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Texas to Get Compressor Factory

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PEARLAND, TX—Site work continues on the 26-acre site that is the future home of MHI Compressor Manufacturing LLC, the first American facility for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp., a Japanese firm. When completed, the facility will employ more than 100.


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Vermeer Gets Leaner With OEE

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By the late 1940s, many U.S. manufacturers began creating and building products for the post-WWII economy.


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Motor Drives Ensure Precise Label Placement

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High among the achievements of NITA Labeling Equipment—a Quebec, Canada, manufacturer of pressure-sensitive labeling machines—is being named the Innovative Company of 2010 by the Industrial Research Association of Quebec.


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Arctic Cat Reshores Engine Assembly

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ST. CLOUD, MN—Arctic Cat is now producing snowmobile engines at its assembly plant here, instead of importing them from Japan.


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Rail Car Manufacturer to Add 90 Jobs

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ROCHELLE, IL—Nippon Sharyo USA has completed its rail car assembly plant here and will hire an additional 90 employees, bringing total employment at the facility to nearly 500.


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Siemens Rail to Expand Pittsburg Manufacturing

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PITTSBURGH—Siemens Rail Automation will expand its manufacturing and engineering operations here, in a move that will bring an additional 129 jobs.


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CNH Invests $24 Million in Iowa Assembly Plant

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BURLINGTON, IA—CNH Industrial is investing $24 million to expand tractor production at its assembly plant here. This expansion will create approximately 50 full-time jobs.


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Swiss Manufacturer a Big Fan of Document Management Sofware

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Fläkt Woods knows its fans—industrial fans, that is. The company is one of the leading manufacturers of air-handling units and air-terminal devices for nonresidential buildings.


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Assemblers Go on Strike at Bombardier

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THUNDER BAY, ON—Trades workers and assembly line workers at Bombardier’s railcar assembly plant here are now on strike.


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Submarine Manufacturer to Double Workforce

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program.


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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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Anyone even thinking about advanced power tools needs to pick the brain of Eric Dees. He’s the Global Lean Business Process Leader for Ingersoll Rand Power Tools and Category Manager for their Assembly Tools Business.

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