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U.S. Craft Breweries See Growth Overseas

July 22, 2014 9:46 am | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs.         

Unilever Closing Ice Cream Factory In Florida

July 22, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Consumer-goods giant Unilever is closing an ice cream factory in the Tampa Bay area and laying...

3D Printing For Aircraft Industry Takes Off

July 21, 2014 12:44 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

European aerospace manufacturer Airbus says its pioneering use of a 3D printed titanium bracket...

Airbus Beats Boeing In Farnborough Orders Race

July 17, 2014 1:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Airbus beat rival Boeing in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough International...

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Cutting Downtime And Improving Production Control With Detailed OEE Data

July 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by Gary McNiel | Articles | Comments

With new, granular manufacturing intelligence, one cosmetics manufacturer can easily evaluate line deficiencies and identify needed improvements — giving management the knowledge and confidence they need to keep pace with their demanding industry.

GM Proposes $27M Investment For Indiana Plant

July 16, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors has proposed investing $27 million at a southern Indiana casting plant for machinery, equipment and tooling needed to produce aluminum engine blocks.                         

Tenn. Officials Downplay Union Debate At Volkswagen

July 16, 2014 9:26 am | by Kathleen Foody, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor's role at Volkswagen's Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company's recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV.

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Toyota To Delay Some Vehicle Deliveries Due To Soot

July 16, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it expects to delay the delivery of about 23,000 vehicles by up to a month while it cleans up soot spewed from a Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. plant in central Japan.           

GE Aviation To Upgrade Auburn Plant

July 15, 2014 12:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says the Auburn plant is the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the jet propulsion industry.                               

Why Failing To Deliver On Time Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

July 15, 2014 12:18 pm | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

In the competitive world of manufacturing, few things are worse than failing to deliver products on time. Delivery delays can permanently damage relationships with customers or, even worse, drive them toward a competitor.         

Volkswagen To Add 2,000 Jobs In Tennessee

July 14, 2014 12:16 pm | by Erik Schelzig and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.               

Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 9:27 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children.                                       

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U.S. Wholesalers Slow To Restock As Sales Weaken

July 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. wholesale stockpiles rose in May at the weakest pace in five months as companies kept their supplies in line with slower sales.                                 

How One U.S. Supplier Helped Bring Manufacturing Home

July 10, 2014 10:42 am | by Robert Moakler | Articles | Comments

Undeniably, U.S. supply chains suffered structural damage due to many years of offshoring. However, daily evidence indicates that domestic relationships are being strengthened and rebuilt, which is exactly what happened when one automotive designer and engineer met a U.S. manufacturer and they began to collaborate.

Boeing Gets $56B Emirates Airline Order

July 9, 2014 12:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing has finalized a $56 billion agreement to build 150 777X aircraft for Dubai's Emirates Airline.                                           

GM: Small Crossovers Are The New Utility Players

July 8, 2014 12:59 pm | by General Motors | News | Comments

Sales of small SUVs have evolved along with consumers’ changing driving, spending and lifestyle habits. They’ve gone from being “second” vehicles in a household to replacing older vehicles.                 

Walmart’s First-Ever 'Made In The USA' Open Call Is Underway

July 8, 2014 12:48 pm | by Walmart | News | Comments

For the first time ever, Walmart is opening its doors to more than 500 manufacturers today at its world headquarters during the company’s “Made in the USA” open call.                        

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Submarine Maker Plans R.I. Expansion

July 7, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program.                               

Steel Pipe Imports Put American Jobs At Risk

July 7, 2014 9:50 am | by John D. Oravecz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Nearly 600,000 American jobs, including 35,300 in Pennsylvania, could be at risk from surging imports, according to a recent study by the Economic Policy Institute.                         

California Chicken Tied To Salmonella Strain Recalled

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Dalton, Associated Press | News | Comments

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said.     

Last Cigar Factory In Tampa Fights For Survival

July 2, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

There used to be more than 150 cigar factories here, but that was a long time ago. Political events that include the U.S. trade restrictions with Cuba caused some to close while changing public attitudes about tobacco caused others to lock their doors for good.

ISM: Manufacturing On Solid Ground Heading Into Second Half Of 2014

July 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.

The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 30, 2014 12:59 pm | by Everyman Driver | Videos | Comments

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                                         

Group Dynamic

June 30, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

In addition to their insight on new opportunities within the custom tolling and chemical reclamation marketplace, the technological approach embraced by ORG CHEM Group has been key to their growth and differentiation within a very competitive industry.

Volvo Trucks Plans To Invest $69M In Va. Plant

June 27, 2014 12:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volvo Trucks North America says it will invest $69 million in improvements at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia.                                   

Maker Of Old Bay May Move Out Of Maryland

June 27, 2014 11:58 am | by Jonathan O'Connel, The Washington Post | News | Comments

The question is how big of an ingredient the product will remain in Maryland's economy as its owner, McCormick & Co., considers relocating.                               

Sikorsky Receives $1.28B Rescue Helicopter Contract

June 27, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aircraft maker Sikorsky said Thursday it received a $1.28 billion contract to build a new combat rescue helicopter for the Air Force.                                 

Chrysler Investing $63M in Michigan

June 26, 2014 12:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                                

Indiana Developer Turns Manure Into Renewable Energy

June 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Jeff Parrott, The Elkhart Truth | News | Comments

A developer is bringing a new project to Elkhart County aimed at reducing the environmental impact of dairy farms and helping the nation's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.                   

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