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Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

July 1, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory.

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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

ISM: Hiring Signals More Good Things To Come

July 2, 2015 4:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 30th consecutive month.


General Mills To Remove Gluten From Lucky Charms

July 2, 2015 4:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The company will be able to meet gluten-free guidelines while keeping the same recipe.


The Maker Movement: Bringing Innovation To A Wider Market

July 2, 2015 1:06 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Comments

MakerBot VP Anthony Moschella and littleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir explain.


Oklahoma Attorney General Challenges EPA's Clean Air Plan

July 2, 2015 1:01 pm | by Sean Murphy, The Associated Press | Comments

He says the plan would cause substantial economic injury to the state.


This Virtual Reality Experience Lets You Ride A GE Locomotive Across Colorado Prairie

July 2, 2015 12:21 pm | by Zack Lord, GE Reports Staff | Comments

GE invited a team from Reel FX to turn the locomotive tests into a virtual reality experience.


U.S. Regulator Says Fiat Chrysler Recall Woes Are Widespread

July 2, 2015 12:13 pm | by Tom Krisher, Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers | Comments

The problems are widespread and involve slow response to vehicle defects.


Ford Recalls 433K Cars Because Of Software Problem

July 2, 2015 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The software problem could keep engines running after drivers try to shut them down.


Justice Department Sues Over Electrolux-GE Deal

July 2, 2015 11:24 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DOJ officials argued that the transaction could lead to price increases.


Report: Fracking To Help U.S. Manufacturing Costs To Fall Below China

July 2, 2015 9:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report cited hydraulic fracturing as the primary reason for the shift in costs.


Tesla Tops 11K Vehicles Delivered In Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record.


Oregon Senators Pass Bill Tracking Toxic Chemicals In Toys

July 2, 2015 12:06 am | by Sheila V Kumar, The Associated Press | Comments

Supporters argue it will protect children from being exposed to harmful chemicals.


Survey: U.S. Businesses Step Up Hiring In June To 237K

July 1, 2015 5:05 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Small companies with fewer than 50 employees accounted for half the total job gains.


U.S. Manufacturing Likely Improved In June

July 1, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Solid job growth has flowed into spending on cars and trucks, which should bolster manufacturing.


Pennsylvania, Oregon Metalworkers Continue To Work Despite Expired Contract

July 1, 2015 4:57 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The USW represents 2,300 workers at ATI's Pennsylvania plants and 150 more in Oregon.


Chrysler's June Sales Increase 8 Percent; GM Sales Fall

July 1, 2015 3:10 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Six auto companies combined for more than 75 percent of the U.S. auto market share in May.


Four Things You Didn’t Know About Boeing’s New CEO

July 1, 2015 3:06 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Here's some fun facts about Dennis Muilenburg, who takes over as Boeing's CEO today.


Amtrak, Families Want Lawsuits From Fatal Crash Consolidated

July 1, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak says 19 lawsuits have been filed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


SpaceX Rocket Failure Sparks Investigation, Rising Concerns

July 1, 2015 2:41 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

SpaceX could stay grounded for six months as the company investigates the latest mishap.


GE Unions Approve New Contracts

July 1, 2015 1:41 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Unions representing 16,500 GE employees voted to ratify new four-year labor contracts.


U.S. Labor Secretary Says New Port Labor Laws Are Unnecessary

July 1, 2015 1:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Months of increasingly acrimonious contract talks led to recent shipping delays.



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