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California Workers Comp Rates Expected to Rise 11%
on 10/01/2014

Workers’ compensation insurance rates should go up 11 percent next year from current levels, an insurance industry body said Wednesday despite objections from business and labor interests.
The governing board of the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau, comprised mostly o...

Agilent - Keysight Spinoff Takes Form
on 08/01/2014

With 1,200 new employee badges and an expansive row of new executive offices, the Santa Rosa facility of Agilent Technologies stands poised to serve as headquarters to the world’s top electronic measurement company.
On Friday, the hilltop campus on Fountaingrove Parkway is slated...

California Senate Introduces Incentives for Tesla
on 06/09/2014

Two state lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation backed by Gov. Jerry Brown to clear away red tape and regulatory hurdles and to dangle financial incentives in front of Tesla. The bill, SB1309, is co-authored by state Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, and state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell S...

Icon Aircraft to Open Facility - Takes 140,000 s.f. Vacaville Location
on 05/15/2014

VACAVILLE — ICON Aircraft founder and CEO Kirk Hawkins on Wednesday said this manufacturer of a new generation of amphibious light sport aircraft will be moving all company functions from Los Angeles to a 140,000-square-foot facility near the Vacaville airport in coming months.

This...

Fab Equipment Spending to Increase 20-30 Percent in 2014
on 03/06/2014

March 5, 2014 — The release today of the SEMI World Fab Forecast update reveals a 20 to 30 percent projected increase in semiconductor fab equipment spending in 2014. The uptick to 30 percent depends on specific fab projects in the Europe/Mideast and Asia regions, as detailed in the report....

Tesla Plans $5B Solar Powered Giga-Factory for Lithium Batteries
on 02/27/2014

PALO ALTO -- Tesla Motors on Wednesday announced an audacious plan to build a $5 billion "Gigafactory" for batteries, saying the massive facility by 2020 will produce more lithium-ion batteries than the entire global supply for 2013. That will be enough, it said, to power 500,000 electric vehicle...

Ford Moves F-560-750 Truck Production from Mexico to Ohio Assembly Plant
on 02/26/2014

Ford Motor Co. next Friday plans to announce more details of its manufacturing shift of medium-duty trucks from Mexico to the U.S., according to a person with knowledge of the timing.

The Dearborn automaker will build its F-650 and F-750 trucks at its Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohi...

IMG Precision - Growth in Asia, Growth in US
on 01/22/2014

"Manufacturing is global," says Dick Herman, president of 101MFG, a consultancy that works to improve the operations of Northern California manufacturers. "Two thirds of the world is going through their consumer boom. The outlook is that the overall pie is growing."

Consider Integrated Ma...

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