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Maglite's Commitment To American Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 5:20 pm | by ABC News | Videos | Comments

The flashlight company, started 50 years ago in South Carolina, refuses to go overseas.                           

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Amazon Founder's Firm To Build New Rocket Engines

September 18, 2014 5:16 pm | News | Comments

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos plans to build a rocket engine that would eventually replace the Russian mainstay used in many American unmanned launches.United Launch Alliance, a collaboration of two aerospace giants that launches unmanned rockets, announced Wednesday...

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Senators Coons, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Boost Manufacturing Training

September 18, 2014 4:49 pm | by Office of U.S. Senator Chris Coons | News | Comments

U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to help cities and states build 21st century manufacturing training programs. The Manufacturing Skills Act would create an annual $100 million competitive grant to support initiatives that...

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Collective Bargaining And Immigration

September 18, 2014 4:16 pm | by Frida Glucoft and John E. Exner | Articles | Comments

United States manufacturing industries have increasingly relied on the services of foreign-born employees. Though unions have historically opposed immigration, that trend has completely reversed since the turn of the century. Declining union membership and a new found perception...

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AKM Manufacturing Selects Epicor ERP 10 For Division Integration

September 18, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, and services organizations, today announced that AKM Manufacturing (AKM) has selected the next-generation...   

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PepsiCo CEO Criticizes NFL

September 18, 2014 2:05 pm | by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

PepsiCo Inc.'s CEO Indra Nooyi has made a double-edged statement on the NFL's problems handling domestic violence, calling some players' behavior "repugnant" but saying that Commissioner Roger Goodell is "a man of integrity." The boss of the...

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Japanese Automakers Compete With Google For Autonomous Car

September 18, 2014 2:01 pm | by Japan Economic Newswire | News | Comments

Competition is heating up among Japanese and U.S. manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake. With a solid track record of building...

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Toyota Unveils New Hydrogen-Powered Car

September 18, 2014 1:51 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Toyota quietly rolled into town with the newest addition to its eco-conscious fleet, the 2015 FCV hydrogen car. The car hits dealers in the middle of next year...             

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Renishaw Equator Flexible Gauge Enhances Speed

September 18, 2014 1:08 pm | by Renishaw | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw's Equator™ shop-floor comparative gauge gets a significant speed boost for single-point probing applications with new touch-trigger probing capability via the TP20 probe, which can now be used in addition to the...

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Reed Exhibitions Japan Organizing Manufacturing World Osaka 2014

September 18, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be organising Manufacturing World Osaka 2014 - Western Japan’s largest trade show for the manufacturing industry, known as the “must-attend-show” for all people working in the manufacturing industry. 980 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors are expected to participate. As a...

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The Manufacturing Day 'Challenge'

September 18, 2014 12:38 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Every year around election season, it seems manufacturing becomes the topic du jour. Recently, U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ (D-Del.) office announced a bipartisan bill designed to help schools strengthen their engineering programs to meet the growing...

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IL Delays Decision On Fracking Rules

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A legislative panel said that it wants more time to decide whether rules written by the Department of Natural Resources to govern hydraulic fracturing in Illinois can take effect. The legislature's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules received proposed rules for...

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Manufacturing.Live: Taking The Pain Out Of ERP Implementation & Expansion

September 18, 2014 12:22 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

While many of the debates surrounding enterprise software in the manufacturing sector have subsided, one of the most significant obstacles remains – the ERP implementation process. With concerns ranging from production downtime to delivery delays to data loss, taking steps to ensure a smooth software integration, expansion or upgrade not only ...

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Deconstructed Locomotive Will Power Nigeria’s Economy

September 18, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

Nigeria has fast become Africa’s largest economy, but its infrastructure is still lagging. The electrical grid is so unpredictable that many businesses use natural gas to produce their own power. But that’s not enough. Sand and water often clog up pipelines and idle generators...

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Nestle Creates 8K New Positions In Europe

September 18, 2014 11:48 am | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some 200 companies on Thursday pledged to create new work and training opportunities for Europe's young jobseekers, of which one out of four is unemployed.The alliance of major companies, including Nestle and Google, aims to create tens of thousands additional...

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Dayton Leaders Considering Tax Deal For Medical Device Facility

September 18, 2014 11:36 am | by Cornelius Frolik | News | Comments

The owners of a medical-device manufacturing company plan to build a multimillion-dollar facility in north Dayton, creating at least 50 middle-class jobs within about two years. KBK Eight Properties wants to construct a 75,000-square-foot facility in...

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The Next Industrial Revolution? How The Internet Of Things Will Transform Manufacturing

September 18, 2014 11:22 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform manufacturing – from improved operational efficiency on the plant floor to new product and service offerings that create stronger customer relationships. For example elevator manufacturer ThyssenKrupp has leveraged IoT to dramatically change the game in ...

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HowTechnology Will Impact The Future Of Supply Chains, Logistics, & Fulfillment

September 18, 2014 11:13 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

To continue growing and expanding to new markets, manufacturers will need to continue improving processes and equipment that help cut costs and improve customer satisfaction. This second part of our webcast series will examine the future of supply chain and distribution center management, as well as ...

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Supply Chains Built For Growth

September 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

A number of positive economic indicators show that U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a time of renewed optimism. However, along with stronger production rates, facility expansion plans, hiring increases and new global opportunities comes the need to invest time and resources into ...

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DC Tech: The Technology and Strategies You Need to Improve Distribution Center and Supply Chain Performance

September 18, 2014 11:03 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

As the industrial sector looks to gain efficiencies throughout their operation, improvements to distribution center processes and equipment will play a key role in cutting costs and improving customer satisfaction. With proper investment and implementation strategies, leading companies will ...

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