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Pinnacle Foods Lets Hillshire Out Of Deal

July 1, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pinnacle Foods said Monday it has scrapped its sale to Hillshire Brands, freeing Hillshire to be acquired by Tyson Foods.                                     

Peruvian Developer Ready To Remake Packard Plant

June 30, 2014 9:49 am | by Corey Williams, Associated Press | News | Comments

Massive chunks of concrete hang menacingly from what remains of an upper floor at a gutted building at the vacant Packard car plant, a time-decayed symbol of Detroit's finer things and luxury vehicles.              

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Building $1.4B Plant In Mexico

June 27, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers Daimler and Renault-Nissan say they will build a $1.36 billion plant to manufacture Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz brand compact vehicles.                  

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Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                     

Maker Of Old Bay May Move Out Of Maryland

June 27, 2014 2:05 pm | by Jonathan O'Connel, The Washington Post | News | Comments

The question is how big of an ingredient the product will remain in Maryland's economy as its owner, McCormick & Co., considers relocating.                  

The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 27, 2014 2:00 pm | by Everyman Driver | Videos | Comments

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                        

Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                              

Universal Hinge Mount Safety Gate

June 26, 2014 4:20 pm | by FabEnCo | Product Releases | Comments

This new gate, The G Series, is available in galvanized carbon steel, carbon steel with safety yellow powder coat and stainless steel.

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Survey: Industrial Sector Plans To Add Jobs Amid Growing Optimism

June 26, 2014 2:05 pm | by McGladrey | News | Comments

Nine out of 10 executives at small and mid-size manufacturing and distribution companies expect solid growth over the next 12 months and two-thirds plan to add jobs during that period.                   

America's Craft Beer Industry

June 26, 2014 2:03 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Craft beer is one of the fastest growing segments of the alcoholic beverage industry. What started as a niche market has grown rapidly over the last two decades.                          

Chrysler Investing $63M in Michigan

June 25, 2014 1:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                                

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.                             

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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.           

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.               

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.                        

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. 

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