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Hormel Foods' 2Q Net Income Falls On Costs

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Maker of Spam and Hormel chili products posted 3 percent drop in net income as it endured higher meat costs in its grocery segment, which hurt margins.

Toyota Exec: Don't Blame Electronics

May 19, 2010 11:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Automaker's top U.S. sales executive plans to tell Congress that Toyota believes faulty electronics are not to blame for unintended accelerations in its vehicles.

SME Lean Book Author Honored with The Shingo Prize

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich., May 19, 2010 — A long-time advocate of lean practices, Society of Manufacturing Engineers member and author, Mark Hamel has been awarded The Shingo Prize Research & Professional Publication Award for the Kaizen Event Fieldbook .

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New Products Are the Focus at EASTEC as Manufacturers Leave Recession Woes Behind

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by Society of Manufacturing Engineers | Comments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 19, 2010 — New data released by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) suggests that manufacturers are returning to EASTEC with one thing on their minds: new products. An SME survey of pre-registrants indicated that the majority of 12,000 expected...

Detection Of Potentially Deadly Atrial Fibrillation Dramatically Improved By New Algorithm

May 19, 2010 11:24 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Worcester Polytechnic Institute ) An algorithm developed by a researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in partnership with the ScottCare Corporation, makes it possible for a new heart monitoring system to detect incidents of atrial fibrillation, the most common form of...

High prevalence of depression after traumatic brain injury, study finds

May 19, 2010 10:23 am | by Science Daily | Comments

During the year following hospitalization for a traumatic brain injury, a majority of patients experienced major depression, according to a new study.

Honeywell To Offer To Acquire Sperian Protection In $1.4 Billion Transaction; Combination With Honeywell Safety Products To Create $1.8 Billion Global Personal Protection Equi...

May 19, 2010 8:24 am | by Honeywell International | Comments

- Honeywell to make €117 per share all-cash tender offer for Sperian Protection shares representing a 93% premium on the spot price as of March 30th (last unaffected share price before Cinven’s offer) and a 67% premium over the price previously offered by Cinven - Sperian’s Board of...

A Warmer Future For Watersports

May 19, 2010 7:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( National Physical Laboratory ) Watersports enthusiasts will soon be able to surf in colder waters and keep warm for longer, thanks to the National Physical Laboratory and UK wetsuit manufacturer, Spartan.

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U.S. Trade Mission to China Pushes Clean Energy

May 19, 2010 7:05 am | by ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer | Comments

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is focused on encouraging clean energy technology sales, an area of huge potential given China's need to upgrade its industries and improve energy efficiency.  

Brewers ‘Had to Go Back’ to Resume Wage Talks

May 19, 2010 7:03 am | Comments

Union officials say the 1,100 Carlsberg employees on strike have returned to work to enable new negotiations with the brewer about wage increases.

Kirin Develops Light Plastic Bottle to Help Curb CO2

May 19, 2010 6:58 am | Comments

Kirin managed to reduce the weight of its plastic bottle to 35 grams, making it 7 grams lighter than the bottle currently in use but just as strong.

China Buys Hi-Tech Nuclear Control Valves

May 19, 2010 6:51 am | Comments

Two third-generation nuclear plants in China will use nuclear bellows seal control valves that are built to handle stringent switch-off failure requirements. 

BP May Use Supertanker Plane to Drop Dispersant

May 19, 2010 6:41 am | Comments

A 20,000 gallon supertanker plane that could be used to drop dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico to break up oil from a blown well has been doing test runs in Waco.

Robotic Systems Seen As Military Lifesavers

May 19, 2010 6:26 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

A prototype ?autonomous robot car? might one day help avoid military fatalities from bombings and ambushes -- or so its designers hope.

Consumer Prices Dip In April

May 19, 2010 6:25 am | by Manufacturing.net | Comments

Labor Department said Wednesday that consumer prices edged down 0.1 percent last month, reflecting a big fall in energy prices.

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