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Prosecutors Raid Homes of Ex-Audi Executives in Expanded Probeaudi-g-brianach.jpg

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:55 -0500

The latest raids bring to 17 the number of people under investigation for diesel-engine rigging at Audi, part of Volkswagen AG.(image)


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Ford Cites `Inappropriate Behavior' in Senior Executive's OusterFord-Exec.jpg

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:27 -0500

Raj Nair, president of Ford’s North America operations was fired for engaging in behavior “inconsistent with the company’s code of conduct.”(image)


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MedImmune Integrates Control of Cold-Chain Distribution CenterMedImmuneIntegrates_Rockwell_2-18.jpg

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00 -0500

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. The maker of FluMist nasal vaccine implements a modern DCS to access critical information.(image)


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United Technologies Opens Door to Possible Breakup in Echo of GEPratt-New-Engine.gif

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:14 -0500

UTC is taking a fresh look in the mirror as its aerospace operations are poised for a substantial overhaul from a blockbuster merger with Rockwell Collins.(image)


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3M Settles Pollution Lawsuit for $850 Million3M-1.jpg

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:45 -0500

According to the lawsuit, 3M deposited PFC-related waste in the soil and water of the Twin Cities East Metro region between the 1950s and early 2000s.(image)


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BMW, Siemens Partners in New Vehicle Assembly Center in South CarolinaClemson-2.jpg

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:02 -0500

"The Vehicle Assembly Center and its project-based learning approach promise to prepare a workforce with the skills needed to be successful in the premium automotive industry,” said Knudt Flor, CEO of BMW Manufacturing.(image)


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Daimler Throws Shade at Tesla E-Trucks Plan as Rivalry Heats Uptesla-semi.png

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:39 -0500

Daimler has the most to lose if the Tesla Semi is what Elon Musk claims it is -- a total supply chain disruptor. But the German truckmaker is skeptical Tesla poses a serious threat.(image)


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Trump Infrastructure Plan Gets $2 Trillion Proposal from Australiahighway-1 (1).jpg

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:08 -0500

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will propose using a chunk of Australia’s $1.99 trillion pension savings pool to help unlock funding for Trump’s infrastructure push.(image)


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A New Approach to Managing and Operating Smarter and More Connected Distribution CentersHON-DC-Picture-1.jpg

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:54 -0500

By bringing together sensors, equipment, automation, workflows, workers, orders and enterprise data, distribution centers can become truly connected.(image)


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Crunching Car Data for Cash: An Israeli Startup Takes on Googleautonomous-car-sensors-digital-1620.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:13 -0500

The data processed by smart car sensors could be worth hundreds of billions, and an Israeli startup is helping Detroit grab it before Silicon Valley does.(image)


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The Machines Are Taking Over Space Explorationtesla-roadster-space.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:30 -0500

Mars is the most reasonable place in space to send humans, but it's more reasonable to send robots first.(image)


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Artificial Intelligence Can Make Work Better Says Majority of WorkersCobot.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:19 -0500

Employees welcome AI if it automates time-consuming internal processes, helps better balance their workload or increases fairness in subjective decisions.(image)


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Marchionne Awarded $36 Million for Job Well DoneMarchionne-Sergio-G-770-ScottOlson_0.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:42 -0500

The dramatic rise in Fiat Chrysler’s stock has had a multiplier effect on Marchionne’s wealth, putting the 65-year-old executive in the ranks of the mega-wealthy who typically found and own companies, not those hired to run them.(image)


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One-Third of US Employees Don’t Receive Formal Job Trainingapprenticeships.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:22 -0500

For employees lucky enough to have access to formal training, 43% report that it’s ineffective.(image)


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3M Faces New Cancer Claims as Minnesota Scotchgard Trial Begins3M-1.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:41 -0500

Controversy is growing over the main chemicals involved, PFOS and PFOA, as well as the entire class of perfluorinated compounds -- or PFCs -- which are still used in stainproof and waterproof treatments and food packaging.(image)


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Uncovering Optimization Opportunities in Gas ProcessingUncoveringOptimization_Rockwell_2-18.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:00 -0500

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Gas processors can use greater connectivity and information sharing to optimize their plants for the long term.(image)


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Toyota Readies Cheaper Electric Motor by Halving Rare Earth Use94857523

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:26 -0500

The automaker has developed a magnet for the motors that as much as halves the use of a rare earth called neodymium and eliminates the use of others.(image)


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Canada Hopes to Dodge Trump Crackdown on Foreign Steelcanada-us-1.jpg

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:32 -0500

Canada will vigorously stress the importance of the trading relationship between the two key allies as it awaits a final decision.(image)


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Oversimplification: Four Approaches to Guarantee Limited Safety Improvementfour-approaches-safety_0.gif

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:00 -0500

One factor that often impedes organizational progress toward safety excellence is when leaders oversimplify the issues.(image)


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Daimler Downplays Report on Rigged US Emission Test Software99013062

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:10 -0500

Documents reported on by Bild am Sonntag have “selectively been released in order to harm Daimler," the car manufacturer said.(image)


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US Oil Exports Increase as Bottleneck ClearedLOOP--2.jpg

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:01 -0500

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the only deep water port in the U.S. able to handle the industry’s biggest tankers, said it had successfully completed the first loading of a very large crude carrier.(image)


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Greetings from the Front Lines of the Robot RevolutionLink - robot-revolution-promo-0218.jpg

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:15 -0500

Maybe this is glimpse of life at the conclusion of the robot revolution, but expert Jim Lawton's new ebook thinks we have a much brighter future ahead if we embrace cobots on the factory floor.(image)


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Commerce Department Proposes 24% Tariff on Steel, 7.7% on Aluminumsteel_0.jpg

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:11 -0500

"The quantities and circumstances of steel and aluminum imports threaten to impair the national security,” said Secretary Wilbur Ross.(image)


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Layoffs Arrive in Brexit Britain, and Auto Workers Are Up Firstbrexit-3.jpg

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:54 -0500

“Why would Nissan continue to invest in the northeast when it’s got a plant in Spain where it can build the same car without a 10% tariff?” asked an autoworker at Vauxhall Motors in Britain where layoffs have already started.(image)


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Perfect Timing: Accurately Tracking Employee Hours Saves Big BucksLink - time-clock-thinkstock.jpg

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 16:21 -0500

Deloitte's analytics tool LaborWise is out to prove to mid to large manufacturers that time is money, especially when accounting employees' work hours.(image)


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Chinese Tesla Killer's Fall Threatens California Cowtown's DreamLink - FF91_Iceland-faraday.jpg

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:54 -0500

Faraday Future wanted to take down Tesla with a faster electric car, though funding questions have put that hope — and that of the California town set to house its factory — in jeopardy.(image)


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Quell Your Fears and Get Excited About New Breed of Robo-DogsLink - spotmini-boston-dynamics.jpg

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:03 -0500

Boston Dynamics has done it again, going viral with a video showing their SpotMini opening a door. You may be afraid at the prospects of this new development, and that's a big problem.(image)


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Magna CEO Feeling ‘More Positive’ on NAFTA NegotiationsPrint

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:31 -0500

CEO Don Walker said he believes the U.S. wants to use the renegotiated North American Free Trade agreement as a template for future trade deals with other countries and that is adding complexity to the discussions.(image)


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