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Lockout Continues at Ohio Automotive Supplier

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LEBANON, OH—The lockout of 174 workers at automotive supplier Hayashi Telempu’s assembly plant here will enter its 11th week on Monday.


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VW Develops Automated Process for Molding Body Parts

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WOLFSBURG, Germany—Volkswagen has developed a new, automated process for mass-producing finished thermoplastic exterior car body parts. The technology combines injection molding, physical foaming, and two-component polyurethane injection molding in one complex tool.


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Philly Area Manufacturing Activity Increases

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PHILADELPHIA—The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia reported healthy gains in manufacturing activity for the region in August. The bank’s index of general business activity increased from 23.9 in July to 28 in August, the fastest growth since March 2011.


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Manufacturing Robots Gaining Popularity in China

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GUANGZHOU, China—Robots are playing a greater role in Chinese industry as manufacturers there feel the pressure of a severe worker shortage and soaring labor costs.


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New Technology Prints Sensors Inside Jet Engines, Turbines

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FAIRFIELD, CT—Scientists at GE are experimenting with a technology, called Direct Write, that uses special “inks” to print miniature sensors directly inside jet engines, gas turbines and other hot, harsh and hard-to-reach places.


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RV Manufacturer to Expand Indiana Assembly Plant

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MIDDLEBURY, IN—Recreational vehicle manufacturer Jayco Corp. is planning to add 206,000 square feet to its assembly plant here and add up to 50 jobs by the end of next year.


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Johnson Controls, Adidas Test Robotic Sewing

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MILWAUKEE—Automotive supplier Johnson Controls Inc. and apparel maker Adidas have launched a research project to study the viability of using robots to sew shoes, athletic wear, and the upholstery for vehicle seats.


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Creform Opens Michigan Sales Office and Manufacturing Facility

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NOVI, MI—Creform Corp. has opened a new regional sales office and manufacturing facility here to serve the Northeast and Midwest U.S. markets and Canada.


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Study: Ergonomics Programs Pay Off Big

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ANN ARBOR, MI—The return-on-investment of a site ergonomics program can exceed three times the investment, according to a new study from consulting firm Humantech Inc.


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American Axle to Build $15 Million Tech Center

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DETROIT—American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. plans to build a $15 million technical center at its headquarters here to develop prototype components and test manufacturing lines. The center is expected to employ 75 to 100 people.


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