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The Wall Street Journal General Electric Co. plans to close a historic foundry and eliminate more than 250 jobs at its oil-field services unit in Lufkin, TX, as the company deals with a drop in demand for drilling equipment in the wake of plunging oil prices. It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. The existing and emerging technologies that are creating a new Industrial Revolution in the manufacturing sector are also creating new demands for leadership in change management skills, metrics, and more.
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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design HEICO Corp. has acquired 80.1 percent of Aerospace & Commercial Technologies (ACT), a leading provider of products and services necessary to maintain up-to-date F-16 fighter aircraft operational capabilities. ACT's leadership team will continue to own 19.9 percent of ACT.
Missoulian We used to make things in Montana, but not much anymore. Instead of manufacturing, we have service-industry jobs. They have no benefits, the pay is lousy, and workers lack hope. We need good jobs.
The Bulletin The recession prompted Composite Approach to broaden its approach, shifting from working specifically with aviation companies to a more general focus on composites. As a result, Composite Approach has partnered with companies outside its area of expertise.
Clean Technica The planned construction of a new wind turbine isn’t that special nowadays, since hundreds of them are erected globally each month. However, one that was recently proposed to be built in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, is absolutely worthy of a mention, since it will be nothing like any other wind turbine that has been erected before.
The Gazette Managing an international supply chain is no easy task. Frontier Natural Products in Norway, for example, works to develop a relationship with their overseas suppliers and their communities. The member-owned cooperative, founded in 1976, established its Well Earth supplier program based on its commitment to ethical and sustainable sources.
All Metals & Forge Group, LLC
Bloomberg Business German manufacturing growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than a year, pointing to building momentum in the euro-area’s largest economy.
South Bend Tribune Two area manufacturers each plan to create more than 100 jobs in the state — continuing the trend of job creation in one of Indiana's leading industries.
Sandvik Cormant Co.
Specialty Ring Products
ALD-Holcroft Vacuum Technologies Co., Inc.
The Wall Street Journal An early gauge of China’s factory activity fell to a six-and-a-half year low in August despite China’s efforts to reinvigorate slowing economic growth.
Bloomberg Business Europe’s wind turbine makers are becoming top performers in the stock market as orders surge and the industry enjoys the fruits of cost cutting in years past.
Action Forex Activity in Japan's manufacturing sector rose at the fastest pace in seven months in August as domestic orders increased, suggesting the world's third biggest economy is recovering after a contraction in the second quarter.
Erwin Junker Machinery, Inc.
Industry Week Australian carrier Qantas roared back into the black on Thursday in a stunning turnaround of fortunes driven by aggressive cost-cutting, while placing an order for eight Boeing Dreamliners.
International Business Times On Monday, Nissan announced that a red NP300 pickup truck became its 5 millionth Mexican-made export since the Japanese automaker began sending its vehicles from Mexico to the United States in 1972. That’s up from 4 million in 2013, which means the export pace has accelerated to about a half-million cars annually in the past two years.
Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
Rave Gears, LLC
GERB Vibration Control Systems, Inc.
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Canadian Manufacturing Deere & Co. cut its full-year outlook because it expects the weak agriculture and energy sectors to continue dragging down equipment sales. The agricultural equipment manufacturer has been facing a downturn in equipment sales as weak commodity prices hold back farmers from buying new equipment. Meanwhile, a weak energy sector has been dragging down construction equipment sales.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed a full duration (535 seconds) verification test of its RS-25 rocket engine that will power NASA's Space Launch System (SLS), America's next-generation, heavy-lift launch vehicle. The Aug. 13, 2015 test, conducted at NASA's Stennis Space Center, was the sixth test in a seven-test series that began in January 2015 to validate the engine for use on the SLS.
Cincinnati Gearing Systems Inc.
Manufacturing Business Technology Experts explain how a new robotic composite fiber placement system will be used to build large space structures for space vehicles. Lightweight composites have the potential to increase the amount of payload that can be carried by a rocket, along with lowering its total production cost. The robotic system is part of the Composites Technology Center at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.
Manufacturing Business Technology Ford Motor Company has received a patent for an automobile that can be turned into a lounge with the comforts of your living room while driving in "autonomous" mode.
Specialty Steel Treating, Inc.
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Qantas chose the GEnx-1B engine to power its recently ordered eight Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This engine order is valued at more than $400 million (USD) list price. Deliveries will begin in 2017. Canada’s U.S. Oil Sands (TSX-V:USO) is fine tuning details to open its mine in eastern Utah, one of the first commercial oil sands operations in the United States. Beginning this fall, the company will start digging the first in a series of pits, each the size of a football stadium, about 265km (165 miles) from Salt Lake City.
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