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GE Introduces Largest And Most Efficient Gas Turbine In The World

September 29, 2014 1:28 pm | by GE Report | News | Comments

Anyone who’s met her will tell you that Harriet is not like other house guests. When she arrived from France in Greenville, SC, earlier this year, her hosts at a local GE gas turbine factory had to build a new train turntable just to get her settled in her quarters. They also erected a gas plant to...

Future Cloudy As Work Winds Down At Avondale Shipyard

September 27, 2014 1:44 am | by Richard Thompson - The New Orleans Advocate - Associated Press | News | Comments

Avondale Shipyard, once Louisiana's largest private employer, is quietly winding down operations...

Photos Of The Day: UPS Worldport At A Glance

September 25, 2014 12:26 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | News | Comments

Besides all the automation, Worldport houses an army of sorters, flight technicians and...

The Panama Canal Is Opening Up To A Busy Future

September 22, 2014 9:16 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Panama Canal is a full century old, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t grow. The 48-mile-...

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KONE To Add Light Manufacturing To AllenPlace

September 15, 2014 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, will build and occupy a light manufacturing facility in AllenPlace and will add 80 new positions to the facility, the company and Allen Economic Development Corporation announced today. KONE will expand...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers, and the Manufacturing.net staff was part of the thundering traffic cruising through McCormick Place in Chicago. There was more to see than any normal human could take in within the six-day show ...

GE Transportation Hiring 50 Machinists In PA

September 9, 2014 4:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Transportation is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania.In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to...

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Advanced Manufacturing Process From EOS Optimizes Aerospace Technology

September 8, 2014 9:49 am | by Stephanie Cheong, Marketing Manager EOS Singapore | News | Comments

The latest generation of satellites from Airbus Defence and Space contain special clamps that join the body of the satellite to the feed and sub-reflector assembly at the top end. Clamps manufactured by conventional production methods did not...

Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening Of Bobcat's $28 Million Acceleration Center

September 5, 2014 2:11 pm | by Targeted News Services | News | Comments

Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the new $28 million Bobcat Company Acceleration Center located at the company's Bismarck-based Northern Plains Commerce Centre (NPCC) facility. The 190,000 square-foot facility will house...

Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | News | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

General Dynamics Secures $5.8B Contract

September 3, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Dynamics has landed a $5.76 billion contract to make armored vehicles for Britain. The aerospace and defense company will deliver 589 Scout Specialist Vehicles between 2017 and 2024, and it will also make available affiliated support and training. The contract will ...

Lockheed Martin’s Factory Of The Future

September 2, 2014 5:37 pm | by LockheedMartinVideos | Videos | Comments

Imagine a world where we can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Through additive manufacturing or 3D printing, we are bringing people closer to products and solving challenges in new ways. We are pushing the limits of this technology to produce parts quickly and affordably with geometry and design that has never been possible before...

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Agriculture Equipment Sales Decline In 2014

August 31, 2014 10:32 am | by Regina Garcia Cano - Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment manufacturers and farmers say machinery sales have fallen recently because of lower commodity prices and changes to a federal tax break. Shawn Berry said at a sales event in South Dakota that the Ohio-based company he represents could ...

This Electron Gun Builds Jet Engines

August 28, 2014 3:00 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Engineers at the Italian aerospace company Avio have developed a breakthrough process for 3D printing light-weight metal blades for jet engine turbines. The method builds the blades from a titanium powder fused with a beam of electrons accelerated by a 3-kilowatt electron gun. The gun is 10 times more powerful than laser beams currently used...

Propane Train Derails, Prompts Evacuation

August 28, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 40 people who live near the site, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said ...

Photos: The Life Of The USS Saratoga, From 1956 To 2014

August 27, 2014 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Saratoga — named for the decisive battle of the American Revolution fought in upstate New York — was commissioned in 1956 and completed 22 deployments before it was decommissioned in 1994. It was off the coast of Cuba during the ...

Navy Awards $100M Contract To Maine Shipyard

August 25, 2014 8:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maine's Bath Iron Works has ended a partnership in which it helped to produce the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship in 2010. But that doesn't mean it's out of the program altogether. The shipyard announced Monday that the Navy has awarded the shipbuilder ...

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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 ...

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 ...     

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 ,,,         

Firm To Open Manufacturing Plant In VA

August 15, 2014 3:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, VA, creating 160 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the company will expand its ...      

Deere To Lay Off 600 At Midwest Sites

August 15, 2014 10:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps. The affected sites are in the cities of East Moline and Moline in Illinois, as well as ...

Bobcat Opening $28M Bismarck Center

August 6, 2014 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bobcat Co. is hoping that its new research and development facility in Bismarck will help it snatch up engineering talent from North Dakota universities.                     

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 ...       

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 growth has been fueled by the company’s long-term strategy to build up its industrial units, shrink its financial services business, and grow ...  

Japanese Firm Expands Illinois Rail Car Plant

July 30, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has ...

Manufacturing.net Rewind: American-Made Lighting; Turning Tomatoes Into Auto Parts

June 13, 2014 2:47 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Independence LED Lighting making lights in America to Heinz and Ford teaming up to make auto parts from tomato skins.             

CAT Closing 3 Illinois Plants

June 9, 2014 7:55 am | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc. has announced plans to close three production facilities in Illinois and move the work to a plant in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.                    

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