US factory activity expands at fastest pace since 1983
(AP) WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturers expanded in March at…
Nova Scotia company that retooled factory to make medical gowns loses new tender
(CP) HALIFAX – An Atlantic Canadian undergarment company that…
US factories grew in December at fastest pace since mid 2018
U.S. economy collapsed from April through June but since that time manufacturing has posted solid gains
Thailand to expand virus testing at factories
Expand Covid-19 testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok
Tour factory is ‘like walking back in time’
Newman cigar factory in Tampa FL marks its 125th anniversary
US plants hope to maintain production despite virus threat
Safeguards that were put in place after the initial wave of the virus
Explosion in gunpowder factory in Italy kills 3 people
An explosion in a gunpowder processing factory in a town in…
Connect to Industry 4.0: Become a factory of the future
How to clear obstacles to digital technology implementation.
Secret, underground cigarette factory in Spain busted
Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were arrested.
GM gets tax break in Lordstown for new plant next to factory it closed
Joint venture to work together on battery technology with a 75% tax abatement.
Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid: Report
Promoted by government to attract investment, wage now set at the equivalent of US$26 a month.
UPDATED: Three, likely four dead in Illinois factory blast
Explosion at plant that makes specialty silicone chemical materials for adhesives, sealants and coatings.
Ontario manufacturer fined for factory accident that left child dead
Worker’s child died after being crushed by a pile of bundled steel tubes that collapsed.
Wisconsin set to approve $3B in tax breaks for Foxconn
Biggest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in US history.
Fired Florida awning factory worker killed 5, shot self as siren neared
Army vet was a loners, no known ties to subversive, terrorist organizations.
US OK’s first factory in Cuba since revolution
Alabama company will assemble up to 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to Cuba’s private agricultural sector.
10 dead in Eastern China from steel factory gas leak
Seven other hospitalized, cause is under investigation
One dead, 18 faint at Cambodian garment factory
Dizziness, vomiting, breathing difficulties reported.
Tianjin blasts killing 114 expose China’s safety woes
Chinese business model means safety rules can be easily bent for the company’s convenience.
Arctic hamlet opens eiderdown factory
Eider down sustainably collected by Inuit families from thousands of nearby nests.
Kingspan to sell Hamilton panel plant
The Competition Bureau required the sale as a condition of its approval of Kingspan’s takeover of Vicwest.
Mitsubishi invests $600M in new Indonesian plant
Plant would begin production of multi-purpose vehicles in 2017.
Deere laying off 460 employees from Iowa tractor plant
Agricultural equipment manufacturer is implementing seasonal and inventory adjustment shutdowns caused by slumping sales.
Bandits raid Samsung plant in Brazil
Thieves make off with $6 million worth of cell phones and computers.
Samsung gets approval to build $1B display factory in Vietnam
Plant in northern Vietnam will supply small displays for smartphones and tablet computers starting in 2015.
Chinese workers’ strike at world’s biggest running shoe maker
More than 10,000 employees walk out over dispute about benefits.
Tesla finalizing plans for massive US battery factory
Factory would produce enough batteries to supply 500,000 vehicles by 2020.
Obama takes on industry over limiting factory, power plant emissions
US Supreme Court hears arguments in case that deals with climate change, executive power.
Tesla Model S is North America’s safest vehicle with 5-star NHTSA rating
Electric vehicle sweeps all safety subcategories and registers top marks overall.
New Ford plants unlikely despite sales increase, manufacturing head says
Jim Tetreault says the company needs to squeeze more cars and trucks out of existing factories.
GE scraps plans for largest solar panel plant in US
First Solar acquire’s GE’s technology for making thin film panels for $82 million.
Manufacturing error caused 2010 Qantas engine blowout
A poorly built oil pipe caused Rolls-Royce jet engine to disintegrate.