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Airgas Opens New Location In North Dakota

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Airgas, Inc., one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its ...   

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MAPI Addresses Challenges Ahead for Global Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 4:12 pm | by MAPI Media | News | Comments

MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) Foundation economists offer insights and manufacturing forecasts for key global regions - United States, Eurozone, China, India, and Latin America - in this round table discussion ... 

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7 Ways To Shore Up Supply Chain Security

August 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Your supply chain is the biggest source of risk in your entire operation. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day aspects that you’ll never be able to completely control or manage. Sometimes, you’ll need to ...       

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Chiquita Brands Sued For Deceptive Advertising

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm | by Water and Sanitation Health | News | Comments

A Consumer Protection Act lawsuit has been filed against Chiquita Brands International (CQB), alleging unfair and deceptive marketing practices. The lawsuit, filed by Seattle based Water and Sanitation Health (WASH) claims that Chiquita "advertises that its bananas are ..."

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Microbrewery Chooses High-Content Recycled Cans

August 28, 2014 3:54 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Aluminum giant Novelis has partnered with Red Hare Brewing Company to introduce the first certified high-content recycled beverage can...                           

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Indiana Ethanol Plant Restarts After 2012 Shutdown

August 28, 2014 3:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An energy company has resumed production at an ethanol plant in Indiana along the Ohio River that was shut down more than two years ago by its previous owner. Valero Renewable Fuels said the plant ...        

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Americans' Pessimism On Economy Has Grown

August 28, 2014 3:45 pm | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Economics Writer | News | Comments

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health. Seventy-one percent of Americans say they think ... 

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Reinventing The Wheel

August 28, 2014 3:43 pm | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chem.Info sat down with Thierry Materne, global vice president of Technology for SABIC's Innovative Plastics business, to talk about the development of the world's first thermoplastic wheel, a technology that has almost limitless potential to reduce emissions and save on manufacturing costs across multiple industries. There is a drive across the automotive industry to reduce the weight of components and systems...

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Solomon Associates Launches 2014 Reliability and Maintenance Study

August 28, 2014 3:42 pm | by Solomon Associates | News | Comments

Solomon Associates, a performance improvement company for the energy and petrochemicals industries, has announced the launch of its International Study of Plant Reliability and Maintenance Effectiveness (RAM Study) for operating year 2014. This study of refineries, chemical plants, and other industrial facilities provides ...

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Engineering Newswire: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 3:20 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical prescriptions, and spraying smart skin onto airplanes ...                

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This Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons accelerated by a 3-kilowatt electron gun. The gun is 10 times more powerful than laser beams currently used...

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New Ford Mustang Rolls Off The Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

The all new highly anticipated Ford 2015 Mustang rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock, Michigan on Thursday morning. The Mustang, along with the new F-150 pickup truck, are the automakers two biggest product launches this year ...  

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2015 Mustang Starts Production At Flat Rock Assembly Plant

August 28, 2014 2:55 pm | by RTT News | News | Comments

Ford Motor Corp. (F) Thursday said the all-new Ford Mustang rolls off the line today at Flat Rock Assembly Plant, marking production of the sixth-generation pony car. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available globally to customers in more than ...

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Ford Hires Employees, Invests $129M In Assembly Plant

August 28, 2014 2:51 pm | by Close-Up Media | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company reported the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC. According to a release from the company ...      

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4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | News | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security, and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry, according to Kevin Martin and Michael Kotelec with Verizon’s manufacturing practice. With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, manufacturers need...

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Robot Fights Infrastructure Corrosion

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Anna Maltsev, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Many citizens rely on Switzerland’s 3,500 motorway bridges – plus thousands more on cantonal roads – to carry them safely across valleys, streams, rivers and other roads. Most of these bridges have ...        

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Lockheed Martin's Superhuman Workers Of Tomorrow

August 28, 2014 2:40 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the latest news of life imitating art, it seems that an exoskeleton suit similar to ones used in Tom Cruise’s summer movie Edge of Tomorrow may be here today. A press release from Lockheed Martin indicates that the U.S. Navy will begin ...

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FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is ...     

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Top 5 Solutions To Common Inventory Management Mistakes

August 28, 2014 1:50 pm | by Fishbowl | News | Comments

As Fishbowl inventory management specialists have gone to different businesses to train them on the company's software, they have seen several common mistakes companies make in managing their warehouses. Here are the top 5 solutions to ...

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Jack Daniel's Drinks Its Way To Higher Results

August 28, 2014 1:46 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Led by demand for its flagship Jack Daniel's brand, spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. said Wednesday its first-quarter net income rose 5 percent despite lower stockpiling by distributors. The company behind such other brands as Southern Comfort, Finlandia, and el Jimador said ... 

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