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Survey: Few Hanford Workers Question Bosses

June 25, 2014 9:45 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

Few of the U.S. Department of Energy workers who are helping build a plant to treat the most dangerous radioactive wastes at a nuclear site in Washington state feel they can openly challenge management decisions, according to a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Building Displays for the Largest Arenas in the World

June 24, 2014 3:23 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Get a look inside Daktronics, a company that has made scoreboards and display systems for some of the biggest teams in professional and collegiate sports.                             

Alcoa Expands in Indiana for Jet Engine Parts

June 24, 2014 12:08 pm | by American Foundry Society (AFS) | News | Comments

The new 320,000-sq.-ft. facility will expand Alcoa's reach from structural engine components for business and regional jets to large commercial aircraft, including narrow- and wide-body and military airplanes.           

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Museum Signs Deal for Rosie's Plant

June 24, 2014 12:04 pm | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

An aviation museum announced Monday it has signed an agreement to buy a 144,000-square-foot slice of the Michigan factory where the original Rosie the Riveter worked during World War II.                   

Purchasing the Right Jib Crane

June 24, 2014 9:29 am | by Don DeSimone, Wynright | Articles | Comments

When you’re operating in a highly regulated industry, buying major equipment is about more than just getting the best deal. Ask these four questions before making a purchase you could regret.                  

Wire Security Rooms

June 23, 2014 9:52 am | by Beacon Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Constructed from 8-gauge, 1.5” by 3” welded wire, these units are designed to limit access to certain areas and secure important items while still allowing air to flow freely. 

Shire Rejects $46.2B Offer From AbbVie

June 23, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Dublin-based drugmaker Shire said Friday it has rejected an unsolicited $46.2 billion offer from AbbVie Inc., arguing that it fundamentally undervalues the company and its prospects.                   

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.               

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Ohio Coal Company Sues Over Emissions Rules

June 19, 2014 3:07 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the nation's largest coal companies filed a lawsuit against President Barack Obama's administration seeking to block the EPA's new carbon emissions rules for power plants.            

Mercedes Workers Celebrate 'Made In USA' Milestone

June 19, 2014 3:04 pm | by Patrick Rupinski, The Tuscaloosa News | News | Comments

The first Mercedes C-Class that bears the claim "made in the USA" ceremoniously rolled off the assembly line at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Vance, AL this week.              

Former Hostess Plant Up For Sale In Maine

June 19, 2014 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flower Foods acquired the bakery last year and is selling the plant and eight other bakeries and 21 depots across the country.                     

Entegris Opens New $55 Million Mass. Facility

June 18, 2014 2:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The facility will serve as the main innovation center for developing filtration and specialty coating technologies, which are used to improve yields in microelectronics manufacturing environments.         

Alcoa Unit To Invest $25M In Va. Facility

June 18, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Power and Propulsion plans to invest $25 million in new technology at its Hampton, Virginia operation.                        

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Assembly Line Cooling To Prevent Heat Exhaustion

June 17, 2014 3:48 pm | by MovinCool | Product Releases | Comments

MovinCool portable air conditioner units help reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and increase your employee morale, leading to improved manufacturing quality and productivity, says the company. 

Robotic Dairies: The Future of Production

June 17, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The old fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break and let the machines do the work.                       

First NAFTA Infiniti/Mercedes Engines To Roll of Line

June 17, 2014 12:23 pm | by Graeme Roberts, The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

Nissan Motor's luxury unit Infiniti said its Decherd powertrain plant, a partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler, would start production on June 26.                        

Re-Engineering The Manufacturing Enterprise

June 16, 2014 3:52 pm | by SME | Videos | Comments

Find out how customer-driven production challenges are met by re-engineering the manufacturing enterprise through case studies with Black & Decker, Aeroquip Corp. and Himont Corp.                   

Organizing Inventory to Keep Product Flowing

June 16, 2014 3:19 pm | Articles | Comments

Due to the large volume of valves being manufactured on the production floor, the amount of tools, gauges and components used in the process can be overwhelming.                         

Police: Indian Factory Workers Kill CEO

June 16, 2014 1:55 pm | by Prasanta Paul, Associated Press | News | Comments

An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers.                

Giti Tire To Invest $560 Million, Create 1,700 S.C. Jobs

June 16, 2014 1:49 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.                

Roof Repair Tape

June 16, 2014 11:16 am | by OMG Roofing Products | Product Releases | Comments

EverSeal Roof Repair Tape bonds instantly to all common roof materials for long-lasting, watertight repairs, says the company. 

Hillshire Backs Off of Pinnacle Foods Offer

June 16, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillshire Brands Co. is backing off of its offer to buy Pinnacle Foods Inc., a move that it needs to make in order for its $7.75 billion proposed deal with Tyson Foods to go through.                   

Feet First: Best Practices To Ensure Safe Flooring

June 16, 2014 8:42 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Did you know that slips, trips and falls are the most reported injury in the workplace? Here's how to prevent them.                                       

Pile of Dirt Blocking Jet Engine Plant

June 13, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A huge pile of dirt is standing in the way of a new jet engine plant in Lafayette. The Journal & Courier reports that the 10-foot-deep pile covers an area of about a half-dozen football fields.                

Mobile Yard Ramps

June 13, 2014 10:04 am | by Leum Engineering | Product Releases | Comments

These colossal, yet maneuverable workhorses are designed to handle the daily rigors of trailer and forklift impact loads. 

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