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Hackerspaces Help Turn Ideas Into Reality

August 27, 2014 1:45 pm | by Emaun Kashfi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads, and tools while ...   

GM Moving Cadillac SRX Production From Mexico To TN

August 27, 2014 12:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation...

GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 27, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of...

Volvo Finally Goes Domestic In China

August 27, 2014 9:23 am | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Chinese auto market is the largest in the world, but most of the country’s autos are foreign...

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Weyerhaeuser Relocating HQ

August 26, 2014 8:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Weyerhaeuser says it's relocating its headquarters to Seattle from its longtime home in the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way. President and CEO Doyle Simons said Tuesday that the existing 430-acre campus is ...      

Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said ...        

Ford Begins Plant Revamp For Aluminum F-150s

August 26, 2014 11:42 am | by The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S. "This is historic for the industry, not just for Ford," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, told ...

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Automotive Component Plant Begins Expansion

August 26, 2014 5:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion. The Mexico Ledger reports ( http://bit.ly/1BWgXyc ) the 68,000-square-foot addition at Spartan Light Metal Products will more than ...

Ashley Furniture Official: No Plans For Layoffs

August 25, 2014 9:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ashley Furniture has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs, an official of the Wisconsin-based company told the state's business lobby after a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company ...

Cabinet Manufacturer To Add 80 West Virginia Jobs

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Jonathan Mattise - Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent kitchen cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility. American Woodmark Corporation announced Monday it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center ...      

Ford Adds Workers, Investment To Back MKC Output

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Bruce Schreiner - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another ...

Expert Calls For Nuke Plant Closure

August 25, 2014 1:52 pm | by Michael Blood, Associated Press | News | Comments

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from ...       

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CA Hot Sauce Plant's Tour Offers Whiff Of Excitement

August 25, 2014 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public, offering a whiff of excitement and perhaps a breath of fresh air in its relations with its neighbors. As many as 3,000 people are ...

CA Earthquake Shakes Famed Wine Country

August 25, 2014 1:14 pm | by Ken Sweet & Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake. The earthquake couldn't have come at a worse time for the region, which has ...      

Marine Firm Enhances Safety, Reliability Of Its Products Using PLM Software Solutions

August 25, 2014 1:00 pm | by Siemens | Articles | Comments

PaxOcean Engineering Zhoushan Co., Ltd. (PaxOcean), was established in 2006, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuok (Singapore) Limited. It provides repair, conversion, and new building services to ...        

Big Industrial Projects Clog River Parish Traffic

August 23, 2014 12:24 pm | by Maria Clark - New Orleans CityBusiness - Associated Press | News | Comments

Traffic has a tendency to drag along the Sunshine Bridge once the workday is over. The four-lane span over the Mississippi River between St. James and Ascension parishes is undergoing extensive repairs and has been reduced to ...   

Pabst To Resurrect Ballantine IPA

August 22, 2014 12:07 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

After the renaissance of 'PBR', Pabst Brewing Company is reviving Ballantine's India Pale Ale, which was first brewed in 1878 ...                   

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Prattville Seeks To Save Industrial History

August 22, 2014 10:06 am | by Marty Roney, Montgomery Advertiser | News | Comments

When Prattville Mayor Bill Gillespie Jr. was informed Aug. 8 that one of the Continental Eagle buildings was on fire, nightmare scenarios played through his head. In September 2002, an arson fire destroyed the Gurney Building, a blocklong, three-story structure built in ...

Deere To Lay Off About 460 From Tractor Plant

August 22, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that ...       

USS Saratoga Carrier Heads To Scrap Yard

August 22, 2014 9:33 am | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga left its port in Rhode Island on Thursday for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped. The ship departed Naval Station Newport and made its way down Narragansett Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. It is ...

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created The Twinkie

August 21, 2014 12:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented. Hostess said ...          

The Remarkable Efficiency Of SpaceX

August 21, 2014 11:11 am | by Big Think | Videos | Comments

Bill Nye (The Science Guy!) opines on the pros and cons of NASA and SpaceX manufacturing. In a congressional move of either genius or ignorance, the decentralization of NASA facilities has resulted in remarkable resilience... at the expense of efficiency and cost control ...

What Better Quoting Means For Manufacturers

August 21, 2014 10:07 am | by Jacques Soumeillan | Articles | Comments

In today’s economy, selling has changed and is more complex than ever before. While companies once sold a product with an attached volume discount, they’re now selling a solution or concept to customers who demand more. These customers ...

How 1 U.S. Factory Owner Fought Cheap Imports

August 19, 2014 11:50 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. Macy's book, "Factory Man," tells the story of ...

KPS Capital To Sell Waupaca Foundry For $1.3B

August 19, 2014 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Private equity firm KPS Capital Partners plans to sell automotive industry supplier Waupaca Foundry Inc. to Japan's Hitachi Metals Ltd. for $1.3 billion in cash. Waupaca makes gray and ductile iron castings and supplies the ...     

Lawmakers: Remington Laying Off 105 In New York

August 19, 2014 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two New York state lawmakers say more than 100 workers at the Remington Arms manufacturing plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off as the company shifts two of its assembly lines to Alabama. Sen. James Seward of Oneonta and Assemblyman Marc Butler of Herkimer County tell local media that ...

Accident At Northern New York Plant Has Lethal Results

August 19, 2014 7:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been killed in an accident involving heavy equipment being moved at a northern New York manufacturing plant. Police in Watertown tell local media that employees of ,,,         

Crews Discover Giant Beehive At Former Tire Plant

August 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Demolition crews discovered a stinging surprise while working to tear down an Ottawa County plant formerly owned by a tire manufacturing company. Miami's emergency management director said that crews sifting through parts of the former B.F. Goodrich plant ...

Dixon Plant To Expand, Add 40 Jobs Over 3 Years

August 16, 2014 4:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50 years and ...

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