If a natural disaster hit your business, would you be prepared? How would you recover from the damage to your infrastructure? Unfortunately, Complex Chemical Co., Inc. had to learn the real-life answers to these questions when a powerful EF-3 tornado hit its chemical processing plant in Tallulah, Louisiana.
Ford Motor Company is piloting new software from Siemens, using Google Earth infrastructure, which facilitates virtual navigation within its assembly plants, helping the company improve communication, efficiency, globalization and standardization.
Federal safety investigators are looking at structural problems and a dust explosion as possible causes of an industrial building collapse in Omaha that killed two workers and injured 17 others.
A second chemical was released during a spill that contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians, though the newly identified substance appears to be less toxic than the coal-cleaning agent already known to have leaked.
Authorities say at least nine people required hospital treatment after a fire in a truck parked at a food processing facility in central Pennsylvania.
Authorities recovered the body of a second worker who was killed when an Omaha manufacturing plant collapsed, while federal investigators tried to pinpoint a cause of the industrial accident that killed two and injured 17.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday proposed tighter regulations for chemical storage facilities after a spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 people.
Two of the 38 workers at the International Nutrition plant on Monday morning died and 10 were hospitalized with significant injuries, authorities said. A firefighter was also sent to the hospital with an injured hand.
At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped after an explosion and partial building collapse at an Omaha animal feed processing plant.
The manufacturing industry is tight-lipped about internal operations, and most plant managers would be more apt to think that a major production disruption would be something to silence as much as possible. They certainly wouldn’t write up a post-mortem. But what if they did? What if they thought others could find value in what went wrong?
A group of investors have announced the opening of a $60 million plant in central Puerto Rico to produce aluminum cans.
Rescuers are working to free a man stuck in a pipe at a New Jersey water treatment plant. United Water spokesman Rich Henning says the man broke into the plant that treats and pumps water for the township of Manalapan (muh-NAL'-uh-pan). Workers heard cries for help coming from a pipe around 7 a.m. Friday.
A judge in Goodyear's Ohio hometown has thrown out a lawsuit filed by French workers trying to save their jobs.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning says his office is suing the federal Environmental Proection Agency over greenhouse gas standards for new power plants.
The Rangers, who have made a $50,000 donation for West City Park, made a caravan stop Tuesday in the town of about 2,800 people less than 90 miles from their home ballpark.
DuPont Co. spokesman Aaron Woods on Wednesday said no workers were hurt at the DuPont Sabine (suh-BEEN') River Works in Orange, TX. Woods says the emergency shutdown Tuesday night has closed one polyethylene unit amid the company investigation into the incident.
Safe tap water gushed from faucets and shower heads in West Virginia on Monday, a welcome sight and sound for a small fraction of the 300,000 people who have not been able to use running water since a chemical spill five days ago.
The facility whose chemical spill contaminated the water supply for 300,000 West Virginia residents was barely scrutinized, flying largely under the radar of government regulators who viewed it as a low-risk operation — but in reality, a problem at a key holding wall went undetected and unreported at Freedom Industries Inc.
A McAlester propane company has denied wrongdoing in civil lawsuits filed over an explosion at a Eufaula plant that killed one man and injured another.
Today, manufacturers face unprecedented challenges across the industries. While these challenges manifest as a variety of specific operational factors depending on company size, industry, and location, the initial steps to improvement involve instilling a mindset of continuous improvement across the organization and working to optimize key resources—people, processes, and technology—to achieve a model of Operational Excellence.
Cargill is building a steel-processing plant in Windsor beginning early this year. The company says the facility is needed to meet the increasing demand for steel products in the manufacturing and shale-oil industries.
Zimbabwean authorities have given platinum miners 10 days to submit proposals to build a refinery by the end of the year.
An official with Goodyear says workers at a restive plant in northern France have detained two managers in a conference room at the tire factory. "Boss-napping" became rampant in France in 2009 at the height of the economic meltdown, although the practice has since tapered off.
There's no arguing the facts: in California, manufacturing is a huge element of the state's economy. Now, California's community colleges are stepping up to the plate—educating folks about the manufacturing industry while preparing them for real job opportunities.
A judge says a Chicago-area chemical company can't restart a manufacturing unit involved in an explosion and fire until it figures out what happened.