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Flow Names Charles Brown As Chief Executive

July 5, 2007 5:57 am | News | Comments

Charles Brown will take over as chief executive when Stephen Light retires later in July.

Coca-Cola HBC Acquires Russian Production Plant

July 5, 2007 5:45 am | News | Comments

World's second-largest Coke bottler outside the U.S. buys newly constructed facility near Moscow for $261 million.


Flowserve Sells Plant To Swiss Weka AG

July 5, 2007 5:17 am | News | Comments

Pumps, seals and valves producer transferred the plant and its 23 employees to cut down redundant production.


Steelworkers Put Forest Industrial Relations On Notice

July 5, 2007 5:13 am | News | Comments

United Steelworkers union served 72-hour strike notice to association reps after contract talk failures.


A New Criteria for Manufacturing Success

July 3, 2007 10:30 am | by Randy Littleson, Vice President, Kinaxis | Articles | Comments

By Randy Littleson, Vice President, KinaxisToday’s industrial manufacturing industry is not for the passive player—it requires the utmost in competitiveness, innovation, speed and agility. As distributors and customers push industrial manufacturers to increase their flexibility, the rules of engagement are altering and the factors upon which companies compete are changing.

Big Three June Sales Slide As Toyota Shines

July 3, 2007 10:15 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

Domestic automakers were helped by crossover sales, but still posted declines as Toyota continues to gain ground on GM.


Chrysler's Happy Seat Eases Workers' Pain

July 3, 2007 7:38 am | News | Comments

Workers helped create the seat, designed so they could work inside vehicles on the assembly line with less strain.


China Finds More Food And Drug Problems

July 3, 2007 7:32 am | by Anita Chang, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Excessive amounts of additives and preservatives found in children's snacks and hundreds of bottles of fake human blood protein seized from hospitals.


U.S. Automakers Due to Report June Sales

July 3, 2007 7:21 am | News | Comments

Analyst says he expects already-struggling U.S. automakers to report declines in June auto sales.


Thomas & Betts Goes On Buying Spree

July 3, 2007 7:15 am | News | Comments

Electrical component maker buys Danaher’s Joslyn Hi-Voltage and Power Solutions businesses for $280 million, and Drilling Technical Supply SA for $20 million.


Kia Motors Union On Strike

July 3, 2007 7:05 am | News | Comments

As workers stage the first of two planned, eight-hour strikes in a bid for higher wages, Kia's production loss would be 1,900 vehicles valued at $30.5 million.


Brunswick Expanding Boat Manufacturing Facility

July 3, 2007 6:52 am | News | Comments

To meet growing demand for boats 45 feet and larger, company will expand Navassa, N.C., facility and add 600 jobs.


Kraft Bids $7.2B For Danone Biscuit Unit

July 3, 2007 6:45 am | News | Comments

Sale includes brands LU, Petit Dejeuner, Tuc, Mikado and others; Danone to concentrate on its dairy products and water divisions.


Salmonella Fears Trigger Expanded Snack Recall

July 3, 2007 6:00 am | News | Comments

Robert's American Gourmet Inc. recalls a second popular snack food over fears it could also be contaminated with salmonella.


EU Clears Chrysler Sale To Cerberus

July 3, 2007 5:45 am | News | Comments

European Commission approved the deal automatically after receiving no complaints from rivals and identifying no antitrust problems.


Rio Tinto Plans $1.8B Alumina Refinery Expansion

July 3, 2007 5:30 am | News | Comments

Anglo-Australian miner looks to double production at Queensland refinery to 3.4 million metric tons by 2011.


Ian Cook Named Colgate-Palmolive Chief

July 2, 2007 9:10 am | News | Comments

Cook was previously president and chief operating officer of Colgate-Palmolive and will replace Reuben Mark.

Lifetime Brands Hires CFO

July 2, 2007 9:00 am | News | Comments

Laurence Winoker senior vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer, replacing Robert McNally, who is retiring.

June U.S. Manufacturing Expansion Better-Than-Expected

July 2, 2007 8:17 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter | News | Comments

Strength in new orders and production signal strength in the sector in the coming quarters.


China's Trade Surplus Could Smash Records

July 2, 2007 7:09 am | News | Comments

Total trade for the first half expected to top US$1 trillion, up 24 percent from year-earlier period, says China’s chief economist.



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