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Rolls-Royce Hit by S&P Rating Downgrade on $836 Million Fine

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:24:00 +0000

The downgrade is the latest fallout after an agreement with U.S., U.K. and Brazilian regulators.

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IoT Institute’s Learning Center Launches with Business Transformation Course

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000

To move beyond the hype, you need a framework to understand IoT technology and its real-world potential to transform the planet’s infrastructure.

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Mitsubishi Heavy's New Jet Racks up Fifth Delay

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:09:00 +0000

Launch customer ANA Holdings Inc. will get the aircraft in 2020, two years later than the current estimate.

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Mexico Sees Trade Alternatives with TPP Partners

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:46:00 +0000

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he would immediately seek to negotiate new bilateral deals with other TPP member countries to diversify Mexico's trade relations.

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Fake Parts Seized in Mideast Raid Likely Oz-Bound

Second overseas raid in as many years keeps bogus parts out of Australia.


Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:35:00 +0000

The raid on a warehouse and distribution center in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ capital, netted parts worth more than A$5.4 million. Some 21 truckloads of parts will be destroyed.

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Ford, Chrysler and GM Chiefs to Meet with Trump

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:12:00 +0000

This follows a Monday meeting with prominent American manufacturers including Elon Musk, at which Trump said he would dramatically cut regulations and corporate taxes.

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Don’t Let Your Business Be Digitally Kidnapped

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:11:00 +0000

I don’t normally watch horror movies, but there is a correlation between the movie “Saw” and ransomware,

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Top 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2017

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:58:00 +0000

Equipment acquisition, valued at $1.5 trillion this year, continues to drive the supply chains across all U.S. manufacturing.

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Avoiding the Forgetting Curve

We need to forget things in order to take in more relevant data: for employers, this is critical to the planning and presentation of training programs.


Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:51:00 +0000

We need for our brains to forget information in order to make room for more relevant data. While forgetting has advantages, for employers, this is a critical detail in the planning and presentation of training programs.

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California Utilities Want $1 Billion for Electric Cars

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:40:00 +0000

To help the state meet its goal of getting 1.5 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025, California’s utilities want funds to pay for charging stations for electric cars, buses and trucks. PG&E Corp. requested $253 million for efforts including charging systems for electric buses and delivery trucks.

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Boeing Set for New Organizing Battle in South Carolina

Boeing’s North Charleston, S.C., complex performs final assembly on the 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners, and also fabricates, assembles, and installs systems for rear fuselage sections of the 787, and joins and integrates midbody fuselage sections.


Mon, 23 Jan 2017 19:21:00 +0000

Boeing is preparing for a new battle with the International Association of Machinists, the labor union that represents hundreds of Boeing workers in Washington State. The union petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a secret-ballot election for approximately 2,850 production workers to organize and affiliate with IAM at the Boeing assembly plant in North Charleston, S.C.

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Apple’s Antitrust Suit: Qualcomm Overcharged 'Billions'

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:24:00 +0000

"For many years Qualcomm has unfairly insisted on charging royalties for technologies they have nothing to do with," Apple said.

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Does Your Company Standardize with Purpose?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:15:00 +0000

Some think operational standardization is always good. If only it were that simple.

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A Signal in the Noise: How to Best Manage Big Data

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:10:00 +0000

With the scale of big data poised to grow significantly, manufacturers will need to be proactive about separating the critical signal from the noise.

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Acadian Seaplants Grows Capacity by 40 Percent With New Seaweed-Processing Facility

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:00:00 +0000

Acadian Seaplants, a producer of crop biostimulants and other seaweed-based products, increased their capacity by more than 40 percent.

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Weighs $7 Billion US Display Plant

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:12:00 +0000

The company is considering a joint investment with Sharp Corp., the Japanese display supplier it bought last year.

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Buffett's Berkshire Buys German Pipe Company Wilhelm Schulz

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:29:00 +0000

Europe has been a relatively rare hunting ground for Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire.

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Trump Said to Meet with Dow's Liveris, Labor Leaders on Jobs

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:07:00 +0000

“Busy week planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security,” Trump tweeted Monday.

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Canada Hopeful TPP Can Survive Without U.S., Trade Minister Says

Canada's Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland at the TPP signing ceremony in February in Auckland, New Zealand. 


Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:46:00 +0000

Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said in an interview Friday shortly before Trump’s inauguration Canada would consider all its options with fellow TPP states, including whether a new deal can be salvaged without U.S. participation.

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GE's Results Weren't That Bad, But Disappointments Add Up

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:15:00 +0000

Shares of the $271 billion maker of ultrasound machines and artificial-lift equipment fell as much as 2.2% on Friday, as fourth-quarter sales came in lower than what analysts had anticipated.

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Forge Fair 2017

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:52:00 +0000

Forge Fair 2017 is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry.

Location

Cleveland Convention Center Cleveland, OH
United States
41° 29' 57.552" N, 81° 41' 39.6996" W

Forge Fair 2017 is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry.

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National Association of Manufacturers Public Affairs Conference

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:26:00 +0000

The NAM’s Annual Public Affairs Conference focuses on grassroots involvement, best practices and policy initiatives over the course of two and a half days.

Location

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
United States
36° 6' 35.1144" N, 115° 10' 25.9428" W

The NAM’s Annual Public Affairs Conference focuses on grassroots involvement, best practices and policy initiatives over the course of two and a half days.

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Manufacturing Group Awaits President Trump’s Policy on Putting American Jobs First

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:27:00 +0000

"It will take a concerted effort on trade, tax, workforce, and infrastructure policy to create the economic and industrial renaissance the president is proposing," said Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul.

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P&G Gets Boost from Push to Get Shoppers to Buy Pricier Products

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:44:00 +0000

David Taylor, who took over as PG’s CEO in November 2015 after 35 years with the company, pledged to make the owner of Tide, Pampers and Olay a more nimble and innovative competitor.

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City Sues Maker of Painkiller OxyContin

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:40:00 +0000

"There is clear evidence that Purdue Pharma ignored their responsibility to stop the diversion of OxyContin into the black market, directly leading to the heroin crisis on our streets today," said Ray Stephanson, the mayor of Everett, Washington.

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The Manufacturing Non-Recovery

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Almost a decade after going over the edge, the U.S. manufacturing sector has yet to reach its pre-recession levels of output. What is causing the slow recovery?

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Weighed Down by Oil Slump, GE Misses Revenue Estimates

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:58:00 +0000

“Revenue clearly was a bit light,” according to one industry analyst. “I don’t see any signs of big problems, but it was a grind quarter.”

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Apple Preps for Indian iPhones, at a Price

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:14:00 +0000

Apple is asking for a long list of financial concessions from India, including a 15-year tax holiday on imports of components and equipment.

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