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Rosie the Riveter’s Assembly Plant Saved From Wrecking Ball

May 2, 2014

DETROIT—The assembly plant where Rosie the Riveter showed that a woman could do a “man’s work” by building World War II-era bombers has been saved from the wrecking ball by a group that wants to build a museum on the site.

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New Assembly Plant Makes Aerial Drones

May 2, 2014

DENVER—Autonomous Avionics has opened a new assembly plant here to make small unmanned aerial vehicles.

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CMM streamlines production of composite structures for aircraft

May 1, 2014

Based in Hayden, ID, Unitech Composites and Structures (UCS) has been fabricating complex components for fixed and rotary wing aircraft since 1979.

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Snake-Like Robot Automates Assembly of Aircraft Wings

May 1, 2014

MUNICH, Germany—Researchers in Germany have developed a novel, snake-like robot capable of tightening bolts in even the most difficult-to-access cavities of an aircraft’s wing structure.

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Northrop to Build Florida Manufacturing Facility

April 21, 2014

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL—Northrop Grumman Corp. is investing more than $100 million in a new Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence here. The facility will eventually employ 400.

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Mobile Robots Support Airplane Assembly

April 17, 2014

BERLIN—Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation have developed a mobile robot that can move along with aerospace workers and assist them as they assemble and test parts.

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Boeing Produces 8,000th 737

April 17, 2014

SEATTLE—The 8,000th Boeing 737 rolled off the assembly line here yesterday, a milestone for the best-selling airplane of all time.

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Airbus’ U.S. Assembly Line Takes Shape

April 14, 2014

MOBILE, AL—One year after the ground breaking ceremony for Airbus’ first U.S. assembly plant, the assembly line is making good progress. The main buildings are taking shape, and the first employees have started their on-the-job training in Hamburg, Germany.

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Carolina Assembly Plant to Add 228 Jobs

April 11, 2014

MAIDEN, NC—GKN Driveline will spend at least $113.8 million to expand its assembly plant here, adding 228 jobs within four years.

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Boeing to Deploy Robots to Produce 777X

April 10, 2014

EVERETT, WA—Boeing plans to deploy robotic assembly technology on the 777X that will dramatically change how the plane’s metal hull is built. The investment will enable Boeing to increase the production rate of the 777 beyond the current 100 jets per year.

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Behind the Scenes at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant

People are the heart and soul of the 2012 Assembly Plant of the Year. This slideshow shows some of the men and women who build three different types of electrified vehicles alongside traditional gas-powered cars on the auto industry’s most flexible assembly line—Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI. Photos courtesy Ford Motor Co.


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