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Scotland’s Fight For Independence And The Manufacturing Sector

September 12, 2014 10:49 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

On Thursday, September 18th, every registered voter in Scotland over the age of sixteen will be asked to answer a massively important question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If Scotland’s people vote “yes,” the entire structure of the UK will never look the same again, and Scotland will transform from...

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U.S. Retail Sale Increase Led By Auto Spending

September 12, 2014 10:01 am | by Josh Boak, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign that job growth in recent months has led to accelerated consumer spending. The Commerce Department said Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 per cent compared with the prior month. Sales are up...

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Treasury To Limit Profitability Of Overseas Shifts

September 12, 2014 9:55 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday the Obama administration will decide "in the very near future" what actions it can take to make it less profitable for U.S. companies to shift their legal addresses to other countries. A growing number of U.S. companies are shifting their addresses abroad in an effort to...

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OSHA Proposes $70K Fine After Plant Accident

September 12, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal officials are proposing a $70,000 fine for a Wisconsin manufacturing plant after a machine crushed a worker's hand and partially amputated his thumb.The U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday Loparex LLC has been cited for one safety violation...

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Vystar Board Approves Natural Rubber Latex Business Spinoff

September 12, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vystar® Corporation's Board of Directors has authorized management to pursue the spinoff of its Vytex® natural rubber latex business into a separate publicly-traded entity initially concentrating on the foam markets (mattresses, pillows, and mattress toppers), while the parent will continue to focus on...

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GreenTech Automotive Claims MS Factory Construction Complete

September 11, 2014 8:42 pm | by Jeff Amy - Associated Press | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles. But it's unclear how many employees the company has in Mississippi or if it has sold any vehicles from its temporary factory in nearby Horn Lake. A unit of...

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Arizona Public Service Planning Changes For Power Plant

September 11, 2014 5:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arizona Public Service Co. is planning to close one of its four generators at a northern Arizona power plant in less than two years. Under a proposal APS is discussing with the Environmental Protection Agency, the 260-megawatt Unit 2 of the Cholla Power Plant in Joseph City will...

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DAQRI Unveils 4D Smart Helmet For Industrial Workforce

September 11, 2014 5:16 pm | by DAQRI | Videos | Comments

DAQRI’s executive team discusses the impetus, hardware features, software tools and use cases of the DAQRI Smart Helmet...                       

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Toyota Recalls 130,000 Pickups

September 11, 2014 5:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags. The recall affects Crew-Max and Double Cab versions in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. The company says...

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Saunders Creates Jobs For Blind And Disabled Americans

September 11, 2014 4:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Jeddie Alexander has been blind since 1985, but he earns a paycheck every two weeks as a key member of the Dallas Lighthouse production team and supplier of US-WorksT products.  Saunders Mfg. Co., Inc. is creating new opportunities to keep Jeddie and many...

Demystifying The Manufacturing Crystal Ball

September 11, 2014 3:30 pm | by Diane Palmquist | News | Comments

The year 2020 seems to be the magic year for the Internet of Things. According to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices connected by 2020 and ABI Research estimates that more than 30 billion devices will be...  

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Brazil Materials Receives Environmental Permit For Mine

September 11, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazil Minerals, Inc., a U.S. holding company with revenues from gold and diamonds, announced today that its subsidiary, Mineração Duas Barras Ltda., had obtained the formal environmental permit to remove and commercialize sand, which is...  

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Trelleborg Divests Rubber Car Boot Facility

September 11, 2014 3:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Trelleborg has signed an agreement to divest a facility that manufactures rubber boots for light vehicles. The business operation is based in Spain and is part of the Trelleborg Industrial Solutions business area. The buyer is the...  

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Zyme Honored With Award For Best Business Intelligence Solution

September 11, 2014 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zyme Solutions has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best Business Intelligence Solutions category in the 11th Annual International Business Awards. The International Business (Stevie) Awards are the world's...   

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Futuris Opens Manufacturing Facility In North America

September 11, 2014 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Futuris Automotive, a leading global automotive components supplier, today announced the expansion of its North American business with the opening of a new manufacturing facility and design center in Newark, CA, one of several such facilities planned as part of...

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Dow Chemical Presents On Manufacturing Intelligence Initiative

September 11, 2014 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Northwest Analytics (NWA), a leading provider of manufacturing intelligence solutions, announced today that Lloyd Colegrove, data services director of NWA customer, The Dow Chemical Company, will be a featured speaker at the ARC 5th Annual China Forum on September 25, 2014 in Beijing, China. Mr. Colegrove's presentation will focus on...

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Guinness World Record Set During America's Largest Manufacturing Technology Show

September 11, 2014 12:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, the manufacturing industry made history, breaking the Guinness World Record for the "World's Largest Coin Mosaic" during the International Manufacturing Technology Show. In an effort to raise awareness of the vital role the manufacturing industry plays in the U.S. economy and the opportunities it presents for the...

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Comcast And Liberty Global Announce Agreement To Connect U.S. And European Wi-Fi

September 11, 2014 12:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Comcast Cable and Liberty Global plc today have announced an agreement to allow users to access each other’s Wi-Fi networks, creating an international Wi-Fi access agreement that will give many Xfinity Internet and Liberty Global internet customers access to millions of new Wi-Fi access points in...

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How To Protect Your Company From Cybercriminals

September 11, 2014 11:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a recent “Hacker Lab” event, “white hat” hackers revealed how cybercriminals work — and what businesses can do to protect themselves. The September 9 multimedia presentation used a simulated small business system to demonstrate how hackers choose their targets, how they enter the system, and what they...

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Voith Upgrades Deliver Energy, Machinery Efficiency To Newark America

September 11, 2014 11:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Voith has completed an upgrade of the stock preparation at Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions (Newark America) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, reducing production cost and boosting efficiency in the process. As a result of the upgrades, the facility can now use...

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