Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150, launching in a matter of weeks.
In this issue of IMPO, we take you inside Worksman Cycles, provide tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly and examine a series of case studies on the role of system integration in "People, Planet, and Profit."
Danish toy manufacturer Lego said Thursday it won't renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling.
Polaris Industries Inc. and local public officials gathered today at Polaris’ Spirit Lake, Iowa manufacturing facility to celebrate the launch of its Slingshot motorcycle into full production.
The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler — a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly line in Toledo on its way to the battlefields of World War II — feels a little bit like losing a family member to those who have spent generations on the factory floor.
Boeing shares are ready to take flight this morning, as the company predicts demand for more than 1,300 new planes in the Northeast, something that will add to a growing backlog of aircrafts the company will produce.
Nissan has been named one of the world's most valuable brands for 2014, according to Interbrand, the world-leading brand consultancy.
Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations, according to an official briefed on the deal.
A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture, reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.
Alcoa Inc. said that third-quarter income soared as higher aluminum prices and lower costs for raw materials boosted its core primary-metals business.
A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park, employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.
The European Union has approved Britain's bid to heavily subsidize a new nuclear power plant, overriding opposition from environmentalists and questions over the project's 24.5 billion pound ($39 billion) price tag.
Nestlé is adopting animal-welfare standards that will affect 7,300 suppliers worldwide, a move The New York Times’ Stephanie Strom called “one of the broadest-reaching commitments to improving the quality of life for animals in the food system.”
The time is right to make plant data portable. Soon, I predict, we’ll wonder how we ever managed our plants without it.
GE Oil & Gas, a division of Fortune 500 company General Electric, has selected Jacksonville for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves.
Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, is retooling itself after their signature product has been all but banned from airplane travel. Hans Nichols visited their factory in Switzerland to see if they have a plan to cut — or saw — through their problems.
Elected officials and business leaders were disappointed by Boeing Co.'s decision earlier this year to build a new commercial airplane on the West Coast rather than in Missouri; however, Boeing offered a consolation prize. The aircraft manufacturer announced that it plans to bring up to 700 new jobs to St. Louis.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Advanced Atomization Technologies, the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, will expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work.
Manufacturers have traditionally been very successful in increasing the efficiency and quality of their production processes using lean and Six Sigma programs. However, they are finding that relying on those methods is not enough for them to stay competitive.
Ohio's governor talked with the head of Chrysler about the future of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler, just days after the automaker indicated production could be moved when a new model comes out.
Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. reportedly plans to split itself into two separate companies by spinning off its technology services business.
Somewhere between 80 and 85 percent of all the canned pumpkin consumed in the United States comes from Libby's pumpkin cannery, owned by parent company Nestle USA.
Women make up half of the U.S. population and almost half of the workforce, but only 24% in the manufacturing sector. So why aren’t more women attracted to careers within the manufacturing sector?
Police say five people were killed early Monday in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in southern China.
A national design firm with local headquarters has signed on to redevelop a former Dayton-area General Motors factory into an 800-job automotive glass plant operated by a Chinese company.