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Constellation Brews A Fully Automated Factory

June 17, 2015 10:51 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

A Constellation brewery in Mexico is a fully automated plant, including laser-guided vehicles that move pallets around the factory floor, replacing the need for forklifts -- and their human operators.

Scientists Use New Tool To Analyze Industrial Explosions

June 1, 2015 10:54 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers in California developed a new method for determining the force of industrial...

Peet's Coffee Brews Growth From Cloud Technology

June 1, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The impact of technology on consumer spending and productivity seems like an academic matter....

The Most Sophisticated Manufacturing Process In The World

April 30, 2015 11:28 am | by Intel | Videos | Comments

Meet John Breseke, Director of Manufacturing IT at Intel, whose job it is to help design and...

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Durable Goods Orders Up, But Business Investment Falls Again

April 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans.

Study: College Educations Drive U.S. Economic Growth, Including Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 9:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report said technological innovation and increased educational attainment fueled a dramatic increase in manufacturing productivity in recent decades.

GM To Suspend Volt Production For 4 Weeks This Summer

April 10, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will stop making the Chevrolet Volt for four weeks in June and July due to slow sales and to deal with the change to an all-new version of the gas-electric hybrid car.


Tesla 1Q New Vehicle Deliveries Rise 55 Pct. From Year Ago

April 6, 2015 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's first-quarter new vehicle deliveries climbed 55 percent from a year earlier to more than 10,000 cars.

Manufacturing Photovoltaic Devices At The Global Solar Factory

March 31, 2015 12:16 pm | by Bob Vila | Videos | Comments

Bob Vila visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how the company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices.

Jaguar Manufacturing, Castle Bromwich Assembly Plant

March 31, 2015 12:02 pm | by AutoMotoTV | Videos | Comments

A look at Jaguar's Castle Bromwich  assembly plant in Castle Vale, Birmingham, England where the Jaguar XF, XJ and F-Type models are made. 

Toyota Outlines Growth Architecture After Lull From Recalls

March 26, 2015 10:11 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is ready to ramp up its growth again, emerging from an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009.

Mercedes Recalls 30,000 Cars To Fix Rear Tail Lamp Problem

March 25, 2015 10:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides.


Study: U.S. Manufacturers Paid More For Pollution Control

March 11, 2015 10:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

American manufacturers faced $24.6 billion in pollution abatement costs last year, a total far higher than the amount in many competing nations, according to a recent analysis.

Tesla Denies Reports About Gigafactory Construction Delay

March 9, 2015 10:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors is denying reports that construction has been delayed on its gigafactory about 15 miles east of Reno.

House Committee Again Slams CSB Chairman

March 9, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Lawmakers from both parties this week called for wholesale changes at the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, including the resignation of its chairman following allegations he and other top officials violated federal records law.

Maraschino Cherry Owner Kills Himself Amid Drug Raid On Factory

February 26, 2015 12:46 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | News | Comments

The owner of Dell's Maraschino Cherries committed suicide yesterday after his marijuana-growing operation was discovered at the Brooklyn factory.

Worker Killed At Tennessee Alcoa Plant

February 24, 2015 12:57 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

An Alcoa employee was killed Monday evening at a plant in eastern Tennessee, according to media reports. 


7 Key Questions To Ask Before The 2015 GHS Deadline

January 14, 2015 11:48 am | by Deborah Grant | Articles | Comments

As the impending OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) deadline of June 15, 2015 approaches, businesses are faced with the urgent need to define their strategy for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Here are 7 key questions related to these challenges that organizations need to ask in moving forward with a GHS initiative.

Chattanooga Lawmakers Raise Questions Over VW Incentives

January 8, 2015 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Republican lawmakers from a southeastern Tennessee county that's home to a Volkswagen plant are raising questions about a $300 million incentive package for the German automaker because of the United Auto Workers union's role at the facility.

10 MP USB 3.0 Industrial Cameras

December 10, 2014 9:34 am | by The Imaging Source | Product Releases | Comments

The Imaging Source, an international manufacturer of machine vision cameras, has just announced the immediately availability of new USB 3.0 industrial cameras with a resolution of 10 MP.

Meet Amazon’s New Robot Army

December 4, 2014 11:19 am | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Amazon Senior Vice President Worldwide Operations Dave Clark discusses the company’s army of Kiva robots that help box and ship products.                                 

Inside The World's Biggest Auto Factory

October 30, 2014 12:07 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Volkswagen plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany, more efficient.                             

Mars Food Expands With $31M Investment

October 23, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben's Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant.                         

Tesla Motors Dealing As States Play Factory Poker

September 2, 2014 11:43 am | by Justin Pritchard, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla has five states bidding up subsidy packages to land its coveted battery plant. The winner is expected to offer the luxury car-maker publicly financed incentives exceeding a half-billion dollars.        

Accident At Northern New York Plant Has Lethal Results

August 19, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been killed in an accident involving heavy equipment being moved at a northern New York manufacturing plant.                             

Museum Signs Deal For Rosie's Plant

June 24, 2014 9:26 am | 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.                   

Alcoa Unit To Invest $25M In Va. Facility

June 18, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa Power and Propulsion plans to invest $25 million in new technology at its Hampton, Virginia operation.                                         

Chrysler Plant Operating Again After Accident

June 12, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The assembly line at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere is up and running again after being shut down when an industrial accident at an area parts supplier halted deliveries.                       

Time Running Out To Save Rosie's Plant

April 29, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group trying to save a slice of the factory west of Detroit raised $7 million, but it needs $8 million and has until Thursday to make that happen. If the Save the Bomber Plant campaign fails, a piece of U.S. history will be lost forever.   

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