Andy Szal
Senior Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

Tesla's Powerpack battery system is beginning to make its way to hurricane-ravaged areas of Puerto Rico in an effort to help restore power.
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10.18.2017
10:32am
The current five-year contract expires at the end of July 2018.
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10.17.2017
10:44am
The U.S. Postal Service wants to deploy semi-autonomous trucks along 28,000 largely rural mail routes by 2025.
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10.12.2017
1:58pm
Project Loon is an initiative by Google parent company Alphabet to deploy antennas anywhere in the world by affixing them to large balloons.
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10.12.2017
10:59am
The computing giant said that its new IoT division aims to process information from a vast array of internet-connected devices in real time.
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10.11.2017
2:48pm
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Since late June of 2015, more than 2,000 ships passed through the canal that would not have been able to fit through previously.
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10.10.2017
10:47am
Amazon is reportedly conducting pilot tests of its own delivery service in the U.S. and hopes to expand the system across the country beginning next year.
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10.9.2017
3:10pm
Virginia-based Aurora, founded in 1989, utilizes perception, machine learning and advanced flight control in its autonomous systems.
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10.9.2017
10:12am
The facility will provide both apprentices and employers with classroom training, virtual learning and workplace visits.
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10.6.2017
10:40am
Advances in 3D-printing technology could have profound effects throughout manufacturing.
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10.4.2017
10:18am
California officials are reportedly considering joining the U.K., France and China in phasing out conventional combustion-engine vehicles.
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9.29.2017
10:39am
U.S. trade officials touted an effort this week to enhance labor protections as part of a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement.
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9.28.2017
2:44pm
Officials indicated that the engine should be 25 percent more fuel-efficient that the first generation of the engine and reduce engine noise.
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9.28.2017
11:00am
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GM told union officials that at least 255 of its 350 workers at the St. Catherines transmission plant would be off the job as of Monday.
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9.27.2017
3:08pm
The boom could mean that Permian Basin companies can make money at current prices — or it could mean that trouble is on the way.
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9.26.2017
2:51pm
Tyson Foods is reportedly reconsidering the proposed site of a chicken processing plant amid opposition from local residents and elected officials.
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9.26.2017
10:11am
The cuts would amount to about 10 percent of the Silicon Valley company's global workforce.
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9.25.2017
2:59pm
Researchers distributed wristbands that can detect hundreds of potentially dangerous chemicals in several flood-ravaged Houston-area communities.
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9.25.2017
2:44pm
The cities also alleged that the companies sought to deny or discredit warnings from climate scientists.
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9.25.2017
10:10am
Unlike competing companies, Apple can tailor its processor designs to its own devices and a single operating system.
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9.22.2017
1:59pm
The nation's third-largest metro area is pacing the U.S. industrial real estate market.
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9.22.2017
11:06am
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The shipping giant will divest the tanker business after nearly 90 years as it focuses on container shipping, ports and logistics.
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9.21.2017
2:34pm
British manufacturer Unison Ltd. this month announced plans to expand overseas with a new plant in southern Virginia.
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9.21.2017
10:19am
Fracking companies in the Permian Basin figured out how to use locally available sand in their drilling operations.
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9.20.2017
2:47pm
The Swiss automation giant reportedly intends to become the world's largest provider of industrial robots with a significant expansion in China.
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9.20.2017
10:21am
The companies hope to bolster Ford's presence in India and improve Mahindra’s reach outside its native country.
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9.19.2017
2:53pm
The electric vehicle maker announced its semi-truck ambitions in 2016 as part of a move beyond consumer vehicles.
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9.19.2017
10:54am
The workers would add a second shift to the Ford Sollers van and SUV factory in Elabuga.
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9.18.2017
2:56pm
State and federal authorities will begin requiring electronic logs to ensure that truckers limit their driving to 11 hours over a 14-hour shift.
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9.18.2017
2:51pm
Daimler officially launched the first electric light-duty truck to enter series production — and announced UPS as its first U.S. commercial customer.
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9.15.2017
2:04pm
The move comes as the world's largest food company narrows its focus on high-growth segments.
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9.15.2017
1:55pm
Cargo ship exhaust appears to be linked to stronger thunderstorms along some of the world's busiest shipping routes.
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9.15.2017
10:42am
Amazon reportedly plans to bolster its growing e-commerce operations in Mexico with a massive new warehouse near the nation's capital.
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9.14.2017
2:47pm
Nearly 90 percent of the new wind power capacity established in 2016 was located in states that backed President Trump in the election.
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9.13.2017
2:54pm
The sale of Penske Truck Leasing cuts one of the last remaining pieces of the company's former GE Capital business.
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9.12.2017
3:08pm
A former bulk chemical company is flying high a decade after its new CEO made the decision to dramatically alter the direction of the business.
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9.12.2017
2:55pm
Despite efforts to cut costs and raise profits, new CEO John Flannery appears committed to maintaining GE's presence in the industrial IoT market.
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9.11.2017
3:06pm
Matthias Mueller said that although the company is open to talks with rival automakers, a large merger remains unlikely.
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9.11.2017
2:57pm
Cereal giant Kellogg Co. recently announced plans to cut 223 jobs in its native Battle Creek, Mich., next year.
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9.8.2017
10:18am