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DMDII Seeks Proposals for Advanced Manufacturing R&D Projects
The proposal topics address three technology areas: intelligent machines, advanced manufacturing enterprise and advanced analysis.
From Artillery to Autonomy: Historic Ford Site Will Test Self-Driving Vehicles
The state of Michigan has purchased 311 acres at Willow Run, a former munitions factory, for $1.2 million.
US Steel Won't Punish Workers for Injury Reporting Delay
The steelworkers union filed a complaint after workers were suspended without pay for not immediately reporting they had been hurt on the job.
Financial Impact of Quality Remains a Question 1
Despite an upgrade on quality's importance to organizations, its financial impact presents challenges.
The onboard display inside a Tesla Model S.
Amid Investigation, Tesla Has No Plans to Disable Autopilot 2
Musk: “A lot of people don’t understand what it is and how you turn it on. It says beta specifically so people do not become complacent.”
Creating the IW 50 Best US Manufacturers

The IndustryWeek 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers is IW's exclusive annual ranking of America's top-performing public manufacturers. IW compiles the list by ranking the IW U.S. 500 companies based on their financial performance in six key areas over a three-year period. This includes inventory turns, profit margin, asset turns, return on assets, return on equity, and revenue growth. The most recent year accounts for 50% of the calculation, while 2012 is weighted at 30% and 2011 contributes 20%.

Chicago's Mondelez Plant Dunks Its Last Oreo
About half the plant's 1,200 workers will be laid off as production moves to Mexico.
A factory worker on the line.
BLS JOBS REPORT: 287,000 New Positions Marks Biggest Jump Since October
Manufacturing added 14,000 new jobs in June, but remains down 24,000 in 2016, a major point of contention among some in the industry.
LG, VW Team Up on Connected Car
LG, VW Team Up on Connected Car
The two companies will work together on Volkswagen's Cross-Over-Platform, which is aimed at enhanced vehicle connectivity.
Toyota Tops 'Most American Made' Car List
Honda had the most cars on the list, while the Detroit Three didn't crack the top five.
And the Smart City of the Future Is ... Columbus, Ohio 1
From Pittsburgh to Austin, Tx., connected cars, traffic sensors, electric vehicles and ride-sharing programs came up repeatedly in the finalists' proposals.
Denso to Give $1 Million to College Workforce Training Programs 1
Along with engineering programs, the foundation funds skilled trades and robotics programs “as these are becoming increasingly important in the automotive and technology industries,” said Denso executive vice president Mike Brackett.
Los Angeles Wins 9th U.S. Manufacturing Hub, Focused on Smart Tech
The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute will also launch five regional manufacturing centers, each anchored by an academic institution and focused on local technology transfer and workforce development.
Are Skills Gap Worries Easing? 4
About a third of manufacturers surveyed in a new PwC/Manufacturing Institute study say they are having no problem finding skilled workers. For others, it's a different story.
First Look at the State of Manufacturing 3
The IndustryWeek U.S. 500 provides a snapshot of U.S. industrial strength—or weakness.
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