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OSHA Launches Dialogue On Workplace Safety

October 13, 2014 1:00 pm | by United States Department Of Labor | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it is launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.       

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GM Ignition Switch Deaths Rise To 27

October 13, 2014 12:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.                              

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Ford Hiring Workers For New Truck

October 13, 2014 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150, launching in a matter of weeks.                 

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

October 13, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).                                 

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Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 12:15 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Halogen bulbs now being made in Illinois and Ohio mean more jobs for Americans.                                                 

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The Smart Wheel That Could Change Transportation’s Future

October 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Since it was invented in the 19th century, the basic concept of the bicycle has stayed the same. But as Michelle Miller explains, that may be changing.                             

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4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

October 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Su Doyle | Articles | Comments

Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.                           

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Flight Attendants, FAA Square Off Over Electronics

October 13, 2014 9:58 am | by Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group's arguments didn't seem to fly Friday in court.       

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Alcoa Makes Strides To Improve Combat Vehicles

October 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Alcoa has produced the world’s largest single-piece forged aluminum hull for combat vehicles to improve troop protection as part of a joint Alcoa-U.S. Army initiative launched last year.                   

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U.S. Investigates Michelin Truck Tires

October 13, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating reports that some Michelin heavy truck tires can fail and cause crashes.                                       

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Bose Agrees To Dismiss Beats Lawsuit

October 13, 2014 9:46 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Attorneys for Bose Corp. and Beats Electronics have agreed to dismiss a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Bose.                                       

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Tesla's 'D' Adds All-Wheel Drive, Safety Features

October 13, 2014 9:40 am | by Justin Prichard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a new version of the luxury electric car maker's Model S sedan that includes all-wheel drive and self-driving "auto pilot" features.                       

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Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks Of A Future SMART Plant

October 10, 2014 3:55 pm | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.                                 

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Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate Of Beloved Jeep

October 10, 2014 11:47 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Word that Chrysler is considering moving production of the Wrangler elsewhere so that the famously rugged vehicle can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards has triggered feelings of anger, betrayal and despair in Toledo.

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California Rejects Solar Technology That Threatens Birds

October 10, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A solar-energy company has dropped a proposal to build a 75-story solar tower near California's Joshua Tree National Park, employing a kind of solar technology that can cause birds to ignite in midair.              

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5 Ways Mobile Field Service Management Can Help Dealers Sell More

October 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Johnny Jones | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers who’ve encouraged the use of mobile field service management applications have helped their dealers generate more revenue, increase profitability — and sell more equipment.                   

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Extended LEAN Best Practices

October 10, 2014 11:10 am | by Eric Lail | Articles | Comments

With an Extended LEAN approach, companies examine the whole supply chain, connect end-to-end value streams and use actionable intelligence to ensure a continuous adoption of change.                   

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Engineering Newswire: Lockheed Martin Wreaks Havoc In Extreme Off-Road Testing

October 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at traveling in our very own solar-powered pods, picking up space garbage, and wreaking havoc in extreme off-road testing.                           

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Tesla Model P85D Test Drive

October 10, 2014 10:51 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, takes Bloomberg's Betty Liu for a test drive of the Tesla Model P85D.                                           

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Norton Antivirus Maker Splitting Into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.                                           

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