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  • U.S. Manufacturers React to President-Elect Trump

    Over 1100 American manufacturing and business executives signed a letter sent by the National Association of Manufacturing (NAM) to U.S. president-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday offering their congratulation on his win of the presidential election on Tuesday and a to cooperate with the new...

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  • Coal Industry Praises Outcome of U.S. Presidential Election

    After the unexpected victory of U.S. president-elect Donald J. Trump on Election Day this year, some organizations within America’s coal industry released statements praising the outcome of the race, positing that Trump will be a more positive presence in the Oval Office for the country...

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  • Conveying Equipment Orders up 45% over 2015

    The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) reported that its September 2016 booked orders increased 45.8% when compared to September 2015 orders. When compared to August 2016, September 2016 booked orders booked orders were down 60.9%. September booked orders were up 8.6% for...

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  • Firestone to Open Insulation Manufacturing Plant in Germany

    Commercial building performance solutions provider Firestone Building Products Company LLC, subsidiary of auto tire maker Bridgestone, announced plans to expand its manufacturing presence in Europe with the construction of a new insulation production and distribution site in Heinsberg, Germany....

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  • “Smart Manufacturing” Market to Hit $548B by 2024

    Increases in regulatory oversight and evolving industrial practices are anticipated to fuel the global market for smart manufacturing technologies through 2024, when its value is expected to reach $548.14 billion, according new research from Albany, NY-based Transparency Market Research. “...

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  • GM to Invest $900M in U.S. Manufacturing Facilities

    General Motors (GM) announced plans Wednesday to invest $900 million to bolster and align production output at three of its manufacturing sites in the United States to pave the way for new product programs. The automaker said it is dedicating funding toward improving operations at the Toledo...

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  • Lotus Opening U.S. Biscoff Cookie Manufacturing Facility

    The maker of Biscoff brand cookies, Lotus Bakeries, is considering a site in Mebane, NC for a new Biscoff manufacturing site, the Lembeke, Belgium-based company announced this fall. Responding to increasing sales of its famed carmelized cookie brand Lotus Biscoff in the United States – often...

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  • TreeHouse Foods Appoints Matthew Foulston as New CFO

    The board of directors of TreeHouse Foods Inc. appointed Matthew J. Foulston executive vice president and chief financial officer, set to assume the role no later than Dec. 2, 2016, the Oak Brook, IL-based manufacturer of packaged foods announced Nov. 3. “We are delighted to welcome Matthew...

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  • Equipment Maker Provisur Acquires AMFE and BFD Corp.

    Food processing technologies and systems manufacturer Provisur Technologies Inc. announced the acquisition of Dutch separation equipment maker AMFE B.V. and BFD Corporation, a Colorado-based provider of AMFE equipment sales and aftermarket support in North America. AMFE’s press-type...

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  • General Mills Adds GM Manufacturing Executive to Board

    Executive vice president of Global Manufacturing at General Motors, Alicia S. Boler Davis, has been elected to the board of directors of General Mills, the Minneapolis-based food company announced Tuesday. She was the first African-American woman to hold a plant manager position at a GM vehicle...

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