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1 hr ago | Business Journal

DDC hires new aerospace executive

The Dayton Development Coalition has made a new hire to attract more aerospace companies to Dayton.

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Related Topix: Dayton, OH, Aerospace-Defense, BAE Systems

5 hrs ago | The Auto Channel

Automobile Manufacturing Shipments and Employment Up, According to Census Bureau's Economic Census

Aug. 21, 2014: The total value of shipments for the automobile manufacturing industry was $108.8 billion in 2012, up 28.4 percent from $84.7 billion in 2007, according to the latest 2012 Economic Census statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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9 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

Deere To Lay Off About 460 From Tractor Plant

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.

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Related Topix: Construction, Industrial Machines, John Deere , Illinois

12 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Travel, Iraq Travel, Middle East Travel, US Military, US Air Force, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

16 hrs ago | Electronic Engineering Times Asia

Consumer electronics' growth shapes manufacturing industry

The most popular uses today of consumer electronics - one of the biggest sectors in the manufacturing industry, particularly in emerging markets - are entertainment, health, and fitness.

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Related Topix: DVD Players, Laptops/Notebooks

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Plastics News

Investment firm specializes in emerging polymer firms in Ohio

A plastics market veteran is working with an investment firm and a research foundation to help commercialize polymer technology in the Buckeye State.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Akron, OH, Rubber-Plastics, Chemicals, PolyOne, Avon Lake, OH

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Milwaukee Tool to add up to 126 jobs

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp. is expanding its Greenwood operation and is adding as many as 126 jobs in the coming months.

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Related Topix: Milwaukee Electric Tool, Industrial Machines

Reuters

Exclusive: Lockheed, suppliers brainstorm how to lower F-35 operating costs

Lockheed Martin Corp met with 90 key suppliers last week to brainstorm ways to lower the long-term cost of operating and maintaining the F-35 fighter jets from the Pentagon's current forecast of $1.02 trillion through 2065.

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Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Fort Worth, TX

The Raw Story

Boeing one step closer to completing its space taxi

Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Sierra Nevada, Aerospace-Defense, Amazon

Business Journal

ABB makes super-fast electric cable at Huntersville plant

Instead of requiring construction of power plants on the edge of modern cities, the cable will allow electricity to be pulled from distant green sources such as wind and solar installations, ABB says.

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Related Topix: Abb, Industrial Machines, ABB Inc, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Business Journal

SPX appoints Lowe's CFO to its board

SPX Corp. has appointed Lowe's Cos. Inc. Chief Financial Officer Bob Hull to its board of directors.

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Related Topix: SPX, Electronics

GlobeNewswire

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy CANES Shipboard Network Full Deployment Contract

Aug. 20, 2014 - The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence systems across the fleet.

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Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Northrop Grumman, Computers, Science, Computer Science

AmericanBankingNews.com

Idex SVP Sells $308,600 in Stock

IDEX SVP Frank J. Notaro unloaded 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th.

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Related Topix: Industrial Machines, IDEX Corp, IDEX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Estes Park Trail-Gazette

Pocket Park meeting Aug. 21

Estes Park residents will have the opportunity Thursday to voice their opinions on the proposed "pocket park" playground area near the Scott Ponds off of Carriage Drive.

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Related Topix: Estes Park, CO, Nordson, Industrial Machines

ZDNet

Exoskeletons could soon lighten the load for US Navy shipbuilders

The unpowered FORTIS exoskeleton is designed to increase an operator's strength and endurance by transferring weight from their arms to the ground.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

The Hartford Courant

Vice President Joe Biden To Visit Goodwin College

Vice President Joe Biden arrived at Goodwin College early Wednesday afternoon to speak with administrators and students at the private school about the importance of skills-building in the workforce.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, Industrial Machines, Security, United Technologies Corporation, East Hartford, CT, Greenwich, CT, Stamford, CT

Reuters

Northrop Grumman sees European interest in Hawk surveillance drone

U.S. defense company Northrop Grumman Corp is in talks about selling its high-altitude surveillance drones in Europe, with Britain, Germany and Norway seen as the likeliest customers, a top executive said on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Aerospace-Defense, Northrop Grumman, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News

Philly.com

Judge dismisses pollution suit targeting Moorestown plant

A federal judge in Camden has dismissed a lawsuit in which two Moorestown couples alleged that their families were exposed to health risks and a loss of property value because of underground contamination caused by a toxic chemical spill at a plant now owned by Lockheed Martin.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, Moorestown, NJ, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The Logan County Herald

Bad news for hopeful Illinoisans on jobs, economy

Numbers released today in a monthly report on jobs and employment by Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest Illinois is doing poorly - despite two recent announcements from Gov. Quinn's office highlighting a drop in unemployment and expansion of jobs in the Rockford area.

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Related Topix: Illinois, Illinois Government, Pat Quinn, US Governors, Construction, Industrial Machines, John Deere

West Australian

Tyre makers race to turn dandelions into rubber

Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.

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Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Industrial Machines, Bridgestone

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