The Leading Source For Manufacturing & Product Development News
Subscribe to All
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Ford Owners Warned About Recalled Vehicles

September 9, 2008 10:45 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Government is urging owners of 5 million recalled Ford vehicles to bring them to dealerships to repair a cruise control switch system that has been tied to engine fires.


Improve Profitability With Real-Time Tracking Of True Labor Costs

September 9, 2008 8:35 am | by Kevin Prouty, Senior Director Manufacturing Solutions, Motorola | Articles | Comments

By Kevin Prouty, Senior Director Manufacturing Solutions, Motorola Tracking labor costs can be a very complex, time consuming and costly effort, but virtually every manufacturer already has the foundation in place today to support real-time labor tracking: their existing T&A and ERP systems.

Norway Fund Blacklists Rio Tinto

September 9, 2008 7:10 am | by Bjorn H. Amland, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Finance Ministry has barred investments in the Anglo-Australian mining company because of concerns over environmental damage at a mine in Indonesia.


International Paper Cuts Production, Jobs

September 9, 2008 7:00 am | News | Comments

Company said Tuesday it will shut down a paper machine producing about 430,000 tons of containerboard annually for corrugated packaging, resulting in about 60 layoffs.


Spirit AeroSystems Scales Back Boeing Work

September 9, 2008 6:54 am | News | Comments

Company says it will cut production on some Boeing products in response to the machinists strike at the airplane manufacturer.


Jeff DeGrange Joins Stratasys

September 9, 2008 6:30 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Direct digital manufacturing and rapid prototyping system maker has appointed former Boeing exec to Vice President, New Business Development in Direct Digital Manufacturing.

GM To Debut 7-Passenger Concept At Paris Show

September 9, 2008 6:23 am | News | Comments

Automaker will unveil the car-based concept vehicle at the Paris Motor show in October, as it seeks to expand its lineup of fuel-efficient, higher capacity vehicles.


Comerford Named Haynes President, CEO

September 9, 2008 6:09 am | News | Comments

Alloy maker Haynes International Inc. named Mark M. Comerford as its new president and chief executive to replace the retiring Francis Petro.


Brunswick CFO Leaves Company

September 9, 2008 6:06 am | News | Comments

Boat maker said Monday its Chief Financial Officer Peter G. Leemputte left to take a job at another company.

Employment-Based Health Benefits Stabilized In '07

September 9, 2008 6:05 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Smaller increases in health insurance costs helped give U.S. workers and their families a dose of stability last year, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute.


Airbus Seeks To Cut Costs

September 9, 2008 6:00 am | by Emma Vandore, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As part of parent company EADS' plan to seek an additional $1.42 billion in savings starting in 2010, Airbus presented new cost-cutting measures to unions Tuesday.


Ford CEO: Efforts To Regain Profits Going Well

September 9, 2008 5:50 am | by Jeff Karoub, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chief Executive Alan Mulally said automaker's financial position and product development efforts are helping it face a slumping market at home and a slowing one abroad.


Judge Favors Ports' Clean Truck Program

September 9, 2008 5:45 am | News | Comments

Federal judge indicated she will reject the American Trucking Associations' attempt to block a clean air program that bans older trucks from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.


Iowa Tannery Considers Moving To Mexico

September 9, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

Eagle Ottawa officials say they'll decide by the end of the month whether their automotive hide processing business that employs 108 people will leave Waterloo.


Muslims Protest Accommodations At Swift Plant

September 9, 2008 5:40 am | News | Comments

About 150 people protest meatpacking plant JBS Swift & Co.'s accommodations for workers fasting during the Muslim observance of Ramadan.


Australian Company Recalls Toxic Chinese Uniforms

September 9, 2008 5:38 am | News | Comments

Government-owned energy company recalled 14,000 Chinese-made uniforms after tests revealed high levels of chemicals were causing skin irritations among employees.


Rising Costs Force Chemtura To Increase Prices

September 9, 2008 5:31 am | News | Comments

Chemtura Corp., buffeted by rising costs of raw materials, energy and transportation, is again increasing prices.


RIM Tops Smartphone Market

September 9, 2008 5:30 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Research in Motion, maker of the wildly popular BlackBerry wireless device, held 53.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in 2Q, up from 44.5 percent in 1Q.


Reynolds American Cutting 570 Jobs

September 9, 2008 5:26 am | News | Comments

Company and its subsidiary R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. cutting about 10 percent of their American work force as it restructures its portfolio.


Foodmakers Spending Big On Ad Campaigns

September 9, 2008 5:15 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shift to increase advertising comes as consumers worried about rising costs eat at home more and shop with budgets in mind -- a trend that leads them to generic brands.



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.