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Kraft Heinz Expands Kraft Singles Recall

September 4, 2015 | by The Associated Press | Comments

A problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases as it first thought.

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Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Lean Labor In Manufacturing

September 4, 2015 3:05 pm | by Gregg Gordon | Comments

Many manufacturing leaders are applying lean principles to the way they manage their workforce.


Report: Tobacco Farms Plummet Despite Now-Expired Federal Subsidy

September 4, 2015 3:00 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. tobacco farming industry is expected to grow despite a steep decline number of operations in recent years.


MAPI Forecast: Construction To Bolster U.S. Manufacturing

September 4, 2015 2:55 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

MAPI expects the construction supply chain to be a primary driver of manufacturing growth over the next two years.


Boeing Names Its New Apollo-Style Spacecraft

September 4, 2015 2:52 pm | by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer | Comments

The aerospace giant announced the name of its future space fleet Friday.


Big Settlement In Tech Wage Case Harks Back To Different Era

September 4, 2015 2:48 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The case focused on a "no-poaching" pact prohibiting Apple, Google and other major employers from recruiting each other's workers.


Toyota To Invest $50M In Car-Tech Research At Stanford, MIT

September 4, 2015 2:41 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Toyota is investing $50 million in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.


Nissan Recalls 300,000 Vehicles To Adjust Console Panel

September 4, 2015 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The carmaker said it received a report of an accident involving injury, but no deaths have been reported.


Manufacturing Snapshot Of The Week: China Parade Flaunts Military Might, Commemorates WWII Defeat Of Japan

September 4, 2015 2:10 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Comments

The parade commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. 


U.S. Trade Deficit Slides In July; Manufacturing Group Warns Of Continued Difficulty

September 4, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The U.S. trade deficit declined by $3.3 billion in July compared to the previous month, but the year-to-date trade gap remained $10.6 billion above 2014 levels.


Federal Regulators Back Keeping Colorado Coal Mine Open

September 4, 2015 10:13 am | by Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press | Comments

"It is time for an honest conversation about finding the best way for keeping coal in the ground."


Soyuz With Russian, Dane, Kazakh Docks At Space Station

September 4, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new crew docked at the International Space Station on Friday after a safe but unusually long two-day flight.


Fired Regulator: Brown Pushed To Waive Oil Safeguards

September 4, 2015 9:51 am | by Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Press | Comments

Brown later boasted publicly that the firings led to a speed-up of oilfield permitting.


China's Stock Rescue Jolts Companies, Reform Plans

September 4, 2015 9:42 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Tonhe Electronics is one casualty of Beijing's frantic effort to stop a stock market bust.


Part Of Mississippi River Closes; Two Boats Collide, Spill Oil

September 3, 2015 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Coast Guard says the collision Wednesday evening near Paducah, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. 


Apple, Google Bring Smartphone Functions To Car Dashboards

September 3, 2015 12:52 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

With the 2016 model year, Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto will enable rolling robotic assistants to give directions to nearby restaurants or play the latest hits. 


KitKat Bars To Be Made With Sustainable Cocoa

September 3, 2015 12:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

KitKat already makes its products with cocoa certified as sustainable in some countries, but the latest announcement extends that policy worldwide.


Regulators Express Concerns About Oakland Port Fee Plan

September 3, 2015 12:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Terminal operators at the California port said that the plan aimed to reduce congestion during those hours and use the fee revenue to add Saturday shifts.


Study Finds Elevated Radioactivity In Coal Ash

September 3, 2015 11:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Coal ash radioactivity is up to five times higher than normal soil and up to 10 times higher than the original coal.


Tesla Unveils Model X Delivery, Price Details

September 3, 2015 11:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

The delivery of Tesla's all-electric SUV begins at the end of the month with a six-figure price tag.


Chinese Railcar Company To Break Ground On U.S. Plant

September 3, 2015 10:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

It's the first major U.S. transit contract to be awarded to a Chinese railcar company. 



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