The demand for skilled workers has never been higher as manufacturers struggle to find the talented workforce needed to fill jobs currently available. To combat the talent gap and build a high-performance team, some are increasingly turning to competency models – a structured system to develop the needed knowledge, skills and abilities for specific jobs.
According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), following an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in May, the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.3 percent in June. Chemical output was higher in all regions.
The $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) is expected to help move cutting-edge metals from research into vehicles, planes and ships used commercially and by the U.S. military.
The price of oil rose Wednesday after the government reported that U.S. oil supplies rose more than expected.
Air quality tests at the site of an industrial fire in Williston showed levels "that would not raise concern," according to North Dakota Department of Health Air Quality Division director Terry O'Clair.
Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
A massive blaze that shot fireballs into the sky at an oil supply and logistics company in a western North Dakota oil patch hub has been extinguished, according to the town's fire department.
More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze.
Dow Chemical's second-quarter net income slid 62 percent as the prior-year period benefited from a $2.16 billion payment related to a scrapped joint venture.
Kardex Remstar introduces a Shuttle Vertical Lift Module (VLM) with an extended the weight capacity for oil and gas operations looking to increase productivity, reduce floor space and increase profit.
The WAL-DL-WP60E-72-1227 extendible work area dock light from Larson Electronics provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional gas burning filament luminaries.
One glance at your morning newspaper and you’ll find troubling news within today’s global manufacturing industry. It could be one of many things: a fire, a chemical spill, numerous workers injured or killed. In manufacturing, especially in the process industries, the smallest abnormal situation can trigger a series of events that can lead to disaster.
The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
Pennsylvania's state auditor general released a performance audit report saying the Department of Environmental Protection lacks a clear policy on the timeliness and frequency of inspections of the thousands of wells and does not routinely verify information the industry provides about waste disposal.
Critics of a natural gas pipeline expansion in western Vermont want construction halted while state regulators review a recent 40 percent increase in the project's cost estimate.