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The Internet of Things – Part II

September 18, 2014 10:58 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

Manufacturing companies are facing one of the most incredibly exciting periods in history. It is predicted that there is a $3.9 trillion opportunity for manufacturers in the next 10 years. To get your piece of the pie, you will need to prepare NOW to be more competitive. Join us for Part II in our webcast series as we ...

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How Technology is making Manufacturing Profitable … Again

September 18, 2014 10:56 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

Potentially overused terms like renaissance and resurgence can become cliché very quickly. However, references to profitability, growth and expansion never go out of style for manufacturers. Our  webinar features a panel of industry experts breaking down and analyzing ...

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The Internet of Things

September 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

“The Internet of Things” (IoT) is one of the most significant market transitions that manufacturing companies have faced in recent memory.  According to the Internet of Everything Value Index, more than $14 trillion dollars of economic impact will come to the global economy over the next 10 years. Within this timeframe there is ...

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Right-Sized eCommerce For Manufacturers And Distributors

September 18, 2014 10:43 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

Grainger announced that 33% of its sales came through the ecommerce channel, driving profits higher. Staples announced it was closing 225 stores, bringing its online sales to 50% of its total revenues and saving 500M in annual cost. Thule has seen its average order ...

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Reimagining Work in the Connected Factory

September 18, 2014 10:35 am | by Mnet Staff | Webinars

Today's manufacturing enterprises must move faster and make decisions more rapidly in a highly complex and uncertain environment filled with more data but less insight. During this moderated discussion, hear from manufacturing leaders from Toyota and Dana Holding Corporation who are ...

The IoT Uplink: The Future Of Production Flow And Big Data

September 18, 2014 10:33 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, looks forward and showcases how the $3.75 trillion industrial Internet of Things environment is going to impact the future of manufacturing in a...

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NAM: Congress Must Focus On Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization

September 18, 2014 10:00 am | by National Association of Manufacturers | News | Comments

Following House passage of a continuing resolution that temporarily reauthorizes the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued this statement...

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UPS Begins Hiring For 2014 Holiday Season

September 18, 2014 9:24 am | by UPS | News | Comments

UPS® announced today that it expects to hire between 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees to support the anticipated holiday surge in package deliveries that will begin in October and continue through January 2015. The company is gearing up...

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GA Peanut Plant Undergoes Trial For 2009 Salmonella Outbreak

September 18, 2014 4:43 am | by Russ Bynum - Associated Press | News | Comments

A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact — that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter. Former Peanut Corporation of...

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Horse Power Gains Favor With Small-Scale Farmers

September 18, 2014 2:44 am | by Mary Esch - Associated Press | News | Comments

While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules. He readily admits that horse-powered farming takes more time and effort than tractor...

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U.S. Economic Rebound Slow To Reach Philadelphia

September 18, 2014 12:41 am | by Hope Yen - Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's economic recovery has been slow to reach the Philadelphia metropolitan area, hurt in part by an exodus of residents and a continued collapse in mid-wage jobs, new census data show. Across the U.S., many metropolitan areas saw declines in median household income from 2010 to 2013,...

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Lincoln Logs Production Returns To U.S.

September 17, 2014 4:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lincoln Logs will soon be manufactured in Maine. Republican Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that the iconic toy logs used to construct miniature buildings will be made at Pride Manufacturing in Burnham. The toys were previously...

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Most U.S. Companies Project Increased Efficiency In 2015

September 17, 2014 3:54 pm | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

Three quarters of decision-makers at U.S. companies have invested in energy efficiency programs in the past 12 months, and more than half (56 percent) project their investment in energy efficiency next year will be more than last year, according to survey results released by Schneider Electric today. This represents...

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Aircraft Interior Manufacturer Announces Arkansas Facility

September 17, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A French aircraft cabin interior manufacturer said Wednesday that it is spending $2.5 million to open a new facility in Arkansas that will initially employ 75 people. Beaudet Aviation said its new facility is adjacent to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport and that it will supply...

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VIDEO: The World's First 3D Printed Car

September 17, 2014 2:00 pm | by WGN/CNN | Videos | Comments

   Check out the World's First 3D Printed Car. "Strati", the Italian word for "layers", is the name of the first 3D printed electric car, made in Chicago...                    

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Shoe Manufacturer CEO, Cash Vanish

September 17, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Chinese shoe manufacturer says two of its top executives have vanished, along with most of the company's cash. Germany-listed Ultrasonic AG said in a statement Tuesday it has been unable to reach its chief executive, Qingyong Wu, and chief operating officer, Minghong Wu, since...

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Tennessee Clean Water Network Prepared To Sue Ammunition Plant

September 17, 2014 1:51 pm | by Travis Loller, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Clean Water Network says it is prepared to sue a Kingsport ammunition plant over its continued pollution of local drinking water. BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc. operates the Holston Army Ammunition Plant for...    

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Senator Asks Congress To Suspend Coal Sales

September 17, 2014 1:47 pm | by Matthew Brown, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. senator said Tuesday he will ask fellow lawmakers to halt coal sales on federal lands in the West after a senior Obama administration official declined to suspend the troubled government program. Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey said... 

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5 Things Small Businesses Need To Know This Fall

September 17, 2014 1:44 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall? Heath care, Internet Security and new technology make the list. Here are five things that small businesses need to be on top of over the next several months...   

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EPA Grants Extension On Power Plant Pollution Plan

September 17, 2014 1:43 pm | by Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday gave the public 45 more days to weigh in on a plan that would for the first time curb the pollution blamed for global warming from the nation's coal-fired power plants. The agency said... 

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