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From bankruptcy to rebirth
From bankruptcy to rebirth

The persistent hum running through the General Motors assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan, sounds neither like crisis nor change, even in a facility and a company that has seen plenty of both. Before 2009-before the GM bankruptcy closed this plant, ended the production of the Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6,... Read More

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In her own words: Mary Barra and the GM recall crisis
In her own words: Mary Barra and the GM recall crisis

It was supposed to be the beginning of a new era at General Motors on Jan. 15, 2014. The iconic global automaker named 31-year company veteran Mary Barra as its new CEO, making her the first woman... Read More

Understanding the IP69K rating
Understanding the IP69K rating

With an ever-increasing emphasis on safety operations in facilities, many of the products and equipment used in industrial plants must undergo and pass rigorous testing procedures and uphold a long... Read More

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Nine pavilions at IMTS let attendees focus on specific needs
Nine pavilions at IMTS let attendees focus on specific needs

The 2014 IMTS Show, Sept. 8-13 at Chicago's McCormick Place, is a huge event, both in importance and in space. More than 1.2 million sq. ft. of exhibit space, 1,900 companies and more than 100,000... Read More

One answer to the U.S. manufacturing skills gap: women
One answer to the U.S. manufacturing skills gap: women

According to Women in Manufacturing (WiM), women are underrepresented in manufacturing not because they are not able, but because they still believe the manufacturing field is a better fit for men.... Read More

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2014 Workforce Development Research
The 2014 Workforce Development study asked key questions on the causes and effects of the lack of a skilled workforce in the U.S., what manufacturing plants are doing to combat this issue, and how facilities are establishing a positive relationship with their communities.
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2014 Product of the Year
The 2014 Product of the Year program is now accepting nominations! See which products are named finalists in the November 2014 issue of Plant Engineering.
Nomination deadline: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
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Optimizing Motor, Drives and Gearbox Systems to Ensure Best Performance and Total Cost of Ownership
Presenter William Finley from Siemens will explain that with modern industrial systems, there is a large advantage in total cost of ownership when driven equipment, adjustable frequency drives (AFD), motors, and gearboxes are matched and driven at ratings appropriate for these components.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by: Siemens
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Modular wiring solution for process automation
Modular wiring solution for process automation

Turck's powerfast is a modular wiring solution for process automation connectivity products are UL... Read More

Air nozzle
Air nozzle

The air nozzle delivers a small blowoff with an efficient, high volume, high velocity airflow. Its... Read More

Rugged rackmount server
Rugged rackmount server

The Wildcat 2U rugged rackmount server, optimized for high mean time between failure (MTBF), is... Read More

TF450 Laser marking machine
TF450 Laser marking machine

This laser solution takes advantage of all the benefits of it's fiber laser source including: long... Read More

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Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit
Meet your manufacturing peers and see the future of automation. Come to the 2014 Industrial Automation North America Pavilion at the 2014 IMTS Show Sept. 8-13 in Chicago. Attend North America's largest manufacturing show. Click here for speakers, agenda and to register.