An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.
A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.
Matzo is an important part of any Passover Seder. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making Matzo.
For technicians who don't want the complexity of multifunction test tools yet need highly accurate temperature calibration, the Fluke 712B RTD and 714B Thermocouple Temperature Calibrators allow instrument, process, and plant maintenance technicians to quickly and easily test process temperature instrumentation.
Too many companies view MRO stores as a necessary evil; a situation recognized as a constraint but ignored as an opportunity for improvement.
Tool suppliers are becoming more one-stop-shops as businesses develop their core and accessory products, and focus attention on education.
Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. held an opening ceremony for its refrigerator manufacturing plant in Quesna near Cairo on Tuesday that will supply the Middle East and Africa.
This ActivRAC 7M-SS has been designed to meet the increasing demand for more storage capacity in clean room or corrosive environments.
Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering building a plant in central Japan to make parts for Boeing Co.'s next-generation 777X passenger jets.
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits.
The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009.
The state fire marshal recommended Monday that 46 facilities storing ammonium nitrate in Texas be required to make structural improvements to prevent another deadly blast like the one that killed 15 people nearly a year ago in West.
The effort required to improve the health of your business can be compared to the commitment necessary to change your personal health. It is important to understand what drives successful business improvement change instead of failed efforts.
Some argue that CEO pay packages may seem inflated, but are partially in response to the often truncated length of service — essentially, these are short-term gigs.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that eliminates sales taxes on electricity and natural gas purchased by manufacturers and mining smelters.
These 12-point ratcheting wrenches feature a slim S-shape design for access to fasteners blocked by obstructions.
As wireless capabilities reach new technological milestones, the integration of wireless gas detection systems in industrial applications is increasing. Among the safest and most revolutionary product lines available today is Detcon’s SmartWireless technology.
Declaring a public nuisance will allow city officials to enter the factory and make changes if the odors persist after the deadline.
Approaches and locations for companies in Mexico differ, but a common theme unites them: Growth prospects.
General Motors says it's investing $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car.
In this issue of IMPO, we recap MODEX 2014, discuss how creating a nimble production environment requires up-to-the-minute information, and learn how the latest technology can improve the ROI of predictive maintenance.
Expansion talks at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant have ground to a halt amid disagreements about the role of organized labor at the factory in Tennessee.
In the latest loss for the American textiles industry, Fruit of the Loom has announced its plans to close its plant in Jamestown, KY. Work at the facility will be moved to Honduras in an effort to cut costs.
U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off the mill's access to vital iron ore.
The relatively large investment is significant because many international companies have been reluctant to spend money in Haiti because of a business climate hampered by red tape, allegations of corruption, and a flimsy infrastructure.