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Running On Wind In America's Heartland

July 31, 2014 4:17 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

In 2013, the French Canadian machining, fabrication and assembly company, Marmen Energy, made the move to the United States. After touring many states for several years, the company decided to set up shop in ...       

Could Brooklyn Hipsters Help Save The Middle Class?

July 31, 2014 4:02 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos | Comments

Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine — these are...

GE’s Industrial Core Packs More Punch as Demand for Machines and Services Grows

July 31, 2014 3:58 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE reported a double-digit increase in industrial profits for the first half of 2014 today. The...

Boeing Will Handle Final Assembly Of 787-10 In SC

July 31, 2014 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner"...

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Cloud Applications, A Challenge For Both User And Access Control

July 31, 2014 11:25 am | by Dean Wiech | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role, it is now transitioning to ...        

The IoT Uplink: The Source Of $90 Billion In Added Value For Manufacturers

July 31, 2014 10:01 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on remote monitoring, and the advantages and challenges that ...

Panasonic, Tesla To Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

July 31, 2014 4:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they ...

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Judge Says Crystal CEO Should Testify In Lawsuit

July 30, 2014 5:32 pm | by Dave Kolpack - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge says American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg should testify in a federal lawsuit pitting the refined sugar manufacturer against the corn syrup industry. Berg challenged a subpoena from corn syrup marketers who want to ask about ...

Company To Fight Penalties In Omaha Plant Collapse

July 30, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A livestock feed company intends to contest citations and proposed penalties issued by federal safety regulators after the collapse of an Omaha plant that killed two employees. International Nutrition has notified the Occupational Health and Safety Administration that it will ...

Arkansas Lands $90M Wood Pellet Manufacturing Site

July 30, 2014 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas-based company is opening a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source, in a project that's expected to employ 52 people. Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC announced ...

Superior Industries To Shutter Rogers Plant

July 30, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Superior Industries International Inc. announced Wednesday that it expects to cease operations ...

Freezer Company Creating Jobs In Kentucky

July 30, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of custom coolers and freezers has expanded to Todd County in southern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Custom Cooler Inc. is creating 75 jobs and investing nearly $5.8 million in the manufacturing facility. The project is ...

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Appeals Court Upholds Meat Labels

July 29, 2014 10:53 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.               

McDonald's Might Be Liable For Labor Practices

July 29, 2014 10:49 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

The National Labor Relations Board said that the hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints regarding worker rights at franchise-owned restaurants. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald's to liability for management practices in those locations.

Jimmy Dean Moves Beyond Breakfast

July 29, 2014 10:47 pm | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Jimmy Dean, owned by Hillshire Brands, is rolling out 16 microwavable products that cost around $3 each and are designed to be eaten later in the day, including a pulled pork sandwich and grilled steak bowl.             

Toyota Remains No. 1 In Global Vehicle Sales

July 29, 2014 10:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota remains No. 1 in global vehicles sales after the first six months of this year, followed by Volkswagen which bumped General Motors out of second place as the U.S. automaker grapples with a recall scandal.                  

Gov't. Fails To Vet Chemical Plants For Terror Risk

July 29, 2014 10:40 pm | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Congressional investigators say the government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at high risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities.                

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Steel Mill Fined $135K For Emission Sensors

July 29, 2014 10:33 pm | by Jeff Amy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution-control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.                

Vending Firm Official Sentenced In Pepsi Scheme

July 29, 2014 10:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former official of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced to prison time for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period.           

Clean Air Rules Both Too Much, Too Little

July 29, 2014 2:31 pm | by Dan Elliott and Ray Henry, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.                     

Corning Donates $1.8M In Parts For Space Telescope

July 29, 2014 2:23 pm | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.                      

Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 29, 2014 2:21 pm | News | Comments

Kellogg Co. officials announced Monday that they're closing a plant in Columbus as part of a restructuring process. The move is expected to eliminate 325 jobs.                         

Ocean Spray Worker Dies In Fall Through Skylight

July 29, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked.                     

China To Put Glaxo Investigators On Trial In August

July 29, 2014 8:37 am | News | Comments

A Shanghai court says American and British investigators who worked for drug maker GlaxoSmithKline will stand trial Aug. 8 on charges of illegally obtaining information on Chinese citizens.                       

U.S. Companies Increasingly Look For Growth Overseas

July 29, 2014 8:16 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Few U.S. industries are tying their fortunes to overseas markets as aggressively as the technology sector, where new sources of revenue are often just a matter of equipping people with a computing device and an Internet connection.        

1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Fish Plant Explosion

July 29, 2014 8:11 am | News | Comments

One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.                                 

Smith & Wesson Paying $2M To Settle Bribery Charges

July 29, 2014 8:08 am | News | Comments

Smith & Wesson has agreed to pay $2 million to settle civil charges of bribing government officials in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win military and police business.                       

Ohio Plane Crash Victim Was Company CEO

July 29, 2014 8:00 am | News | Comments

Authorities in northwest Ohio say one of the two people killed in a weekend plane crash was the CEO of an Ohio manufacturing company.                     

Mining Deaths On Rise In First Half Of 2014

July 29, 2014 7:54 am | News | Comments

Twenty-two miners were killed in accidents during the first half of 2014, compared to 18 in the first half of 2013 and 19 for the same period in 2012.                 

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