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Automotive News Toyota Motor Corp. will stop building cars in Australia in 2017, spelling the end of the local industry after Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. announced last year they also plan to pull out. The Japanese company, which started making cars in the country in 1963, cited high manufacturing costs, an elevated Australian dollar and low economies of scale. After years of job declines and diminishing product demand, the manufacturing industry has entered new phase of growth that is leading the way for American economic recovery. According to The Wall Street Journal, 2013 saw the biggest increase in new manufacturing orders in more than two-and-a-half years, while The Manufacturing Institute reports that almost 600,000 jobs have been added to the industry within the same timeframe.
Westfair Online Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed plans Jan. 29 to create a $25 million advanced manufacturing fund to help companies modernize, grow, train employees and develop new technologies. Manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus and United Technologies Corp. are expected to aggressively increase production schedules and the state’s aerospace supply chain needs to prepare to nearly double its capacity, Malloy said.
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The Economist Those who cast doubt on Africa’s rise often point to the continent’s lack of manufacturing. Few countries, they argue, have escaped poverty without putting a lot of workers through factory gates. Yet a quiet boom in manufacturing in Africa is already taking place. Farming and services are still dominant, backed by the export of commodities, but new industries are emerging in a lot of African countries.
Dayton Daily News The public overwhelmingly supports rebuilding U.S. industry as the cure for an uneven recovery and sees Washington D.C. politicians as the major obstacle, a new poll commissioned by advocates for domestic manufacturing says. The national poll compiled responses from a bipartisan swath of the public and was sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing, a non-profit partnership of U.S. manufacturers and the United Steelworkers union.
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DesignNews Looks like North America has once again become a prime location for manufacturing. Researchers at A.T. Kearney have been studying reshoring and how it affects companies in all phases of decision making. The researchers have identified several forces that are driving companies to keep their manufacturing in North America or actually bring it back from Asia.
Knovel Big data and the Internet of Things are transforming manufacturing. Both of these trends have been key points of discussions in a wide range of sectors, ranging from the enterprise to smart grid development, but the technological movements are unifying in manufacturing to bring about what some industry leaders are calling the fourth Industrial Revolution or, the shorter Industry 4.0, a recent white paper from IHS explained.
PRWeb High-quality work is the main reason gear-manufacturer Gear Technology chooses to send its jobs to VIP. The fact that the organization helps people with disabilities is an added bonus, according to a company official. The 50-year-old, family-owned company manufactures custom gears, splines, and gear-assemblies, and out-sources certain machining operations. The company has sent numerous jobs to VIP in the past four months.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
CompositesWorld In the world of fossil and mineral resources, that’s been a truism for a generation. Year by year, new oil and gas fields and mineral deposits are increasingly scarce and, therefore, more difficult to locate. Sometimes, these new resources are entirely inaccessible with conventional equipment and techniques.
Dayton Business Journal DMAX Ltd. — the joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu — will plow $60 million into its Moraine plant. The company announced Wednesday it would invest the money to make design changes that meet future emissions requirements, bolstering about 520 jobs at the plant. The investment provides for the retooling of existing equipment and some new equipment, a spokesperson told me.
Live Mint Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd’s delayed diesel engine factory in Karnataka will be ready for production by the end of 2016. The facility near Bangalore will be able to make 108,000 engines a year and provide employment to 550 people.
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Business Standard To boost sales in India, German auto maker Volkswagen is planning to expand production capacity and introduce a slew of new models. The group, which had put on hold investments and new product launches due to uncertain economic conditions in the Indian market, said it was looking at investing Rs 1,500 crore over the next five years to set up a diesel engine manufacturing facility.
Engineering News-Record Las Vegas Paving Corp.'s newest acquisition, a Hitachi EX1200 hydraulic excavator, has landed in Las Vegas and is being assembled in time for the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG equipment exposition March 4-8. The 119-ton excavator, which is powered by a 760-horsepower Cummins diesel engine, operates with a 9-cubic-yard bucket and stands more than 14 feet tall.
Los Angeles Times A Seattle energy company received initial regulatory approval Wednesday to build five massive wind turbines floating 16 miles off the Oregon coast. The pilot project off Coos Bay would be the first offshore wind facility on the West Coast. It also would be the biggest demonstration of technology that places floating turbines on platforms in deep water, according to federal officials and executives at Principle Power, the developer.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Energy Business Review Nordex SE has won a contract from Taaleritehdas, Finland-based investment company, to supply and service 19 units of 2.4MW wind turbines for the Myllykangas wind farm in north-western Finland. Under the contract, Nordex will supply N117/2400 turbines with a hub height of 120m for the 45.6MW Myllykangas project located in the Li region.
Canadian Manufacturing Airbus Helicopters Canada Ltd. is adding a production line to its Fort Erie, Ont. plant that will add 40 new advanced manufacturing jobs to its 235-person workforce. The helicopter manufacturer will make engine cowlings for the Airbus Group’s EC225 aircraft. Described as a workhorse for the oil and gas industry, it transports workers to off-shore drilling rigs.
Forest City Gear Company
AIN Online Rolls-Royce’s factory near Seletar Airport is up and running, producing approximately 50 Trent 900s per year, while gearing up to add other engine types to its production line, beginning with the Trent 1000.
IndustryWeek As it turned in surprisingly strong operating figures, ArcelorMittal said Friday that it cut its net loss by a quarter last year. The steel and mining giant also reported strong progress in cutting net debt, in an overall sunny assessment of emergence from bad times.
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