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Carrying On A Legacy Of Integrity And Innovation: A Profile On The Bales Girls

June 5, 2015 4:53 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In their twenties, sisters Stacey and Sara took over their family’s manufacturing business.

Part Two: Building On M2M For IoT Opportunity In Field Service

June 5, 2015 4:36 pm | by Kris Brannock, Vertical Solutions | News | Comments

Manufacturers must prepare for the next stage of innovation and growth.

Part One: M2M Analytics Poise Manufacturer Field Service For IoT

June 5, 2015 4:28 pm | by Kris Brannock, Vertical Solutions | News | Comments

Here’s a look the current state of play for field service. 

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Workers Begin Cooking Up Spam In Expanded Iowa Plant

June 5, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 342,000-square-foot building has been recognized for its efficiency.

Report: Job Websites Could Help Resolve Labor Gaps

June 4, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Other benefits could include workforce productivity gains and improved educational choices.

The State Of Big Data: A Conversation With Gary Hanifan

June 4, 2015 12:54 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent Accenture study reveals how manufacturers feel about Big Data’s benefits.

Report: Russian 'Internet Trolls' Behind Louisiana Chemical Explosion Hoax

June 3, 2015 4:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Last year, social media percolated with reports of a leak at the Columbian Chemicals plant.

By The Numbers: Manufacturing’s Reputation For Sustainability

June 3, 2015 1:57 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

A recent study measured the public perceptions of corporate commitment to sustainability.

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Ford Keeps Plants Running Longer For Third Consecutive Year

June 2, 2015 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company says that it will produce almost an additional 40,000 vehicles this summer.

Alcoa Invests In Facility To Meet Jet Engine Demand

June 2, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The technology is expected to be ready for product qualification in 2016.

GM To Invest $119M For Components Production In Michigan

June 1, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plans for its Grand Rapids Operations will create about 300 jobs.

Amazon Ups Ohio Jobs To 1,000, Begins Collecting Sales Taxes

May 29, 2015 8:07 pm | by Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The governor hailed the decision as a victory for the high-tech future of Ohio.

10 Injured In Ammonia Gas Leak At Panhandle Chemical Plant

May 28, 2015 10:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Borger police Lt. says plant officials say the gas release is contained.

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Volvo: Workers, Infrastructure Key In SC Plant Selection

May 28, 2015 6:05 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Groundbreaking for the plant will be this fall.

Official: U.S. Steel Not Idling Granite City Mill As Planned

May 28, 2015 4:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of its two blast furnaces will keep operating and idle only 80 workers.

GM Adding Shift, Upgrading Michigan Plant That Makes Camaro

May 28, 2015 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM announced plans to spend $175 million at the plant for new tooling and equipment.

Do Your Business Processes Need A Spring Cleanup? Ask These Four Questions

May 27, 2015 3:19 pm | by Jeff Frankel | News | Comments

See how much spring cleaning you really need to do to make the most of 2015.

VW Study Says Tennessee Plant Expansion Could Create 10K Jobs

May 27, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant expansion is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2016.

Steel Dynamics Idles Two Iron Range Operations, Cuts 200 Jobs

May 26, 2015 5:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CEO Mark D. Millett cited "an extreme decrease" in prices for pig iron, which is what the two operations produce.

Fire At Giant Apple Plant In Arizona Quickly Controlled

May 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Crews battled the blaze for 35 minutes before gaining control.

GM Plans $1.2B In Upgrades For Indiana Pickup Truck Plant

May 26, 2015 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The project will increase by roughly 50 percent the size of the 3,800-worker assembly plant.

EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup At Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

EPA officials hope cleanup work will begin later this year.

Realizing Greater Cost Efficiencies: Q&A With Julie Driscoll And Rick Burke

May 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Find out more about how cost management software solutions can improve operations.

Flash Back Friday: Levi Strauss And Jacob Davis

May 22, 2015 11:43 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Learn more about the history of jeans and how they're made.

Steel Dynamics To Make $100M Mississippi Expansion

May 22, 2015 9:55 am | by Jeff Amy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will invest $100 million to add more steel finishing capacity.

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