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Timken/Cone

One longtime manufacturer acquires another Timken, the North Canton, Ohio-based company known for manufacturing engineered bearings and power transmission products, among other products, reached an agreement to acquire Cone Drive, it announced in a press release Tuesday. Cone Drive, headquartered in Traverse City, Mich., makes precision drives used in diverse markets including solar, automation, aerial […]

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MAC Exodus

Manufacturing Advisory Council disbanded, plants continue to close The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two such business advisory assemblies disbanded Wednesday afternoon following the departure of multiple CEOs over the previous two days. These departures included Inge Thulin, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M, and Rich Kyle of The Timken Company (headquartered in North Canton, […]

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OSHA fines going up

OSHA penalties for repeat, willful, and serious violations will be increased for the first time in decades, and future fines will be permitted to rise with inflation over time, as authorized by a provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which was signed into law by President Obama November 2. The increases will be based […]

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Plant cycle continues

U.S.  facilities expand, close The Midwest has seen the golden days of manufacturing as well as the dark days. In the post-WWII era, cities like St. Louis, Cleveland, and Detroit were booming hubs of factory production. Then came the 1980s, the Rust Belt era, and the part of the country we know  and love became […]

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