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Bombardier Bruised on Two Fronts with Threats to Trains, Planes092517-Bombardier-plane-MichaelKovac2.jpg

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:11 -0400

The Canadian manufacturer risks being jilted by Germany’s Siemens AG, which is now exploring a rail-equipment deal with Alstom SA of France after months of talks.(image)


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Funding Tesla Angers Automakers Who Need Electric Car Credits092517-Tesla-trunk-logo-JustinSullivan2.jpg

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:38 -0400

California requires automakers to sell electric and other non-polluting vehicles in proportion to their market share — and if they don’t sell enough, they have to purchase credits from competitors to make up the difference. Not many folks are happy.(image)


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A Successful Spin-off: Chemours CEO Mark Vergnano Reveals How It's DoneWillFigg.jpg

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:56 -0400

Five cultural values led this spin-off to successfully overcome a variety of challenges.(image)


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ABB Bolsters US Business with $2.6 Billion GE Unit DealUlrich Spiesshofer

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:25 -0400

The sale is part of a broader reorganization of GE Energy Connections & Lighting, the company’s least-profitable unit last year.(image)


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Meeting Hell: When Decision-Makers Can’t DecideDecisionmaker_IW_09222017.jpg

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:59 -0400

The easiest way for a boss to gain the respect of subordinates is to make a decision and act on it.(image)


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Carmakers Face Billions in European CO2 Fines from 2021Group-of-cars--2-1.jpg

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:34 -0400

"Only four out of 11 carmakers are forecast to meet the EU 2021 CO2 emission target, with the rest facing significant fines," a new study shows.(image)


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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Said to Cut 5,000 Job493889623JS005_Hewlett_Pack

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:59 -0400

The cut represents about 10% of the workforce and is said to affect workers in the U.S. and abroad.(image)


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GE Is Said to Near Sale of Industrial-Solutions Unit to ABB56566675

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:09 -0400

The decision caps a months-long bidding process after GE put the electrical-products unit up for sale in December.(image)


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Protecting Intellectual Property and Product IntegrityProtectingIP_Rockwell_9-17.jpg

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00 -0400

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. A rigorous approach to industrial security is essential in connected operations.(image)


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Difficult NAFTA Round Three Set to Start in Canadanafta-map.jpg

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:40 -0400

If the parties do not show progress in this upcoming round the prospects of reaching a deal could be threatened by campaigning for Mexico's July 2018 presidential elections and the November 2018 U.S. midterms.(image)


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Google Buys HTC Talent for $1.1 Billion to Spur Devices PushHTC_IW_09212017.jpg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:21 -0400

Google now gains tighter control over the design and production of the Pixel and other devices, potentially helping sales.(image)


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Mercedes Plots Tesla Attack With $1 Billion US Electric Pushmercedes-badge.jpg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 19:46 -0400

The Alabama factory will assemble electric sport utility vehicles, taking on Tesla’s Model X and making Daimler the first European company to assemble plug-in autos in the U.S.(image)


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It Takes Courage to Create a More Tolerant, Inclusive Societydiverse-workforce_IW_09212017.jpg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:14 -0400

Manufacturers can learn from the civil rights leaders of the past and strive to create more inclusive workforces.(image)


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Siemens Is Said in Talks with Alstom and Bombardier on Rail310713JOK114

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:54 -0400

The talks for a tie up come as all three companies are facing increased competition from industry leader CRRC Corp. of China.(image)


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GE Cuts Corporate Jets as CEO Pushes $2 Billion Savings Plan080117-JohnFlannery-GE.jpg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:51 -0400

The straitened approach to air travel shows how GE CEO John Flannery is considering all options as he seeks to shore up earnings and reverse this year’s biggest stock slide.(image)


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Global Trade 'Rebounds Strongly' in First Half of 2017: WTOcontainer-ship-g-spencerplatt.jpg

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:02 -0400

The positive news comes after the WTO had for years warned of a lackluster global trade climate that lingered in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.(image)


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Charleston Manufacturers Focus on Training Current and Future WorkersCharleston_IW_09202017.jpg

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:00 -0400

Manufacturers in the Charleston , S.C., area are using lean methods to make their facilities more competitive and supporting apprenticeships to help meet the need for skilled workers.(image)


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Opioid Crisis Spills into the FactoryOpiod-1.jpg

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:03 -0400

Opioid abusers cost employers nearly twice as much in health-care expenses as their clean co-workers -- an extra $8,600 a year.(image)


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Companies Not Living Up to UN Sustainable Development VowsUN-logo-1.jpg

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:09 -0400

While more than 9,000 companies globally have pledged to support UN sustainable-development goals such, one-third haven’t set any measurable targets and just 55% are monitoring progress.(image)


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Hitachi Metals Claims Chinese Companies Stole Trade Secrets589546580

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:28 -0400

Hitachi Metals and its Metglas unit are asking that imports of all China-made versions of the product be halted at the U.S. border.(image)


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Curt G. Joa, Inc. Standardizes Machine Design ProcessCurtGJoaIncStandardizes_Rockwell_9-17.jpg

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00 -0400

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. An integrated control system and network of partners shortened the customized development process.(image)


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Thyssenkrupp and Tata to Create Europe's No. 2 Steelmaker87953214

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:52 -0400

The companies flagged the possible loss of as many as 4,000 jobs, from a newly combined workforce of about 48,000.(image)


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Wisconsin Grants $3 Billion in Tax Incentives to Foxconnhonhaifoxconn-1.gif

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:58 -0400

This is the highest government subsidy ever for a foreign company to locate in the U.S.(image)


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GE Working on Robot That It Says Can Save $200 Billion of Powerelectric-tower-1.jpg

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:20 -0400

The technology would optimize how electricity flows in and out of storage devices such as batteries and points of consumption, in real time.(image)


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Volvo Cars Is Said to Double US Plant Investment to $1 BillionVolvo-Logo-1.jpg

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:11 -0400

The added spending will support an additional 1,900 jobs in addition to the 2,000 originally planned.(image)


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