Andy Szal
Digital Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

In this episode, improving industrial maintenance with drones and trapping waste energy to power wearables.
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2.16.2017
10:15am
President Trump's history as a developer could prompt his administration to take a closer look at workplace safety regulations than previous...
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2.10.2017
4:19pm
The Washington Post reports that Trump's transition team sought three to five projects from each state, but that most states submitted many more.
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2.10.2017
4:12pm
Officials said that the change would simplify the cereal giant's operations and reduce costs.
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2.10.2017
10:42am
The parcel giant UPS plans to implement solar energy systems in at least eight additional U.S. facilities by the end of the year.
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2.9.2017
2:37pm
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In this episode, artificial skin inspired by snakes and building a reliable wireless factory.
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2.9.2017
2:32pm
GE plans to cut about one-third of the workforce at its four-year-old locomotive plant in Fort Worth in the next eight weeks.
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2.9.2017
10:50am
The initiative aims to take advantage of the growth of e-commerce, which accounted for an estimated $2 trillion in retail sales last year.
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2.9.2017
10:21am
The controversial North Dakota oil pipeline project cleared a significant hurdle this week and could set the stage for additional protests and court battles.
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2.8.2017
2:39pm
The solar energy industry now employs more than 260,000 workers in the U.S.
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2.8.2017
2:23pm
Jaguar Land Rover would see by far the largest impact at an average increase of $17,000 per vehicle — more than double that of second-place Volvo.
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2.8.2017
10:42am
The Bastian acquisition, Toyota officials said, would mark its full-scale entry into the North American logistics market.
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2.8.2017
10:29am
The e-commerce giant announced last week their plans to establish a centralized air cargo hub for its new Prime Air fleet near Cincinnati.
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2.6.2017
3:02pm
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The e-commerce giant apparently believes that robots could one day help pack cargo for shipping.
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2.3.2017
12:44pm
The latest monthly supply survey conducted by the Institute for Supply Management showed strong economic indicators for the nation's manufacturing sector.
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2.3.2017
12:16pm
The Japanese conglomerate will reportedly soon announce plans to abandon new construction of nuclear power plants.
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2.3.2017
10:35am
Amazon joined a chorus of tech companies in opposition to President Trump's executive order on immigration.
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2.2.2017
4:08pm
Both Japanese automakers reported that their January sales increased by about 6 percent over the same month last year.
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2.2.2017
10:58am
SpaceX is reportedly resuming launches from Florida's Space Coast some five months after an explosion at its Cape Canaveral launch pad.
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2.1.2017
2:43pm
The owner of Guinness plans to open the Irish brewer's first U.S. facility in more than 60 years.
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2.1.2017
2:10pm
Tesla could soon enable more owners of its electric vehicles to make repairs in the comfort of their own garages.
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2.1.2017
10:37am
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On Tuesday, Shell announced an agreement to sell its interest in 10 assets in the North Sea's oil fields for as much as $3.8 billion.
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2.1.2017
10:16am
It's not the first time that Trump attempted to take credit for business decisions made in the wake of his election.
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1.31.2017
2:50pm
Smaller companies could be vulnerable due to a lack of domestic manufacturing capabilities, among other factors.
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1.31.2017
11:07am
The initiative would also enable policymakers to discuss regulatory issues and provide a resource for the private sector.
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1.31.2017
10:54am
The election comes after years of battles between the aerospace giant and the union.
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1.30.2017
3:32pm
The manufacturing sector saw union membership fall from 9.4 percent in 2015 to 8.9 last year.
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1.30.2017
10:24am
Protesters planned rallies at Nissan dealerships in cities across the southern U.S. amid criticism of working conditions at its Mississippi auto plant.
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1.30.2017
10:18am
Volkswagen announced this week that an innovative new windshield could help make vehicle ice scrapers a thing of the past.
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1.27.2017
1:09pm
Last year, Amazon reportedly began coordinating shipments of ocean freight as it continues to build up its global shipping operations.
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1.27.2017
11:37am
The developer of the country's first offshore wind farm plans to open a second, larger complex in five years' time.
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1.26.2017
3:51pm
Amazon reached agreements with top automotive suppliers in recent months.
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1.26.2017
11:18am
State policymakers are responding to the Trump administration's call to submit high-priority infrastructure projects.
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1.26.2017
11:10am
On Tuesday, President Trump signed executive orders that revived two controversial oil pipeline projects that were rejected by his predecessor.
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1.25.2017
3:59pm
The Princeton project is part of $10 billion in planned investments in Toyota's U.S. plants over the next five years.
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1.25.2017
10:37am
The agreement was unofficially dead for months, and Trump's executive order was largely seen as a formality.
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1.25.2017
10:25am
A SpaceX rocket launch scheduled for early next month will not be followed by an attempt to safely land the rocket back on Earth.
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1.25.2017
10:15am
President Donald Trump met with executives from more than a dozen prominent companies on Monday.
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1.24.2017
3:04pm
Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn, which produces most of the world's iPhones at its plants in China, is considering building a new U.S. plant amid an...
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1.24.2017
11:38am