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Soylent... It's Not What You Think

July 22, 2014 2:48 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor - @IndustrialAnna | Blogs | Comments

Recently, the Treasury announced changes to the Research and Development Alternative Simplified Credit (ASC). And luckily for you, you don’t need to invent fake liquid vitamin food in order to take advantage of this opportunity.       

Aptean Launches Manufacturing Calculator

July 22, 2014 9:57 am | by Aptean | News | Comments

Aptean has launched a free online cost savings calculator to help manufacturers visualize the...

Subaru Sued Over Dangerous Auto Defect

July 21, 2014 3:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Subaru vehicle models have a defect that could lead to engine failure while they're being...

McDonald's, KFC Face Food Scandal In China

July 21, 2014 3:03 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

McDonald's and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday after a Shanghai television...

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Private Jet Recovery From Recession Uneven

July 21, 2014 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The improving market has not been universal. Signs of strength have been in large-cabin planes, while sales of small and mid-sized planes stall.                               

Companies Report Rising Sales, Employment

July 21, 2014 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey.                   

GE Invests $5M In Mebane Manufacturing Operations For New Jobs

July 21, 2014 2:52 pm | by GE | News | Comments

GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5 million to strengthen its Mebane, N.C. operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience.                   

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RJ Reynolds To Fight $23.6B Verdict

July 21, 2014 10:19 am | by Jennifer Kay, Associated Press | News | Comments

The No. 2 U.S. cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.                     

Obtaining Facility-Wide Energy Intelligence Data Is Easier Than You Think

July 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Allison Parker | Articles | Comments

Recognizing the ever-increasing impact high energy usage has on facility budgets and corporate sustainability agendas, facility managers and engineers are focusing on facility-wide energy management.               

GM Delayed Another Recall

July 21, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators.       

FBI Issues Warning For Unapproved Air Conditioner Coolant

July 21, 2014 9:55 am | by Pamela Sampson, Associated Press | News | Comments

As the U.S. tries to phase out a polluting refrigerant that is used in millions of air conditioners across the country, unapproved coolant is popping up on the market — with potentially dangerous consequences.           

Judge: Chinese Drywall Maker In Contempt

July 21, 2014 9:48 am | by Kevin McGill, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has ordered a China-based maker of drywall to pay $55,000 in penalties and attorney fees — and to stop doing business in the United States — as punishment for refusing to take part in court proceedings over harm allegedly done by the product.

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Severstal Selling U.S. Plants For $2.3B

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Russian steel company Severstal is exiting the U.S. market, selling a pair of steel plants to AK Steel and Steel Dynamics for about $2.33 billion.                             

ADM Gobbles Up Flavoring Maker for About $3B

July 7, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agribusiness giant ADM will pay about $3 billion to buy the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors, which supplies natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry.                       

Food Makers Bet U.S. Wants Drinkable Food

July 2, 2014 11:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The demand for portable, easy-to-eat foods has been growing, and Hormel isn't the only company hoping that can include liquid food that comes in the convenience bottle.                        

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Building $1.4B Plant In Mexico

June 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles.                  

Five Manufacturing-Supporting Bills Approved By Senate

June 27, 2014 2:10 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign has announced that the U.S. Senate has approved bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the nation’s manufacturing workforce training programs and help fill the skills gap that many manufacturers are coming up against.

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Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                     

The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 27, 2014 2:00 pm | by Everyman Driver | Videos | Comments

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                        

Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                              

Analysts Expect Slower June Sales For GM

June 27, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A number of analysts are predicting that General Motors' June U.S. sales will underperform the overall auto industry, putting the company in danger of losing market share at a critical time.          

Sikorsky Receives $1.28B Rescue Helicopter Contract

June 27, 2014 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Sikorsky said Thursday it received a $1.28 billion contract to build a new combat rescue helicopter for the Air Force.                    

Court: Czech Brewer Gets Budweiser Trademark In Portugal

June 27, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Czech brewery Budvar says a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision preventing its rival Anheuser-Busch InBev from registering its beer under the Budweiser name in the country.           

Protecting Your Ideas

June 26, 2014 4:25 pm | by Michael Sherban, patent attorney | Articles | Comments

Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual property. Here's how to protect yours.                                    

Blurring the Lines Between Manufacturing and Retail

June 26, 2014 1:58 pm | by Chuck Fuerst, director of product strategy, HighJump Software | Articles | Comments

The manufacturing and retail industries have more in common than ever before, and the straight and narrow path of product movement has turned into a roundabout in which the channels of order and fulfillment are intertwined.       

Boehner: House Planning To Sue Obama

June 26, 2014 10:01 am | by David Espo, AP Special Correspondent | News | Comments

The House will vote next month on legislation authorizing a campaign-season lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to carry out the laws passed by Congress.                        

Feds Report On Trucker In Morgan Crash

June 19, 2014 4:58 pm | by David Porter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A report on the crash that seriously injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another man says the driver of a tractor-trailer was speeding before the crash.                

Senator Wants To Tighten Controls On Radioactive Material

June 19, 2014 4:54 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to tighten procedures after a congressional audit found security problems at companies using radioactive material.               

Walmart Plans Indiana Distribution Center

June 19, 2014 4:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Walmart says it will build a new distribution center in central Indiana and have perhaps 300 employees there in the next couple years.                    

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