American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed.
From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow. Meet Baxter, the new face of manufacturing.
Inflation picked up in October due to higher prices that U.S. companies received for new model cars, beef, pork and electric power. The producer price index increased 0.2 percent in October from the previous month, the Labor Department said.
Kelly Matthews is on a mission to get more girls interested in STEM. Her mission began at home with her 9-month-old daughter. Matthews reads books to her like "Rosie Revere, Engineer" and "HTML for Babies."
The National Pest Management Association has declared this week Rodent Awareness Week as rodent populations continue to rise during the winter months. Learning to pest proof your business, especially those in the food industry and food supply chain, is essential.
A fire has destroyed one of Spain's largest meat producing plants and created a plume of black smoke that forced the closure of a highway in the northern city of Burgos. The blaze began early Sunday at the Campofrio plant where 1,000 employees work.
Berner Food & Beverage is an Illinois-based contract manufacturer of private label and store brand beverages, cheese products and other dairy-based foods.
With the ever-evolving audit standards, it is crucial to keep pest management at the forefront of facility operations and audit preparation. These five companies have successfully done so and were named winners of the 2014 IPM Partner Awards.
Some notable advancements have included the assembly line, telephone, fax machine and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the smartphone… but NOT for the reason you may think.
Dane County Judge Peter Anderson has dismissed a lawsuit by minority shareholders against Capital Brewery which claimed misconduct by company executives. Anderson says the minority shareholders haven't shown they had standing to sue.
Every year, a significant number of people suffer from food poisoning and other related foodborne illnesses during the holiday season. Faced with these statistics, food companies are under significant pressure to strengthen their quality and safety measures.
Economic development officials in Jackson, Tennessee have approved tax incentives for a Kellogg's facility planned in the West Tennessee city. The company expects to employ 100 people when construction on the facility is completed.
Mondelez International, the world's pre-eminent maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum and candy, announced plans to invest $24 million to increase capacity of its state-of-the-art plant in Gebze, Turkey, to support growth in the company's global confectionery business.
Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer says it plans to end bacon production at its Kirksville plant, eliminating 275 jobs. The company informed employees that the changes will be complete by the end of the year.
This air filter cartridge allows operators to realize substantial cost savings in their total plant ownership by reducing power consumption, enhancing efficiency and doubling the time between change-outs.
This product is an effective solution where durable, stain and wear resistant floors are required; bakeries, dry process areas and packing lines.
Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" brings the news of a scientific breakthrough giving millions of Americans hope for a better tomorrow: Dorito-flavored Mountain Dew. PepsiCo delivers on its promise to "drinkify" snacks by unveiling this odd hybrid.
J.M. Smucker, maker of Jif, Pillsbury and Hungry Jack, lowered its guidance for fiscal 2015 as customers recoiled from rising prices for its coffee brand, Folgers. Its preliminary second-quarter forecast also disappointed Wall Street and shares slid more than 3 percent.
Service and maintenance machine workers at Good Old Days Foods Inc. are being exposed to amputation and electric shock hazards due to a lack of machine guarding and lockout/tagout procedures. These violations, 14 in total, are being cited by OSHA along with a $47,600 penalty.
Labor woes at major West Coast sea ports have slowed the export of a record crop of Washington apples and endangered big Christmas season shipments of the fruit to Central American nations.
Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them?
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Chobani plans to open the Chobani Food Incubator, a first-of-its-kind program to invest in and cultivate emerging food entrepreneurs. The Incubator will invest in, support and scale young and growing companies inspired by Chobani's belief in making nutritious food.
A California man who talked a small Missouri community into issuing $39 million in bonds for an artificial sweetener plant was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for stealing more than $700,000 from the project, which never got off the ground.
From crime fears to smell complaints, new marijuana retailers and growers face suspicion and sometimes open antagonism from their commercial neighbors, especially in Denver, which now has 200 marijuana retailers and dozens of pot growing and manufacturing facilities.