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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...

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...

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...

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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.   

N.C. Company To Buy Bankrupt Peanut Plant

March 24, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A North Carolina company is hoping to buy an eastern New Mexico peanut-butter processing plant that went bankrupt after a salmonella outbreak shuttered its operations and prompted a nationwide recall.               

Automation Process Control For Hazardous Locations

March 24, 2014 11:01 am | by Amanda Bell, WAGO Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

With increased domestic energy production in the U.S., many new automation systems need to have the ability to operate in hazardous locations.

MBT Manufacturing Newswire: 3D Printed Oreo, Dell’s Business Shift & An Alien-Inspired Baby Harness

March 20, 2014 11:34 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on Boeing’s problems, as well as an initiative to support manufacturing jobs. We'll also talk about 3D printing an Oreo and take a look an interesting baby harness.   

Versatile With Higher Resolution

March 11, 2014 11:03 am | by noax Technologies AG | Product Releases | Comments

With a large 21.5 inch display in full HD, the new noax C21 Industrial PC guarantees optimal visualization of production processes to accelerate workflow operations.

Industrial Temperature iPAC 9X25 ARM Single Board Computer

March 5, 2014 3:51 pm | by EMAC, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

EMAC, Inc. has created the iPAC-9X25. Made in the USA this industrial strength ARM embedded single board computer is based on Atmel AT91SAM9X25 Processor. 

Chrysler Keeping Canadian Plants Without Gov't Incentives

March 5, 2014 9:55 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler said it is withdrawing requests for financial aid for plants in Windsor and Brampton because the projects have become a "political football."                             

Lockheed Martin Expands Cruise Missile Production

March 4, 2014 2:56 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin broke ground for its Pike County Operations' Long Range Strike Systems cruise missile production annex in Troy, Alabama.                                 

Poor Dart Sales Lead To Layoffs At Chrysler

March 4, 2014 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Poor sales of the new Dodge Dart have pushed Chrysler to temporarily lay off 325 employees at the assembly plant that produces the compact sedans.                             

Hot Sauce Factory Topic Of Firey Meeting

February 27, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There could be fiery words Wednesday night as a Southern California city considers whether a hot sauce factory is a public nuisance because of its spicy emissions.                         

Trusting Too Much In Data

February 25, 2014 10:51 am | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions | Blogs | Comments

We are virtually bombarded by the phenomenon of data-driven headlines. On any given day we might read that cigarette smoking is on the rise, or that book sales are down, but without seeing the data plot over a long time we don’t really know what those headlines mean.

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