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Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Texas shale towns grapple with growth as oil-bust fears fade

August 21, 2019

Via: Reuters

School officials had expected enrollment to fall after the last oil price crash, starting in 2014, but it kept rising – one sign of a growing resilience in the region’s oil economy as Exxon Mobil (XOM.N), Chevron (CVX.N) and other […]


Design & Planning, Process

U.S. Steel plans to lay off hundreds of workers in Michigan

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filed on Aug. 5, the Pittsburgh-based company said it expects to let go fewer than 200 workers following its decision to halt production at the Michigan facility. In mid-June, the company said it […]


Design & Planning, Process, Production

Huawei founder details ‘battle mode’ reform plan to beat U.S. crisis

August 20, 2019

Via: Reuters

His remarks come as the United States said this week it will extend by 90 days a reprieve that permits Huawei Technologies to buy components from U.S. companies to supply existing customers, but it also moved to add more than […]


Design & Planning, Process

Amazon Wants to Put Alexa in Cars. Google and Apple Are There Already

August 19, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Somewhere between Spotify crashing and Alexa failing to locate his favorite sushi place, Rafael Rivera decided he was dealing with an unfinished product. The software developer’s rectangular Echo Auto, perched on the dashboard of his 2005 Mini Cooper, picked up […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Former GM Europe boss Forster proposed as chair of Hella’s shareholder committee

August 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Carl-Peter Forster, formerly head of GM Europe and a BMW veteran, has been proposed as chairman of Hella’s shareholders’ committee, the German supplier said in a statement. The appointment could be confirmed at the company’s annual general meeting […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Manufacturing Obscurity Is a Fate Worse Than the Robopocalypse

August 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

No country is even close to America when it comes to churning out cinematic thrillers depicting the robot apocalypse, introducing a steady supply of cyborgs, replicants, androids. Making actual industrial robots—the ones that perform our boring, repetitive tasks in factories […]


Process, Production

‘Very Painful’ Trade War Has Tech Suppliers Moving Out of China

August 13, 2019

Via: Industry Week

HP Inc.-laptop maker Inventec Corp. said it will to shift production of notebooks for the U.S. market out of China within months, adding to the tech industry’s exodus as the world’s two largest economies escalate their trade war. Inventec will […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical

Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment Industry

August 13, 2019

Via: PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Pharmaceutical Packaging Equipment market worldwide is projected to grow by US$3.4 Billion, guided by a compounded growth of 6.7%. Staying on top of trends is essential for decision makers to leverage this emerging […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

PSA, Dongfeng to drop 2 China plants, halve workforce, report says

August 12, 2019

Via: Automotive News

BEIJING/PARIS — PSA Group and partner Dongfeng Motor have agreed to cut thousands of jobs in China and drop two of their four shared assembly plants, according to a document seen by Reuters, in a last-ditch bid to curb mounting […]


Logistics, Process

China new-energy vehicle sales drop for first time in over two years

August 12, 2019

Via: Reuters

NEV sales fell to 80,000 units last month in China. That compared with a growth of 80% in NEV sales in June. Overall auto sales in the world’s biggest vehicle market fell 4.3% in July, down for a 13th consecutive […]