Subscribe to News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Today in Manufacturing

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Jayco Closing Indiana RV Plant

November 18, 2008 4:20 am | Comments

Recreational vehicle manufacturer plans to close its Topeka, Ind., Starcraft trailer plant in early January, idling 244 workers.


Ford Shows Off 2010 Mustang

November 18, 2008 4:19 am | Comments

Automaker tries to revive its classic Mustang muscle car with a makeover for the 2010 model year that debuts at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show.


China Denies Stealing U.S. Space Tech

November 18, 2008 4:15 am | Comments

Beijing dismissed suggestions it is seeking to illegally obtain U.S. space technology after a scientist in the United States was convicted of violating the U.S. arms embargo on China.


Auto Industry Bailout Hopes Dim

November 17, 2008 12:08 pm | by Stephen Ohlemacher and Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Prospects dimmed Monday for a $25 billion bailout for the faltering auto industry, as congressional Democrats and the Bush administration headed for a stalemate over the plan.


Honda Dedicates First Indiana Assembly Plant

November 17, 2008 10:20 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | Comments

Honda eventually plans to make 200,000 gasoline-powered Civics a year by operating two shifts at the Greensburg, Ind., factory which covers 42 acres.


Senator Coleman To Meet With Ford

November 17, 2008 9:57 am | Comments

Minnesota Republican Sen. Norm Coleman plans to meet with a Ford Motor Co. official this week to discuss the state of the auto industry.


Stocks Fluctuate On Economic News

November 17, 2008 9:52 am | by Sara Lepro and Madlen Read, AP Business Writers | Comments

Better-than-expected industrial production reading did little to boost outlook of investors nervously waiting to see whether the nation's troubled automakers would get a bailout.


Merkel: Opel Loan Uncertain

November 17, 2008 9:03 am | by George Frey, AP Business Writer | Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday after meeting with Adam Opel GmbH that it was 'not yet determined' whether the automaker would be given $1.25 billion in loan guarantees.


Getrag Transmission Facility Files For Bankruptcy

November 17, 2008 7:50 am | Comments

German manufacturer said Monday it filed Chapter 11 for its Tipton, Ind., facility after Chrysler pulled out of a financing options agreement and left the plant without a primary customer.


Precision Castparts Buys Hackney Ladish

November 17, 2008 7:45 am | Comments

Metal-component maker said Monday it agreed to acquire a producer of forged pipe fittings, in an effort to expand its reach in the oil and gas industry.


Kentucky-Based Brake Maker To Cut Work Force

November 17, 2008 7:38 am | Comments

Akebono Brake Corp., a maker of brakes for automobiles, has asked employees to take voluntary retirements and is not filling vacancies in an effort to reduce costs.


EU, China Sign Consumer Safety Agreement

November 17, 2008 7:30 am | Comments

Under the agreement, the two sides will more quickly swap information on tainted food and other dangerous goods, and carry out coordinated checks on producers.


Industrial Output Rebounds In October

November 17, 2008 7:11 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Federal Reserve said Monday that industrial output rose 1.3 percent last month, after plunging in September by the largest amount in over 60 years.


Japanese Firm Recalls U.S. Bottled Water

November 17, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

Otsuka Beverage Co Ltd. said it would recall bottles of Crystal Geyser mineral water imported from the United States after consumers complained about a strange smell.


Experts: Auto Industry Suppliers In Danger Also

November 17, 2008 5:20 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Auto Writer | Comments

Financial woes of U.S. auto suppliers have the potential to set off a cataclysmic chain of events in the industry if key parts makers run out of cash and fail, say automotive analysts.


Green Motives Behind Panasonic's Bid For Sanyo

November 17, 2008 5:17 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

Ability to acquire Sanyo's two green-energy pillars, solar cell technology and rechargeable batteries, are what drove Panasonic to announce a bid this month.


White House: Auto Industry Not Part Of $700B Bailout

November 17, 2008 5:15 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press Writer | Comments

With Congress returning to deal with an auto industry in dire financial straits, White House stressed it supports help, but not at the expense of the $700 billion bailout.


Curtiss-Wright Appoints Co-COO's

November 17, 2008 5:05 am | Comments

Industrial supplier Curtiss-Wright Corp. on Monday said it named David J. Linton and David C. Adams to the new positions of co-chief operating officers.

General Motors To Sell Suzuki Stake

November 17, 2008 5:02 am | by Shino Yuasa, Associated Press Writer | Comments

Cash-strapped GM will sell its stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. for $230 million, its latest move to stay afloat while awaiting a decision on government aid for the industry.


Britain's Economic Outlook Gets Darker

November 17, 2008 4:58 am | by Jane Wardell, AP Business Writer | Comments

Recession in Britain will be longer and deeper than first thought, country's leading business lobby warned, as a separate survey showed falls in house prices are picking up pace.



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.

Curated By Logo