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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Massive Blue Bell Layoffs Spur Worker Outrage, Gratitude

May 16, 2015 6:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 37 percent of the workforce will be laid off; many more will be furloughed.


Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

May 15, 2015 5:14 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Comments

The winner is still in high school and the loser struggles with continued global recalls.  


Listeria Problems Cause 1,450 Blue Bell Workers To Lose Jobs

May 15, 2015 5:01 pm | by Juan A. Lozano, The Associated Press | Comments

More than a third of Blue Bell's workforce will be without jobs.


Jeni's Resumes Ice Cream Making After Cleaning Since Recall

May 15, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jeni's plans to reopen by Memorial Day weekend.


Amtrak To Operate System That Might Have Prevented Crash

May 15, 2015 2:39 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | Comments

Amtrak will begin operating new positive train control safety technology this year.


Stem Cell Manufacturer Breaks Ground In Northern Vermont

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The new facility is expected to bring about 450 jobs.


State Reaches $63M Agreement With LCD Manufacturers

May 15, 2015 2:19 pm | by Martha Bellisle, The Associated Press | Comments

The manufacturers were accused of fixing prices for TVs, laptops and cell phones.


Power Plant Mixing Gas, Solar, Batteries And Software Could Chart The Future Of Renewable Power

May 15, 2015 2:07 pm | by GE Reports Staff | Comments

Blending different energy sources makes economic and environmental sense.


EPA: Waste Incinerator Released Dangerous Toxins Into The Air

May 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The toxins might include dioxin, which can cause several dangerous health problems.


California Man Cited For Flying Drone Near White House

May 15, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The man was detained for flying a small drone just north of the White House.


Manufacturing In New York State Up Slightly In May

May 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | Comments

The stronger dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive, which cuts into sales.


U.S. Industrial Output Falls For Fifth Month On Lower Drilling

May 15, 2015 10:07 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Less drilling, fewer new wells, and weaker demand for pipe have contributed to the fall.


The Sound Beneath The Floors

May 15, 2015 9:57 am | by IMPO | Comments

Learn more about how pulsations affect facility maintenance.


Should Soldiers Be Allowed To Use Smartwatches?

May 15, 2015 9:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | Comments

The Army is looking into new regulations as smartwatches become more popular.


Recalls Of The Week: Takata Troubles Continue

May 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Comments

Three major automakers expanded recalls tied to Takata’s flawed air bags this week.


Why U.S. Economic Growth Has Disappointed This Year

May 15, 2015 9:40 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Consumers have been frugal, despite the sharp drop in gas prices.


Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | Comments

The debut is a huge step toward more universal driverless cars.


Infographic: Driving The Industry Forward

May 14, 2015 5:48 pm | by IMPO | Comments

Check out how the automotive industry is impacting American manufacturing.


Shale Gas Fueling Jobs Increase In U.S.Plastics Industry

May 14, 2015 5:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The report anticipates 127,500 new jobs in the plastics industry over the next decade.


Senate Advances Trade Authority Bill

May 14, 2015 5:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The bigger hurdle will be the House, where Democrats are lined up against the proposal.



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