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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...

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...

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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.

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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.

GreenTech Automotive Claims MS Factory Construction Complete

September 12, 2014 11:43 am | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.                               

Alcoa Signs $1B+ Supply Contract With Boeing

September 11, 2014 1:34 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing.                                 

Few Critics As Nevada Moves Forward On Tesla Tax Breaks

September 11, 2014 9:53 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Critics say Nevada lawmakers are gambling with taxpayers' money, but they clearly were in the minority as legislators moved forward with an unprecedented package of up to $1.3 billion in incentives they hope to approve in the days ahead to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory to the state.

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Saunders Creates Manufacturing Jobs For Blind And Disabled Americans

September 11, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Saunders Mfg. Co., Inc. is creating new opportunities to keep many Americans who are blind, visually impaired, or have significant disabilities working.                            

The Importance Of Leadership And Employee Engagement In Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 1:16 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so in the future requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies — what we refer to as a continuous journey towards Operational Excellence.

Nevada Lawmakers To Consider $1.3B Tesla Package

September 10, 2014 9:29 am | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors.                     

Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 10, 2014 9:20 am | by Dayton Daily News | News | Comments

St. Paris manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.                           

Accelerating Domestic Manufacturing Recovery By Redefining Proximity

September 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

To harness the collective intelligence of their global suppliers, partners, customers and team members, manufacturers must embrace virtual proximity to build these connected relationships, while they stabilize and grow both local and global markets.

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Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center

September 8, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN.                 

Mercedes Wants To Put Luxury In Your Driveway

September 8, 2014 1:11 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Mercedes Chief Deiter Zetsche is confident the company will retain the number one spot as the top U.S. luxury automaker in 2014 as the first American-made sedan rolls off the assembly line in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.           

Meat And Cheese Maker To Build New Castle Plant

September 5, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand plans to build a meat processing plant in central Indiana that company executives say will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years.                      

Tesla's Elon Musk Explains Decision On Gigafactory

September 5, 2014 11:15 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk discusses the reason for choosing Nevada for the new Tesla Battery Gigafactory.                                           

Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 5, 2014 9:24 am | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier.                                           

Gigafactory Gets Tesla Closer To Electric Car For Masses

September 4, 2014 1:04 pm | by Justin Pritchard & Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.                 

ISM: Numbers Are Up On Strong Demand

September 4, 2014 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business

U.S. Now No. 3 Among World's Most Competitive Economies

September 4, 2014 12:27 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Ranking by the World Economic Forum showed the U.S. rising from No. 7 in 2012 to No. 3 currently.                                           

U.S. Worker Productivity Up In Q2

September 4, 2014 9:50 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers' productivity increased in the April-June quarter after a big decline in the first quarter while their labor costs edged down slightly.                             

Tesla Selects Nevada For Battery Plant

September 4, 2014 9:41 am | by Justin Pritchard and Scott Sonner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said Wednesday.             

Netherland King To Attend Iowa Ethanol Plant Opening

September 4, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 The opening of one of the nation's first commercial size cellulosic ethanol plants is drawing royalty along with top federal and state officials to Emmetsburg.                     

Audi Achieves Record Sales

September 4, 2014 9:26 am | by Audi of America News Channel | News | Comments

Audi achieved the best month ever in Audi sales history in August 2014. The month’s record sales increased to 22.1 percent to 17,101 vehicles, a total that stands as the 44th consecutive month of record monthly U.S. sales for the brand.    

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