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Tesla Tops 11K Vehicles Delivered In Second Quarter

July 2, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tesla's second-quarter deliveries surged 52 percent to set a company record.

Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

July 1, 2015 5:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory.

Are Robots Boosting Bottom Lines?

July 1, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rethink Robotics CEO Scott Eckert and Steve Jurvetson, a partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson,...

China's Manufacturing Weak In June, More Jobs Cut

July 1, 2015 12:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The world's second-largest economy is struggling to emerge from a slump.

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Sustainable Manufacturing: A Q&A With Eastman Chemical's Mark Cox

June 30, 2015 3:16 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Mark Cox explains how going green is a boost for the mega-manufacturer’s bottom line.

Four Forklifts And Lifting Equipment Safety Tips: A Workplace Safety Primer

June 30, 2015 2:39 pm | by Adam Robinson, Marketing Director, Cerasis | News | Comments

Unless you’re superman, you’re not going to be lifting heavy pallets anytime soon.

Supreme Court Rejects EPA Mercury Rules

June 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected federal regulations curbing mercury emissions from power plants.

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An Inside Look At Italy's Maserati Plant

June 26, 2015 10:24 am | by Comau | News | Comments

The process involves the assembly of parts and subgroups through the insertion of 4,785 welding spots for each model.

Economic Officials Say Tesla Factory Will Open In A Year

June 25, 2015 8:05 pm | by Riley Snyder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The "gigafactory" will produce lithium-ion batteries for use in Tesla electric cars.

Google Building Next Data Center At Alabama Power Plant Site

June 25, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center.

A Look At How UPS's Worldport Is Transforming The Supply Chain

June 25, 2015 9:45 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

Find out about my visit to the largest fully automated package handling facility in the world.

Photo Essay: UPS Worldport

June 25, 2015 9:27 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor | News | Comments

Here is a glimpse of the inner workings of the huge Worldport facility.

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About 5,000 People Protest Rumored Chemical Plant In China

June 24, 2015 5:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The protest reflected a growing concern for the environmental impact of such plants.

How Mexico Is Winning The Car Manufacturing War

June 24, 2015 2:50 pm | by The National | Videos | Comments

Mexico's auto sector is booming, while Canada's is dwindling. Amanda Lang finds out why.

Airbus A320 U.S. Manufacturing Facility: Employee Training

June 23, 2015 2:52 pm | by Airbus | Videos | Comments

Go behind the scenes as employees for Airbus’ first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 23, 2015 2:20 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The tentative contract would put more than 1,000 workers back on the job.

Spanish Auto Parts Maker Gestamp Expanding In Chattanooga

June 23, 2015 2:07 pm | by Travis Loller, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $180 million investment will create 550 new jobs.

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Sioux City Approves Land Sale For $264M Pork Plant

June 23, 2015 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It is expected to employ around 1,100 people after its anticipated 2017 opening.

Flint City Council Supports Tax Abatement For GM Investment

June 23, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM is building the case for upgrading and adding to the truck plant.

Report: China Factory Activity Stabilizing But Still Weak

June 23, 2015 2:06 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese factory activity contracted for a fourth straight month in June.

Shell Chemical Wins Air Permit For Proposed Ethane Plant

June 22, 2015 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant would convert ethane from Marcellus Shale natural gas into chemicals.

GM Invests $245M For New Vehicle Program

June 22, 2015 12:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM plans to invest $245 million and add 300 jobs at its Orion Assembly plant.

Labor Contract Deadline Looms At Pennsylvania Metal Company

June 22, 2015 11:48 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Stalled negotiations raised the prospects of a work stoppage beginning next month.

Deal Between GE, Unions Covers 3,200 GE Transportation Workers

June 22, 2015 8:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal affects about 16,500 workers at GE at plants across the country.

What Happened To Colt Defense LLC

June 19, 2015 10:04 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The gun manufacturer reported that it owes up to $500 million to up to 50 creditors.

Lotte Chemical Investing $2.6B In Two Joint Ventures

June 19, 2015 9:59 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The plans still need approval from the companies’ boards of directors.

OSHA Blames Oil Rig Fire That Killed Three On Open-Flame Heater

June 19, 2015 9:52 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

Three workers were killed and another two seriously injured when a drilling rig caught fire.

Hershey To Cut About 300 Jobs, Lowers 2015 Revenue Outlook

June 19, 2015 8:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hershey maintains that a slowdown in China's economy is a contributing factor.

Iowa Fertilizer Plant Asks State For Additional $21.5M

June 19, 2015 8:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A $1.9 billion fertilizer plant under construction in southeast Iowa is asking for an additional $21.5 million in incentives from the state. The Des Moines Register ( http://dmreg.co/1RfvxFT ) reports the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board will consider the request...

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