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Halla Visteon Begins Plant Prodution In Mexico

September 12, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. plans to start production this month at a new plant in central Mexico to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers in the region. The new manufacturing facility in the State of Queretaro will manufacture automotive...

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IN City Backs Deal For $800M Power Plant

September 12, 2014 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A northern Indiana city council has approved a development agreement for a proposed $800 million power plant despite some doubts remaining over the project's financing. The Logansport City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to...  

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New Backup Imperative For Manufacturers In The Digital Era

September 12, 2014 1:55 pm | by Chris Grossman, Senior Vice President Enterprise Applications, Rand Secure Data | Comments

The impact of the digital age in manufacturing and manufacturing design has driven the creation of electronically stored information (ESI) to never before seen levels. Just a few of the areas seeing a major increase in storage requirements include...

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Emerging Regions Prove Increasingly Profitable For Industrial Valve, Actuators Market

September 12, 2014 1:44 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | Comments

The increase in oil exploration activities, investments in new refineries, and modernization of existing facilities will spur the uptake of valves and actuators, particularly in emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America. Demand from the offshore oil and gas industry in Latin America, in particular, is expected...

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Pennsylvania DEP Announces Listening Session On EPA Proposal

September 12, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the...

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Atlantic Signs Agreement, Purchases 3 International Paper Coverting Facilities

September 12, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Atlantic Corporation of Wilmington, North Carolina, announced today a definitive agreement to purchase International Paper's three largest paperboard converting facilities in Greensboro, N.C., Hazleton, P.A., and Sturgis, M.I. Atlantic has 12 branch locations across the...

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NAM Opposes Resolution Limiting First Amendment Rights

September 12, 2014 12:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

On September 10th, Aric Newhouse of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) penned a letter to the Senate, urging opposition to S.J. Res. 19, a proposed amendment to the Constitution that the NAM claims would "place limits on right guaranteed by the First Amendment." The proposed amendment increases...

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Global Driverless Vehicle Shipments To Reach 14 Million By 2030

September 12, 2014 11:31 am | by ABI Research | Comments

Global driverless vehicle shipments will increase from 1.1 million in 2024 to more than 42 million in 2035, with an installed driverless vehicle base reaching 176 million. “While autonomous driving under the control of a human standby driver is quickly gaining acceptance, robotic vehicles mostly remain out of bounds, especially for car manufacturers, despite...

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Scotland’s Fight For Independence And The Manufacturing Sector

September 12, 2014 10:49 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | 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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Treasury To Limit Profitability Of Overseas Shifts

September 12, 2014 9:55 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Toyota Recalls 130,000 Pickups

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