In the era of lean manufacturing, it’s time to smooth out as much of the operation as possible, while still celebrating the staff. No matter what method you use to increase your output, never forget that the workers who churn out product are a vital piece of production.
Manufacturing Day is designed to introduce as many people as possible to the important role played by manufacturing both in local communities and for the nation.
A fiberglass manufacturer says it will shut down both of its plants in a Mohawk Valley city after more than a half-century in business, putting more than 100 people out of work.
In a Portland, Oregon headquarters that feels more like a tech startup than a shoe manufacturer, you’ll find one of the most innovative outdoor and utility footwear companies in the country.
Union employees for a Chicago faucet company file a complaint about 6 minute bathroom breaks.
In a month when auto plants usually shut down to retool for next year's models, the sector added a solid 14,600 jobs, according to the government's employment report released Friday.
The Great Recession battered Elkhart County and, in some ways, many are still feeling the aftershocks of the downturn, five years after it ended. But it's made others leaner, forcing them to improvise and forge a new trail lest they wither on the vine.
General Motors of Canada Ltd. has agreed to pay $9 million to nearly 3,300 salaried and executive retirees and restore most of their post-retirement benefits to pre-financial crisis levels, the Toronto Star reports.
A fire official says a mechanical failure apparently caused two explosions at a food laboratory in northern New Jersey, leaving two workers with cuts and bruises.
The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers had long complained of dangerous levels of dust at the facility.
Lance Gilman knows the bidding war with Texas, California, New Mexico and Arizona has just begun now that the electric-car maker has confirmed the first stage of preparation for a "gigafactory."
Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession.
After decades of trying to attract new industries with tax breaks, North Carolina lawmakers are considering whether to just offer selected corporations upfront taxpayer money if they will move to the state.
American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs.
Age inevitably takes a toll. There are 240,000 breaks a year, according to the National Association of Water Companies, a problem compounded by stress from an increasing population and budget crunches that slow the pace of replacement.
Cargill plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.
Kellogg Co. officials announced Monday that they're closing a plant in Columbus as part of a restructuring process. The move is expected to eliminate 325 jobs.
A Texas-based company is opening a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source.
Republican senators blocked an election-year bill Wednesday to limit tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas.
Twenty-three percent of the workforce has misused prescription painkillers, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, making opioid use a serious threat to employee safety.
Biologic drugmaker Amgen said Tuesday that it will lay off 12 to 15 percent of its worldwide workforce and close four sites, even as it reported stellar second-quarter results that trounced Wall Street expectations.
McDonald's is coming under intensifying pressure for labor practices at its U.S. restaurants.
Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked.
The intensifying international focus extends beyond technology. Century-old companies such as Coca-Cola Co. and Ford Motor Co. also are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.