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January 15, 2020

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Carlos Ghosn Goes on the Offensive Against Nissan, Japan's Justice System

Carlos Ghosn Goes on the Offensive Against Nissan, Japan's Justice System

Following his dramatic escape from Japan, former Nissan Motor Co. chief Carlos Ghosn went on the attack against Nissan and the Japanese justice system. “This was persecution,” Ghosn said at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, of his 2018 arrest in Japan. “I want to clear my name…You can expect me in the next weeks to take some initiative to tell you how I am going to clear my name.” Ghosn spoke for more than two hours, constantly making hand gestures. The tone varied from hurt (in describing being imprisoned or under strict house arrest) to anger to gloating (when describing how badly Nissan is doing without him).

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Manufacturing Cuts 12,000 Jobs in December, Capping Off a Year of Slow Job Growth

Manufacturing Cuts 12,000 Jobs in December, Capping Off a Year of Slow Job Growth


U.S.manufacturers lost 12,000 jobs in December, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics said. For all of 2019, manufacturing added 46,000 jobs, compared with a gain of 264,000 in 2018. In December, durable goods industries cut 7,000 jobs, with non-durable goods paring an additional 5,000 jobs. Fabricated metal products was the biggest job loser, cutting 7,200 jobs.

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Internal Communications: Boeing Employees Mocked Regulators, Designers of 737 Max

Internal Communications: Boeing Employees Mocked Regulators, Designers of 737 Max


Boeing Co. delivered more than 100 of pages of internal messages to congressional investigators concerning the grounded 737 Max. The messages showed "Boeing employees mocked federal rules, talked about deceiving regulators and joked about potential flaws in the 737 Max as it was being developed," The New York Times reported. One employee wrote of the 737 Max...

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United Grinding North America Names New CEO

United Grinding North America Names New CEO


Markus Stolmar was named the new president and chief executive officer by the board of directors for United Grinding North America. The appointment is effective immediately. Stolmar has served in various leadership positions within the company. Stolmar’s appointment to this role follows several years of rapid growth for the Ohio-based company.

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Deloitte Survey Indicates Consumers Have Mixed Feelings About EVs

Deloitte Survey Indicates Consumers Have Mixed Feelings About EVs


Consumers participating in a global survey conducted by consulting firm Deloitte have mixed feelings about electric vehicles, viewing such vehicles as environmentally friendly while still having concern about battery range. In the U.S., a majority of respondents said EVs are more environmentally friendly but also said such vehicles should have a minimum range of 200 miles or more.

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What Makes the Cut in Heavy-Duty Turning?

What Makes the Cut in Heavy-Duty Turning?


Don’t make the mistake of thinking that turning large metal parts—like 10,000-lb (4,536 kg) work rolls, for example—is no different than turning smaller parts. Not only are there significant differences in the machine and tool characteristics needed in each case, but also in the process itself. So for shops that decide to take up turning of large parts, the first step is getting up to speed on what it takes to do the job...

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Hang on Tight: Getting a Grip on Advanced Workholding Systems

Hang on Tight: Getting a Grip on Advanced Workholding Systems


Ditching decades-old vises and chucks for a modern workholding solution is an excellent way to improve any shop’s bottom line. Significantly reduced setup times, more consistent gripping forces, better safety and ergonomics—these are just a few of the benefits available to anyone willing to invest a little time and a relatively small amount of money in workholding.

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Best-Selling Machining Books of 2019

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Reference guides and textbooks are one of the easiest and most effective ways to broaden your knowledge on a specific topic, second only to real world experience. There’s certainly no lack of books focused on machining applications, but which ones should you read? Here’s a list of the 10 most popular machining books of 2019 according to Practical Machinist’s members.

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