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.

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
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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
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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
The leaks and flares included nearly 1 million pounds of hazardous chemicals such as benzene, sulfur dioxide and toluene.
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9.6.2017
3:04pm
Auto sales continued to slide as Hurricane Harvey appeared to impact an already stagnant vehicle market.
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9.5.2017
3:12pm
The ISM's Purchasing Managers Index of 58.8 percent in August represented its highest level since the spring of 2011.
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9.1.2017
12:45pm
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A facility that produces materials for solar panels reportedly leaked a highly volatile gas that sent five workers to the hospital last week.
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9.1.2017
10:47am
Metal-finishing companies warn that strict limits on a dangerous chemical could jeopardize their businesses and the aerospace industry as a whole.
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8.31.2017
3:07pm
High inventories and price competition appears likely to further erode automaker profits this year.
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8.30.2017
2:59pm
The partnership hopes to implement 3D printers that can effectively replace injection molding in large-scale industrial processes.
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8.29.2017
3:02pm
The companies are in early talks about jointly making light-utility vehicles primarily solid in Europe.
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8.28.2017
3:03pm
BASF celebrated a completed plant expansion and a production milestone at its Huntsville complex.
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8.28.2017
2:45pm
The award could be the largest to date among the hundreds of lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, the product's manufacturer.
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8.23.2017
3:10pm
In total, the agency cited the company for 61 violations and proposed $357,445 in penalties.
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8.23.2017
10:40am
Amazon reportedly isn't the only retailer toying with far-out new ways to get their products to customers.
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8.22.2017
2:41pm
A manufacturing industry group recently called on the Trump administration to halt new approvals of natural gas exports.
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8.22.2017
10:40am
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and South Korean Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong will begin the talks with a videoconference meeting on Tuesday.
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8.21.2017
3:01pm
Nearly 12 million workers would likely benefit "from greater productivity and better working conditions" if their vehicles drove themselves.
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8.18.2017
1:27pm
The novel material is both five times stronger and five times lighter than steel.
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8.17.2017
2:27pm
A Tennessee trucking company alleged that Navistar failed to disclose problems with its engines and did not adequately test them.
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8.17.2017
2:13pm
The panel to advise on manufacturing issues continues to lose members early after the president's bungled response to recent violence in Virginia.
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8.16.2017
1:29pm
Chanje announced its debut last week with a vow to offer the industry's first commercial, all-electric truck available at a mass-market scale.
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8.16.2017
10:15am
Aluminum Shapes laid off 61 workers after workplace safety regulators proposed nearly $2 million in fines for dozens of recent violations.
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8.15.2017
3:03pm
Federal and state officials are taking steps to alert the trucking industry about what to do as the sky darkens during next week's solar eclipse.
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8.15.2017
10:13am