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Shrinking The Skills Gap: Why Manufacturing Day Matters

October 3, 2014 1:39 pm | by Kylene Zenk-Batsford, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Practice Group, Kronos | Articles | Comments

Today we celebrate Manufacturing (MFG) Day, during which hundreds of manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada are hosting open houses, plant tours and career workshops, in order to raise awareness about the excellent career opportunities in...

MO Manufacturing Plant Closing

October 3, 2014 1:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturing plant in West Plains will close soon, costing the south Missouri town about 400 jobs.The Ozark Radio Network reports employees of Robertshaw were told Thursday that the plant would close in January and is expected to be... 

Obama Highlights Nation's Manufacturing Gains

October 3, 2014 4:44 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs during the recovery from the Great Recession. Obama was to visit a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part...

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Dow Chemical Looking To Sell 3 Businesses

October 2, 2014 2:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dow Chemical is looking to sell three more of its businesses for more than $2 billion in proceeds as it continues to try to shed non-core assets. The specialty chemical company said Thursday that it wants to divest its Angus Chemical Co., sodium...

Advanced Robotics To Revolutionize The Manufacturing Industry

October 2, 2014 1:42 pm | by PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute | News | Comments

As industrial robots become smarter, faster, more affordable, and develop advanced capabilities such as sensing, dexterity, memory and trainability, industrial manufacturers across industries are looking to advanced robotics to gain a... 

Amazon Closing KS Distribution Plant

October 2, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon.com plans to close a distribution center in southeast Kansas in February, a move that is expected to affect hundreds of workers. The Seattle-based online retailer said in an email Wednesday that the decision was not made lightly, and that it is...

Boeing To Move Defense Work Out Of WA

October 2, 2014 1:11 pm | by American Daily Stock Report | News | Comments

The Boeing Company announced that it will relocate a major part of its defense and support-related services under the Boeing Defense, Space & Security division to other cities of the U.S. from Washington. A significant portion of the work will be...

BorgWarner Plant Receives LEED Certification

October 2, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BorgWarner's production facility and engineering center in Itatiba City, Brazil, recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, a first for an automotive supplier in Brazil. Developed by the U.S. Green Building...

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Cutler Attacks LePage Over Great Northern Paper Deal

September 30, 2014 7:44 pm | by Patrick Whittle - Associated Press | News | Comments

Independent governor's race candidate Eliot Cutler accused Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday of leaving taxpayers on the hook for $15.9 million over seven years with a failed deal that aimed to save a pulp and paper manufacturer that recently filed for bankruptcy. Cutler said that LePage...

Factory Boom Cranks Up Economy, Leads To Strongest Growth In 2 Years

September 30, 2014 10:56 am | by Paul Davidson, USA TODAY | News | Comments

After years of factory closings shrank the nation's industrial footprint, a miniboom in plant construction is beginning to reverse the trend and fuel faster economic growth.A 12.6% surge in spending on ...        

China Manufacturing Growth In September Low

September 30, 2014 3:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China's manufacturing activity in September held steady at the previous month's low level, indicating the world's second-largest economy faces risks to growth, a survey showed Tuesday. HSBC Corp.'s monthly purchasing managers' index stood at ...

8 Tips For Maintenance Efficiency

September 29, 2014 3:35 pm | by Scott McNeill | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing companies operate on thin margins, so wringing every drop of efficiency out of equipment is crucial to profitability. This is especially important in food manufacturing, where consumers are often price sensitive. In addition, unplanned...

Solaris Acquires Loadcraft Site Services, Purchases Manufacturing Facility

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure LLC announced two transactions today: the acquisition of the assets of Loadcraft Site Services LLC and the purchase of a manufacturing facility in Early, Texas. The Early manufacturing facility will be dedicated to...

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OH Facility Named Finalist In 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Competition

September 29, 2014 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies' Fluid Power Automotive Lead Center in Findlay, Ohio has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants competition. The competition annually recognizes the best manufacturing facilities in...

Infor Modernizes San Antonio Water System

September 29, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, today announced that San Antonio Water System (SAWS), which services more than 1.6 million consumers in the greater San Antonio metropolitan area, has...

Ford To Add 1,200 Workers At Transit Van Plant

September 26, 2014 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it's adding 1,200 workers and another shift to a Missouri plant that makes its new Transit van. The Transit arrived at dealerships in June, but ...                   

Boeing To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Charleston

September 26, 2014 10:29 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as ... 

Amazon’s Involvement With Manufacturing: When Is It Too Much?

September 25, 2014 3:07 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The internet has changed the way we do everything, including how we shop. E-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba control a large chunk of online buying and selling, but what is the secret to their success? Alibaba’s success is partly due to its strategy of forming extremely close partnerships with the manufacturers themselves, and Amazon has...

Victory Packaging Receives Global Standard For Storage And Distribution Certification

September 25, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Victory Packaging is pleased to announce that its storage and distribution warehouse located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma has received certification from British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Storage and Distribution Scheme recognized by the...

Chicago Says Coal Facility Will Shut Down

September 25, 2014 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company embroiled for the past year in legal skirmishes over piles of petroleum coke and coal products on Chicago's southeast side will close its facility and pay a $50,000 fine for violating a cease-and-desist order, city officials said...

The IoT Uplink: The Human Connection To Big Data And The Internet Of Things

September 25, 2014 12:43 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

As manufacturers continue to warm up to the idea of the internet of things, big data, and using the cloud, questions of security and visibility have continually emerged. In this industry, there isn’t much room for error, if any, so management teams and software experts have been working to make ...

Photos Of The Day: UPS Worldport At A Glance

September 25, 2014 12:26 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | News | Comments

Besides all the automation, Worldport houses an army of sorters, flight technicians and directors, pilots, and even a team of meteorologists to keep logistics moving in the wee hours of the morning ...        

2 Killed In Shooting At UPS Facility

September 24, 2014 5:24 pm | by Kim Chandler and Jay Reeves, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two longtime UPS employees killed in a shooting at a package-processing facility in Alabama were supervisors who had worked for the shipping giant for years, the company said Wednesday. Business manager Brian Callans, 46, of Birmingham, and driver supervisor Doug Hutcheson, 33, of Odenville, were the men killed...

GreenTech Automotive Completes New Production Plant

September 24, 2014 5:08 pm | by Entertainment Close-Up | News | Comments

GreenTech Automotive (GTA) reported that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss."GTA has made significant progress toward our engineering, production, hiring, and industry partnership goals in recent months," said...

Cascade Operations Partially Resume After Fire

September 23, 2014 5:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cascades announced that operations have resumed partially at the Greenpac and Niagara Falls containerboard mills following the fire that occurred in the exterior old corrugated containers (OCC) stock piles on Saturday. Both mills have begun shipping finished products manufactured prior to...

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