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U.S. Factory Output Rises In September

October 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by Josh Boak, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics.                                       

Voxeljet's Factory Flop: 3D Printing Boom Or Bust?

October 16, 2014 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

3D printer maker Voxeljet said it would use IPO proceeds to expand its business in the U.S., but...

VW Tops GM In Global Sales Race

October 15, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen barely edged out General Motors for...

Nike, Converse Chuck A Lawsuit At 31 Companies

October 15, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Nike is suing 31 companies over trademark infringements related to its Converse Chuck Taylor...

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Nike Suing Over Chuck Taylor Trademark Infringement

October 15, 2014 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nike's Converse brand is suing 31 companies, saying they are selling knockoff versions of its Chuck Taylor shoes.                                       

U.S. Producer Prices Fell In September

October 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Inflation was limited last month because of falling gasoline and food costs that have lowered the prices that U.S. companies received for their goods and services.                         

New York Factory Growth Slows

October 15, 2014 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York manufacturers are growing at the slowest pace in six months as new orders shrink and shipments barely rise.                                       

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GM Plant Seeks Tax Break For Upgrade

October 14, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors' Fort Wayne, Indiana truck assembly plant wants local officials to waive taxes for a decade to help with a possible $1 billion upgrade, a spokeswoman said.                    

Small Brands, Big Profits With Smart Packaging

October 14, 2014 12:38 pm | by Michael Bialko | Articles | Comments

In this era where vast resources and heavy advertising play increasingly critical roles in generating a competitive advantage, creating a level playing field on the store shelf, at the point of sale, can make all the difference to a small or local brand.

Mayor Says Toledo, Fiat Chrysler Should Work Together

October 14, 2014 9:54 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Toledo's mayor isn't about to pick a fight with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, even if it pulls Jeep Wrangler production out of the city. That's because the automaker will still have a large presence in the area and an assembly complex that will need another vehicle to replace the Wrangler, if it goes.

Ford Hiring Workers For New Truck

October 13, 2014 12:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company has announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150, launching in a matter of weeks.                 

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up Slightly

October 13, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

August U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $356.69 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).                                 

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Light Bulb Manufacturing Comes Back To America

October 13, 2014 12:15 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

Halogen bulbs now being made in Illinois and Ohio mean more jobs for Americans.                                                 

4 Trends For A&D Value Chains: New Opportunities, New Challenges

October 13, 2014 12:00 pm | by Su Doyle | Articles | Comments

Within the aerospace and defense segment, four trends are driving the adoption of RFID to achieve improved process automation, efficiency and traceability.                           

Manufacturing Transformations: Building Blocks Of A Future SMART Plant

October 10, 2014 3:55 pm | by Rahul Vijayaraghavan | Articles | Comments

The advent of intelligent sensors and wireless technologies has paved the way for the Internet of Things (IoT) to gain wide recognition.                                 

Toledo Nervously Awaiting Fate Of Beloved Jeep

October 10, 2014 11:47 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Word that Chrysler is considering moving production of the Wrangler elsewhere so that the famously rugged vehicle can be constructed with an aluminum body to meet new government gas-mileage standards has triggered feelings of anger, betrayal and despair in Toledo.

Stone Brewing To Build Virginia Facility

October 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations, according to an official briefed on the deal.                          

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Navy Uniforms Bring Textile Welding To U.S.

October 8, 2014 12:27 pm | by Jennifer Mcdermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Navy could be turning to ultrasonic welding to make its uniforms lighter, stronger, and cheaper. And if the project by a Rhode Island company and the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility is a success, it could help bring manufacturing back from overseas.

Ohio Leaders Scramble Over Hints It May Lose Jeep

October 8, 2014 9:37 am | by John Seewer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio's governor and the mayor of the state's fourth-largest city talked with the head of Chrysler over the weekend about the future of the Toledo-built Jeep Wrangler, just days after the automaker indicated production could be moved when a new model comes out.

New York Governor Announces Expansion Of Advanced Atomization Technologies

October 8, 2014 9:29 am | by U.S. Official News | News | Comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Advanced Atomization Technologies, the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, will expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for work. 

Boeing To Add 700 Jobs In St. Louis

October 8, 2014 9:27 am | by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bevy of elected officials and business leaders disappointed by Boeing Co.'s decision earlier this year to build a new commercial airplane on the West Coast rather than in Missouri received a consolation prize Monday.         

Town Creates 80 Percent Of All Canned Pumpkin Consumed In U.S.

October 6, 2014 1:05 pm | by David Mercer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The small central Illinois town of Morton has its hands at a seemingly endless line of pumpkins — millions of them — that'll become countless pies and loaves of sweet, fresh-baked pumpkin bread.                

5 Killed In Blast At Fireworks Plant

October 6, 2014 12:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say five people were killed early Monday in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in southern China.                                       

How A Victorinox Swiss Army Knife Gets Made

October 6, 2014 12:32 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Victorinox, the maker of the Swiss Army Knife, is retooling itself after its signature product has been all but banned from airplane travel. Hans Nichols visited the company's factory in Switzerland to see if there's a plan to cut — or saw — through the problems.

German Factory Orders Down Sharply

October 6, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German factory orders dropped sharply in August, led by a big drop in demand from abroad and canceling out a large rise the previous month, official data showed Monday.                       

Beyond Lean: Adding Intelligence To Unlock The Power Of Smart Pull

October 2, 2014 4:28 pm | by Fred Thomas | Articles | Comments

Smart devices create smart production lines, enabling a significant level of manufacturing agility that makes it possible to connect customer needs with a company’s ability to deliver a product — on demand.             

Alcoa Opens World's Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant

October 2, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is officially opening the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Indiana where it produces advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry.                 

Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize The Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 1:31 pm | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute | News | Comments

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a competitive business advantage.

Pepsi's True Move To e-Commerce

October 2, 2014 1:20 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Pepsi is launching a new line of naturally sweetened soda, exclusively through Amazon — a big move in an industry that has lagged in e-commerce.                               

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