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What Manufacturers Can Learn from a 3D-Printed Car
Jay Rogers says that while assembling his fledgling company's first 3D-printed car, his team discovered that the fenders didn't fit.
January 29, 2015 – AEM

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America
Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas and Europe, Komatsu posted gains in both profit and sales during its fiscal third quarter.
January 28, 2015 – Equipment World

Philippi-Hagenbuch Pink Tailgate Initiative helps raise money for breast cancer research
This past August, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. (PHIL) undertook a unique philanthropic campaign to both give back to the community while also increasing support and awareness from customers and dealers towards Breast Cancer prevention and research through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Memorial.
January 27, 2015 – OEM Off-Highway

Quantitative Easing in Europe Could Affect U.S. Manufacturers
The European Central Bank (ECB) finally announced its long-awaited quantitative easing program on Thursday.
January 26, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Barlow Marketing opens Colorado office
Barlow Strategic Sales & Marketing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has opened a second office in Louisville, Colorado, between Denver and Boulder.
January 23, 2015 – Recyling Today

BHP Billiton achieve production records for 8 operations and 5 commodities
BHP Billiton Group production increased by 9% during the second half of 2014 with records achieved for eight operations and five commodities.
January 23, 2015 – Mining World

NSSGA: EPA Connectivity Report Flawed
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Final Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters Report, which is intended to support EPA's sweeping, proposed Waters of the U.S. rule.
January 22, 2015 – Rock Products

3D Printing: A 13-year-old's perspective
Ben Vrakas, 13, is an early adopter of 3D printing. From creating replacement parts to building entire products from scratch, he says if you haven't tried 3D printing yet you should.
January 22, 2015 – AEM

Oversupply cuts Europe coal prices while China ramps up imports
European coal import prices dropped this week, extending a recent rout that has dragged the benchmark rate down about 25% to a discount versus Asian coal.
January 16, 2015 – Mining World

GE got out of their comfort zone and other manufacturers can too
The very nature of technology and innovation is changing, says GE's Beth Comstock, and those changes are profoundly affecting how industrial marketers develop and introduce new products.
January 15, 2015 – AEM

Free Webinar - Cuba's Next Revolution: Emerging From Isolation
Thursday 22 January 2015, 10:00-10:45 (New York), 15:00-15:45 (London) --- The restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba, effectively ending the embargo, is the greatest breakthrough between the two nations in decades.
January 13, 2015 – Business Monitor International

World Bank cuts global economic outlook
The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2015 and next year due to disappointing economic prospects in the euro zone, Japan and some major emerging economies that offset the benefit of lower oil prices.
January 13, 2015 – Reuters

Manufacturing Employment Continued to Grow in 2014
Manufacturers hired an additional 15,500 workers on average each month in 2014, with 762,000 more employees since the end of 2009.
January 12, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

3 technologies that will cause disruption for equipment manufacturers
Salim Ismail of Singularity University explains the three technologies that will cause disruption to equipment manufacturers.
January 8, 2015 – AEM

Caterpillar cutting 200 jobs at Decatur, East Peoria plants
Peoria-based Caterpillar said Wednesday it is laying off 200 workers at its Decatur and East Peoria facilities beginning Jan. 19.
January 7, 2015 – Chicago Tribune

China to close over 2,000 mines in 2015
Over 1,000 mines in China were shutdown in 2014 as part of a governmental plan that aims to improve work safety at mines and reduce pollution.
January 7, 2015 – Mining World

Growth in Manufacturing Activity Slows in December
Growth in manufacturing activity slowed somewhat in December, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
January 5, 2015 – National Association of Manufacturers

Tax reform: Could it happen?
This much is true: Both President Obama and top Republicans are saying the right things about tax reform right now.
January 4, 2015 – The Hill

Five Books Equipment Industry Leaders Say You Must Read in 2015
Here are five books equipment industry leaders say you must read in 2015.
December 18, 2014 – AEM

Mack Trucks names regional vice president of Canada
Mack Trucks named Dayle Wetherell its regional vice president of Canada, effective Jan. 1. Wetherell will be responsible for driving sales and increasing market share and profitability in Canada.
December 18, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Cat announces officer changes
Caterpillar implemented officer changes that will be made effective Jan. 1, 2015.
December 12, 2014 – Pit & Quarry

Sandvik and Downer join forces on service solutions for mining materials handling projects
Sandvik Mining Systems and Downer EDI Limited (Downer) have announced a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will see them offering high-level field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects around Australia.
December 12, 2014 – Mining World

Latest Survey of Manufacturers. Reflects Optimism about Coming Months
The latest NAM/IndustryWeek Survey of Manufacturers continues to reflect optimism about the coming months, with 91.2 percent of survey respondents saying they are either somewhat or very positive about their own company's outlook.
December 8, 2014 – National Association of Manufacturers

Bell Equipment sever work force by 8%
Bell Equipment are looking to improve operational efficiencies by reducing their worldwide head count by between 7% and 8%.
December 4, 2014 – Mining World

Global economy to expand at solid pace in fourth-quarter: PMI
The global economy will expand at a solid pace in the final quarter, albeit less strongly than during the summer months after inflows of new business slowed in November, a survey showed on Wednesday.
December 3, 2014 – Reuters

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