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.

On Thursday, the German candy maker announced plans to build its first U.S. manufacturing facility.
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3.27.2017
10:37am
China's auto market is booming and becoming an increasingly attractive target for overseas automakers looking to boost their sales.
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3.24.2017
9:47am
Alibaba announced an agreement to help recycle the billions of plastic bags and cardboard boxes used for parcel shipments in China each year.
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3.24.2017
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GE is considering reducing staff at its headquarters, consolidating IT operations and curbing research and discretionary spending.
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3.23.2017
3:22pm
General Mills reported sales and profit declines this week in its latest quarterly financial results.
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3.23.2017
3:18pm
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German luxury automaker Porsche is reporting stronger profit margins even as it ramps up production and makes less expensive vehicles.
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3.23.2017
10:41am
Competition is heating up in the race to develop a new class of solar panels that could deliver efficient solar energy in greater quantities and at lower costs.
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3.23.2017
10:35am
Amazon will soon allow companies to register free of charge as it expands its efforts to fight the sale of counterfeit goods on its online marketplace.
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3.22.2017
4:13pm
VW Truck & Bus reported a total of 184,000 vehicle sales last year.
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3.22.2017
4:08pm
Tesla Motors plans to discontinue the most affordable versions of its Model S electric sedan.
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3.22.2017
2:09pm
However, the Trump administration's initial budget outline included little new detail about an infrastructure spending plan.
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3.21.2017
4:26pm
The small yellow submarine that eventually received that unusual moniker is ready to take to the water.
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3.21.2017
10:29am
Apprenticeships have long been used in Europe to train workers for industrial and manufacturing jobs, but they remain uncommon in the U.S.
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3.20.2017
3:38pm
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Equipment manufacturer Caterpillar hired the former U.S. attorney general in the wake of a federal raid on its headquarters earlier this month.
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3.20.2017
3:11pm
Japanese manufacturer NTN Corp. announced that its Indiana-based joint venture plans to build a second auto parts factory.
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3.17.2017
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The maker of Nutella announced an agreement to acquire chocolate maker Fannie May in an effort to bolster its U.S. operations.
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3.17.2017
2:17pm
On Wednesday, Tesla announced plans to raise about $1.15 billion as it prepares to introduce its first mass-market vehicle.
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3.17.2017
10:46am
The nation's aerospace industry urged Congress to enact a sweeping overhaul of the U.S. tax code — including a dramatic change to tax deductions for...
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3.15.2017
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The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday announced a $96.5 million contract awarded to SpaceX to launch another satellite into orbit.
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3.15.2017
4:04pm
Volkswagen's chief executive declined to rule out merger talks with Fiat Chrysler following his company's annual press conference this week.
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3.15.2017
10:07am
Ford reportedly hopes to capitalize on the growing luxury auto market in China by manufacturing Lincoln SUVs in the country.
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3.14.2017
4:04pm
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A shuttered Minnesota candy factory will reopen as a pet supplement facility in coming weeks.
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3.14.2017
3:59pm
The agency said that the nation added 235,000 jobs overall in February and that the unemployment rate edged down slightly to 4.7 percent.
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3.14.2017
10:27am
Toyota is reportedly considering establishing a manufacturing presence in Saudi Arabia.
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3.13.2017
3:13pm
Virginia port officials are working to address a massive stockpile of shipping containers formerly used by bankrupt shipping giant Hanjin.
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3.13.2017
2:58pm
President Donald Trump appears poised to rescind an Obama administration effort to curb carbon emissions from power plants.
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3.9.2017
10:36am
The automaker is particularly interested in its ability to create large-scale, single-piece parts out of advanced materials in a much shorter timespan.
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3.8.2017
3:12pm
The company has not determined what it will do with the vacant Kevlar factory.
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3.8.2017
10:42am
The company could make its first voyage to the moon in as little as three years.
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3.7.2017
3:15pm
A prominent firearms manufacturer reportedly plans to consolidate its distribution operations in central Missouri.
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3.7.2017
3:09pm
Last week, Boeing said that attrition, leaving positions vacant and, if necessary, involuntary layoffs would also be used to reduce employment levels.
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3.7.2017
10:49am
General Motors plans to cut the third shift and lay off 1,100 workers at a plant in Lansing, Mich.
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3.6.2017
3:27pm
A recent report suggested that GM would need to raise the prices of its cars by nearly $1,000 to offset the costs of border adjustment.
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3.6.2017
12:43pm
In favorable conditions, the panel systems could account for up to 80 percent of an individual warehouse's annual energy needs.
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3.6.2017
10:11am
The administration aims to reduce the agency's annual budget from $8.2 billion to $6.1 billion and trim its payroll from about 15,000 workers to 12,000.
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3.3.2017
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Federal authorities searched the world's largest construction equipment manufacturer's offices after years of controversy surrounding its accounting...
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3.3.2017
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The potential effects of the U.K.'s departure from the EU on the nation's auto industry came increasingly into focus this week.
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3.2.2017
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The U.S. manufacturing sector grew for the sixth consecutive month in February.
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3.2.2017
2:47pm
A report warned that global policymakers need to adjust energy pricing to reflect increasingly available renewable power.
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3.2.2017
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