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Editor’s Picks: Stunning Factory Photos And #EqualPayDay’s History

April 16, 2015 | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Plus, an interactive graphic on how the drought could affect every community in California.

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Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 1:36 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

After more than a decade of toying with alphabetical names such as LS and MKS to be more like foreign automakers, the company is embracing its heritage.

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Editor’s Picks: Pet Wearables And Apple’s Most Valuable Asset

March 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

For this edition, I’ve got all things tech on the brain, including a profile of Apple’s design mastermind, an essay on why respecting your fellow manufacturer matters and my favorite gadget from SXSW.

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Lawsuit Alleges High Levels Of Arsenic In Some Vino—Should We Drink On?

March 20, 2015 10:43 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Talk about a bad wine pairing.

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

From the time the tournament field of 68 was announced Sunday evening until the national champion is crowned April 6, millions of employees will spend work hours filling out brackets and watching tournament games.

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Editor’s Picks: This Week in Long-Form

March 13, 2015 2:42 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

In this new weekly series titled “Editor’s Picks,” I’ll be sharing with you my list of the Internet’s top reads, and I encourage you to take a look.                                                                                                                                                                       

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Manufacturing's Winner & Loser of the Week

March 6, 2015 3:25 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

This week ‘Manufacturing’s Winner and Loser of the Week’ focuses on a woman who has achieved a great feat in the manufacturing industry and a company  . . .              

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3 Arguments Against Lifting The Crude Ban—That Are Still (Mostly) Bogus

March 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil companies around the country have taken a major hit by declining crude prices in the last year — rig counts have been plummeting and companies are facing layoffs. According to an estimate by the Federal Reserve Bank in Dallas, Texas alone could lose 140,000 jobs in the next year...

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How Recalls Can Affect Your Business

March 3, 2015 1:31 pm | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Recalls, especially those within the food industry, seem to always be in the news. Some of the most recent recalls include the more than 46,000 Pepperidge Farm bagels, MorningStar Farms' Black Bean Burgers, and of course the giant apple recall that kicked off the new year. While the reasons...

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Why I’m Weary Of Wearables

March 2, 2015 4:49 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

An editor’s letter on why smartwatches are all show, no substance.                             

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Amazon Wants To Put 3D Printers In Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 1:59 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | Comments

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home? That's what the e-tailer's latest ambition entails, as last week Amazon filed several patent applications for an on-demand 3D printing service in mobile...

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Holidays Present Big Opportunities For Food Companies

March 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Kari Imberg, Associate Editor | Comments

Happy March to all our readers out there! It’s another month closer to the warm temperatures many of us look forward to for more than half of the year. Being a Wisconsin gal myself, I can certainly understand and share in your excitement that the snow *should* be melting...

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When Consumers Trump Science: Food Dyes Become The Front Line For ‘All Natural’

February 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Last week, Nestle announced it’d be ditching artificial additives from its line of products including Smarties, KitKats and Crunch bars by the end of 2015. For anyone hoping to see artificial additives like food dyes banished from Americans’ diet, the...

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What's Going On With The Labor Unions Of Today?

February 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operations | Comments

The pros and cons of labor unions throughout history.                                

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Soft-Robotics Technology Wins Big At The Oscars

February 24, 2015 5:24 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Disney’s "Big Hero 6" stars vinyl robot superhero.                                 

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With Looming Regulations, Drones Struggle For Liftoff

February 24, 2015 2:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

There’s been lots of talk about drones lately in anticipation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) releasing regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft. Companies such as Amazon hope to use them to their advantage to step-up deliveries, while some worry...

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Meet Manufacturing.net's New Editor

February 23, 2015 9:21 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

Greetings all. I’m delighted to join you as the new Editor for Manufacturing.net; I am truly thrilled to be joining such a wonderful team. As Editor, I’m ready to examine and explore the intricacies of the manufacturing sector through a journalistic lens. My priority will be to deliver insightful, thought-provoking pieces and to craft and publish stories that will...

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Industry Lashes Out At Apple Car Report

February 19, 2015 3:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Manufacturing Business Technology, Associate Editor | Comments

This week’s big Apple news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that indicates that the tech giant is working on a vehicle, but not everyone is pleased to hear that — including a battery manufacturer and a former CEO. As reported earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal states that Apple has...

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Three Vehicle Trends To Keep An Eye On

February 19, 2015 9:42 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Comments

Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be making a bigger push into the car market, Nissan is again playing with paint and Toyota is trying to make getting around town a little easier. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hundreds of employees working on an electric car...

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Fiery Derailment Should Reignite Rail, Pipeline Debate

February 18, 2015 9:15 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

This most recent crude-by-rail disaster wasn’t quite the major catastrophe many have feared. But it got close. Real close. On Monday, a train carrying more than a 100 tankers of crude oil derailed and sent an atomic-looking fireball into the sky. One witness reported to the BBC that the locomotive of the...

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Three Ways Leaders Create Lean

February 13, 2015 3:57 pm | by John Maher, VP Product Strategy at Synchrono | Comments

For those of you who have heard this before, it bears repeating. For those of you who have not, this is important - leadership is the single most important component to lean success.  Gone are the days where leaders sit in their offices sending out directives to the rest of the organization and lead mainly by pounding on the...

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