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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...

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...

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...

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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.                                   

GM To Build $174M Stamping Facility In Lansing

August 15, 2014 9:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM says the new facility will create or retain about 145 jobs at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant.                                          

Pressuring Apple For Change

August 14, 2014 1:03 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Apple Inc. announced that it is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of its products as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers. But were they bullied into the decision? 

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Kansas Plant Reopening After 'Pink Slime' Dispute

August 13, 2014 1:24 pm | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A shuttered Kansas processing plant that produced a treated ground beef product critics dubbed "pink slime" plans to reopen next week with limited operations amid rebounding sales.                    

Past Is Present: The History Of Remote Monitoring

August 13, 2014 11:54 am | by Spencer Cramer | Articles | Comments

In the packaging industry, operators on the line can anticipate potential issues and prevent stoppages in a wide range of applications, including material handling, filling and labeling. Stoppages create costly downtime and waste, which can erode end users’ bottom line. 

iPad Production Reportedly Underway

August 13, 2014 11:29 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Apple has reportedly started mass production of its next-generation iPads. The new iPad Air could be announced as soon as this quarter or early next, while a new 7.9-inch model may be unveiled by the end of the year.         

GM Manufacturing Integrates Laser Scanning, Google Glass

August 12, 2014 11:30 am | by Autoline Network | Videos | Comments

Cathy Clegg, vice president of North American GM Manufacturing, talks to John McElroy about some of the innovative processes GM is using to improve its manufacturing operations.                  

Flooding Slows Auto Production In Detroit

August 12, 2014 10:39 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production.                                                   

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CEO: Glass-Making Plant For Apple Nears Production

August 12, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A large factory in the Phoenix metro area is reportedly close to starting production of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for Apple cameras and other devices.                           

Wholesale Inventories Rise In June

August 11, 2014 9:20 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesalers restocked their warehouses at a modest pace in June for a second straight month, a sign they may anticipate slower growth ahead.                              

Right-Shoring: Where Is The Optimum Place To Manufacture?

August 8, 2014 11:40 am | by Jeff Sweeney | Articles | Comments

In a world of lean, automated manufacturing where global business is the norm and not the exception, the need to source and make things in the right place has never been more important.                   

Phillips Lighting Expanding In Miss.

August 8, 2014 9:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A unit of Dutch-based Philips NV, the company announced Thursday that it will invest $2 million to expand its production of LED light fixtures in Tupelo, using LED technology made at Philips' plant in San Jose, California.        

Company To Shut 2 Manufacturing Plants In New York

August 7, 2014 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fiberglass manufacturer says it will shut down both of its plants in a Mohawk Valley city after more than a half-century in business, putting more than 100 people out of work                     

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Brewing A Craft Beer Empire

August 7, 2014 12:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Sierra Nevada is the largest privately owned craft brewery in the U.S. Founder Ken Grossman is determined to keep it that way, by expanding eastward from California.                         

FDA Rules Ga. Peanut Plant 'Not Fit' To Produce Food

August 7, 2014 9:55 am | by Russ Bynum, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak shipped food to customers that lab tests confirmed was tainted, failed to clean production equipment of possible contaminants and didn't ensure a peanut roaster was hot enough to kill bacteria, a federal inspector testified Wednesday.

Samsung Phone Shipments Falter

July 30, 2014 9:37 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.                                

Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 30, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A food manufacturing company has announced plans to close a plant in western Georgia by the end of next year.                                         

Amazon Now Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.                           

Providing 3D Printing To The Masses

July 29, 2014 12:55 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                       

U.S. Companies Increasingly Fish For Growth Overseas

July 28, 2014 1:01 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.                                       

Tyson Selling Mexico, Brazil Poultry Operations

July 28, 2014 12:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.                         

GM Proposes Expansion For Michigan Crossover Plant

July 28, 2014 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is considering a $37 million expansion of a mid-Michigan plant that makes three crossover vehicles.                                     

Tyson Closing Plants In Iowa, N.Y., N.M.

July 28, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed.                         

Mixing It Up The KitchenAid Way

July 25, 2014 11:48 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Every KitchenAid stand mixer in the world is built in this Greenville, OH facility. Find out what goes into building an iconic product that has stood the test of time.                       

Steiger Tractor Manufacturing

July 24, 2014 1:09 pm | by CaseIHTube | Videos | Comments

World class tractors from a world class facility. See how Case IH Steiger Tractors are manufactured in the Fargo, North Dakota plant.                                 

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