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Jobless Claims at Lowest Level in Seven Years

April 11, 2014

WASHINGTON—Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week than at any time since before the last recession, indicating bigger gains in hiring will soon follow. Jobless claims decreased by 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ended April 5, the least since May 2007.


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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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Automotive Supplier to Invest $122 Million in Michigan Assembly Plants

April 10, 2014

NOVI, MI—Automotive exhaust and HVAC supplier Eberspaecher North America Inc. is investing $122 million to expand operations in Michigan. The five-year expansion plan, beginning in late 2014, is expected to create 545 jobs.


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Systems Integrator Wins Contract for Medical Device Assembly Systems

April 10, 2014

EVANSVILLE, IN—Systems integrator Evana Automation has received a contract from a medical device manufacturer to provide two automated assembly systems that will produce cardiac panel sensors.


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UAW to Hold Strike Vote at Corvette Assembly Plant

April 9, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, KY—The UAW has scheduled a vote to authorize a strike at the General Motors assembly plant here, which makes the Chevrolet Corvette.


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Wind Turbines Help Power Honda Assembly Plant

April 9, 2014

RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Honda’s transmission assembly plant here will get approximately 10 percent of its electricity from a pair of on-site wind turbines.


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GE Assembly Plant First to Use New Ceramic Material

April 9, 2014

ASHEVILLE, NC—GE Aviation’s assembly plant here is the first in the world to make jet engine parts with new materials, called ceramic matrix composites, that will revolutionize flight in the years ahead.


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Toyota Looks to Revive Human Craftsmanship

April 8, 2014

TOKYO—Toyota has long been an avid promoter of manufacturing automation, but now the automaker is seeking to revive the concept of human craftsmanship at its factories.


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Nissan Hiring in Tennessee

April 8, 2014

SMYRNA, TN—Yates Services is looking for employees to fill long-term, full-time, off-shift positions at Nissan’s assembly plant here.


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