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International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Names Top Distributors In Foodservice

September 22, 2014 2:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced the winners of the 8th Annual Distributor Awards. The prestigious awards acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. The winners will be celebrated at Presidents Conference, Nov. 2-5, 2014, co-hosted by...

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Siemens To Acquire Dresser-Rand For $7.6B

September 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German electronics and engineering company Siemens AG has reached a deal to acquire oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 billion. Under the deal announced early Monday in Germany, Siemens will pay $83 per common share of Dresser-Rand Group Inc., $3.09 more than the...

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TTM Technologies To Acquire Viasystems Group

September 22, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TTM Technologies, Inc. and Viasystems Group, Inc. today announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which TTM will acquire all outstanding shares of Viasystems for a combined consideration of $11.33 in cash and 0.706 shares of TTM common stock, which...

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Oil Producer Unveils New Formation

September 22, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma City-based energy company has unveiled a new formation in south-central Oklahoma that the company's CEO said will elevate the state as an oil producer. Continental Resources Inc. said western Oklahoma's Springer Shale deposit is in the heart of the...

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'Chrysler Should Recall Them All,' Says Safety Advocate

September 22, 2014 1:47 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling almost 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. But a safety advocate says the recall doesn't cover enough models, contending the same problem can happen in millions of other...

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Groundbreaking Planned For Arkansas Steel Mill

September 22, 2014 11:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials will break ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill that's promised to be an economic boon for northeast Arkansas.A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday near Osceola, where the Big River Steel mill is being built. The project is expected to bring about...

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Indiana UAW Approves Lear Corp Contract

September 22, 2014 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers at a Lear Corp. plant in northwestern Indiana that makes automotive seats approved an agreement Sunday that will end a two-tiered pay system that left some workers earning much less than others.The United Auto Workers said in a statement that...

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Axiall Investigates Plant Accident That Injured 4

September 22, 2014 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Axiall Corp. spokesman says the company is investigating an accident at its Natrium plant that injured four workers. Axiall spokesman Tony Ventry tells media outlets that two employees remain hospitalized at the West Penn Burn Center in Pennsylvania with what are...

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SpaceX Launches First 3-D Printer Bound For Orbit

September 22, 2014 11:05 am | by Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit. In all, the unmanned Dragon capsule is delivering more than 5,000 pounds (2,270 kilograms) of space station supplies for NASA. Dragon should reach the...

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Tesco Suspends Execs Over Inflated Profit Report

September 22, 2014 10:43 am | by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesco, the world's second-largest supermarket chain after Walmart, has suspended four executives and launched an accounting investigation after admitting that its half-year profit was overstated by 250 million pounds ($407 million). The scandal deepens the financial woes...

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4 Ways To Increase Manufacturing

September 22, 2014 10:00 am | by Philip Odette, CEO, Global Supply Chain Solutions | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are always looking to push themselves and their machines harder to boost output and improve productivity. Every dollar earned pushes us higher toward meeting new profitability heights, and there are many steps that can help us grow. Four of my favorite areas to look at for improvements to output are...

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2015 Superbowl To Be Played Under LED Lights

September 22, 2014 9:50 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ has installed high performance LED stadium lights from Ephesus Lighting, Inc., the leader in providing LED lighting solutions for sports facilities. According to Amy Casper, CEO of the Syracuse-based company, the facility will be the first NFL venue to...

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Sciaky Provides Turnkey Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing System To Lockheed Martin

September 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Phillips Service Industries, Inc. | News | Comments

Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI) and provider of large-scale additive manufacturing solutions, announced today that it recently received a purchase order from Lockheed Martin Space Systems to provide a turnkey electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) system. The EBAM system will help...

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CSA Group Announces Energy Efficiency Verification Program For Small Electric Motors

September 22, 2014 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, today officially announced an expansion to its scope of accreditation as a nationally recognized testing laboratory for small electric motors to the...

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The Panama Canal Is Opening Up To A Busy Future

September 22, 2014 9:16 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Panama Canal is a full century old, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t grow. The 48-mile-long landmark that cuts across “the backbone of the Western Hemisphere” is going through the final year of a massive expansion. When work is completed...

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Merck To Buy Sigma-Aldrich

September 22, 2014 8:42 am | by David Mchugh - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment. Darmstadt-based Merck KGaA said Monday it is paying $140 per share in cash for all of...

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San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars From Siemens

September 19, 2014 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is the biggest Siemens order ever for light rail cars...

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Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women List Features Industrial, Tech Companies

September 19, 2014 4:27 pm | by CBS This Morning | Videos | Comments

Eight of the top 10 women on Fortune Magazine's list run industrial, tech and consumer product companies. Pattie Sellers, the magazine's senior editor at large, joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to reveal the 2014 list.     

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Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace For The Inevitable

September 19, 2014 3:53 pm | by Paul Wiseman & Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers | News | Comments

Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect the Fed to abandon a nearly 6-year-old policy of... 

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Infographic: Anticipated Impact Of FSMA On Manufacturers

September 19, 2014 3:41 pm | by PMMI | Articles | Comments

Food industry stakeholders appear to be confused about Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation deadlines--in particular--shifting FDA timelines. In its 2014 Food Safety & Traceability Study, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports...

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