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National Safety Council 2008 Congress & Expo

May 8, 2008 9:22 am | Events

The National Safety Council Congress & Expo is the WORLD’S LARGEST annual event for safety, health and environmental professionals and is ranked among...


May 8, 2008 9:12 am | Events

Experience the power of a technology intensive event. Organized around six core automation and control themes, ISA EXPO 2008 provides attendees a content-rich...


May 8, 2008 9:01 am | Events

For nearly three decades, EASTEC has been an East Coast manufacturing tradition. Each year, some 14,000 manufacturers, plant managers, and shop owners...


Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS)

May 8, 2008 8:32 am | Events

The Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show (MMTS) is the largest and most important event servicing North America's French Marketplace and the leading...

Enodis Approves Illinois Tool Works’ $2B Buyout Offer

May 8, 2008 7:20 am | News | Comments

British restaurant equipment manufacturer has accepted a rival $2 billion cash buyout offer from Illinois Tool Works, after agreeing last month to be acquired for less by Manitowoc Co.


Nike Leads Ranking Of Climate-Friendly Companies

May 8, 2008 7:10 am | News | Comments

Sporting goods maker earned the highest overall score, in part because it has supported climate change legislation and reduced its carbon footprint by 80 percent in the last decade.


Biovail Refocusing, Shuttering Puerto Rico Operations

May 8, 2008 6:57 am | News | Comments

Drug developer undergoing a major shift and will concentrate on developing products to treat central nervous system disorders, a strategy the company hopes will restore its flagging growth.


Ford, Shareholders Talk Turnaround

May 8, 2008 6:50 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is meeting with shareholders to talk about a turnaround following last week's revelation that billionaire Kirk Kerkorian has taken a 4.7 percent stake.


Explosion At Alabama Mill Injures 4 Workers

May 8, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Four employees were injured in an explosion and fire that damaged Louisiana-Pacific Corp.’s building-products mill, company officials said.


National Manufacturing Week 2008

May 8, 2008 6:42 am | Events

The combined National Manufacturing Week, Design, Plant, Automation, and Enterprise IT shows will again be part of the largest advanced design and manufacturing...

Medtronic Recalls Some Heparin-Coated Devices

May 8, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker says it is recalling some devices used in heart bypass surgery because their coating includes small amounts of contaminated heparin.


Bombardier: Demand For Business, Regional Jets Rising

May 8, 2008 6:30 am | by Ross Marowits, CP | News | Comments

Aerospace manufacturer foresees little turbulence on the horizon as it boosted its market forecasts for business and regional jets over the next 10 and 20 years.



May 8, 2008 6:27 am | Events

The International Material Handling, Manufacturing & Packaging Technology, Logistics & Supply Chain Expo For North, Central, South America &...

U.S. Retail Sales Mixed In April

May 8, 2008 6:08 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Consumers gave some of the nation's retailers a little relief in April following months of dismal sales, but business was helped along by heavy discounting that could hurt first-quarter earnings.


Toyota Expecting First Profit Drop In 7 Years

May 8, 2008 5:59 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker projecting a 27 percent plunge in full-year profit after the strong yen and weak U.S. sales took a bite out of January-March earnings.


Whirlpool Plant In Iowa To Hire 120

May 8, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Middle Amana refrigerator plant in eastern Iowa is hiring 120 workers to meet demand for new models and staffing issues caused by summer vacations.


BMW Chief: U.S. Part Of Long-Term Advantage

May 8, 2008 5:50 am | by Christof Ruehmair, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Chief executive told shareholders that maintaining the automaker's presence in the United States was not a knee-jerk reaction to the strong euro, but a long-term strategy.


Union Rep On Trial For Coaching Illegal Workers

May 8, 2008 5:45 am | by Amy Lorentzen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Braulio Pereyra-Gabino faces charges of harboring illegal immigrants working at a Swift & Co. meatpacking plant, false use of a Social Security number and aggravated identify theft.


German Trade Surplus Drops In March

May 8, 2008 5:43 am | News | Comments

Trade surplus in Europe's largest economy was $25.77 billion in March, down from $25.81 billion in February, and below analysts' expectations.


South Korea May Demand U.S. Beef Deal Revision

May 8, 2008 5:35 am | by Jae-Soon Chang, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Prime Minister Han Seung-soo said Seoul would demand changes to the pact 'if a new situation occurs while monitoring negotiations between the United States and other nations.'



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