WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has announced a second set of 12 “manufacturing communities” to receive federal grants under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative. The program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies.
MARSHALLTOWN, IA—Working with the local police department, Emerson Process Management conducted an “active shooter drill” at its assembly plant here. The drill was intended to train workers what to do in the event that a gunman opened fire at the facility.
DETROIT—In contract talks with the Detroit 3, the UAW will seek to boost the pay of veteran Tier 1 workers, who, union officials point out, haven’t had a wage increase in a decade. But that doesn’t mean their pay hasn’t gone up.
SALT LAKE CITY—Researchers at the University of Utah have developed a new technology for sintering titanium powder that produces titanium parts with wrought-like microstructure and mechanical properties.