In this issue of IMPO, we visit America's oldest continuously operating paper mill, talk to experts about ways to improve Lean efforts, and showcase advancements in the material handling industry.
The Eclipse is the first system to block light and seal gaps where previous enclosures have failed, guaranteeing the darkest, most environmentally-secure dock possible, says the company.
Vietnam on Thursday pledged to help companies whose factories were targeted during anti-Chinese riots last week, offering tax breaks and other incentives to try and undo some of the damage to its reputation as a low-risk country for foreign manufacturers.
Unilever PLC says it has agreed to sell ownership of its Ragu and Bertolli brand sauces in North America to Japan's Mizkan Group for $2.15 billion.
Food giant Heinz says a deal to prevent closing a food processing plant that's a key part of the town's economy is now complete, saving at least 250 jobs.
The government has no way of fully knowing which U.S. chemical facilities stock ammonium nitrate, the substance that exploded last year at a Texas fertilizer plant and killed 14 people, congressional investigators say.
At Salemtown Board Company in Nashville, Tenn., 27-year-old Will Anderson can turn a slab of middle Tennessee oak into a world-class sidewalk cruiser.
The 400iXL General Labeling Solution is designed for hazard communication, safety, 5S/Lean, GHS, manufacturing, warehouse, lab and facility professionals.
In product design and manufacturing environments, we assume decisions are based on facts and technical details. But, perhaps not always. Sometimes, it could be the wrong time of day to make one more good decision.
The firefighters who tried in vain to stop a burning Texas fertilizer plant from exploding weren't prepared for the dangers of the blaze, which was too big for them to fight, state investigators said in a report released Thursday.
Six workers have been injured in an explosion at a Knoxville, Tennessee, steel mill, fire officials said. One worker was critically burned in the Thursday night blast.
The men who died last year fighting a fire at a Texas fertilizer plant that then exploded have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.
Samsung Electronics Co. apologized and promised compensation to chip factory workers who suffered cancers linked to chemical exposure.
Chrysler's Tipton Transmission Plant, a sprawling factory seven years in the making, was dedicated Tuesday during an event that celebrated the promise of 850 jobs.
The maker of the popular hot sauce Sriracha said that he has no plans to move his contested plant out of California but would consider expanding into Texas if the state can produce peppers as hot as the ones grown especially for him in California.
Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories on Tuesday, vandalizing some of them, as anger flared at Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam.
PIRTEK has developed a Standard O-Ring Kit designed to be used with the most popular thread forms and flanges found on equipment today.
Zebra Technologies has launched the new ZT400 series printers, Zebra’s latest mid-range printer offering that will replace all ZM series printers.
Hillshire Brands is buying Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Duncan Hines and Aunt Jemima, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.23 billion.
Among manufacturing firms that have deployed mobile apps to their workforces, 48 percent are using mobile apps for inspections, followed by 36 percent for work orders and 23 percent for surveys.
Heavy rain caused a retaining wall to collapse at a recycling plant in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao on Sunday, killing 18 people.
Fluke has changed how maintenance professionals analyze information, communicate with their team and respond in emergencies with the Fluke Connect system. Last week, IMPO got a sneak peek at the technology.
Studies show that the seconds immediately following an eye injury or chemical splash are often critical to minimizing damage. Is your equipment ready?
Looking for that added layer of safety and peace-of-mind in your vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC), then the SafeLock system from Wildeck is the perfect solution, says the company.
A Unilever plant in Bramalea, Ont. that manufactures dry mixes for soups, sauces and other foods, will close and its production capability shipped to the United States, the company announced Thursday.