Tag Archives: manufacturing

Nikola Is Truckin’

You’re always hearing about Tesla. Here’s Nikola getting some recognition. Nikola Motors, the electric truck startup, announced it has hired Jesse Schneider as vice president of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Considered an expert in the field of fuel cells, Schneider is an automotive industry veteran who spent most of his career working for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. […]

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SmartPort 2018

Industries collide to discuss ‘Manufacturing 4.0’ A panel of leaders from manufacturing companies including Honeywell, Mars Wrigley Confectionary U.S., Kawasaki Motors and Magna International discussed the future of manufacturing April 4 at the KC SmartPort’s 2018 Annual Industry Briefing. The panel addressed a crowd of more than 550 logistics, real estate and economic development professionals […]

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Manufacturing Defense

NEMA testifies to Congress subcommittee about electroindustry concerns National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President of Government Relations Kyle Pitsor testified in front of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday at a hearing on improving the cyber and physical security of the electric grid. Pitsor contended that while NEMA is […]

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Moog Synthesizes Production

NY motion controls company to acquire Czech motor manufacturer A large American designer and manufacturer of motion control products has added a European motor manufacturer to its team. Moog Inc., based in East Aurora, N.Y., announced Friday, February 16 that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vues Brno s.r.o., which designs and manufactures customized […]

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Back to Bass

130 jobs to reborn manufacturing facility in Missouri White River Marine Group, the manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, announced February 21 that it plans to reopen its facility in Bolivar, Missouri in response to strong customer demand and an expanding market for its award-winning family of boat brands. The largest boat manufacturer in the […]

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Preformed Windings

Preformed Windings to employ 85 at ‘Bama factory We have a confirmed head count for the jobs being brought to the new Preformed Windings (Sheffield, U.K.) facility in Alabama: 85. Preformed Windings Inc. confirmed via press release February 9 that it will open a new manufacturing facility, its first in the United States, in Alabama. […]

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Oh My Lord

LORD Corporation’s new company; cockpit controls LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has announced a new brand for its portfolio of electromechanical products: LORD Electromechanical Solutions. As part of this new brand, LORD’s Fly-by-Wire Systems France (FbW) brand will transition to LORD Electromechanical Solutions the company announced in a press release Tuesday. LORD Electromechanical Solutions […]

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Hog Wash

Harley-Davidson to shut down Kansas City plant, lay off 800 The most recognizable motorcycle manufacturer in the world, a brand long representative of American culture, will shut down a heartland facility by 2019 at the expense of 800 employees. Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday it will close its Kansas City production premises by next summer. Part of a […]

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One For the Kids

Bearings company releases spinning top item NSK Ltd., the Tokyo-based bearings manufacturer, has developed a unique spinning top that incorporates several industrial-level precision bearings. The top can stay upright and spin for about 8 minutes even on rough surfaces with its weighted ring model, the company says. The item went on sale January 15, NSK […]

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EMC Squared

Virginia service center expanding operations Electric Motor & Contracting will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake, Virginia. The company has constructed a 22,500-square-foot expansion to its existing nuclear services building, which is used for servicing highly engineered critical rotating equipment for the commercial nuclear power industry. “EMC is proud […]

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