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India Launches New 'Make in India' Campaign to Boost Manufacturing

September 25, 2014 2:06 pm | by Katy Daigle, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign — "Make in India" — to entice investment and promote the country as the world's next cheap labor economy.                           

Chrysler Redesigns its Assembly Line

September 25, 2014 12:28 pm | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

The Chrysler Group's Warren Truck Assembly Plant is increasing production. This increase meant rethinking the assembly process and implementing significant changes. The most extensive transformation came on the assembly line.      

U.S. Durable Goods Fell 18.2 Percent

September 25, 2014 9:32 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft.                             

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American Honda Honors 15 Suppliers with Premier Partner Award

September 24, 2014 9:24 am | by American Honda Motor Co., Inc | News | Comments

Fifteen distinguished suppliers to American Honda Motor Co., Inc. have received the 2014 Premier Partner Award from American Honda President & CEO Takuji Yamada.                          

HP Announces Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

September 23, 2014 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As part of ongoing efforts to lower its carbon footprint across all phases of its business, HP today announced a goal to reduce the emissions intensity of its product portfolio by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 2010 levels.       

America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort of

September 23, 2014 3:06 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”             

Printing a Car Takes a Team

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by U.S. Department of Energy | Videos | Comments

The story behind the realization of a unique project: the building of a 3D printed electric car, as told by team members.                                     

Clorox Exits Venezuela Citing Government Restrictions

September 22, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.                                 

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San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars From Siemens

September 22, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million.                     

NAM Welcomes Extension of Internet Tax Moratorium

September 19, 2014 11:15 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

The National Association of Manufacturers Vice President of Tax and Domestic Economic Policy, Dorothy Coleman, issued a statement thanking Congress for including the ban on taxing Internet access in the continuing resolution approved this week.    

Right-shoring: Where is the Optimum Place to Manufacture?

September 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

I propose we replace the notion of off-shoring vs. on-shoring with the idea of "right-shoring," asking the question "where is (are) the best location(s) to make something?" My business answers this question for our customers every day. To do so, criteria beyond simply cost must be considered.

Maglite's Commitment to American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                                                

Equipment Manufacturers See Increasing Demand with Horse-Powered Farming

September 18, 2014 10:36 am | by Mary Esch, The Associated Press | News | Comments

While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules.              

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Empire State Manufacturing Catapults To Five Year High

September 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by CNBC | Videos | Comments

Manufacturing activity in New York State accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly five years in September, topping expectations for a far more moderate improvement, the New York Federal Reserve said.               

U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August

September 16, 2014 12:01 pm | News | Comments

A measure of prices that producers receive for their goods and services was unchanged in August, the latest sign that inflation is in check.                                

United Becomes First U.S. Carrier To Fly New, Longer Dreamliner

September 16, 2014 11:37 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Dreamliner is growing up. A new, longer version of the plane powered by a pair of GEnx jet engines recently landed an FAA certification.                                

Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'Gigafactory'

September 15, 2014 4:11 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a lithium battery factory to make cheaper batteries so it can afford to mass market a new line of more affordable vehicles.

UAW Works to Organize Support at Mercedes-Benz Alabama Plant

September 15, 2014 2:09 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The United Automobile Workers (UAW) continues to try to organize workers at Mercedes-Benz's plant in Alabama just as the automaker is expanding the plant so it can make more than 300,000 vehicles annually.             

GE Aviation Plans New Plant in U.S.

September 15, 2014 1:22 pm | by Chelsey Levingston, Dayton Daily News | News | Comments

New plans for another GE Aviation manufacturing facility in the United States have emerged, as it was revealed that the Ohio-based jet engine maker will open a second plant for the production of ceramic composite materials.       

U.S. Factory Output Drops .4 Percent in August

September 15, 2014 10:55 am | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.                   

Airbus Looks To Ohio for More Business

September 15, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus are meeting with representatives of nearly 100 Ohio companies to talk about doing more business with them.                            

Futuris Opens Automotive Components Manufacturing Facility In North America

September 12, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuris Automotive, a leading global automotive components supplier, today announced the expansion of its North American business with the opening of a new manufacturing facility and design center in Newark, California.         

All Aboard Florida Selects Siemens as Train Manufacturer

September 11, 2014 11:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It was announced that Siemens has been selected to build the locomotives and passenger coaches for the All Aboard Florida passenger rail project that will connect South and Central Florida.                 

Linetec To Expand with a Third Anodize Line

September 11, 2014 9:48 am | by Linetec | News | Comments

Linetec, one of the largest architectural finishing companies in the U.S., will expand with a third anodize line. The 120,000-square-foot addition and associated improvements are estimated to cost $15.3 million and bring nearly 100 jobs to the city of Wausau, Wisconsin. 

U.S. Wholesale Stockpiles Up in July

September 10, 2014 4:59 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

Stockpiles held by U.S. wholesale businesses edged up in July by the smallest amount in a year while sales rose at a healthy clip.                                   

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