The approximately $118 million investment by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. will create 42 more jobs at its Hopkinsville plant, which now employs 90 full-time workers. The company plans to build a new processing facility and add on to its existing plant there.
One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
Subaru is moving ahead with its plans for spending more than $400 million to prepare its Lafayette factory for production of a new vehicle while significantly scaling back the expectations for additional jobs.
Europe's largest aerospace group, previously known as EADS, said it would increase production of its best-selling A320 jet family to 46 aircraft a month by the second quarter of 2016 from the current 42, echoing plans by rival Boeing to reach towards 47 a month.
The Irwindale City Council scheduled a public hearing and a vote on whether to declare the Sriracha plant a public nuisance. Such a declaration could potentially lead to a shutdown order.
Ronnie Barrett invented the .50 caliber Barrett M82 over 30 years ago. Today the M107A1 is legal in most states and still used by the military, law enforcement, and civilians with a fat wallet.
Elevated radiation levels have been detected in the air around the plant, but officials have said the readings are too low to constitute a public health threat.
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is considering sites in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas for a massive battery factory that would employ around 6,500 people.
Tipke Manufacturing, based in Spokane, WA, does metal fabrication for companies like Boeing and Genie Industries. They have made a living on intermediate volume manufacturing, being more flexible for their customers.
Discovery Channel's How It's Made takes you step-by-step through the fiberglass insulation manufacturing process.
The Q-Warrior features a full-color and high-luminance see-through display that is able to project symbols and videos directly onto the field of battle. This could include waypoints, other points of interest, or even areas/buildings housing known enemies.
Panasonic Corp. is considering setting up a new plant jointly with Tesla Motors Inc. in the United States to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.
The agreement between the company and the State University of New York College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering increases IBM's commitment of high-tech jobs at semiconductor plants in Dutchess County, Albany, and Yorktown Heights by 750 from the current 2,350, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
The new owners of a shuttered Campbell Soup Co. factory in Sacramento will begin auctioning off equipment from the facility on Tuesday. The three-day auction is intended to clear space for potential tenants and raise cash. The factory's inventory is worth an estimated $6 million to $8 million.
The start-up of the Celaya Plant increases Honda's annual automobile production capacity in North America to approximately 1.92 million units. In 2013, more than 90 percent of the Honda and Acura automobiles sold in the U.S. were produced in North America; this is expected to exceed 95 percent when the Celaya plant reaches full capacity.
The man who appears poised to take over leadership of the United Auto Workers later this year says car companies' fears about the union's demise are unfounded. Membership has dropped from a peak of 1.5 million in 1979 to 382,000 at the end of 2012, although it's been rising slightly since 2009.
The Obama administration is facing off at the Supreme Court with industry groups and Republican-led states over a small but important program aimed at limiting power-plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming.
In an appeal filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the union asserted that "interference by politicians and outside special interest groups" had swayed the election.
Drillers, business leaders, and politicians are hoping the natural gas boom is so big that it brings life to Pittsburgh's stagnant manufacturing sector. The rush of gas from the Marcellus shale and other formations can provide cheap fuel for a renaissance in domestic plastic- and steelmaking. And the ramp-up in drilling has drillers buying more pipes and parts for their work.
They worry that the 382,000-member UAW could be absorbed by a more hostile union. Such a merger could disrupt a decade of labor-management peace that has helped America's auto industry survive the financial crisis and emerge much stronger, according to a person with knowledge of executive discussions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is alleging that a California slaughterhouse engaged in "circumvention" of federal inspection rules — a charge strongly denied by one of the facility's owners.
Nurturing students’ innate creative abilities and setting them on a pathway to prosperity with upgraded skills and a broader range of knowledge, doesn’t just “happen.” Alcoa Foundation, New York has pledged $220,000 to support PRIME (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), a community-based approach to manufacturing education.
Japan's trade deficit surged to a monthly record of 2.8 trillion yen ($27.4 billion) in January as imports jumped 25 percent, underscoring the challenge the country faces in restoring export-driven growth.
An $800 million Honda plant opening Friday in the central state of Guanajuato will produce about 200,000 Fit hatchbacks a year, helping push total Mexican car exports to the U.S. to 1.7 million in 2014, roughly 200,000 more than Japan, consulting firm IHS Automotive says.
Are you doing all you can to make sure that your operation’s manufacturing safety is a well documented, practiced, and backed up process? How do companies achieve a level where they can boast of safety as one of the operational backbones, that itself in many cases becomes a competitive advantage?