China on Wednesday defended its export curbs on rare earths used in high-tech products as an environmental measure and rejected a World Trade Organization challenge by the United States, Europe and Japan.
Nidec, which makes small motors for everything from car windows to copiers, is buying a 51 percent stake in the Chinese automotive motor company, Jiangsu Kaiyu Auto Appliance Co.
Australian miner Lynas Corp. said it hopes to fire up a plant in Malaysia to process rare earths now that a parliamentary panel has ruled the project is safe.
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. is buying a majority stake in Chilean industrial gas company Indura SA for $884 million.
Malaysia's government has imposed two new conditions on a rare earth refinery set up by Australian miner Lynas to assuage public fears of radioactive pollution.
Small Business Innovation Research & Global Trade Summit offers manufacturers the opportunity to secure billions in federal grants and commercial contracts.
The supply chain hasn’t always been a traditional area of responsibility for a company’s treasury department. However, more and more chief financial officers and treasury departments are finding that they can leverage technology to automate supply chain finance, avoid risk, and improve liquidity.
Swedish automaker Saab Automobile was Wednesday rescued from insolvency when an Asian consortium sealed a deal to buy the brand's main assets with the aim of making electric cars.
The U.S. can create jobs, reduce dependence on foreign resources, and improve national security by encouraging the domestic production of rare earths.
It’s not difficult to see the reasoning behind integrating American materials into industrial product designs. However, finding available, affordable options can be harder than it sounds.
Companies that require rare earth elements have begun to shift operations from China to other countries to gain less expensive access.
Westport Innovations Inc. said it reached a deal with Caterpillar Inc. to jointly develop natural gas engines for off-road equipment including mining trucks and trains.
Enforcing a one-size-fits-all approach for all students will probably not work for many schools, and proponents of STEM learning should ready with a plan B alternative.
Manufacturing and the high-technology industries desperately need students who have been educated in STEM classes.
Mitsui Chemicals said it founded a joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical , known as Sinopec, to produce a synthetic rubber for auto parts from 2014.
Fiat said it and subsidiaries will immediately halt sales to Iran, following similar moves by other carmakers under pressure to cut ties to Tehran over its disputed nuclear program.
CEO Louis Chenevert of the Hartford-based company told analysts that United Technologies is evaluating the future of UTC Power as it reviews its portfolio.
Google Inc. completed its $12.5B acquisition of phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. and said it has appointed a Google executive as the new CEO of the business.
Diversified manufacturer Eaton Corp. is buying Irish electrical equipment supplier Cooper Industries PLC in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $11.46 billion.
Buying Motorola allows Google to expand into manufacturing phones, tablet computers, and other consumer devices for the first time.
Steel recycler Nucor Corp. said Friday that it plans to buy a steel distribution unit of ArcelorMittal for $605 million, expanding its reach in the North American construction industry.
Honda Motor Co. said it has relocated production of the 50-cc scooter to China and will release the new Chinese-made Super Cub model for the Japanese market on May 25.
Featuring a line of rotary-style gasket cutters, Allen will be absorbed into the Allpax Gasket Cutter Systems Division at Guardair’s Chicopee, MA headquarters.
The U.S. has become ABB’s largest market with about $6.6 billion in annual revenue and 19,000 employees.