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Ball bearings seized
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Five teams of the Central Crime Branch carried out raids in different parts of north Chennai, India, and seized duplicate ball bearings. One of the employees working in a shop allegedly suffered a heart attack and collapsed after seeing the police team. More




National Association of Manufacturers economic report
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Several indicators on housing dominated the handful of economic releases recently. Housing starts dropped slightly in February, but there has been a definite upward trend for new residential construction over the past year. The nearly 700,000 units started in February represent a significant increase from the 518,000 starts observed in February 2011. More

NSK introduces lipped thrust needle roller bearing for use in automatic transmissions
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NSK has developed a compact, lightweight, long-lasting lipped thrust needle roller bearing for use in automatic transmissions. The bearing is designed to ensure good performance in severe lubrication conditions as well as to help improve fuel economy. More




Timken online intelligence system to monitor wind turbines in Minnesota
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The Timken Company announced it has reached an agreement with Northern States Power-Minnesota, an Xcel Energy Company, for remote monitoring of wind turbines at Xcel Energy's Nobles Wind Farm in southern Minnesota. More

NN Inc. appoints Robert E. Brunner to board
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NN Inc. announced the appointment of Robert E. Brunner to its board of directors, effective March 22. Brunner, whom is retiring at the end of the year, most recently has served as executive vice president, responsible for Worldwide Construction Products, at Illinois Tool Works Inc. More




World's largest bearing test rig now operational at Schaeffler
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Schaeffler's Astraios test rig — named after a Greek mythology Titan who fathered the four wind gods and opened last November — is now fully operational at the firm's Schweinfurt plant in Germany. More

Orders for durable goods in US show sustained demand
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VideoBriefOrders placed with U.S. factories for durable goods rose in February, signaling manufacturing will remain a source of strength for the expansion. Bookings for goods meant to last at least three years advanced 2.2 percent, less than projected, after a revised 3.6 percent decline in January, data from the Commerce Department showed in Washington. More

China adds business jets to its aeropsace portfolio
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China plans to add business jets to its fast-growing aerospace industry, disclosing plans for a joint venture with U.S.-based Cessna Aircraft Co. to manufacture planes for domestic and international markets. Cessna, wrestling with sluggish sales, is joining with units of the state-run Aviation Industry Corp. of China to make some of its existing planes in China and develop an all-new jet. More

High-tech Illinois company looks to bridge workers' 'skills gap'
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VideoBriefWTTW Chicago reports on an Illinois company trying to fill highly skilled, high-tech jobs and why other advanced-manufacturing companies are facing similar problems as parents and students shun manufacturing jobs over perceived stigmas and concerns about the long-term viability of the industry in America. More

More manufacturing work returns to US shores
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In a corner of a manufacturing plant in St. Charles, Ill., a dozen workers steadily assembled electric motors that until December were produced in China. The Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. workers inserted copper wires, tested the assembly and then readied them for the next step, the addition of a gearbox. More

What's China buying from the US?
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U.S. exports to China topped $100 billion for the first time in 2011, the latest in a series of rapid expansions, according to a new report from the U.S.-China Business Council. That means China — the world's second-largest economy — trails only Canada and Mexico as a buyer of American goods. More

Scenario planning of the Eurozone crisis: A risk template approach
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The Eurozone sovereign debt crisis is far from over. It will take years, not months, for excessively high government debt-to-GDP ratios to stabilize, much less begin to decline. Eurozone political leaders recently agreed upon a second multilateral assistance package that is designed to give the Greek government a respite when the first tranche is paid in. More

VW adds 800 jobs at Tennessee plant
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Volkswagen AG will hire 800 people to boost output of VW Passat cars at its Chattanooga, Tenn., plant to meet rising demand. The new positions, coming on top of 200 recently announced, will bring the number of VW employees at the site to more than 3,000. More
 
 
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