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Fisker Automotive Inc. said it would open a manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, marking the first time Southern California will have an automotive plant in decades. Fisker, now based in Costa Mesa, has signed a long-term lease with landlord First Industrial Realty Trust for a 555,670-square-foot building on Perris Boulevard…

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Metso will be closing its York City mining manufacturing plant as of March 31, 2016, and about 80 employees will be transferred or lose their jobs, a company spokesman said. The plant at 240 Arch St. has been in downtown York since the early 1900s, spokesman Korlan Strayer said. Approximately…

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ABB, the leading power and automation group, is working with MeteoGroup to equip 140 container ships from Maersk Line with advisory software to optimize routes, boost maritime safety and protect precious cargo based on factors including the hull design and the weather; helping them avoid conditions that could be harmful…

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BP and Emerson have signed a global agreement for Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), to provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP’s upstream oil and gas operations. The new 10-year agreement extends the existing arrangement between the companies, allowing Emerson to provide an expanded scope…

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Siemens today said it's modernising electricity distribution network in three states - Punjab, Uttarakhand and Haryana - with Smart Grid solutions at a total cost of Rs 75 crore. "Siemens is modernising power distribution grids of Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Dehradun, and Faridabad in northern India... The volume of the orders…

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Alliance Sensors releases MHP in-cylinderinductive linear position sensor that easily adapts to existing hydraulic cylinder designs. These compact sensors are designed to be installed into the rear endcap of hydraulic cylinders for operation at pressures up to 5000psig. Their 1-inch hex aluminum or stainless steel housing are ideal for mobile…

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The acquisition of M&M International Srl (M&M), a subsidiary of Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc, adds a complete range of solenoid valve products to the Rotork Instruments division. Established for over 30 years, M&M is a leading manufacturer of general purpose solenoid valves, air actuated piston valves, automatic drain valves, connectors, coils…

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Plymouth's Applied Automation (UK) Ltd is one of the city's manufacturing success stories, with a new division, new £2.5million base – and a Herald Business Award – all achieved in 2015. The company is now in its new 140,000sq ft factory at Langage Industrial Estate, dubbed Concept House. It bought…

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AUMA announces GP  coaxial gearboxes for gate and globe valve operation as well as part-turn applications, such as butterfly and ball valves. The gearboxes support manual valve operation or automated valve operation via an actuator mounted with an adapter flange. A compact design is at the heart of the development,…

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ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $150 million from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to expand five existing substations, helping to ready the country’s transmission system for a 50 percent expansion of power generation capacity to accommodate a growing economy. SEC, Saudi Arabia’s…