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August 25, 2014  

Deere laying off 460 employees from Iowa tractor plant

Agricultural equipment manufacturer is implementing seasonal and inventory adjustment shutdowns caused by slumping sales.

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July 8, 2014  

Bandits raid Samsung plant in Brazil

Thieves make off with $6 million worth of cell phones and computers.

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July 3, 2014  

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.

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April 15, 2014  

Chinese workers’ strike at world’s biggest running shoe maker

More than 10,000 employees walk out over dispute about benefits.

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February 27, 2014  

Tesla finalizing plans for massive US battery factory

Factory would produce enough batteries to supply 500,000 vehicles by 2020.

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February 24, 2014  

Obama takes on industry over limiting factory, power plant emissions

US Supreme Court hears arguments in case that deals with climate change, executive power.

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August 20, 2013  

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.

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August 7, 2013  

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.

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August 7, 2013  

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.

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June 27, 2013  

Manufacturing error caused 2010 Qantas engine blowout

A poorly built oil pipe caused Rolls-Royce jet engine to disintegrate.

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June 10, 2013  

GM lays off 560 workers to retool Romulus engine factory

Romulus engine plant will stay closed until late 2015.

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June 4, 2013  

Poultry plant fires shows little has changed for many Chinese workers

Callous approach to worker safety in China that leads to frequent industrial disasters.

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May 29, 2013  

Manufacturers are designing factories of the future

People and the flexibility they provide will be central: IDC Manufacturing Insights.

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May 28, 2013  

VW unionized workers win two-stage pay raise

3.4% and 2.2% as German auto company faces tough market.

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May 16, 2013  

Part of Cambodian shoe factory collapses, killing 2 workers

Heavy iron equipment on upper floor may have caused the collapse.