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GM to eliminate shift at Michigan plant

General Motors is laying off 1,100 workers at an assembly plant in Michigan, ending the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township plant.

February PMI: Strongest manufacturing performance for more than two years

Canada’s manufacturing sector remained on track to record its fastest quarterly upturn in business conditions since Q4 2014. February data revealed robust and accelerated growth in new order intakes, input buying and production levels.

Magna raises concerns about protectionist trade measures

Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc. cited the rise of protectionist trade measures in the Trump era as a key risk to the auto industry as it reported its latest quarterly results.

French’s announces commitment to support “important community alliances”

The French’s Food Company announced it is working to support local communities and educational institutions through The French’s Promise through several scholarships and grant programs.

New partnership to bring robotics to Chinese manufacturing sector

Istuary Innovation Group and Bluewrist have entered into an agreement to bring industrial robotics automation solutions to the Chinese market.
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IIoT Gateway brings intelligence to your machine

Advantech's wide selection of Industrial IoT Gateways are designed with Industry 4.0 technologies in mind. With their advanced communication capabilities, these smart factory solutions make connection to the cloud easy. » Learn more
Featured News 

Inspecting robot systems: Seven ways to boost JHSC performance

The day may come when industrial robots can inspect their cells for hazards that could hurt their human co-workers, but for now it’s still the responsibility of joint heath and safety committees (JHSCs). » Learn more
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Improve your ROI with all-in-one automation

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Eye protection products with anti-fog lens coating

Honeywell has expanded the number of eye protection products available with Uvex HydroShield anti-fog lens coating by seven new offerings. » Read full article

Logistics solutions at Automate 2017

Framos says it will display Sony’s most advanced CMOS sensors in addition to imaging products from camera providers, such as Sony, Smartek, Lumenera, Emergent, Ximea and others, at Automate 2017. » Read full article

Predictive monitoring and analytics system

The new PumpSense sensor-based system from Prophecy Sensorlytics boasts “uniquely smart and cost-effective” predictive diagnostics technology to alert pump/blower users to developing problems and prescribe fixes. » Read full article
Event Calendar 

ABB Automation & Power World

Location: Houston, Texas
Date: March 13-16, 2017
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American Manufacturing Summit

Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: March 28-29, 2017
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Location: Chicago, Ill.
Date: April 3-6, 2017
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