Global shifts in costs, processes and consumer purchasing habits put the U.S. in a position to revitalize its manufacturing sector and enhance businesses and industry at home. The only thing missing is enough skilled workers to maintain the momentum...
Brenda Nader, a senior product supply manager at Kimberly-Clark Professional, a provider of hygiene, safety, and productivity solutions, brings her expertise to a few questions about facility safety. Read on for her insights on injury prevention and risk management on the plant floor.
What if you learned funding for capital equipment required to keep your plant running in coming years was soon going to be extremely hard to find? Would you hit the panic button? The situation manufacturers are facing when it comes to their most critical asset – people – is nearly as dire.
The fight to revamp Mexico's state-run oil industry could start any time because of a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has been fiercely protected by the constitution.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board will decide this week whether to give a Houston company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, a scenario that underscores the uncertainty facing an industry squeezed by environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.
The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in port construction projects, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch and to coastal terminals and refineries.
A Detroit company that makes adhesives, paint, primers and sealants was heavily damaged by a blaze that forced authorities to evacuate surrounding homes and a nearby elementary school.
The nation's largest public utility is shuttering eight coal-fired boilers at plants in Alabama and Kentucky and more reductions could be in store over the next few years.
Federal plans to truck radioactive material from a World War II-era plant in Tennessee to Nevada for burial in the desert are rekindling a long-running battle to prevent the Silver State from becoming the nation's nuclear dumping ground.
Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.
Work is underway on a facility where oil will be shipped from a planned refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota.
Alabama is getting $12.6 million for three projects designed to restore some of the natural resources affected by the Gulf oil spill in 2010.
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Is your plant prepared for a natural disaster or on-site emergency? Are there sufficient communication channels in place for you to find out? Read on for insights from an industry expert on the importance of planning strategies and communication during an emergency situation in or around your manufacturing facility.
A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.
The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 20 billion cubic feet to 3.834 trillion cubic feet last week.
North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $12.2 million in state grants to fire departments and emergency medical services providers in North Dakota's oil-production region.
Three Tesla Motors employees were injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its San Francisco Bay Area factory.
A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court, calling it unconstitutional.
U.S. railroads are supporting new safety standards for rail cars that haul flammable liquids to address flaws that can allow crude oil, ethanol and other substances to leak during accidents. Safety experts say the soda-can shaped cars have a tendency to split open during derailments.
Chris Cole, founder and CEO of Intelligrated shares his passion and insights for devising new philosophies and methods for addressing some of the issues facing U.S. manufacturers. Does your company have strategies for recruiting and retaining quality employees?
Gregory Zuckerman's book "The Frackers" tells the unexpected story of how a once-obscure method of producing oil and natural gas from shale rock led to a huge American energy boom — and to a bitter debate over whether that's a great thing or an environmental disaster.
Two southeast Louisiana parishes filed multiple lawsuits against numerous oil and gas companies, claiming they failed to restore damage their operations did to coastal areas while releasing toxic pollutants, in violation of state law.
Oil hovered above $93 a barrel Wednesday after a plunge the day before, when investors worried that if U.S. crude supplies remain high the Federal Reserve could decide soon to reduce its economic stimulus program.
State officials say a hotly disputed proposal to turn ocean water into tap in Orange County should be revamped to protect marine life but the company planning to build called the recommended changes a deal killer.