly increased the volume of data they collect from the shop floor over the past two years, many are struggling to get the most out of it.

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show, so we’ve collected some of the best of IMTS 2014.                                  

Why Synchronize Time? Three Ways It Benefits Manufacturers

September 12, 2014 1:11 pm | by Dieter Pape | Articles | Comments

Time means everything in manufacturing, and clocks that are synchronized to display the same, accurate time aren’t just a convenience. They are required for efficient, compliant operations.                  

Following Annie's Acquisition, Expect More Deals

September 12, 2014 12:55 pm | Videos | Comments

Following General Mills acquisition of macaroni and cheese maker Annie's for over $800 million, or more than four times revenue, expect a smorgasboard of deals in the natural and organic space.                 

Futuris Opens Automotive Components Manufacturing Facility In North America

September 12, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuris Automotive, a leading global automotive components supplier, today announced the expansion of its North American business with the opening of a new manufacturing facility and design center in Newark, California.         

Nevada Governor Enacts Tesla Tax Break Package

September 12, 2014 9:35 am | News | Comments

Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the Silver State.                         

Tripwire and Belden Inc. Announce Cybersecurity Initiative for Manufacturers

September 10, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tripwire, Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, and Belden Inc., a leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical manufacturing applications, today announced a new marketing initiative designed to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity in manufacturing organizations.

The Importance of Leadership and Employee Engagement in Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so in the future requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies — what we refer to as a continuous journey towards Operational Excellence.

Google Invests in California Solar Power Plant

September 10, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build a solar plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County.                                    

Hardinge To Acquire Voumar

September 10, 2014 9:27 am | by Hardinge Inc | News | Comments

Hardinge Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions and accessories, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the Voumard Internal Diameter (ID) Grinding Business.     

Electrolux CEO Discusses GE Acquisition

September 9, 2014 12:13 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Following the $3.3 billion acquisition of GE Appliances USA Today sat down with Keith McLoughlin the CEO and President of Electrolux to discuss the monumental deal and it's ramifications.                  

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