A new EPA ruling designed to protect aquatic life has created an opportunity within the water industry as more than 1,000 facilities affected by the ruling explore capital investments in equipment and operational adjustments to achieve compliance.
IMPO consults with safety expert Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to go over common safety issues Grainger witnesses with its manufacturing customers, and how it works to help customers streamline some of these critical efforts within a manufacturing environment.
What will be the biggest manufacturing trends for 2015? Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation shares what he thinks is in store for the U.S. economy, manufacturing technologies, and more in 2015.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.
In the last 24 hours Apple was victorious in fighting the class-action lawsuit over its iPod prices and American Apparel has officially fired its founder and CEO. Here's a closer look at these stories.
Looka Patisserie, a small maker of desserts, had to quickly ramp up production when Walmart came knocking for the holiday season.
Lockheed Martin Corp. has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the aerospace and defense company of mismanaging the investment accounts of its employees and retirees.
If your facility isn’t measuring Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by utilizing the Industrial Internet, your company is likely losing out.
Boeing said it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes.
The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved $12.5 million in grants to support the construction of a 550,000-square-foot pork processing facility.
With all the news and stories about U.S. manufacturing in the midst of a reshoring drive, a new report looks at the real numbers behind the push to bring production back to our shores.
St. Louis-based MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, has been chosen to construct Boeing’s new 367,000-square-foot composite center on its St. Louis campus.
Not only do LED lights improve efficiency and reliability, but light levels and quality are either maintained or improved over metal halide systems as well. So, to answer the question of whether or not LEDs really are that efficient, and can they really save that much money, the answer is a resounding yes.
An industrial company is establishing operations in Greenwood County, S.C. to convert forest matter into wood pellets. Portucel, S.A.’s investment of $110 million is expected to create 70 new jobs.
Over the past year, I’ve been privy to a convergence of activities that suggest to me that 2015 will be a landmark year for American manufacturing.
Alcoa is buying a titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business.
Grobey and Dawson have become the unofficial historians of the Muncie plant. Dawson collected thousands of photographs and documents covering the history of the General Motors transmission plant, in its various names and incarnations, from the years when it employed more than 3,000 people to its final days.
United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers.
If you embrace lean manufacturing as part of your company’s overall business strategy, long-term strategic benefits are possible including increased profits, decreased costs and long-term efficiency gains.
The ongoing push to keep the UAW and labor unions out of foreign automobile manufacturing plants in the South continues.
This week the manufacturing sector has seen huge investments, but unfortunately that isn’t all. It has also been the backdrop of a Supreme Court decision that disregarded warehouse workers rights and sided in favor of a large corporation. So without further ado, these are IMPO’s selection for the “Winner” and “Loser” of the week — President Obama and Amazon warehouse workers, respectively.
Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a unit of lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa, is doubling its high-technology coating capacity at its Whitehall, Michigan facility. The $16.7 million investment will position the Company to further capture growing demand for advanced jet engine parts.
IMPO sits down with Nino Granatiero, Vice President, Safety and Marketing for Grainger, to discuss some of the safety issues Grainger sees with its manufacturing customers, and how it looks to help streamline some of these critical efforts within a manufacturing environment.
Federal statistics show that women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce yet hold less than a third of the nation's 12.2 million manufacturing jobs. So some companies looking for welders, machinists and other skilled workers are turning their sights to women.
October U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $193.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.