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A Tale of Two Gigafactories

A Tale of Two Gigafactories

Oct 8, 2014

By Katie Gloede, EcoBuilding Pulse Tesla Motors and SolarCity to Bring Manufacturing Back to Home Turf Tesla and Solar City are two companies poised to bring massive manufacturing back to the US, which will create thousands of jobs, bring production costs down and make their sustainable industries even greener by reducing the shipping distances of finished...

Snapshots from Manufacturing Day 2014

Snapshots from Manufacturing Day 2014

Oct 7, 2014

By Plastics Today Staff Third time’s the charm for Manufacturing Day. In its third year, the annual event prompted more than 1600 manufacturers across the country (the map below gives some idea of the scope) to open their doors to industry luminaries, political figures, and the general public on Friday, Oct. 3, to show off what a manufacturing facility...

Obama Highlights Nation’s Manufacturing Gains

Obama Highlights Nation’s Manufacturing Gains

Oct 6, 2014

By Jim Kuhnhenn, AP, Manufacturing.net President Barack Obama is putting a manufacturing focus on his revived economic message, calling attention to industrial gains that have helped restore some higher-wage jobs during the recovery from the Great Recession. Obama was to visit a steel manufacturer Friday in Princeton, Indiana, as part of a new fall political...

September U.S. auto sales to rise 10 percent: JD Power, LMC

September U.S. auto sales to rise 10 percent: JD Power, LMC

Oct 2, 2014

 By Bernie Woodall, Reuters Strong demand drove U.S. new car and truck sales 10 percent higher in September, adding momentum to the industry’s best August in more than a decade, consultants LMC Automotive and J.D. Power said on Thursday. Sales rose to 1.248 million new vehicles, or a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 16.5 million vehicles. This...

US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure…

US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure…

Oct 1, 2014

“US Manufacturers Need Flexible Operations to Secure Their Future” By CV Ramachandran, Accenture Strategy, IndustryWeek Given the continued proliferation of customer needs and tastes, emerging new technologies and rising instability in geo-politics and weather patterns, instilling greater flexibility in operations will be essential to a successful...

Chrysler Redesigns Assembly Line

Chrysler Redesigns Assembly Line

Sep 30, 2014

By Chrysler Group, LLC, Manufacturing.net With sales of the Ram 1500 on a 52-month sales streak, Chrysler Group’s Warren Truck Assembly Plant is increasing production. The plant that built back-to-back Motor Trend Truck of the Year winners in 2013 and 2014 will be building an average of an additional 100 vehicles a day or 38,565 more trucks a year to keep...