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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...

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...

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...

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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.                           

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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.

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.                                           

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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.                             

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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.    

General Dynamics Secures $5.8B Contract

September 4, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain.                                             

In Quake, Wine Barrels Became Quarter-Ton Projectiles

September 3, 2014 1:17 pm | by Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

In winery after winery, oak wine barrels stacked high and weighing more than a quarter-ton each came cascading down, renewing worries about a lightly regulated threat to safety in fault-riddled wine country.             

Sapphire: The Smartphone Screen Everyone's Talking About

September 3, 2014 12:36 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The latest iPhone 6 rumors suggest that Apple's new iPhone will come with a tough sapphire screen.                                           

Chrysler, Nissan Report Big August Sales Jumps

September 3, 2014 9:32 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler and Nissan both posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month, signs of a strong August for the industry.                                       

Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 3:30 pm | by WASH | News | Comments

A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International, alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices.                                

New Ford Mustang Rolls Off The Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning. The Mustang, along with the new F-150 pickup truck, are the automakers two biggest product launches this year.     

Volvo Finally Goes Domestic In China

August 28, 2014 11:34 am | by Chris Fox, Editor, Manufacturing.Net | Blogs | Comments

The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign. Now, a potentially successful domestic car has landed, from Sweden.                         

Bad Catch: FDA Investigating Large Maine Processor

August 28, 2014 9:38 am | by Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Maine's major lobster processors says it has addressed a battery of violations brought forth by the Food and Drug Administration, but the federal agency says it has not yet cleared the firm of violations.         

GM To Move Cadillac SRX Production To Tenn.

August 27, 2014 2:23 pm | by Erik Schelzig & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.                                

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