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Caterpillar To Lay Off 120 Workers At East Peoria Plant

June 18, 2015 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. has announced a second round of layoffs this year.

Infographic: Survey Shows Many CFOs Lack Access To Company Data

June 18, 2015 12:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nearly half of business finance officials say they instead rely on "gut feel."

Corona Brewer Spending Billions To Meet Growing Demand, Regulatory Deadline

June 18, 2015 11:23 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. distributor of Corona and other prominent Mexican beer brands is investing $2 billion in its brewery.

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Smokestack Meets IoT

June 18, 2015 9:35 am | by Paul Hanson | News | Comments

A lot of the promise of the IoT will be realized by smokestack companies.

Boeing Supplier To Build New South Carolina Plant

June 17, 2015 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GKN Aerospace hopes to have the plant up and running by 2016 and hire about 75 people.

Preserved Part Of Rosie The Riveter Plant Rededicated

June 17, 2015 3:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The part of the old Willow Run Bomber Plant will become the home of the Yankee Air Museum.

Improving Downtime And Disaster Recovery With Virtualization

June 17, 2015 2:11 pm | by Jacob Haugen | News | Comments

Like the cloud and like the IOT, virtualization isn't going away.

Ford Racing To Keep Up With Demand For F-150

June 16, 2015 10:09 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Bill Ford talks about the production of the aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup.

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Gun Maker Colt Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

June 16, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company estimated that it owes up to $500 million to up to 50 creditors.

GM Returns To Medium-Duty Trucks In U.S. With Isuzu Deal

June 16, 2015 4:14 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Detroit-based General Motors Co. is expanding its partnership with Isuzu Motors.

Duke Energy Awaits Decision On Repair Costs For New Plant

June 15, 2015 4:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The massive power plant has had a bumpy ride almost from the start.

CDC: Blue Bell Listeria Outbreak Probe Over

June 15, 2015 2:53 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Federal officials wrapped up an investigation into a listeria outbreak at Blue Bell.

Reshoring In-Depth: South Accounts For More Reshored Jobs Than Rest Of U.S. Combined

June 15, 2015 12:36 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Each of the top five reshoring states were located in the south.

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Manufacturing In New York State Shrinks In June

June 15, 2015 10:06 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

However, some of the headwinds slowing manufacturing should soon fade.

South Texas Pipeline Blast Prompts Evacuations

June 15, 2015 9:55 am | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

A natural gas pipeline rupture sparked a massive fire that prompted home evacuations.

Groups Call For Faster Introduction Of Chemical Plant Safety Regulations

June 15, 2015 9:51 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A coalition of advocacy groups called for new safety standards for chemical plants.

Five Things To Know About Net Neutrality

June 15, 2015 9:43 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Here's a look at what the developments mean for consumers and companies.

Reshoring In-Depth: Transportation, Electronics Lead Reshoring Efforts

June 15, 2015 9:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Combined, those sectors far outpaced reshoring in 14 additional sectors.

Track And Trace Technology: One Cure For The Common Recall

June 12, 2015 2:25 pm | by Jack Payne | News | Comments

When appropriately used, track and trace technology significantly reduces recall risk.

PPG Industries Buying Indiana-Based Coatings Manufacturer

June 11, 2015 3:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.

Ford To Stop Making Lincoln Model At Chicago Factory

June 10, 2015 2:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant also makes Explorers, the Taurus model and police vehicles.

Survey: Multinationals Increasingly Focus On Workplace Safety

June 10, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The survey included more than 100 leaders of multinational corporations.

Ford Agrees To Invest $3.1B To Get Max Michigan Tax Credits

June 9, 2015 10:03 am | by David Eggert, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say the deal gives Ford an incentive to grow and maintain its Michigan presence.

Firefighters Battle Blaze At Chemical Plant In Pennsylvania

June 8, 2015 3:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire that raged for hours.

GE Is First To Implement New OPC UA Standards: Q&A With Matt Wells

June 5, 2015 6:28 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Matt Wells provided insight into why GE decided to embrace the new OPC UA standards.

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