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UAW Withdraws Appeal of VW Vote

April 22, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, TN—The UAW withdrew its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen’s assembly plant here.


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Growth Forecast for Industrial Machinery Market

April 22, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, CA—The worldwide market for industrial machinery will reach $1.6 trillion this year, up from $1.5 trillion in 2013. This represents annual growth of 6.3 percent, more than twice the 2.9 percent increase seen in 2013. Strong growth is forecast to continue for the next four years, with revenue rising to $2 trillion by 2018.


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Turbine Manufacturer Gets Larger HQ

April 22, 2014

AURORA, OH—Argosy Wind Power has moved its headquarters to a larger facility here to meet growing demand for its direct-drive wind turbines.


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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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Auto Parts Supplier to Build Pennsylvania Assembly Plant

April 21, 2014

CHAMBERSBURG, PA—Auto parts manufacturer Torcomp LLC will break ground here later this month on a $9 million assembly plant, its first U.S. facility.


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Stratasys Announces Winners of 3D Printing Challenge

April 21, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS—A mechanical spider, a back-support device, and a walking cane were among the winners of Stratasys Ltd.’s 10th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.


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Furniture Manufacturer to Add 400 Jobs in Carolina

April 18, 2014

ADVANCE, NC—It’s been nearly three years since Ashley Furniture moved its manufacturing operation here. Since then, the company has brought about 350 jobs to Davie County, and it’s not done hiring. The company wants to have 750 people by the end of this year.


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Automotive Suppler Opens New Assembly Plant in Kentucky

April 18, 2014

RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY—Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. has officially opened its new, $29 million assembly plant here, which will make parts for Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Audi and other OEMs.


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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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