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  • China Auto Company Investing $819M in South Africa Plant

    Beijing Automotive International Corp. (BAIC) signed an agreement to build a new automobile manufacturing facility in a Port Elizabeth, South Africa industrial development, multiple news outlets reported. The move by the Chinese state-owned auto maker represents the largest investment in the...

  • North American Orders for Manufacturing Robots Sets Record

    North American companies ordered 14,583 robots for manufacturing and other business purposes in the first half of 2016, setting a record for the largest number of robot orders in the first half of a year, according to data released Tuesday by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). Orders...

  • New Screw Conveyor Engineering Guide offered by KWS Manufacturing

    KWS Manufacturing Co. has published a new engineering guide for the design of screw conveyors that is immediately available in print and electronic formats. The new KWS engineering guide contains all of the information needed for the design of screw conveyors and screw feeders, as well as...

  • Pharma Tech Industries Names New VP of Business Development

    Athens, GA-based pharmaceutical contract manufacturer Pharma Tech Industries announced Thursday that it has hired Eric Kaneps as its vice president of business development. In the role, Kaneps will develop and maintain new supply chains relationships, evaluate and assess new health and wellness...

  • Siemens Expands Additive Manufacturing Presence

    In an effort to increase its additive manufacturing footprint, Siemens acquired an 85% stake in Worcester, MA-based additive manufacturing processing and production firm Materials Solutions Ltd, the German company announced in earlier this month. Financial terms were not disclosed. “With the...

  • Fresenius Kabi Investing $250M in Illinois Pharma Plant

    German pharmaceutical company Fresenius Kabi is investing $250 million over the next decade in its Melrose Park, IL manufacturing facility. The expansion of the site, which produces generic, sterile injectable pharmaceuticals for use in US hospitals and clinics, includes the construction of at...

  • Monsanto Introducing Digital Agriculture Sensor Network

    Monsanto subsidiary The Climate Corporation announced plans Wednesday to develop the agriculture industry’s first network of in-field sensors, which will provide data for the company’s Climate FieldView platform’s agronomic models. Intended to help farmers make choices around...

  • OSHA Unveils New Pilot Whistleblower Review Process

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the introduction of a new pilot program Tuesday that aims to help the agency speed up the review process for whistleblower complaints. The “Expedited Case Processing Pilot” permits a...

  • US Factory Output in July Shows Biggest Increase of 2016

    The Federal Reserve released data Tuesday showing US factory output increased by 0.5%, the biggest gain in production in 2016, the Associated Press reported Aug. 16. The previous month’s data showed that production increased by 0.3%. The AP posited that the numbers “suggest that US...

  • GE, Sealed Air to Produce Film for Biopharmaceuticals

    GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences unit and Sealed Air Corporation announced Tuesday that the two companies formed an alliance to develop primary films for the biopharmaceuticals industry. “GE and Sealed Air share a vision of the importance of robust, high quality films in the efficient...