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Automotive Supplier Investing $13M To Build Pulaski Plant

May 22, 2015 4:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Proper Polymers will build the injection molding plant in Pulaski.

Listeria: FDA Finds Problems At Ohio Ice Cream Plant

May 21, 2015 2:13 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A government investigation of Jeni's found inadequate testing and cleaning.

General Motors Spending $439M For Upgrades To Corvette Plant

May 21, 2015 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new facility will feature new tooling and robots and environmental enhancements.


How Cloud Apps Are Driving Manufacturing Innovation

May 19, 2015 3:05 pm | by Francis Li | News | Comments

Here are three ways cloud apps lead to a more productive and efficient supply chain.

Stem Cell Manufacturer Breaks Ground In Northern Vermont

May 15, 2015 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The new facility is expected to bring about 450 jobs.

The Sound Beneath The Floors

May 15, 2015 9:57 am | by IMPO | News | Comments

Learn more about how pulsations affect facility maintenance.

Connecting To The Industrial Internet Of Things

May 14, 2015 3:11 pm | by Tom Mariano, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Foliage | News | Comments

For the first time, the Internet has more machines talking to each other than people.

Natural Gas Company Plans To Build Gas Plant At Vermont Farm

May 14, 2015 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

If construction is approved, the plant will be the second of its kind in the U.S.


Are You Prepared For Summer?

May 14, 2015 9:54 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The summer heat can be particularly dangerous in manufacturing facilities.

GM To Invest $1B In Detroit-Area Tech Center

May 14, 2015 9:30 am | by Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The efforts could create about 2,600 jobs in product engineering, IT and design.

Inside Watts Bar Nuclear Plant — One Of The Longest Building Projects In US History

May 13, 2015 2:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

It’s taken so long to complete, the new nuclear plant will run on 1970s-era technology.

Two Iowa Manufacturing Plants Cited For Improper Waste Storage

May 13, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two plants have been cited for improperly handling and storing hazardous waste.

Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Although companies often cite data security as a top risk of operating on the cloud, 90 percent of respondents indicated their security wasn't impacted or improved after implementing cloud systems.


Officials Defend Hiring Practices At Iowa Fertilizer Plant

May 12, 2015 2:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials are defending their hiring practices amid criticism from labor leaders.

How Visual Aids Can Improve Workplace Safety

May 12, 2015 10:30 am | by Magnatag Insight | News | Comments

Implementing and maintaining a safety program in your work environment can be a challenging task, but it is necessary for your company. Check out the infographic to find the shocking workplace injury statistics and how to prevent them by using visual aids.

Volvo To Build New Plant In South Carolina

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The plant's initial operations will produce about 100,000 cars for U.S. dealerships and for export. It will begin with a workforce of about 2,000, although Volvo said it expects the plant to eventually employ 4,000 workers.

Ex-Oklahoma City Dayton Tire Factory Taken Down, Recycled

May 10, 2015 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In 2006, Bridgestone/Firestone warned its more than 1,600 employees it couldn't cope with the foreign competition in the replacement market for the small-sized tires it made at the plant.

FDA Not Aware Of Listeria At Blue Bell Plant Before Outbreak

May 9, 2015 4:12 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The outbreak — and the FDA's lack of knowledge of the bacteria found in the plant — is a stark illustration of gaps in the nation's food safety system. Food contamination often isn't discovered until people get sick or die.

Infographic: New Age Optimization For Today's Conveyor

May 8, 2015 2:30 pm | by Dorner Conveyors | News | Comments

Technological advances over the years have given us a new wave of conveyor systems that increase optimization, productivity and profitability.

Report Considers Technologies Critical To Industrial IoT

May 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Find out about some advancements likely to fundamentally transform the manufacturing sector.

A Formula For Efficiency In Domestic Manufacturing: Q&A With Darius Mir

May 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Made In America Seating CEO Darius Mir provided insight into his formula for maintaining competitiveness with imported products while operating on U.S. soil.

Lean And Green: Not Just For Your Diet Anymore

May 5, 2015 9:46 am | by Travis Mai, eCommerce Sales and Training Manager, CURT Manufacturing | News | Comments

One of the primary objectives of lean manufacturing is to reduce waste. Since reducing waste is also an objective of going green, the two programs reinforce each other. Here are a few ways going lean can help you go green at the same time.

Robots Handle Specific Manufacturing Tasks At Iowa Facility

May 4, 2015 10:45 am | by Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald | News | Comments

"Robotics are a great way to keep jobs here in the U.S.," Randy Schofield, who serves as director of Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Innovation Center at Northeast Iowa Community College said.

China Factory Index Shows Fastest Deterioration In A Year

May 4, 2015 10:33 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese manufacturing suffered its sharpest contraction in a year in April, raising pressure on Beijing to roll out new stimulus to keep growth in the world's No. 2 economy from slipping below the official target, a report said Monday.

U.S. Factory Orders Rise In March For First Time In Eight Months

May 4, 2015 10:07 am | by Martin Crustinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Economists are hoping that U.S. manufacturing is beginning to emerge from a long soft patch, bolstered by stronger domestic demand that will offset weakness in exports.

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