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Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal opens up tough battle in U.S.
Representatives of the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Thursday formally signed a sweeping free-trade agreement reached last fall, setting in motion what is expected to be a hard battle for approval in national legislatures, none more contentious than in the U.S.
February 4, 2016 – Los Angeles Times

'Solid' profits for Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco is claiming "solid profitability" and record cash flow in tough market conditions, in its interim report on the fourth quarter and full-year summary of 2015.
February 1, 2016 – Construction Europe

Atlas Copco releases new training tools
Atlas Copco released a free mobile training app, Training365, for Atlas Copco distributors and operators.
January 29, 2016 – Pit & Quarry

Caterpillar profit fell 43% in 2015
Despite slashing its sales outlook in tandem with an October announcement of a sweeping cost reduction plan, Caterpillar's full-year sales still fell below that most recent forecast after sales fell $3 billion year over year in the fourth quarter.
January 28, 2016 – Equipment World

Global Challenges Hurt Exports of U.S.-Built Goods
Global challenges have taken a toll on manufacturers in the United States, with exports of U.S.-manufactured goods down 6.4 percent year-to-date through November.
January 19, 2016 – National Association of Manufacturers

Intel Announces 'Conflict-Free' Supply Chain
At CES 2016, held earlier this month in Las Vegas, Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich announced that since his company has achieved an important milestone and is now manufacturing and shipping 'conflict-free' microprocessors, the company will moving beyond microprocessors to achieve the goal to validate Intel's broader product base as 'conflict-free.'
January 17, 2016 – Industry Week

Unevol to be Sandvik's first dealer in Cuba
Sandvik Construction has announced its intention to give focus to the growing construction market in Cuba, appointing Unevol S.A. as its first distributor of equipment in the country.
January 12, 2016 – International Construction

Minerals market affects Metso in Finland
After negotiating with its workforce in Finland, Metso has announced it will shed 44 jobs in its minerals business instead of the 75 originally estimated.
January 7, 2016 – Demolition & Recycling International

MSHA: Mining deaths drop to all-time lows
Preliminary Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) data indicate that 28 miners died in 2015 in work-related accidents at U.S. mines. That figure is down from 45 in 2014.
January 5, 2016 – Pit & Quarry

Business leaders offer outlook for 2016
A panel of business executives -- Aaron Olver of University Research Park, Mary Ellen Stank of Baird and Co., and Austin Ramirez of Husco International -- discuss the outlook for the new year.
January 2, 2016 – WISN

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens hires sales development engineer
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens named Nate Hicks as its new parts sales development engineer. In this position, Hicks is responsible for increasing customer uptime and reducing overhead costs through improved parts design.
December 28, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Manufacturing Hiring Continues to Struggle
Overall November jobs numbers were widely interpreted as a positive for the U.S. economy - a sign that the labor market in general is moving in the right direction. One of the larger exceptions to that is manufacturing, which continues to struggle.
December 14, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Volvo to leave National Mining Association over climate change stance
Heavy equipment and vehicle maker Volvo said it would end its relationship with the National Mining Association after learning of the mining lobby group's efforts against President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan.
December 10, 2015 – Utility Products

Anglo American to cut workforce by 85,000 in restructuring
Shares in mining firm Anglo American have fallen to a record low as the company said it would sell huge chunks of its business and shrink its workforce by nearly two-thirds.
December 8, 2015 – BBC News

Hype or Reality? The New World of Manufacturing Might be Closer Than You Think
However, according to a recent Gartner report, most global manufacturers respond to these predictions by shrugging their shoulders and going on with their business.
December 8, 2015 – Industry Week

Final ruling for Stage V regulations on the horizon
A final compromise on the new Stage V exhaust emission regulation is expected soon.
December 7, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

3D Printer Fixes Prototype Errors
Although 3D printing made the process of prototyping a new product much quicker and easier, developers who need to make adjustments to their prototypes currently need to print another one from scratch. University researchers in Germany and the U.S., however, may have a better solution.
December 3, 2015 –

Study forecasts mining equipment demand through 2019
Global demand for mining equipment is forecast to expand 7 percent annually to nearly $105 billion in 2019, according to "World Mining Equipment," a study presented by The Freedonia Group.
November 30, 2015 – Pit & Quarry

Manufacturing Rebounds, but Demand, Output Still Softer Than Desired
There were some modest signs of progress to note in recent data, including a rebound in manufacturing production in October. Despite slightly better performance, however, demand and output have been softer than desired for much of this year.
November 23, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Boards Are Shifting From Retirees to Next-Generation Leaders, Study Says
The recently released Korn Ferry Market Cap100 2015 (KFMC100), an annual study of board practices at the largest U.S. companies by market capitalization, shows an encouraging shift downward when comparing the ages of newly added directors with the ages of directors on boards as a whole.
November 23, 2015 – Chief Executive

How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees
Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one of your most important tasks is making sure they stay happy and productive.
November 20, 2015 – Linked 2 Leadership

PNC economist: Strong dollar hurting Milwaukee manufacturers
U.S. manufacturing growth has slowed this year as the strength of the U.S. dollar has made it harder to compete and energy sector demand has decreased.
November 18, 2015 – BizTimes

AEM Members Say: Exhibitions Mean Business
At AEM's 2015 Annual Conference, members said the message is clear: exhibitions mean business.
November 18, 2015 – IAEE

Will Americans Open Their Wallets for the Holidays?
As we approach the all-important holiday spending season for retailers, analysts will be looking closely for clues to gauge how much Americans will be willing to open their wallets.
November 16, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Despite Strong Job Numbers, Manufacturers Remain Challenged
Strong jobs numbers last Friday enhanced the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will begin to increase short-term interest rates in December, which was already becoming the conventional wisdom. Yet manufacturers remain challenged.
November 12, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

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