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2 hrs ago | Reuters

GE exec says avoided geared design in jet engine battle with Pratt

General Electric Co avoided using a geared design for its new engine for narrowbody jets because of concerns about weight and reliability, said a top GE executive on Monday as it battles with rival Pratt & Whitney for billions of dollars in engine orders. Pratt, part of United Technologies Corp, developed a geared turbofan that relies on a gearbox and lets the front fan operate at a different speed than the rest of the engine, while on GE's traditionally configured engines the fans run at the same speed.


Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Security, United Technologies Corporation, Stanley, Dana Point, CA, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 737

6 hrs ago | West Australian

Lockheed delivers next version of F-35 logistics system

Lockheed Martin Corp on Monday said it has delivered the next version of the computer-based logistics system used to support the F-35 fighter jet to the U.S. military for flight testing. That paves the way for the system's deployment in the first quarter of 2015 to nine military bases in the United States where F-35 Lightning II training and testing is taking place.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Computers, US Military, Edwards Air Force Base, US Air Force

7 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

US Air Force Expands RQ-4 Global Hawk Fleet

Sept. 15, 2014 - The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Northrop Grumman, Moss Point, MS

7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Lockheed Martin Forms Israel Unit -Executive

Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense contractor by sales, has formed a technology-focused Israeli subsidiary as it seeks to win new defense contracts in the country, a company executive said. The Israeli arm of the company, Lockheed Martin Israel Ltd., will focus on cybersecurity, enterprise information technology, data centers, mobile, analytics and cloud, said Haden Land, vice president of research and technology for Lockheed Martin.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

11 hrs ago | Business Journal

Leadership insight from one of Tampa Bay's most secretive CEOs

A culture of inquiry guides operations at Roper Industries Inc. That's according to a report in Investors Business Daily, who talked with Brian Jellison, chairman, president and CEO at Roper, about his leadership style, described as "the Socratic learning model," and used to spark disciplined and rigorous discussions about the business.


Related Topix: Scientific Instruments, Industrial Machines, Roper Industries

12 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

Macquarie cashes in on world's war machine

Macquarie is among Australian funds, including superannuation funds, benefiting from heightened tensions around the world over the past year, with almost $1 billion in investments tied to major US defence companies. In the latest flashpoint, Australia is ramping up its involvement in a multinational strike in the Middle East, with the government on Monday agreeing to a US request to provide planes and personnel for a military operation.


Related Topix: Northrop Grumman, Aerospace-Defense, US Military, US Navy

16 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Dupont Nice But Boring, While Eastman Chemicals Provides Twice The Return On Cash

Since they are about equal in terms of yield, it comes down to ROA; Eastman is cheaper, and hence the better alternative. E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company as a company is very boring, even though it has a pretty decent yield.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Dupont E I Nemours , Chemicals, Startups, Innovalight, Eastman Chemical

21 hrs ago | Reuters

Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare Holding for $2.2 billion including debt

U.S. healthcare conglomerate Danaher Corp DHR.N is to buy Nobel Biocare Holding AG NOBN.S for an agreed $2.2 billion, including debt, to expand in the global dental industry. Danaher said on Monday it would pay 17.10 Swiss francs per Nobel Biocare share in cash, about 23 percent above Nobel Biocare's closing price on July 28, the day before the Swiss firm said it was in talks with potential buyers.


Related Topix: Scientific Instruments, Danaher, Industrial Machines

Sun Sep 14, 2014


War, what is it good for? Big bank investments

While they may be opposed to intervention in Iraq and concerned about repeating the errors of the last Iraq War , Australians can at least benefit from the conflict another way: through their investments and superannuation. Several of Australia's biggest financial institutions have substantial investments in the United States war machine and are looking at big rises in the value of their investments since the US began airstrikes against Islamic State in August.


Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

Pakistan automotive manufacturing industry: $3.6bn industry in 2012

Automotive Manufacturing in Pakistan industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size . The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.


Daily Reporter

UAW says tentative agreement reached with Lear

The president of a United Auto Workers local in northwest Indiana says a tentative agreement has been reached to settle a strike at Lear Corp. plant that makes automotive seats. UAW Local President Jaime Luna says details of a tentative agreement reached Sunday would be released after a contract is ratified.


Related Topix: Indiana, Lear Corporation, Automakers, Textiles

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Energy Innovation Center aims to bring together research, businesses

Energy writer Thomas Content keeps you current as you adapt to changes in the world of energy, climate change and efforts to build a greener economy. The nearly vacant rooms and labs in a building on Milwaukee's near north side can become a place of innovation, prototyping, testing and home to start-up businesses.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Small Business, Personal Finance, Industrial Machines, Eaton, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy


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Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, Briggs and Stratton Corporation

The Virginian-Pilot

The jewel of Chesapeake's City Hall

"The Chesapeake Jewel," a permanent display of the city's symbol - a blue heron - designed and created by the Peninsula Glass Guild. This story is a sample from the Chesapeake Clipper, which is included in The Virginian-Pilot every Sunday and Friday in Chesapeake.


Related Topix: Paper, Chesapeake, Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, Hampton, VA, Newport News, VA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Motley Fool

5 Things United Technologies Corporation's Management Wants You to Know

That's about 18 times worse than the performance of the average stock on the S&P 500 . But does United Technologies deserve to be scorned by investors? Is business really so bad? And what is management doing to dig its stock out of its slump and to grow the business? To find out, we listened in on United Technologies' recent second-quarter earnings conference call -- and are here to report back to you on its five most important revelations.


Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Security, United Technologies Corporation, United Technologies, GE Aircraft Engines, Hamilton Sundstrand, Paper, Aerospace-Defense, Pratt Industries, Clipper Windpower

The Advocate

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The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance Inc. announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Craft Workforce Development Excellence Awards, recognizing contractors who invest in workforce development programs that include recruitment, assessment, training, career path development and retention of employees. The GBRIA Craft Workforce Development Most Valuable Plant award was presented to BASF Corp. and The Dow Chemical Co.-Louisiana.


Related Topix: Baton Rouge, LA, Rubber-Plastics, Dow Chemical, BASF Corp, Chemicals

Fire Destroys Washington Boat-Maker's Building

Sept. 12--FERNDALE -- A fire at Northwest Marine Industries, a sport boat manufacturer, destroyed a large warehouse late Thursday, Sept. 11, and left its owners wondering if they can keep the three-generation family business alive.


Related Topix: Washington, Timken, Industrial Machines

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

Hundreds of workers demanding higher wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwest Indiana that makes automotive seats, beginning a strike that could affect a major Ford assembly plant in Chicago. The plant, in Hammond, employs 760 workers making seats for the Explorer and Taurus models produced at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant.


Related Topix: Lear Corporation, Automakers, Textiles, Indiana

Bracknell News

Top physicist Brian Box opens 3M's new innovation centre in Bracknell

A TOP physicist and TV presenter has said Bracknell is now "on the map" for cutting-edge technology after opening a new innovation centre. Popular science presenter and former member of pop group D:Ream, Professor Brian Cox was guest of honour at the official opening of technology firm 3M's new customer innovation centre at its base in the Western Industrial Area last Thursday.


Related Topix: 3M, Chemicals

The Washington Post

U.S. Stocks Decline on Fed Speculation After Retail Sales Climb

U.S. stocks fell, giving the Standard & Poor's 500 Index its first weekly drop in more than a month, as investors speculated the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than estimated after retail sales climbed at the fastest pace in four months. Energy shares in the S&P 500 fell 1.5 percent, extending losses for the week to 3.7 percent.


Related Topix: Financial Markets, Construction, Insurance, Caterpillar, Startups, Yahoo!, Financial Services, Alliance Data Systems, Computers, New York, Science / Technology


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