Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $496 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $6.1 billion.
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois.
A California-based biofuel company says the Export Import Bank of China may loan up to $270 million to build a plant in Fulton, Mississippi.
Officials with U.S. Zinc has announced the company has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tenn., ahead of schedule.
Chomarat has just celebrated the opening of its new 58,500 sq.ft. factory in South Carolina that will specialize in developing the company's advanced composite business.
Production has come to a halt at the Honda assembly plant in Greensburg after an unknown substance was found there.
LNS Research embodies the expression “you can’t control what you don’t measure.” With that, they’ve focused a significant part of their research on identifying the “Metrics That Matter.” And one of the most interesting topics to their Global Executive Council is benchmarking and understanding how to measure performance.
Did you know that if you lose an eye or a limb at your current job, your employer is not required to report it to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Well, that’s about to change.
A powerful explosion has shaken the largest rebel-controlled city in eastern Ukraine as daily battles continue in the region despite a nominal cease-fire being in place.
A new report praises the early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models. An uneasiness with the pace of change and confusion over the best path forward leads to innovation vertigo...
The need to manage environment, health and safety performance across organizations has never been more apparent. The increased reliance on supply chains extending across the globe, the visibility afforded by online communications and the need to improve end-to-end sustainability are compelling businesses to account for EHS performance across the supply chain.
A $4 billion factory is planned in North Dakota that will convert natural gas liquids into plastic, company and state officials said.
In today’s global economy, it’s critical to identify, understand and measure how certain business drivers impact your supply chain and business growth. To do so, you must consider the critical role that labeling plays in meeting the demands of key business drivers, as they can have a significant impact on the performance and success of your business.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 16th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 64th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
The strike at the Schneider Electric plant in Peru, Indiana began early Monday, with members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers picketing outside its main gates.
Plymouth University scientists confirm a new technique for applying high-quality finishes in engineering reduces the harmful impact by more than 98%.
In this issue of IMPO, we show you the power of innovation and vision with ORG Chem Group, the importance of integrating workstations into Lean process flow, and investigate where the optimum place to manufacture really is.
Check out this infographic on the three common causes of factory fires.
Creating a basic pre-fire plan can help a manufacturing facility prevent injuries, loss of life and production downtime. That’s why Zurich North America is recognizing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5-11) and recommending that factory owners take five important steps to help increase fire safety at their buildings.
A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals. The fire ...
In August 2011, the factory owned by Niagara Lubricant Company, Inc., a Buffalo-area, family-owned business since 1923, went up in flames in a four-alarm chemical fire. Leon Smith IV, Vice President of Niagara Lubricant shares his top five tips for responding to a company disaster that helped the company rebuild and flourish.
As the economy has turned around and employers have been seeking to invest in fresh blood, a consistent tone of unemployable youth has been ringing from the manufacturing and engineering ranks. The skills gap is a growing problem as baby boomers are retiring and green workers are attempting to enter the workforce.
Manufacturers operate on thin margins, so wringing every drop of efficiency out of equipment is crucial. This is especially important in food manufacturing, where consumers are often price sensitive. In addition, unplanned line stoppages or processing delays can result in scrap or spoilage of high cost ingredients or products. Here are eight simple tips to keep your equipment properly maintained and running smoothly.
From managing complex supply chains to executing cost savings improvements, the manufacturing industry must keep a keen eye on the efficiency of their processes in order to be successful. But there is a worrisome trend in the industry: the over-reliance on purchase orders.