Advertisement
Facilities and Operations
Subscribe to Facilities and Operations

The Lead

Largest U.S. Solar Farm On Superfund Site Is Online

April 18, 2014 2:19 pm | by Rick Callahan, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest solar farm built atop a federal Superfund site is now generating power on a tract of land in Indianapolis tainted by a long-shuttered plant's wood-treating operations.                 

Manufacturing.net Rewind: More Trouble For GM; GE's First Micro-Factory

April 18, 2014 2:15 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from the fallout from...

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Cement Plant Pollution Standard

April 18, 2014 12:35 pm | News | Comments

The Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental groups had argued that the...

Chobani To Expand Offerings

April 18, 2014 11:57 am | News | Comments

Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Daily news and top headlines for manufacturing professionals

Unemployment Rates Fall In 21 States

April 18, 2014 10:45 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.                        

Brewers Aim To Rekindle Belgium's Love Of Beer

April 18, 2014 10:05 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Belgian beer federation is trying to rekindle local interest in the drink with a "Proud of our Beers" public awareness campaign, including a tricolor national flag with the middle yellow turned into a glass of beer.      

Texas Town May Rebuild Plant After Fatal Blast

April 18, 2014 8:24 am | News | Comments

The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.                      

Advertisement

3D Printing, Digital Execution & The Manufacturing Renaissance

April 18, 2014 8:18 am | by Kimberly Knickle, IDC Manufacturing Insights | Blogs | Comments

It's a very exciting time for manufacturing - a manufacturing renaissance, when old ideas of manufacturing being about mass production are no longer true, and 3D printing and other technologies are changing the barriers to entry and economies of scale.

Fuji Heavy Increasing Production At Indiana Plant

April 18, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

The maker of Subaru-brand cars will boost production capacity at its plant in Fayetteville, Indiana by 30,000 units by the summer to address strong demand in the U.S, company president Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said.        

Former BP Employee Settles Insider-Trading Charges

April 18, 2014 8:07 am | News | Comments

The U.S. government says a former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has settled federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock. 

N.M. Crews Find Suspected Area Of Radiation Leak

April 18, 2014 8:03 am | by Jeri Clausing, Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.                       

GM 1Q Global Sales Up 2 Pct

April 18, 2014 7:56 am | News | Comments

General Motors says it sold 2.42 million cars and trucks in the first three months of the year, keeping it slightly ahead of Volkswagen in the global sales race.                

Advertisement

Trade Group To Mediate Shoe Factory Strike

April 18, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

More than 40,000 workers went on strike this week against Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd., bringing production to a halt at the manufacturer, which makes shoes for companies including Nike and Adidas.          

La-Z-Boy Cutting 100 Jobs In N.C.

April 17, 2014 3:11 pm | News | Comments

La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business.                     

Chinese Auto Brands Are Underdogs At Beijing Show

April 17, 2014 12:39 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Facing intense competition from General Motors, Volkswagen and other global rivals, local brands such as Chery, Geely and SUV maker Great Wall have suffered shrinking sales and market share this year while China's overall auto market has grown.  

Chinese Factories Face New Challenge As Growth Slows

April 17, 2014 10:56 am | News | Comments

Factories that had thrived by using cheap migrant labor to churn out inexpensive clothing, electronics and toys for export now face changing government priorities as a growth engine based on investment and trade loses its momentum after more than a decade of double-digit expansion.

VW Beetle Marks 65th Year Since Entry Into U.S.

April 17, 2014 8:43 am | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sixty-five years after the first Beetle arrived in the U.S. as a distinctively shaped, little car, the Beetle keeps attracting buyers with its more-spacious-than-ever, flexible interior, turbo engine power and modernized iconic look.       

Advertisement

Fed: Growth Picks Up Across Most Of U.S.

April 17, 2014 8:28 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.                   

Tiny Nuclear Power Plants Hold Promise

April 17, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.          

Post Buying Michael Foods For $2.45B

April 17, 2014 8:19 am | News | Comments

Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.                  

Alfa Romeo Returning To U.S. Market In June

April 17, 2014 8:12 am | News | Comments

After a nearly 20-year absence, Italian car maker Alfa Romeo is returning to the U.S. market. Alfa CEO Harald Wester says the company plans to ship around 100 4C sports cars to the U.S. this June.              

House Dems Pressing Inquiry Into Tenn. VW Vote

April 17, 2014 8:08 am | by Tom Raum, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two House Democrats are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn.

1 Killed In Blast At Tenn. Ammunition Plant

April 17, 2014 7:59 am | by Sheila Burke, Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made has killed one person and left three others injured.                       

Ford Selling Lincoln Cars In China For First Time

April 17, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.                    

Strike At Chinese Sneaker Factory Snowballs

April 17, 2014 7:45 am | by Didi Tang, Associated Press | News | Comments

A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.      

Toxic Water Overflows Waste Container At Fukushima Plant

April 16, 2014 3:52 pm | News | Comments

Around 1.1 tons of radioactive water overflowed Wednesday from a container during cleansing of a water treatment system at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.      

ASML Sees Lull In Orders From Chip Makers

April 16, 2014 3:28 pm | News | Comments

ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.              

Mentors Help Minority Companies Accelerate Growth

April 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by Joyce M. Rosenberg, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Minority business accelerators have launched in a handful of metropolitan areas in recent years as local businesses, chambers of commerce and economic development groups work to create more jobs and improve the quality of life in their regions.   

Texas Blast Victims Pick Closure Over Answers

April 16, 2014 12:46 pm | by Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Key questions remain unanswered, including what sparked the fire and what firefighters knew about the chemicals inside the plant.                       

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading