Manufacturing http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Exports Up, So Is DIA Passenger Traffic http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-exports-so-dia-passenger-traffic <p>Colorado is a growing national contender when it comes to exporting local products overseas, seeing a $400 million increase in manufactured, agricultural and mineral product exports since 2012. We can officially thank Canada for being our biggest international customer.</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:13:39 +0000 Dan Greenwood 53938 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Exports Up, So Is DIA Passenger Traffic New Cargill Windsor Plant Means Fort Collins Facility Relocation http://www.kunc.org/post/new-cargill-windsor-plant-means-fort-collins-facility-relocation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lost in the announcement of a new Cargill steel processing plant in Windsor Colorado, company officials say an existing depot will be closed and its employees moved to the new location.</span></p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:17:21 +0000 Nathan Heffel 53364 at http://www.kunc.org New Cargill Windsor Plant Means Fort Collins Facility Relocation In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made http://www.kunc.org/post/heat-foundry-steinway-piano-hearts-are-made The Steinway piano company has a new owner. This fall, the investment firm Paulson & Co. — led by billionaire John Paulson — spent about $500 million and bought all of Steinway & Sons, the venerated piano maker.<p>The deal includes a foundry in Springfield, Ohio, where the Steinway pianos are born in fire.<p>The O.S. Kelly Foundry has been making Steinway's plates since 1938. The plate is the cast-iron heart of a piano: It holds the steel wire strings with 40,000 pounds of tension, the company says. It allows vibrations to arise in a concert hall as music.<p>The plates are an old design. Sat, 09 Nov 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Noah Adams 51742 at http://www.kunc.org In The Heat Of The Foundry, Steinway Piano 'Hearts' Are Made Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers http://www.kunc.org/post/car-factories-turn-robots-and-humans-co-workers Robots are working alongside humans on car production lines, taking what <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518661/smart-robots-can-now-work-right-next-to-auto-workers/">Technology Review</a> calls "a huge step toward revolutionizing the role of robots" at car factories. Previously, robots had been seen as being too unsafe to place them shoulder-to-arm-joint with humans on the assembly line.<p>It's nothing new to put robots on the assembly line, as the tech website notes. As far back as the 1960s, the huge Unimate arm was put to work in a GM car factory. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49723 at http://www.kunc.org Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses http://www.kunc.org/post/new-carpet-factories-help-cushion-blows-recession-losses Known as the "Carpet Capital of the World," Dalton, Ga., has struggled and lost 17,000 manufacturing jobs over the past decade.<p>But now, Engineered Floors is investing $450 million in two new manufacturing facilities and a distribution center in the area. The Dalton expansion is part of a resurgence in manufacturing in Georgia and it reflects an optimistic outlook for manufacturing across the Southeast.<p><strong>Something Different, Something New</strong><p>Kaila French and her young boys play with plastic model cars and trucks, rolling them on the wooden floor in her home in Dalton. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 49147 at http://www.kunc.org New Carpet Factories Help Cushion Blows From Recession Losses