By Manufacturing.net StaffWhat news stories did manufacturing managers find the most interesting in 2007? The results just may surprise you. We can tell you this much — death, airplanes and China were recurring themes. Click through to see the complete list.
Most of the aircraft makers’ orders came from carriers in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, which have been expanding and upgrading.
Speculation has been growing that Japanese electronics makers will join forces to be more competitive.
Country's global trade surplus is expected to rise 20 percent next year to $300 billion, said the central bank's research bureau in a forecast.
Commerce Department reported that consumer spending surged by 1.1 percent last month, nearly triple the October gain.
Acquisition is one of a steady stream of takeovers by Philips' medical arm, which rivals General Electric Co. as the world's largest medical equipment maker.
World's largest soup maker agrees to sell its upscale Godiva brand to a Turkish food company for $850 million.
Charles Giancarlo, Cisco's chief development officer and heir-apparent to CEO John Chambers, resigned to join the investment firm Silver Lake Partners.
Specialty metals and engineered product maker said $147 million sale of its ceramics operations is part of a shift toward alloy products.
Two brewers forming MillerCoors in an effort to compete more effectively against market leader Anheuser-Busch Cos.
More than 600 workers are employed at the assembly plant on St. Petersburg's outskirts that will produce 20,000 cars a year in the initial phase.
Maker of Blue Bunny ice cream and yogurt products also considering selling its yogurt plant in Omaha, Neb., to concentrate on producing its ice cream and frozen novelties.
Automaker, two related companies and the United Auto Workers will pay $1.6 million and provide other relief to settle a race-discrimination lawsuit, a federal agency said.
First fully homegrown commercial aircraft, the ARJ-21, rolled off the production line Friday, marking a major step in the country's aviation program.
Home manufacturer to acquire SRI Homes, a Canadian producer of manufactured and modular homes, for $113.9 million.
Japanese automaker is talking to Chrysler LLC about possibly building a vehicle, but there is no discussion of any alliance agreement, a spokeswoman said.
Fire broke out in a cracking furnace at an ethylene plant of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture.
Metso will supply Mondi's Syktyvkar mill in Russia with a rebuilt white liquor plant; delivery to be completed in November 2008.
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