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IL Ruling Compromises Coal's Future

November 18, 2013 12:04 pm | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.

Fuel Removal At Fukushima: What's At Stake?

November 18, 2013 11:55 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Work began today to remove nuclear fuel rods from a heavily damaged reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant. It's the first major step toward decommissioning the plant, a decades-long process fraught with uncertainty and challenges.

Swaging Unit

November 18, 2013 10:00 am | Swagelok Company | Product Releases | Comments

Swagelok Company introduces the new High-Volume Swaging Unit to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel and general industries.

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TVA Closing 8 Coal Plants In AL & KY

November 15, 2013 11:35 am | by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press | News | Comments

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.                                                  

Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills 1, Injures Another

November 15, 2013 11:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.                                         

Silo Cleaning Solutions

November 14, 2013 3:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Silo Solutions eliminate the need for confined space entry and hazardous cleaning techniques for blocked vessels and plugged discharge chutes, allowing the material to be recaptured and returned to the process stream.

Extreme Condition Cables

November 14, 2013 2:57 pm | Balluff Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New High Durability Cables from Balluff help prevent downtime and replacement for physical, washdown, temperature and weld slag situations.

Tasting Success: 2013's Top Food Manufacturing Innovators

November 14, 2013 2:36 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Click here to check out the top innovative food manufacturers that Food Manufacturing has covered this year. 

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Taking Manufacturing High Tech

November 14, 2013 1:58 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out some of the latest in high tech manufacturing, including the manufacturing software environment and its growing ability to gather and analyze more data, manufacturing automation's march to dominate the plant floor, the importance of reliable material handling information to track the plant of the future, and the cost-saving implications of monitoring and managing facility energy usage.

$12.2M In Grants Awarded To ND Oil

November 14, 2013 11:51 am | News | Comments

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.                                    

Hot Metal Spill Injures 3

November 14, 2013 11:47 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three Tesla Motors employees were injured after an aluminum casting press failed at its San Francisco Bay Area factory.                                                  

Industrial Robots

November 14, 2013 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 6700 robot family, its seventh generation of large industrial robots for spot welding, material handling and machine tending.

5 Quick Questions: Labor Will Define Success

November 13, 2013 3:30 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

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?                                                    

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Bag Discharger Dust Hood

November 12, 2013 4:49 pm | Flexicon Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

A new Dust Hood for Flexicon Bulk Bag Dischargers contains spillage and dust that can escape through seams in the bag and folds in the spout.

Process Automation Software

November 12, 2013 2:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Rockwell Automation has released the AADvance Workbench 2.0 to help manufacturers get process-safety applications up and running faster. 

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.

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.                                                            

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.

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