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Innovation Key to Machine Tool Market Growth

September 21, 2006 3:19 am | by Staff | News | Comments

Manufacturing process optimization main trend at IMTS 2006, reports ARC Advisory Group


Manufacturing Jobs? Not Yet

September 21, 2006 3:10 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | News | Comments

The Economic Policy Institute is out with new employment data on the industry and says that from 1998, jobs in manufacturing are down by 3.4 million. What's more, wages aren't faring much better.


Nokia To Double Workforce In India

September 21, 2006 3:07 am | by Staff | News | Comments

Nokia  planning to double current workforce of 3,700 at its India-based manufacturing plant.


Preparing For The Worst

September 21, 2006 2:59 am | by Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer, President, Insight Inc. | Articles | Comments

By one measure, U.S. firms are exposed to more than $300 billion in supply chain disruptions. Waiting for a terrorist attack, pandemic or another natural catastrophe is a recipe for disaster. Here's how to avoid it.


Biodiesel Production Plant Planned For Illinois

September 21, 2006 2:54 am | by Amy Radishofski, Staff Reporter, | News | Comments

New plant will be the largest in the state; production capacity of 45 million gallons annually.


Ford Sees Manufacturing Plants Running At Full Speed By 2008

September 21, 2006 2:53 am | News | Comments

After announcing the closings of 16 plants and thousands of job cuts, Ford anticipates 100 percent capacity.


California Sues Automakers For Tailpipe Emissions

September 21, 2006 1:49 am | News | Comments

Seeking monetary damages for impact of global warming by vehicles.


Kodak Sells Photochemicals Division To Champion

September 21, 2006 1:45 am | by Staff | News | Comments

Champion Chemtech Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire Eastman Kodak’s photochemical manufacturing facilities in Rochester, NY.


Emirates May Cancel Airbus Order After Production Delays

September 21, 2006 12:53 am | News | Comments

Emirates airlines said Thursday that its order of 45 Airbus A380 jumbo jets was ''up in the air,'' after the manufacturer announced deliveries of the plane would be delayed.


Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged; Says Inflation Likely To Ease

September 20, 2006 6:33 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | News | Comments

Facing mounting evidence that the U.S. economy has cooled, the Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged, as was widely expected.


Transportation Management Market Selling More To Logistics Service Providers

September 20, 2006 4:00 am | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | News | Comments

Sales to LSP outpacing sales to manufacturers and retailers.


Still Grounded: Airbus Expecting Further Delays In A380 Jet Deliveries

September 20, 2006 2:52 am | News | Comments

Production delays have customers waiting up to two years for new planes.


Prudential Sees Tough Times For Heavy-Duty Truck Market; Likes Cat, Deere

September 20, 2006 2:51 am | by Tom Granahan, Editor-In-Chief, | News | Comments

Prudential Securities Wednesday started coverage of the capital goods and machinery industries with a “neutral” rating, noting a lack of major improvement in the North American trucking market and a downturn in residential construction.


Small Manufacturers Not Taking Full Advantage Of ERP, Aberdeen Says

September 20, 2006 2:01 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | Articles | Comments

According to a study released by the Aberdeen Group, the majority of small manufacturers are not taking full advantage of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

U.S., China Ready To Start Fresh Talks On Economic Issues

September 20, 2006 1:41 am | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary, visiting China, and Chinese leaders seek new dialogue.


Manufacturers Stop Production In Thailand After Military Coup

September 20, 2006 12:47 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | News | Comments

Several manufacturing companies expressed concern over Tuesday's military coup in Thailand.


ExxonMobil Unit Unveils New FDA-Compliant TPV

September 20, 2006 12:44 am | by Staff | News | Comments

New version of Santoprene thermoplastic vulcanizate bonds with engineering thermoplastics.


EPA Proposes New Refrigerant Options For Car Manufacturers

September 20, 2006 12:42 am | by Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten, Web Editor, | News | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two new choices of refrigerants for use in new vehicle air conditioning systems.


DCI Investing In Israeli Windmill Farm

September 19, 2006 11:27 pm | by Anita LaFond, News Editor, | News | Comments

DCI will upgrade existing turbines; plans further development in Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Australia.


Chrysler Slashing Vehicle Deliveries By 90,000

September 19, 2006 4:54 am | News | Comments

Declining truck and SUV sales leaves car manufacturer with too much inventory.



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