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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 28, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

Three Keys to Great Warehouse Management

August 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Tim Garcia, CEO at Apptricity | Articles | Comments

Senior business executives who have been trying to squeeze inefficiency out of their supply chains are seeing how they can leverage technology to turn their warehouses into a competitive advantage.               

Is Burger King's 33 Year-Old CEO Paving The Way For Young Execs?

August 27, 2014 2:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It used to be that when it comes to effectively running a company, experience generally trumps all else. But should age really matter in company leadership?                           

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Volvo Finally Goes Domestic in China

August 27, 2014 2:47 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

Volvo is hitting the Chinese market for the first time with its first vehicle to be rid of Ford tech, the XC90.                                       

The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing in The U.S.

August 27, 2014 1:51 pm | by Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape.                                     

Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.               

Ford Begins Preparation for the New F-150

August 26, 2014 2:07 pm | by Keith Naughton Bloomberg, The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S.            

7 Ways To Manage Inventory With Specialized Delivery Services

August 26, 2014 10:38 am | by Will Bacon | News | Comments

Here's a look at the seven ways manufacturers can partner with suppliers to reduce their inventory and streamline their logistics and market planning for advanced delivery.             

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Missouri Plant Begins $17M Expansion

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

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion.                       

Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs to Charlotte

August 26, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina.              

Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 25, 2014 2:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.                  

Boeing Gets $8.8B Airplane Order

August 25, 2014 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said Monday that BOC Aviation, an aircraft leasing company based in Singapore, is ordering 82 airplanes for a total of $8.8 billion.                                 

Roche To Buy U.S. Biotech Firm InterMune for $8.3B

August 25, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases.                        

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Whisky's Worries Mirror Economic Fears in Scotland

August 25, 2014 9:47 am | by Martin Benedyk and Danica Kirka, Associated Press | News | Comments

Whisky makers and many other businesses are worried about the risks involved in finding themselves overnight in a new country with, among other things, a different currency.                      

California Winemakers Cleaning Up After Quake

August 25, 2014 9:29 am | by Ken Sweet and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.                                   

Dynergy To Spend $6.25B on Power Plant Acquisition

August 22, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.                                

McDonald's Names New U.S. President, Again

August 22, 2014 11:26 am | by Candace Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

On Friday McDonald's named a new president for its flagship U.S. division, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.                              

Keurig Strikes Deal With Kraft

August 22, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.                          

Deere To Lay Off 460 From Iowa Plant

August 22, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.                            

Laser Alignment System

August 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Mr. Shims | Product Releases | Comments

Mr. Shims Belt/Sheave Laser Alignment Tool can eliminate misalignment and guesswork that can eventually destroy your expensive equipment, says the company.  

USS Saratoga Carrier Heads Off To Be Scrapped

August 21, 2014 2:29 pm | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.                             

Storing, Lifting and Guarding Solutions from Wildeck

August 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Wildeck, Inc. | Videos | Comments

Contact the only U.S. manufacturer who can provide storing, lifting and guarding solutions.                                               

Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878.                                    

Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K for Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 2:02 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law.                                  

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created the Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

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