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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,...

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...

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...

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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.                                

Lockheed Martin Designs The Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 27, 2014 1:57 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. What could that mean for manufacturing?              

MAPI: Industrial Sector To Be Fully Recovered By End Of 2014

August 27, 2014 10:02 am | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

The outlook for the U.S. economy is for steady growth, but there is little expectation for a significant upward trajectory, according to a new report.                             

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Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 27, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.                         

Ford Begins Plant Revamp For Aluminum F-150 Pickups

August 26, 2014 1:37 pm | by The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S.                   

Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 26, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.                             

California Winemakers Cleaning Up After Quake

August 25, 2014 12:21 pm | by Ken Sweet and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.                                 

Kentucky Peerless Distillery Joins The Bourbon Trend In Louisville

August 25, 2014 12:05 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Corky Taylor, with Kentucky Peerless Distillery Company, talks about the business.                                                

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Keurig Strikes Deal With Kraft

August 22, 2014 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.                         

Ford To Unveil New Hybrid Cars In 2018

August 22, 2014 10:44 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Ford plans to introduce a new hybrid gasoline-electric car in late 2018. The model will be compact and is a dedicated hybrid unlike the current Fusion. Ford wants to take on Toyota's best-selling hybrid, the Prius.           

Nestle Pushes For Humane Treatment Of Animals In Supply Chain

August 22, 2014 9:57 am | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

Nestle has announced a major pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.                   

Alberta Court Fines Cargill $80K For Environmental Law Breach

August 21, 2014 1:13 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

An Alberta court has fined the company that owns the largest beef processing plant in Canada $80,000 for breaking an environmental law.                                 

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created The Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

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Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 21, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878.                                   

Regulation Uncertainty Kills A Product Line

August 21, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

It appears that the threat of new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations in the cheese industry hasn’t gotten old and moldy just yet, causing cheesemakers to pull popular product lines.                 

California Drought Stings Bees, Honey Supplies

August 21, 2014 10:14 am | by Terence Chea, Associated Press | News | Comments

California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.                                   

The Factory Of The Future Will Be Shaped By The Internet Of Things

August 20, 2014 12:47 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

In a not-too-distant future, manufacturing will be expected to incorporate “intelligence readiness” in all products as society will progressively be relying on an IoT-supported infrastructure.               

How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 20, 2014 9:25 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy.           

Frack-Quakes Less Intense

August 20, 2014 9:22 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.             

Grand Opening Set For First Large Cellulosic Plant

August 20, 2014 9:16 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Iowa, the nation's top ethanol producer, has two major cellulosic plants under construction and nearly ready for production using corn plant leaves, stalks and cobs to make ethanol.              

4 At Slaughterhouse Behind Beef Recall Indicted

August 19, 2014 1:16 pm | by Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Northern California slaughterhouse involved in a massive beef recall processed cows with cancer while U.S. livestock inspectors took lunch breaks and later distributed the diseased cattle, according to federal charges announced Monday.   

Egypt Picks Consortium To Draft Suez Plan

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm | by Maggie Michael, Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt selected a consortium of Egyptian and the Persian Gulf companies Tuesday to develop the government's mega project to transform the Suez Canal waterway into a hub of international investment and free trade zones.         

Bourbon Production Reaches Highest Point Since 1970s

August 18, 2014 1:20 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.                        

U.S. Factory Output Surges

August 15, 2014 11:35 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals.                             

NJ-Based Toy Company Opening New Plant

August 15, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Enor Corp. announced plans Thursday to make toys at a former golf-cart distribution facility in Winnsboro, creating 151 jobs.                                   

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