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Unlocking The Market For Electric Vehicles

October 1, 2014 | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Our fuel-based economy must be radically overhauled if Europe is to achieve its ambitious emission reduction targets. One important piece of this jigsaw could be the increased commercialization of electric cars, which use carbon-free energy sources and...

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Medical Equipment Manufacturer Breaks Ground On $300M Expansion

October 1, 2014 5:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baxter International Inc., a company that produces medical equipment, has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016.The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the...

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Generac Acquires MAC, Inc.

October 1, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Generac Holdings Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products, announced today the purchase of MAC, Inc. and its related entities. Established in 1983 and headquartered in...  

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GM Looks To New Vehicles, China To Boost Profits

October 1, 2014 5:14 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of...

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Feds Unveil Cleanup Plan For Nuclear Waste Dump

October 1, 2014 4:55 pm | by Susan Montoya Brown - The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday said it's committed to cleaning up and resuming initial operations at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico as early as 2016, work that's expected to... 

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Edmonton Plant Aims To Transform Sewage

October 1, 2014 4:29 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Two companies are working on a project to transform sewage into commercial fertilizer and help protect the environmental health of the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton-based Epcor will own and operate the facility and Vancouver-based Ostara will...

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Verso Announces Closure Of Bucksport Paper Mill

October 1, 2014 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verso Paper Corp. today announced plans to close its paper mill in Bucksport, Maine. The closure of the mill is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2014. The mill closure will reduce Verso's coated groundwood paper production capacity by...

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Drone Aviation Expands Government Distribution

October 1, 2014 2:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a developer of specialized lighter-than-air aerostats and tethered drones, today announced that the Blimp in a Box® ("BiB") aerostat system and the Winch Tethered Small Platform ("WASP") product of Drone Aviation Corp., its wholly owned subsidiary, have been included in the...

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Whirlpool Spotlights U.S. Investments In Support Of Manufacturing Day

October 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In recognition of Manufacturing Day on October 3, Whirlpool Corporation reiterated the company's investment in American manufacturing and will salute its manufacturing employees for their hard work, dedication, and shared commitment. Whirlpool Corporation currently...

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Pace Of U.S. Manufacturing Slipped In September

October 1, 2014 1:53 pm | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The pace of U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in September, as expectations for hiring and new orders slipped from their August levels. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its...

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Feds Sue WI Plastics Manufacturer Over Wellness Program

October 1, 2014 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal government is suing a Wisconsin company over its wellness program, saying the business cannot require employees to participate and punish those who don't. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that it had filed suit against Flambeau, Inc., a plastics...

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5 Detained In Suspected Oil Theft Ring

October 1, 2014 1:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico says it has nabbed five suspected members of a ring believed to have stolen over 1 million gallons (4 million liters) of oil per month in a northeastern state. The Attorney General's office says the suspects include the head of a company that...

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Panasonic, Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects

October 1, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC announce the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The projects provide 16.2 MW of energy to Southern California Edison’s grid...

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The Intersection Of Manufacturing, Technology In Silicon Valley

October 1, 2014 1:27 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | Articles | Comments

Verizon's West Coast Innovation Center in San Francisco was the setting for a unique panel discussion about how the intersection of manufacturing and technology is impacting Silicon Valley. Co-hosted by the National Association of Manufacturers'...

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General Mills Plans To Cut 700 To 800 Jobs

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

General Mills plans to cut approximately 700 to 800 jobs, the second time it's trimmed its work force in a month, as the food company adjusts for a shift by U.S. consumers away from boxed or frozen meals.The Minneapolis company that owns...

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U.S. Companies Added 213K Jobs In September, 35K In Manufacturing

October 1, 2014 12:59 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses added 213,000 jobs in September, stepping up hiring for the sixth straight month, according to a private survey.Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that the pace of hiring by private employers was up slightly from 202,000 in...

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Nuclear Supplier Agrees To Changes After Cheating

October 1, 2014 11:46 am | by Ray Henry - Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer making parts for two nuclear plants in the Southeast has promised to better train its employees after investigators accused three workers of cheating on a qualification test four years ago. Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. agreed in a settlement with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory...

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Cisco Awards Celestica EMS Partner Of The Year

October 1, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Celestica Inc., a global leader in the delivery of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, today announced that it has received the 2014 EMS Partner of the Year Award from Cisco. This prestigious award recognizes Celestica for outstanding...

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New SunEdison Technology To Slash Cost Of Solar Power

October 1, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SunEdison, Inc., a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that its most advanced polysilicon technology was now in production and on target to produce solar material at the...

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Truck Deals Help Boost U.S. Auto Sales In September

October 1, 2014 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

September sales won't be as hot as August, the best month in eight years, but industry analysts still expect them to be strong. Most predict sales rose around 10 percent from a year ago, fueled mainly by big discounts on pickup trucks. General Motors and...

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Mondelez To Build $90M Plant In Bahrain As Mideast, Africa Demand Grows

October 1, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mondelez International, the world's leading maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, and candy, today mannounced plans to invest $90 million in building a biscuit plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain to meet rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for beloved...

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