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Lenovo Plans Expansion After IBM Acquisition

September 29, 2014 1:19 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lenovo Group has received U.S. and European approval to complete its acquisition of IBM Corp.'s low-end server business and plans to use it to grow faster outside its personal computer business, Lenovo's chairman said.         

Q&A With Kenesto

September 26, 2014 3:43 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Stephen Bodnar, senior vice president of strategy and products with Kenesto, took some time to...

Chrysler Redesigns Its Assembly Line

September 26, 2014 9:24 am | by Chrysler Group LLC | News | Comments

From automation changes in the body shop to...

Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned For Louisville

September 26, 2014 9:21 am | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to...

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North Dakota Calls For More Environmental Protections

September 26, 2014 9:18 am | by Josh Wood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A top North Dakota public health official told a meeting of energy company representatives in Dickinson on Wednesday that more needs to be done to ensure environmental protections in the state amid its oil boom.           

Plastic Made From Thin Air

September 25, 2014 1:36 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Newlight Technologies is turning carbon into plastic and taking on a $373 billion dollar-a-year industry.                                         

Supply Chain Transformation With COE

September 25, 2014 1:31 pm | by E2openTV | Videos | Comments

Here's a look at Supply Chain Centers of Excellence — what they are and how to do it right. Find out more about the six best practices that will help supply chain leaders inject innovation into their organization.           

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Boeing To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Charleston

September 25, 2014 1:21 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as 400.

Orders For U.S. Durable Goods Fell In August

September 25, 2014 9:52 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by a record amount in August, dragged lower by a plunge in demand for commercial aircraft. But orders in a key category that tracks business investment plans posted a gain.      

NutraSweet To Cease Aspartame Production

September 25, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NutraSweet says it will no longer make the artificial sweetener aspartame as a result of foreign competition.                                         

Ford To Add 1,200 Workers At Transit Van Plant

September 25, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van.                                   

GreenTech Automotive Completes New Production Plant

September 25, 2014 9:39 am | by Entertainment Close-Up | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive (GTA) reported that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss.                                       

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Airbus Lifts Aircraft Demand Forecast

September 24, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European jet maker Airbus is raising its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 7 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.             

Soda Makers Pledge To Reduce Caloric Intake From Beverages

September 24, 2014 10:16 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.          

GM Says China Sales This Year To Top 3.1M

September 24, 2014 10:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. expects its sales in China this year to top 3.1 million vehicles and sees no impact on business from an anti-monopoly probe of the industry, the president of the automaker's China unit said Wednesday.         

Paper And Packaging Prices On The Rise

September 24, 2014 10:06 am | by IBISWorld | News | Comments

IBISWorld anticipates rising prices for wood pulp and paper will flow on to a number of paper-based packaging products and services. The markets that are anticipated to bear the weight of these trends include corrugated boxes, molded fiber packaging and packaging services.

America Loses Another Iconic Brand, Sort Of

September 23, 2014 11:59 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It looks like foreign investors are taking one more slice of Americana pie. News broke this week that Pabst is being sold to a Russian company, which begs the question, “Can we still claim it as our own?”             

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How Much Does The iPhone Really Cost?

September 23, 2014 11:41 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The iPhone 6 retails at $649, but find out how much it costs to make.                                                     

Clorox Exits Venezuela Citing Government Restrictions

September 22, 2014 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty.                                 

San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars From Siemens

September 22, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of $648 million.                     

Thor Industries Plans Expansions For 2 Indiana Factories

September 19, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thor Industries is planning expansion projects at two recreational vehicle factories in northern Indiana.                                         

Maglite's Commitment To American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 12:13 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                                               

Aircraft Interior Manufacturer Announces New Facility

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer said Wednesday that it is spending $2.5 million to open a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people.                        

HJ Heinz To Make Baby Food In Pittsburgh

September 17, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods.                         

GM To Add 750 Workers To Build Small Pickup Trucks

September 17, 2014 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher | News | Comments

Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.                         

Coca-Cola Gives Surge Soda Another Chance

September 16, 2014 12:43 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Introduced in the early '90s, Surge soda was going to be the "Mountain Dew Killer," but after poor sales, Coke pulled the product. Now, fans of the caffeinated drink have won it a second act.                 

Hundreds Of Workers On Strike At Lear Plant

September 16, 2014 9:32 am | by Charles D. Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling "fast-food-like" wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago.

U.S. Factory Output Drops In August

September 15, 2014 1:21 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems.                   

Tesla Q&A: Tesla's Nevada 'Gigafactory'

September 15, 2014 9:55 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Now that Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed into law a package of incentives for Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker is moving ahead with plans to build a lithium battery factory to make cheaper batteries so it can afford to mass market a new line of more affordable vehicles.

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