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Glock Execs, Gun Dealer Face Indictment

June 6, 2014 11:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors have accused a Kansas firearms dealer of paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to two high-ranking executives of Georgia-based Glock Inc. in exchange for preferential treatment and access to confidential company information.


U.S. Employment Rate Holds; Manufacturers Expanding Steadily

June 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. employers added 217,000 jobs in May, a substantial gain for a fourth straight month, fueling hopes that the economy will accelerate after a grim start to the year.                       


What To Expect Next In The GM Recall Case

June 6, 2014 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches. But the 315-page report doesn't bring the issue to a close.           


New ERP Cloud And Saas Buyer’s Guide Released

June 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Eval‐Source | News | Comments

Eval-Source Management Consulting and enterprise software Analyst firm is excited to announce the release of their third version of the popular ERP Cloud and Saas Buyer’s Guide.                     


AME Debuts Job Board

June 6, 2014 11:05 am | by Association for Manufacturing Excellence | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is proud to announce the debut of the AME Manufacturing Job Board, a valuable resource for both job seekers and manufacturing companies across the country.               


The High-Tech Electric Bike

June 6, 2014 10:58 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

GiBike is a battery-powered bike that syncs with an app that locks your bike when you are more than 10 feet away from it.                                     


Manufacturing’s Third Dimension Will Transform An Industry

June 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Venkata Seshu Gulibhi | Articles | Comments

3D printing is already here and is utterly transforming the manufacturing and information technology industries. One research firm estimates that the market for 3D printing could reach $12 - $ 18 billion a year by 2025.         


Former Japanese Exec Indicted For Price-Fixing

June 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department says a grand jury has indicted a former executive at a Japanese auto parts maker on accusations that he helped fix the prices of seatbelts sold to leading Japanese automakers.             


Beastie Boys Get $1.7M In Monster Case

June 6, 2014 9:30 am | by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's a rap: The Beastie Boys have won $1.7 million in a copyright violation case against the maker of Monster Energy drink.                                     


Safety Board Faults Key Device In BP Oil Spill

June 6, 2014 9:28 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A U.S. board's investigation into the 2010 BP oil spill concludes that a last-ditch safety device on the underwater well had multiple failures, wasn't tested properly and still poses a risk for many rigs drilling today.         


$100M NuvaRing Settlement Finalized

June 6, 2014 9:23 am | by Jim Salter, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $100 million settlement involving NuvaRing, a birth-control device linked to sometimes-fatal side effects, will stand now that the vast majority of claimants have chosen to opt into the agreement, those involved in the lawsuits said Thursday. 


Minnesota Company Recalling Some Cheese, Salsa

June 6, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says consumers should avoid eating certain cheese and salsa produced by Coon Rapids-based Parkers Farm Acquisition because of possible listeria contamination.               


Lawmakers Push Deadlines For N.C. Coal Ash Cleanup

June 6, 2014 9:07 am | by Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Carolina lawmakers want to add firm deadlines to legislation aimed at stopping pollution leaking from Duke Energy's unlined coal ash dumps.                              


TreeHouse Foods Buying Maryland Company

June 5, 2014 1:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maryland officials say the food processing company Protenergy Natural Foods in Cambridge is being acquired by Oakbrook, Illinois-based TreeHouse Foods for $150 million.                       


Engine Maker: CSeries Could Fly Again Soon

June 5, 2014 1:08 pm | by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Bombardier's CSeries planes could resume flight testing in a few weeks after the plane's engine manufacturer believes it has found the cause of an incident a week ago that grounded the four test aircraft.             


What Makes A Honda Is Who Makes A Honda

June 5, 2014 1:02 pm | by Honda | Videos | Comments

Sandip's passion for figuring out how things work led him to a career in engineering. He loves finding workable solutions and seeing his ideas come to life. Sandip is what makes a Honda.                   


Commercial Aviation In The 21st Century

June 5, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Take a look at how commercial aviation may change in the coming years.                                                   


Radically Reshaping Manufacturing

June 5, 2014 12:51 pm | by McKinsey & Company | Videos | Comments

McKinsey director Katy George, global co-leader of the manufacturing group, explains next-shoring and makes the argument that companies must view their manufacturing process as an ecosystem that needs to be optimized from the supply base to the consumer. 


Engineering Newswire: Super-Maglev Train To Reach 1,800 MPH

June 5, 2014 12:43 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of Engineering Newswire looks at designing the working man's halo, proving brain-controlled flight and building a super-maglev train that tops out at 1,800 mph.                      


Hopefully GM Investigation Will Turn Things Around

June 5, 2014 12:38 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The big news today from General Motors concerns the results of an internal investigation into the company’s slow recall efforts. After firing 15 employees and establishing a compensation program for victims, is it enough?         



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