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Utility Manufacturing Company Receives Gold Safety Award

September 10, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and Tautliner®curtainsided trailers is pleased to announce that its Paragould, Arkansas manufacturing plant has received...

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Seattle Genetics And Genmab Enter Into Collaboration

September 10, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seattle Genetics, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into an additional antibody-drug conjugate collaboration. Under the new agreement, Genmab will pay an upfront fee of $11 million for exclusive rights to utilize Seattle Genetics’ auristatin-based ADC technology with...

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Epicor Announces Integration Between ERP And MES

September 10, 2014 10:01 am | 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 the integration between its Epicor Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) and next-generation...

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The Importance Of Leadership And Employee Engagement In Driving Operational Excellence

September 10, 2014 9:40 am | by By Greg Goodwin | News | Comments

Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, there is certainly notable progress being made with respect to operational efficiency and profitability. Even so, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so in the future requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize...

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Honda Introduces Self-driving Car

September 9, 2014 5:38 pm | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Honda shared its vision of the hands-free highway commute Tuesday, a car that can safely drive itself on the freeway while the driver's hands are off the wheel. While the car is just a prototype, Honda says the technology could start appearing on Honda cars in...

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GE Transportation Hiring 50 Machinists In PA

September 9, 2014 4:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Transportation is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania.In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to...

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Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 9, 2014 4:17 pm | by Matt Sanctis | News | Comments

St. Paris, Ohio manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.The investment is expected to put the company in a better position to... 

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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 ...

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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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