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Laid-Off Steelworkers Target OH Governor

November 12, 2013 11:33 am | News | Comments

A labor union seeking the reopening of Ormet Corp.'s aluminum smelter in eastern Ohio is launching a multimedia campaign aimed at Ohio Gov. John Kasich.                                     

A ‘Monster’ Look At Manufacturing Jobs

November 11, 2013 5:16 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Not too long ago, Monster.com conducted a comprehensive survey on the state of U.S. manufacturing jobs, and came to some compelling, if not worrying, results. In general, workers in U.S. manufacturing are largely unhappy with their current positions, for a variety of reasons, and are more likely to be actively searching for different work, be it at another plant, or another industry.

Emerson Opens New HQ For Regulator Technologies

November 11, 2013 1:42 pm | by Emerson Process Management | News | Comments

Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, has opened its new $25 million global headquarters for the design, testing and manufacture of regulator technologies, including pressure regulator and relief valve solutions in McKinney, Texas.

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NY Knish Factory Fire Leads To Nationwide Shortage

November 11, 2013 10:22 am | by FRANK ELTMAN, VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press | News | Comments

A fire at a factory billed as the world's biggest maker of knishes has created distress nationwide for those who can't seem to find the Jewish treats anywhere. The factory promises an end to the knish crunch by Thanksgiving, which coincides with the start of Hanukkah.

On-Site Gas Blender

November 8, 2013 4:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CONCOA introduces a new blender that enables users to create custom-blended gas mixtures on site for GTAW and GMAW industrial welding applications.

Distributed Control System

November 8, 2013 3:34 pm | Honeywell Industry Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announces the release of Experion LX, a purpose-built distributed control system for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications.

Mini Humidity Meter

November 7, 2013 3:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The M120 Mini Temperature/Humidity Meter from Anaheim Scientific measures relative humidity and temperature in industrial and laboratory environments.

OSHA Plan For Public Safety Reports

November 7, 2013 12:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce today a plan that would dramatically change the way companies with 250 or more employees file safety records.                                                            

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Plant Design: Efficient Budgeting and Resource Conservation for Food Manufacturers

November 6, 2013 5:18 pm | by Kerry Mowlam, Division Manager, Stellar and Frank Freeman, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Stellar | Articles | Comments

It is critical to plan for the future when designing your food processing plant’s mechanical systems. We find that many plants are now undergoing expensive retrofits because future needs were not appropriately considered. To avoid these issues, here are four budget considerations to address when designing your plant’s mechanical system...

Domestic Minerals Production Could Boost Manufacturing

November 6, 2013 3:43 pm | by Hal Quinn, CEO, National Mining Association (NMA) | Articles | Comments

Industries across the country depend on minerals such as aluminum, copper, silver, cobalt, nickel and gold for the production of smartphones, solar panels, military body armor, MRI machines and countless other high-tech products critical to the American way of life. Here in the United States, there are more than $6.2 trillion worth of key mineral resources ready to be developed and put to good use by our nation’s manufacturers.

Programmable Temperature Sensor

November 6, 2013 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring an integrated resistance temperature detector, this temperature sensor from TURCK combines the display, process connection and RTD all in a single device.

ISM: Manufacturing Continues Upward Momentum

November 5, 2013 4:16 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in October for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 53rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Report On Business.

Explosion Proof LED

November 4, 2013 11:41 am | Larson Electronics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The EPLC2-HB-150LED-RT explosion proof high bay led light fixture offers an alternative to fluorescent or metal halide lighting systems for petrochemical processing facilities, water treatment plants, warehouses and manufacturing lines. 

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Anti-Vibration Thread Locker

November 4, 2013 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tectorius is pleased to present Vibra-Stop thread locker, sealant and anti-vibration compound in an aerosol spray.

Woman Killed In Polymer Plant Explosion

November 1, 2013 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating a deadly explosion involving a boiler at Meggitt Polymers and Composites in the northwest Georgia town of Rockmart. A 56-year-old female was the only reported victim, according to state and county officials.

The Rise Of Remanufacturing

October 31, 2013 3:54 pm | by Rajesh Krishnan, Director, Manufacturing and Hi-tech SBU, Wipro Technologies | Articles | Comments

Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about the new and emerging technologies in manufacturing that are likely to produce major industry changes in the coming months and years. One such area of technology is remanufacturing, but what exactly does that mean?

Plant Could Transition From Zinc Smelting To Petrochemicals

October 31, 2013 12:27 pm | News | Comments

Horsehead Corporation has filed a 60-day notice warning workers that it plans to close a zinc smelting plant by year's end. The move was expected, as the plant may become a $2.5 billion petrochemical "cracker" plant for Shell Oil. Still, the closing is tough news for the plant's nearly 500 hourly employees. 

Food Recall Prompted By Routine Check

October 30, 2013 11:26 am | News | Comments

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman says a Reser's Fine Foods, Inc. recall of packaged salads produced at its Topeka, Kansas plant was prompted by a routine check of products sold in Canada. That inspection found Listeria monocytogenes in some ready-to-eat salad.

Japan Approves Fuel Removal From Fukushima Pools

October 30, 2013 11:16 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, AP | News | Comments

Japanese regulators have given final approval for the removal of fuel rods from an uncontained cooling pool at a damaged reactor building, which is considered the highest risk at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Removing the fuel rods from the Unit 4 cooling pool is the first major step in a decommissioning process that is expected to last decades.

Cold Boxes And Air Conditioners

October 30, 2013 10:52 am | Benko Products | Product Releases | Comments

Benko Products announces Husky Cold Boxes and Air Conditioners, compact and portable cooling units suitable for plants with limited floor space.

Streamlining GHS Labeling With On Demand Color Labels

October 29, 2013 3:11 pm | by Andy Scherz, Senior Product Manager, Epson America Inc. | Articles | Comments

Recent GHS regulations concerning color and labeling accuracy have prompted many manufacturers to overhaul their labeling operations. For Carolina Biological, a supplier of chemical supplies for educators, the issue of GHS compliance was resolved by switching to an on demand color labeling solution. Could this technology work for you?

Vacuum Pump Inlet Trap

October 29, 2013 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Multi-Trap Vacuum Inlet Trap, from MV Products, is designed to protect central source vacuum systems in hospitals, university science buildings and research facilities.

EPA Orders DuPont To Pay $800,000 For Violations

October 29, 2013 10:35 am | News | Comments

DuPont has reached a proposed agreement to settle alleged Clean Air Act violations at its Washington Works Plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia. The EPA said that the company has agreed to pay an $800,000 fine and implement several emissions safeguards. The penalty will be divided equally between the United States and West Virginia.

Ensuring The Long-Term Success of LEDs

October 28, 2013 2:55 pm | by Clifton Lemon, Soraa | Articles | Comments

Like other innovations spurred by a combination of technology development and government mandates, solid state lighting presents a real triple bottom line scenario – good for the planet, good for profit and good for end users. This scenario is already playing out with LEDs and manufacturers play a key role in making sure LED adoption will hit its full potential.

OSHA Offers New Resources For Chemical Protection

October 28, 2013 12:00 pm | News | Comments

Each year in the United States, tens of thousands of workers are made sick or die from occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today launched two new web resources to assist companies with keeping their workers safe.

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