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.
GM lays off 560 workers to retool Romulus engine factory
Romulus engine plant will stay closed until late 2015.
Poultry plant fires shows little has changed for many Chinese workers
Callous approach to worker safety in China that leads to frequent industrial disasters.
Manufacturers are designing factories of the future
People and the flexibility they provide will be central: IDC Manufacturing Insights.
VW unionized workers win two-stage pay raise
3.4% and 2.2% as German auto company faces tough market.
Part of Cambodian shoe factory collapses, killing 2 workers
Heavy iron equipment on upper floor may have caused the collapse.