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Dealerships in Florida, New Jersey Suing Mazda

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Car dealerships in Florida and New Jersey are suing Mazda of America over its new dealership bonus program, which they claim gives some dealers a pricing advantage while hurting others. A Tampa area Mazda dealership had initially filed suit in August, claiming the Mazda Brand Experience Program 2.0 violates the Robinson-Patman Act.  The New Jersey […]

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Scientists in Singapore Design Robots to 3D Print Concrete in Unison

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Scientists in Singapore have created a pair of robots that can work in unison to 3D print concrete building structures. According to reports, the robots were created by scientists at Nanyang Technological University.  They can be programmed using a computer and use a technique called “swarm printing” to create designs without crashing into each other.  […]

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Ban on Sale of 15 Percent Ethanol Gas Lifted

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A ban on the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol during the summer months has been lifted, allowing the fuel to be sold year-round. According to reports, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will publish a rule allowing high ethanol “E 15” blends to be sold during the summer.  Sale of E 15 had […]

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Steel Imports Decrease in 2018

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The American Iron and Steel Institute have reported a decrease in steel imports this year, with declines continuing in the month of September. According to reports, imports have fallen 10.6 percent in 2018, with permit applications in September falling 7.6 percent over the previous month.  Through the first nine months of the year, the U.S. […]

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Manufacturing Skill Assessment Scores Trending up in 2018

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A new study by skill assessment provider Scientific Management Techniques shows an increase in manufacturing skill assessment scores in 2018. According to reports, this would mark the first time since 2000 where scores will have increased in two of the last three years.  This comes at a time when many companies are finding skilled labor […]

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British Watchdog Censures Nissan over Charging Speed Claim

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A British advertising watchdog has censured Nissan over claims made by the automaker regarding the charging  speed of batteries in its all-electric leaf models. According to reports, the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) censured the Japanese automaker for claiming the Leaf’s battery could charge to 80 percent of its capacity in 40 to 60 […]

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Fluid Leaks Can Lead to Downtime, Environmental Issues

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Fluid leaks can be extremely costly and lead to large quantities of product wasted and extensive equipment downtime.  They can also lead to environmental issues, which can be even more costly and severely damage a company’s reputation. In addition to machine downtime, the price of leaking lubricants can quickly add up if the leaks are […]

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PetroChoices Diesel Winter Advisory: Stay Ahead of and Reduce Downtime

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By Mike Havenga, Vice President of Fuels for PetroChoice PetroChoice’s additive blending program begins October 15 and is scheduled to run through mid-March. Purchasing quality fuel is not the only component to experiencing a flawless season. There are several measures you can take to help keep your fleet in service and out of the shop. […]

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Ford Recalls GT Supercars over Leak Issue

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Ford has announced it will recall almost 200 2017 and 2018 GT supercars over concerns the vehicles are leaking hydraulic fluid. According to reports, the leaks have occurred under the rear wing blocks of the vehicles.  Fluid leaking into the exhaust system could result in fire, with one such instance already reported in Germany.  No […]

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Crude Oil Rises as Gulf Braces for Hurricane Michael

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Crude oil prices rose as the impending impact of Hurricane Michael has put a stop to some U.S. oil output in the gulf coast region. Crude futures rose 0.6 percent as concerns over the storm’s impact has cause production shutdowns in the oil rich region.  According to reports, production could drop as much as 19 […]

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