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25 Watt PAR 38 LED Waterproof Bulb Configured To Operate On 347-480 Volts AC

September 9, 2014 4:13 pm | by Mnet Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 25 watt PAR 38 LED bulb that produces 2,500 lumens of light and operates on 347-480 voltages. This bulb is designed to fit in standard light bulb sockets and ...

Maine Mill Valuation Drops $100M, Raises Taxes

September 9, 2014 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine paper mill's value is dropping by more than $100 million, jacking up local residents' tax rates.Skowhegan officials lowered Sappi Fine Paper North America mill from $567 million to $463 million. The lower value will impact...  

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August Electronics Selects Omnify Software

September 9, 2014 4:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management software for discrete manufacturers, today unveils its latest Empower PLM application story featuring August Electronics, a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services provider located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. August Electronics adopted...

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Manufacturing Technology Orders Down In July

September 9, 2014 3:30 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

July U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $354.63 million according to The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the USMTO program, was down 11.5 percent from June and down 1.4 percent when compared with the total of...

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Talent Shortages? Blame Salary, Not Just Training

September 9, 2014 2:53 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks. The skills gap is a growing problem as baby boomers are retiring and ...

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Grainger Announces World's First LEED Data Center

September 9, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products serving businesses and institutions, announced Thursday that its new data center in Lake Forest, Ill., is certified as the world's first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) facility of this type. This data center features...

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CATENA And Intelsius Partnership Improves Software Solutions

September 9, 2014 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CATENA INC., an emerging leader in cold chain visibility and data aggregation technology, today announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Intelsius, a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Under the agreement, Intelsius will resell CATENA’s proprietary software solution and use CATENA’s professional services to provide...

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First-Ever Look Inside A Working Lithium-Ion Battery

September 9, 2014 12:34 pm | by Ohio State University | Videos | Comments

For the first time, researchers have been able to open a kind of window into the inner workings of a lithium-ion battery. Using a neutron beam, chemists, and engineers at The Ohio State University were able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an electrode in real time as...

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The Role Of Small Part Innovation

September 9, 2014 12:27 pm | by Janaki Weiden, Global Marketing Director for NORGLIDE Bearings & RENCOL Tolerance Rings | News | Comments

Research & Development (R&D) is critical to the creation of effective and innovative technologies in all industries. And it starts with the pieces. Terms like “innovative” and “well-engineered” shouldn’t be limited to referring only to iPads and aeroplanes. Small parts--such as bearings and tolerance rings--can make...

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MN Lake Tests Pesticide To Kill Zebra Mussels

September 9, 2014 11:55 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are testing a new pesticide to kill off invasive zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake. As of Monday, Christmas Lake became the first in the nation to use the new product. It marks the first time...      

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Streamline Supply Chain With One-Stop Metal Fabrication

September 9, 2014 11:46 am | by Del Williams, Technical Writer | News | Comments

With rising material costs, government regulations, and customers resisting price increases, today there is no room for waste in the metal fabrication supply chain. While once OEMs had the time, margins, and procurement staff to afford 6 to 8 week lead-times for fabricated metal components subcontracted to layers of vendors, each taking...

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How To Handle Auto Recalls If Parts Aren't Ready

September 9, 2014 11:33 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

In July, two scary notices arrived in Amaris McGee's mailbox. They came from General Motors, and each told her the gray 2005 Chevy Malibu she drives to work every day is being recalled for safety problems. But neither problem...   

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NFR BioEnergy Brings 450 Jobs To LA

September 9, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NFR BioEnergy is planning a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs in South Louisiana — subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar mills — resulting in 450 new jobs. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, the company's chief operating officer, said...

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11 Questions To Ask A Contract Manufacturer Before Partnering

September 9, 2014 10:48 am | by Craig Zoberis, founder and president of Fusion OEM | News | Comments

Before partnering with a contract manufacturer (CM) to continue producing your legacy products, you must ensure the contract manufacturer suits all of your manufacturing needs. Contract manufacturing companies are not all the same, and you shouldn’t partner with one for a quick solution to your OEM company’s needs. The challenge is to avoid overlooking critical factors concerning...

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GE Software Enables Cincinnati's Sewer District To Reduce Overflows

September 9, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Intelligent Platforms today announced that the City of Cincinnati’s Metropolitan Sewer District has standardized its Proficy® Software platform for optimizing its wet weather facilities, equipment, and operations. Proficy solutions will assist the city’s management in... 

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GE's Industrial Internet Will Monitor A Vast Shale Gas Pipeline Network

September 9, 2014 9:50 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

Getting shale gas out of the ground is one thing. But taking it to customers is quite another. American pipeline operators are investing as much as $40 billion every year to maintain, modernize, and expand their networks. The shale gas boom is putting...

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Honda Selects Translations.com For Multilingual Website

September 9, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Translations.com, the world’s largest privately held provider of language services and translation-related technologies, today announced the launch of Honda’s mobile website in Spanish. Translations.com provides Honda with language services and GlobalLink OneLink ® technology to support...

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Alkaline Water And Marsh Reach Midwest Markets

September 9, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alkaline Water Company Inc., developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that has been packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to enjoy another step forward in its ongoing national expansion plan with...

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Rosetta Stone And Acesse Corporation Partner In Landmark Global Deal

September 9, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rosetta Stone Inc., the world's leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, today announced a partnership with Acesse Corporation to bring Rosetta Stone's award winning language solutions to more than 400,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide through...

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NFL Team Takes A Stand On Sustainable Food Manufacturing

September 8, 2014 6:12 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This former St. Louisan is beaming with pride at the new announcement that the STL Rams’ Edward Jones Dome will be serving sustainably-manufactured hot dogs and burgers this upcoming football season. In a fun twist, last year’s starting Rams’ linebacker Will Witherspoon is the owner of the AWA-certified Shire Gate Farm in Owensville, MO, whose grass-fed meats were...

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