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 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.
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.
Swagelok Company introduces the new High-Volume Swaging Unit to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel and general industries.
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.
Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.
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.
New High Durability Cables from Balluff help prevent downtime and replacement for physical, washdown, temperature and weld slag situations.
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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.
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.
ABB Robotics has introduced the IRB 6700 robot family, its seventh generation of large industrial robots for spot welding, material handling and machine tending.
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?
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.
Rockwell Automation has released the AADvance Workbench 2.0 to help manufacturers get process-safety applications up and running faster.
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.
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 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.
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.
CONCOA introduces a new blender that enables users to create custom-blended gas mixtures on site for GTAW and GMAW industrial welding applications.
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.
The M120 Mini Temperature/Humidity Meter from Anaheim Scientific measures relative humidity and temperature in industrial and laboratory environments.
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.
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...