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AAM 'Fixes' Walmart's Made-In-America Claims

October 31, 2014 2:05 pm | by Alliance for American Manufacturing | News | Comments

Context isn't kind to the retailer's "American-made" PR promises. The web filter at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) caught a big ol' piece of chaff this week, in the form of a release from Walmart. America's largest retailer has announced plans to purchase $250 billion worth of...

Museum Officially Buys Slice Of Rosie The Riveter's Factory

October 31, 2014 9:49 am | by Mike Householder, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball. Yankee Air...

2 Missing After Blaze At Fireworks Warehouse

October 31, 2014 9:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British police say two people are missing after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent...

Amy's Kitchen To Open In Converted ID Plant

October 30, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Organic frozen food maker Amy's Kitchen is opening a new plant in southeastern Idaho. The...

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Inside the World's Biggest Auto Factory

October 30, 2014 1:38 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Volkswagen, the world's number-two carmaker, plans to cut billions in operating costs by 2017. That means making the world's biggest auto plant, in Wolfsburg, Germany more efficient. Bloomberg's Hans Nichols spent a day on the assembly line for a progress report...

3D Printing To Get To Mars

October 30, 2014 12:13 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

Like many NASA experiments, the science that precipitates from manufacturing in space will not only help our civilization get to mars, but it will also add to the quickly growing launching pad of additive manufacturing and its uses ...     

Vega Biofuels Lays Out Construction Schedule For Torrefaction Plant

October 30, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vega Biofuels, Inc. announced today that construction has started at the site of its Joint Venture with Agri-Tech Producers, LLC in Allendale, SC. Vega recently announced it has entered into the Joint Venture to build and operate a pilot manufacturing plant in Allendale, SC to produce Bio-Coal, among other...

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Survey Shows Growing Preference For 'Made In USA'

October 29, 2014 3:23 pm | by Jolie Darrow | News | Comments

It’s no surprise that recent years have brought a surge in demand for products made in the USA. The financial crisis of 2008, and subsequent recession, have caused Americans to rethink the importance and position of the US economy. Now, a renewed interest in “Buying American” seems to be...

MaxLite Opens New Facility In Anaheim

October 29, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MaxLite, a leading manufacturer of LED lighting solutions, expands its U.S. operations with the opening of a new LEED-certified facility recently. The 48,864-square-foot-building increases MaxLite's product assembly and testing capabilities and features the company's first full showroom on the...

SodaStream To Move Its West Bank Factory

October 29, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Israeli drink maker SodaStream International Ltd. will relocate a factory next year that activists criticized for being in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, a representative said Wednesday. Nirit Hurwitz said that the decision to move the facility to Lehavim in Israel's southern Negev...

Is Detroit Manufacturing On The Rise?

October 29, 2014 9:55 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Detroit has been the poster child for urban decay. How does a great American city bounce back? CNN Money shows film for 'We the Economy', which explores the city's history and its struggle to recover from the loss of manufacturing jobs...

Rentech Commences Start-Up Of Atikokan Wood Pellet Facility

October 28, 2014 4:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Rentech, Inc. announced today that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing, and final commissioning. Sean Ebnet, senior vice president of Rentech’s wood fibre business, said, “I’m pleased to reach...

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A Brief Look At The U.S. Durable Goods Numbers

October 28, 2014 4:32 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

The U.S. durable goods numbers fell in August and September, a likely temporary dip in the market. As reported by the AP, orders to U.S. companies for long-lasting manufactured goods fell for a second month in September, while a key category that signals business investment plans dropped by the biggest amount in...

Magna Celebrates Facility Grand Opening In MI

October 28, 2014 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Magna International Inc. announced today the grand opening of DexSys, a new greenfield facility in Delta Township, Michigan, for the manufacture of automotive exterior products. Company officials were joined by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, members of local...

Chronus To Build $1.4B Fertilizer Plant In IL

October 28, 2014 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois. Department spokesman David Roeder said Tuesday that Cronus Chemicals will build the plant just outside Tuscola. The plant will employ about...

North American Robotics Market Sets New Records

October 28, 2014 9:58 am | by Robotic Industries Association | News | Comments

Robot orders and shipments in North America set new records in the first nine months of 2014, according to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. A total of 21,235 robots valued at $1.2 billion were ordered from North American companies in the first nine months of...

Parker Hannifin Announces Same Day Turnaround Via Custom Manufacturing Operation

October 27, 2014 11:10 am | by Parker Hannifin | News | Comments

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, introduced its Rapid Service Unit as a part of the existing Custom Manufacturing Operation. Created to serve the immediate needs of customers when timing is vital, the Rapid Service Unit can turn certain orders for critical fittings, hose-tube combinations, and other custom pieces...

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GE Intelligent Platforms User Summit Begins

October 27, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today marks the start of GE’s Intelligent Platforms User Summit: Making the Industrial Internet Real at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Oct. 27-30, 2014. This sold-out event features more than 50 presentations from GE’s global customer base and will be headlined by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt...

6 Ways To Manage Product Complexity

October 27, 2014 10:14 am | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements. It is essential to capture these...

Goya Opens New Facility, Distribution Center

October 27, 2014 9:35 am | by Goya Foods | News | Comments

Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, expands its West Coast headquarters with a new facility and distribution center in Southern California in response to the increased consumer demand of Goya's healthy and nutritious products. As the only...

Digital Transformation & Tomorrow’s eBusiness Strategy For Manufacturers

October 24, 2014 12:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

I sat down for an enlightening conversation about eCommerce and the changing channels of business with Brian Strojny, the Co-founder and Director of Insite Software. Insite Software is the Minneapolis-based company behind InsiteCommerce, a B2B eCommerce platform for manufacturing, distribution, and...

Procter & Gamble Spinning Off Duracell

October 24, 2014 12:30 pm | by Michelle Chapman & Candice Choi, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Procter & Gamble is removing its batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company. The world's largest consumer products maker, which acquired Duracell in 2005, has been trimming its product lineup to focus on its top performers. After it finishes jettisoning more than half its brands around the globe over...

Turning Whiskey Waste Into Fuel

October 24, 2014 12:22 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A start-up company in Scotland is working to capitalize on the tons of waste produced by one of the country's most valued industries and turn the dregs of whisky-making into fuel. Celtic Renewables, formed in 2011, has refined its process based on a century-old fermentation technique and is now taking the next step toward a...

Alcoa To Sell Ownership Stake Of Smelter

October 23, 2014 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek, South Carolina, to Century Aluminum Company for $67.5 million in cash, plus an additional potential earn-out. Mt. Holly is owned 50.3 percent by Alcoa and 49.7 percent by...

Discovery Of Unknown Substance Halts Honda Plant Production

October 23, 2014 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown substance was found there. Honda spokeswoman Anita Sipes confirms the production shutdown after the substance was discovered Thursday morning. She says the plant "is taking every precaution to protect the...

Women In Manufacturing: Q&A With Allison Grealis

October 23, 2014 2:33 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Allison Grealis and I met briefly at the 4th annual Women in Manufacturing Summit, where women working in manufacturing came from around the country to network, share experiences, and offer advice to young women thinking about entering the field. Ms. Grealis is the founder and executive director...

Coke Slashing Costs As Soda Sales Remain Flat

October 23, 2014 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Coca-Cola said it plans to slash costs by $3 billion a year after the world's biggest beverage maker reported disappointing sales on flat soda volume.The Atlanta-based company said it will reach its cost-cutting goal by 2019 through a variety of measures, such as restructuring its global supply chain. It did not specify how...

China's Manufacturing Fails To Fire In October

October 23, 2014 12:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand. HSBC said Thursday the preliminary version of an index based on a survey of factory purchasing managers rose to 50.4 from...

Weaving The Digital Thread Across Industrial Value Chains

October 22, 2014 5:07 pm | by LNS Research | News | Comments

Across manufacturing industries today, pressures on cost, supplier networks complexity, regulatory requirements, and customer demands continue to grow, rendering the operational status quo ineffective. To address these pressures, manufacturers need to...

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