IndustryWeek http://www.industryweek.com/rss.xml en Strike-Hit Germany Passes Disputed Bargaining Law for Unions http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/strike-hit-germany-passes-disputed-bargaining-law-unions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Two trade unions immediately announced plans to try to block the controversial legislation, calling its approval a "black day" and accusing the new rules of robbing workers of the right to strike.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/strike-hit-germany-passes-disputed-bargaining-law-unions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/strike-hit-germany-passes-disputed-bargaining-law-unions#comments Labor / Employment Policy The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 18:56:00 +0000 168041 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>These striking German rail drivers demonstrated outside a rail station earlier this month.</p> Getty Images Luxury Giant Richemont Sees Net Profit Plunge http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/luxury-giant-richemont-sees-net-profit-plunge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Richemont, the world's second luxury goods group with brands like Cartier and Piaget, confirmed Friday that its annual net profit fell by more than a third due to losses on financial instruments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/luxury-giant-richemont-sees-net-profit-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/luxury-giant-richemont-sees-net-profit-plunge#comments Expansion Management Global Economy The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 18:27:00 +0000 168031 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Increase Profits by Creating Closer Customer Connections http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections <div class="field-byline"> Shawn Casemore </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to get a closer connection with your customer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/customer-relationships/increase-profits-creating-closer-customer-connections#comments Customer Relationships Product Development Growth Strategies Innovation Leadership Supply Chain The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000 167981 at http://www.industryweek.com HP Sells Stake in China Unit for $2.3 Billion http://www.industryweek.com/technology/hp-sells-stake-china-unit-23-billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The move comes with HP in the midst of a plan to break itself into two companies, one with a focus on personal computers and printers, and the other on software and enterprise services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/hp-sells-stake-china-unit-23-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/hp-sells-stake-china-unit-23-billion#comments Budgeting & Reporting Technology The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 14:35:00 +0000 168011 at http://www.industryweek.com Adam Berry, Getty Images Turkey Strike Tensions Ease as Fiat Resumes Work http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-strike-tensions-ease-fiat-resumes-work <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>After a little more than a week on strike, hundreds of workers from local parts manufacturers returned to work Friday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-strike-tensions-ease-fiat-resumes-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-strike-tensions-ease-fiat-resumes-work#comments Labor / Employment Policy Global Economy The Latest Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:00 +0000 168001 at http://www.industryweek.com Howard Cunningham, Getty Images Strong IP Protections Are Good for Workers, Good for the Economy http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/strong-ip-protections-are-good-workers-good-economy <div class="field-byline"> Chad Moutray and Rob McKenna </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stolen ideas, brands and inventions drain more than an estimated $300 billion from the U.S. economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/strong-ip-protections-are-good-workers-good-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/strong-ip-protections-are-good-workers-good-economy#comments Competitiveness Intellectual Property Trade Global Economy Innovation The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 20:52:00 +0000 167991 at http://www.industryweek.com Global Product Design Competition Selects 80 "Best of the Best" Winners [SLIDESHOW] http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow <div class="field-byline"> Patricia Panchak &amp; Bill Szilagy </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Eighty-one products, from 4,928 entries, earn the international "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015" in the competition's 60th anniversary year.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/product-development/global-product-design-competition-selects-80-best-best-winners-slideshow#comments Product Development Research & Development Growth Strategies Global Economy Innovation Leadership Technology None The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 19:30:00 +0000 167841 at http://www.industryweek.com Mexico Cuts 2015 Growth Forecast After Weak 1Q http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mexico-cuts-2015-growth-forecast-after-weak-1q <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Mexico's government sharply lowered its growth forecast for this year on Thursday after the economy grew by a meager 0.4% in the first quarter, hit by slumping oil prices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mexico-cuts-2015-growth-forecast-after-weak-1q" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/mexico-cuts-2015-growth-forecast-after-weak-1q#comments Competitiveness The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 18:18:00 +0000 167961 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Which Patent Reform Bill Doesn’t Destroy the American Patent System? http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/which-patent-reform-bill-doesn-t-destroy-american-patent-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In 2011, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) changed our patent system from a "first to invent" to a "first to file." It also created easier ways to invalidate patents. Now, there are three patent reform bills in consideration by the House and Senate that are all purporting to fix some of the problems generated by the AIA Act.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/which-patent-reform-bill-doesn-t-destroy-american-patent-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/which-patent-reform-bill-doesn-t-destroy-american-patent-system#comments Ideaxchange Intellectual Property Legislation Public Policy Innovation The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 17:20:00 +0000 167951 at http://www.industryweek.com Corvette's Paint Shop Scores a Multi-Million-Dollar Sheen http://www.industryweek.com/production-equipment/corvettes-paint-shop-scores-multi-million-dollar-sheen <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The upgrade is part of $439 million in investments that GM announced it will make at the Bowling Green, Ky., plant. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/production-equipment/corvettes-paint-shop-scores-multi-million-dollar-sheen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/production-equipment/corvettes-paint-shop-scores-multi-million-dollar-sheen#comments Operations Production Equipment The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 16:26:00 +0000 167941 at http://www.industryweek.com SpaceX Cargo Ship Begins Journey Back to Earth http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/spacex-cargo-ship-begins-journey-back-earth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The unmanned Dragon, the only supply ship capable of returning in one piece, launched more than five weeks ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/spacex-cargo-ship-begins-journey-back-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/spacex-cargo-ship-begins-journey-back-earth#comments Emerging Technologies Transportation Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 14:56:00 +0000 167921 at http://www.industryweek.com NASA Pop Quiz: Test Your Manufacturing Knowledge 2.0 http://www.industryweek.com/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div> Take this short (10 question) quiz to find out the extent of your manufacturing expertise.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/operations/pop-quiz-test-your-manufacturing-knowledge-20#comments Global Economy Innovation Leadership Operations Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 14:15:00 +0000 158741 at http://www.industryweek.com Fed Interest Rate Hike 'Unlikely' in June http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-interest-rate-hike-unlikely-june <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Weaker than expected data on manufacturing and retail sales has led economists to revise downward estimates for first-quarter growth, into contraction territory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-interest-rate-hike-unlikely-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/finance/fed-interest-rate-hike-unlikely-june#comments Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 14:12:00 +0000 167911 at http://www.industryweek.com Alex Wong, Getty Images Rockwell Automation Enhances PharmaSuite MES Software for Medical Device Manufacturers http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/rockwell-automation-enhances-pharmasuite-mes-software-medical-device-manufactur <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Medical device manufacturers that combine discrete and batch processes in their operations can now use Rockwell Software PharmaSuite manufacturing execution system (MES) software from Rockwell Automation as their sole track-and-trace platform, achieving tracking capabilities down to the smallest saleable unit. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/rockwell-automation-enhances-pharmasuite-mes-software-medical-device-manufactur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/connected-enterprise/rockwell-automation-enhances-pharmasuite-mes-software-medical-device-manufactur#comments The Connected Enterprise Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 166581 at http://www.industryweek.com <p><em>New, single track-and-trace system for batch and discrete production</em></p> Mercedes Cuts 500 Brazilian Jobs, Puts 7,000 on Leave http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mercedes-cuts-500-brazilian-jobs-puts-7000-leave <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Growth in the Brazilian economy has slowed for five straight years, with a contraction forecast of about 1% for this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mercedes-cuts-500-brazilian-jobs-puts-7000-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/workforce/mercedes-cuts-500-brazilian-jobs-puts-7000-leave#comments Recruiting / Retention Global Economy Workforce The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 13:49:00 +0000 167901 at http://www.industryweek.com Jennifer Polixenni Brankin, Getty Images China Gauge Shows Manufacturing Activity Still Shrinking http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-gauge-shows-manufacturing-activity-still-shrinking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Chinese government has tried to spark the world's second-largest economy, but manufacturing companies are still cutting back jobs and production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-gauge-shows-manufacturing-activity-still-shrinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/china-gauge-shows-manufacturing-activity-still-shrinking#comments Global Economy The Latest Thu, 21 May 2015 13:38:00 +0000 167891 at http://www.industryweek.com Kevin Frayer, Getty Images Internet Search Pioneer Lycos Selling Patents http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/internet-search-pioneer-lycos-selling-patents <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Patents being put on the block by the Internet enterprise spun out of Carnegie Mellon University range from search engine technology to online advertising and gaming.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/internet-search-pioneer-lycos-selling-patents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/intellectual-property/internet-search-pioneer-lycos-selling-patents#comments Intellectual Property Digital Tools The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 20:38:00 +0000 167881 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images BP Oil Spill Caused Dolphins' Lung Disease, Deaths: Study http://www.industryweek.com/environment/bp-oil-spill-caused-dolphins-lung-disease-deaths-study <div class="field-byline"> Kerry Sheridan </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, US scientists said Thursday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/environment/bp-oil-spill-caused-dolphins-lung-disease-deaths-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/environment/bp-oil-spill-caused-dolphins-lung-disease-deaths-study#comments Environment The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 18:53:00 +0000 167871 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images How American Workers Became Disengaged http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The causes and consequences of a disengaged workforce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/how-american-workers-became-disengaged#comments Compensation Strategies Ideaxchange Engagement Growth Strategies Recruiting / Retention Strategic Planning & Execution Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 18:10:00 +0000 167711 at http://www.industryweek.com Barclays Says It 'Deeply Regrets' Forex Scandal http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/barclays-says-it-deeply-regrets-forex-scandal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Britain's troubled Barclays bank was slapped with a $2.4 billion (2.2 billion euro) fine by US and UK regulators for foreign exchange market manipulation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/barclays-says-it-deeply-regrets-forex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/regulations/barclays-says-it-deeply-regrets-forex-scandal#comments Regulations The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 17:18:00 +0000 167861 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images China Scraps Rare Earths Export Quota After WTO Ruling http://www.industryweek.com/trade/china-scraps-rare-earths-export-quota-after-wto-ruling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Under the new guidelines, rare earth minerals will still require an export license in China but the amount that can be sold abroad will no longer be covered by a quota. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/trade/china-scraps-rare-earths-export-quota-after-wto-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/trade/china-scraps-rare-earths-export-quota-after-wto-ruling#comments Trade The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 16:18:00 +0000 167851 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Renault Pursues Growth in India, Launches New Budget Car http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Kwid will go on sale in the second half of the year, priced at 300,000 rupees ($4,700).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/growth-strategies/renault-pursues-growth-india-launches-new-budget-car#comments Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Strategic Planning & Execution Innovation Leadership The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 12:52:00 +0000 167821 at http://www.industryweek.com Renault Marketing 3D-Commerce Turkey Auto Workers Strike at Ford Factory http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The factories of Renault and Fiat in Turkey have been ground to a halt in the past few days by a strike for higher pay, and have also been joined by several auto parts manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/turkey-auto-workers-strike-ford-factory#comments Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 12:19:00 +0000 167811 at http://www.industryweek.com Copyright Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Lafarge CEO Gets Big Merger Bonus as Cement Company Plans Job Cuts http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/lafarge-ceo-gets-big-merger-bonus-cement-company-plans-job-cuts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The board accorded the bonus two days after Holcim shareholders approved the merger by a vote of 94%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/lafarge-ceo-gets-big-merger-bonus-cement-company-plans-job-cuts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/lafarge-ceo-gets-big-merger-bonus-cement-company-plans-job-cuts#comments Compensation Strategies Companies & Executives Labor / Employment Policy Leadership Workforce The Latest Wed, 20 May 2015 11:39:00 +0000 167801 at http://www.industryweek.com Holcim 2015 Lean Coaching Summit http://www.industryweek.com/2015-lean-coaching-summit <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div><p>The Lean Enterprise Institute and Lean Frontiers again offer to the lean community the annual Lean Coaching Summit, now entering its third year. The Summit will continue to lay the groundwork for coaching in the lean enterprise through a collaborative and hands-on learning environment.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Motif Seattle</span> <span class="locality">Seattle</span>, <span class="region">WA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="47.606210">47° 36' 22.356" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.332071">122° 19' 55.4556" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=47.606210+-122.332071+%28%2C+Seattle%2C+WA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Lean Enterprise Institute and Lean Frontiers again offer to the lean community the annual Lean Coaching Summit, now entering its third year. The Summit will continue to lay the groundwork for coaching in the lean enterprise through a collaborative and hands-on learning environment.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/2015-lean-coaching-summit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/2015-lean-coaching-summit#comments 47.606210 -122.332071 Tue, 19 May 2015 22:20:00 +0000 167791 at http://www.industryweek.com National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2015 Manufacturing Summit http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-nam-2015-manufacturing-summit-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div>The Manufacturing Summit is the perfect time for you to connect with freshman members, as well as other key members of Congress to discuss a host of issues that impact not only the business community but your company, your workers and your bottom line in a meaningful and impactful way.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Mandarin Oriental Washington DC</span> <span class="locality">Washington</span>, <span class="region">DC</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="38.907192">38° 54' 25.8912" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-77.036871">77° 2' 12.7356" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=38.907192+-77.036871+%28%2C+Washington%2C+DC%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The Manufacturing Summit is the perfect time for you to connect with freshman members, as well as other key members of Congress to discuss a host of issues that&nbsp;impact not only the business community but your company, your workers and your bottom line in a meaningful and impactful way.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-nam-2015-manufacturing-summit-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/national-association-manufacturers-nam-2015-manufacturing-summit-0#comments 38.907192 -77.036871 Tue, 19 May 2015 22:15:00 +0000 167781 at http://www.industryweek.com Semicon West http://www.industryweek.com/semicon-west-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div>SEMICON West attracts the buyers and key decision-makers that move innovation in microelectronics: engineers, designers, fab managers, purchasing managers, researchers, executives, and more.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">The Moscone Center</span> <span class="locality">San Francisco</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.774930">37° 46' 29.748" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.419416">122° 25' 9.8976" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.774930+-122.419416+%28%2C+San+Francisco%2C+CA%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>SEMICON West attracts the buyers and key decision-makers that move innovation in microelectronics: engineers, designers, fab managers, purchasing managers, researchers, executives, and more.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/semicon-west-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/semicon-west-0#comments 37.774930 -122.419416 Tue, 19 May 2015 22:00:00 +0000 167761 at http://www.industryweek.com Western Manufacturing Technology Show http://www.industryweek.com/western-manufacturing-technology-show-0 <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div>Western Canada's marketplace for: machine tools, tooling, metal fabrication, automation & assembly, advanced manufacturing, plant maintenance and more.</div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Edmonton EXPO Centre</span> <span class="locality">Edmonton</span>, <span class="region">AB</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="53.544389">53° 32' 39.8004" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-113.490927">113° 29' 27.3372" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.ca?q=%2C+Edmonton%2C+AB%2C+%2C+ca">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Western Canada&#39;s marketplace for: machine tools, tooling, metal fabrication, automation &amp; assembly, advanced manufacturing, plant maintenance and more.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/western-manufacturing-technology-show-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/western-manufacturing-technology-show-0#comments 53.544389 -113.490927 Tue, 19 May 2015 21:53:00 +0000 167741 at http://www.industryweek.com 43rd SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC); ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2015) http://www.industryweek.com/43rd-sme-north-american-manufacturing-research-conference-namrc-asme-manufacturing-science-and-engin <div class="node-body event-body"><div></div><p>The 2015 conference schedule will include keynote and technical presentations, expert panels, student poster presentations, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, UNC Charlotte lab tours, an awards banquet, luncheons and more.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">University of North Carolina at Charlotte</span> <span class="locality">Charlotte</span>, <span class="region">NC</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="35.227087">35° 13' 37.5132" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-80.843127">80° 50' 35.2572" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=35.227087+-80.843127+%28%2C+Charlotte%2C+NC%2C+%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>The 2015 conference schedule will include keynote and technical presentations, expert panels, student poster presentations, an exhibition of industry partners, an early career forum, UNC Charlotte lab tours, an awards banquet, luncheons and more.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/43rd-sme-north-american-manufacturing-research-conference-namrc-asme-manufacturing-science-and-engin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/43rd-sme-north-american-manufacturing-research-conference-namrc-asme-manufacturing-science-and-engin#comments 35.227087 -80.843127 Tue, 19 May 2015 21:37:00 +0000 167721 at http://www.industryweek.com A History of Sexual Harassment at Two Chicago Ford Plants http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/history-sexual-harassment-two-chicago-ford-plants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The recent sexual harassment complaints at two Chicago Ford plants stir up memories of a $9 million settlement there.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/history-sexual-harassment-two-chicago-ford-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/labor-employment-policy/history-sexual-harassment-two-chicago-ford-plants#comments Labor / Employment Policy The Latest Tue, 19 May 2015 18:55:00 +0000 167701 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images