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PMI For July Is Highest Since April 2011

September 23, 2014 11:43 am | by Tia Nowak, Associate Editor, IMPO | News | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in July for the 14th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 62nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Manufacturing expanded...

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Philips To Separate Lighting Arm Into New Company

September 23, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Philips NV says it will spin off its lighting division and the rest of its operations into two separate companies, continuing a radical reshaping of one of Europe's best-known corporations. Tuesday's announcement follows the decision in June to spin off its lighting components arm, and it...

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GM To Move Cadillac Brand HQ To NYC

September 23, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury. The high-end brand, which has lost sales this year as German rivals gain, also will become a separate business unit, giving it more freedom to chase global growth. "There is...

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Acsis And Intermec By Honeywell Webinar: How To Achieve End-To-End Supply Chain Visibility

September 23, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Acsis Inc., the market leader for supply chain visibility, traceability, and serialization solutions, announced it will be co-presenting a free webinar on end-to-end supply chain visibility with Intermec by Honeywell. The event, "How to Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility" will take place on...

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Clorox Exits Venezuela Citing Government Restrictions

September 23, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clorox is shutting down all operations in Venezuela, citing restrictions by the government, supply disruptions and economic uncertainty. Shares jumped 3 percent before the opening bell Monday. The consumer products company said that for almost...

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Peak Rock Affiliate Acquires Roses Southeast Papers

September 23, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Atlas Southeast Papers, Inc., an affiliate of Peak Rock Capital, an Austin, Texas based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Roses Southeast Papers, LLC, a leading manufacturer of tissue paper products. Headquartered in Sanford, Florida, Atlas Southeast is now a leading integrated manufacturer...

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Polaris Announces Grand Opening Of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) outside...

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Torrent Energy Services Partners With CSL Capital Management

September 23, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Torrent Energy Services, LLC and CSL Capital Management are pleased to announce they executed definitive agreements that will provide Torrent with growth capital to accelerate its business plan. Torrent offers modular gas processing equipment and services...

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Spectrum To Buy Procter & Gamble's Remaining Pet Care Business

September 23, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Procter & Gamble Company today announced that Spectrum Brands has agreed to buy IAMS ® and EUKANUBA ® brands in Europe for an undisclosed amount.In April, P&G announced the sale to Mars, Inc. of 80% of its global Pet Care business, including...

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Mexio: Alert Over Mine Spill Into River To AZ

September 22, 2014 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a binational alert over contamination from a copper mine that spilled into a waterway that flows into the U.S. state of Arizona.Carlos Jesus Arias is director of the Sonora state civil protection agency. He said Monday that contamination from...

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Tips For Increasing Productivity Through Employee Recognition & Rewards

September 22, 2014 5:07 pm | by Kara Simon | News | Comments

When manufacturing operations get behind and deliverables don’t meet the schedule, it impacts every internal and external department from assembly line to warehouse to transportation, and so on. Supply chains are only as good as the people in charge of keeping up with them. This means that it is just as important for...

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Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 4:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base. The factory, which is the only N-type solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Texas, will create...

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GM Expert: 21 Deaths Eligible For Compensation

September 22, 2014 4:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The death toll from crashes involving General Motors small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by the company to compensate victims, said Monday in an Internet posting that he received 143 death claims as of Friday, and 21 of those have...

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Apex Plastics Expands Manufacturing Facility To Accommodate Growth

September 22, 2014 4:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Extrusion plastics blow molder, Apex Plastics, announced the opening of its newly remodeled and expanded manufacturing facility at 570 S. Main Street in Brookfield, Missouri. The expansion includes 2,000 sq. ft. of additional office space and 2,500 sq. ft. of added warehouse and...

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International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Names Top Distributors In Foodservice

September 22, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 8th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The winners will be celebrated at Presidents Conference, Nov. 2-5, 2014, co-hosted by...

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand For $7.6B

September 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the...

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TTM Technologies To Acquire Viasystems Group

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TTM Technologies, Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which TTM will acquire all outstanding shares of Viasystems for a combined consideration of $11.33 in cash and 0.706 shares of TTM common stock, which...

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Oil Producer Unveils New Formation

September 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the...

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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 1:47 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. But a safety advocate says the recall doesn't cover enough models, contending the same problem can happen in millions of other...

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Groundbreaking Planned For Arkansas Steel Mill

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials will break ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill that's promised to be an economic boon for northeast Arkansas.A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday near Osceola, where the Big River Steel mill is being built. The project is expected to bring about...

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