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Corbett Announces Low-Interest Loans To Support The Continued Growth Of Manufacturing

September 4, 2014 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett today announced that new state investments recently approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will support the continued growth of manufacturers and will also support regional efforts to...

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Sutherland Global Services’ CloudSource Solution Selected to Support Video Gaming Console Company

September 4, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sutherland Global Services, the global provider of world-class innovative, analytics-driven business solutions and services, today launched an aggressive recruiting and hiring campaign seeking intermediate to experienced video game enthusiasts with strong customer service skills to provide...

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Trimble Selects Digi-Key to Distribute its Embedded UHF RFID Modules

September 4, 2014 10:49 am | by Trimble | Comments

Trimble has announced a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, to offer ...             

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Anheuser-Busch Converts To Natural Gas Vehicles

September 4, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet and supply chain solutions, announced today that it is partnering with Anheuser-Busch to replace the beer company’s 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered engines. This marks Anheuser-Busch’s first conversion of an entire fleet and represents...

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iPhone And iPad Supplier Exploits and Endangers Safety of 20,000 Workers

September 4, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A factory in Suqian, China that makes iPhone and iPad parts was found to have a number of serious health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations, as was revealed in a new investigative report.  The investigation was conducted in August 2014 and released...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Sells Business For $220M

September 4, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chevron Phillips Chemical is selling its high-performance engineering polymer business for $220 million. Chevron said that its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide operations are a better fit at Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC, which...      

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Samtec To Build Scottsburg Factory That Will Employ 300

September 4, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A southern Indiana manufacturer of cables and other electronic interconnection products plans to build a new factory in Scottsburg that will employ about 300 workers. The Courier-Journal reports that New Albany-headquartered Samtec, Inc., announced...

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U.S. Investigating Kansas Chemical Company

September 4, 2014 9:37 am | by Roxana Hegeman - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators are investigating a Kansas chemical manufacturing company over allegations that it unlawfully disposed of fluids down a well in violation of federal safe drinking water laws, search warrants unsealed Wednesday show. Jacam Chemical Company 2013 contends...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical sells business for $220M

September 4, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Chevron Phillips Chemical is selling its high-performance engineering polymer business for $220 million. Chevron said that its Ryton polyphenylene sulfide operations are a better fit at Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC, which is buying its factories and laboratories. Solvay has a strong...

Samtec to build Scottsburg factory, to employ 300

September 4, 2014 6:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A southern Indiana maker of cables and other electronic interconnection products plans to build a new factory in Scottsburg that will employ about 300 workers. The Courier-Journal reports ( http://cjky.it/1BdaGgk ) New Albany-headquartered Samtec, Inc., announced Wednesday that it plans to break...

Tesla Chooses Plant Location, Gets Closer To Electric Car For Masses

September 4, 2014 4:31 am | by Justin Pritchard - Associated Press | Comments

To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will use an expanse of desert where wild mustangs still roam for a factory that the company projects will crank out enough batteries to power 500,000 vehicles annually by decade's end. Tesla chose ...

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Tesla Plant Decision Sparks Criticism

September 3, 2014 9:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Political finger-pointing has started over New Mexico losing out to Nevada as a site for Tesla Motors' a battery factory. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King said Wednesday that the electric car maker didn't select New Mexico because of ...

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U.S. Investigating Kansas Chemical Company

September 3, 2014 7:29 pm | by Roxana Hegeman - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators are investigating a Kansas chemical manufacturing company over allegations it unlawfully disposed of fluids down a well in violation of federal safe drinking water laws, search warrants unsealed Wednesday show. Jacam Chemical Company 2013 contends it was just...

Amazon Announces KDP Kids

September 3, 2014 5:36 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Amazon today announced KDP Kids, designed to help children’s book authors prepare, publish, and promote both illustrated and chapter books in Kindle Stores worldwide. Children’s book authors can use Amazon’s new Kindle Kids’ Book Creator tool to easily...

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Biopolymer Manufacturers Announce Name Change

September 3, 2014 5:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Following the merger of Meredian Inc., the world’s largest producer of PHA and DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation focusing on the development of sustainably produced, renewable, and biodegradable materials, the companies will operate under the name of their wholly owned subsidiary Meredian Holdings Group Inc., to be branded as...

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Bayer CropScience Plans Further Growth In The U.S.

September 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bayer CropScience sees a positive long-term market development in North America and is committing significant resources to spur further growth. "We see future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers for improved seeds and innovative crop protection products," said Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon at the...

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Fairchild Reimagines Support For Small Companies

September 3, 2014 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fairchild, a leading global supplier of high-performance power semiconductor solutions, today launched a new online destination designed to provide complete support for small businesses, inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs through their entire design cycle. Taking a new approach to empowering...

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DotCMS and Azul Systems Partner

September 3, 2014 3:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

DotCMS, a leading provider of open source Enterprise Content Management Systems (CMS), and Azul Systems Inc. (Azul), the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, today announced that Azul Zing® is now certified with dotCMS, enabling dotCMS users to benefit from nearly unlimited...

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How Manufacturers Are Adapting To Trends For The Urban Car

September 3, 2014 2:49 pm | by Chris Needes, Global Market Manager, Saint-Gobain | Comments

Much of the talk in the automotive industry in recent years has been about the rise of the urban car. Growing demand from consumers for these lightweight vehicles has been reported in Europe, the US, and the booming BRIC economies of Brazil, Russia, India, and China as well. As a result, car manufacturers worldwide are developing their own urban car models to tap into...

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Aircraft Orders Set To Create New Jobs

September 3, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Gloucestershire Echo | Comments

Jobs could be created as figures reveal there has been a surge in demand for new aircraft and engines. New data from aerospace trade organization ADS Group highlights there was a surge last month, which has resulted in the largest ever month-on-month increase in the order book. The boost, which brings the total backlog to 12,000 aircraft and 21,000 engines, is estimated to be worth...

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