Author Archives: Aubrey C. Monzo

Outbreaks of Salmonella and Listeria discussed at EU event

Nearly 50 people fell ill in France with Salmonella infections last year linked to chickens at a slaughterhouse. Salmonella in beef from Germany has also been documented. Without whole genome sequencing (WGS), the low-intensity persistent epidemic could not have been detected, according to a presentation at the European Scientific Conference on Applied Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, organized by the European ...

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Vermont Christmas tree growers scramble to meet high demand

On a recent weekday at Whites Christmas Tree Farm in Essex, longtime employee Mark Tourville was easy to spot among the trees in his neon yellow raincoat and chunky work boots. Tourville took a 9-foot Frasier fir from a customer and loaded it into the tree shaker, a machine that shakes off snow, dead needles, and other forest remnants. Audio ...

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Tamworth Manufacturing: Obieco Industries, One of Australia’s Largest Gas Truck Manufacturers, Expands With New Factory | The head of the daily newspaper in the North

community, It is one of Australia’s largest gasoline truck makers, but Tamworth’s Obieco is not immune to the country’s labor shortage. The state government just gave the company $ 200,000 to build a truck manufacturing plant, creating 10 local jobs. Obieco chief executive Anthony Steel said it was difficult to build enough trucks to meet demand. “It is difficult to ...

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China ends decades-long preferential tariff certificates for its exporters

Preferential tariff treatment for Chinese companies exporting products to 32 countries – including the 27 members of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Ukraine and Liechtenstein – has ended, as the country’s export products become more competitive. Since December 1, the General Administration of Chinese Customs has stopped issuing certificates of origin under the Generalized System of ...

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United States Lighting Fixtures Market Report 2021: Data

Dublin, December 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “The Lighting Market in the United States (15th Edition)” the report was added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The United States Lighting Fixture Market offers a comprehensive picture of the US Lighting Fixture industry, providing 2015-2020 data and trend and forecast to 2024. On the one hand, the report analyzes the main trends affecting ...

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US Manufacturers Growing Rapidly But Still Struggling With Shortages, ISM Says

Numbers: U.S. manufacturers are pumping goods as fast as they can to meet strong customer demand, a new survey has shown, but ongoing labor and supply shortages have plagued production and fueled the highest surge in US inflation in decades. A closely followed index of US-based manufacturers reached 61.1% in November from 60.8% the month before, the Institute for Supply ...

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Bangladesh Garment Exporters Fear Slow Orders From Europe

While a number of European countries have imposed new restrictions to contain the spread of the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus, garment exporters in Bangladesh fear a drop in exports if the situation worsens. Some, however, were hoping global brands wouldn’t be able to suspend orders this time around and allow store shelves to be empty during the festival’s ...

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Nigeria’s Imports Drop 50% Due to Rising Tariffs, Importers Lament

Representatives of importers under the aegis of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) blamed the decline in the level of imports into the country on the increase in the cost of tariffs imposed on import units of cargoes. by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). It was even as customs brokers revealed that imports have fallen by 50 percent ...

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Universal Logic: Demand for Neocortex robotic pallet sorters is on the rise | National company

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – (BUSINESS WIRE) – November 30, 2021– Universal Logic®, the inventor of Neocortex®, the world’s oldest AI robot control software, today announced an agreement for its fully integrated Neocortex pallet sorter in multiple Associated Wholesale Grocers distribution centers, Inc. (AWG). This press release features multimedia. See the full version here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211130005100/en/ Neocortex pallet sorter work cell (Photo: Universal ...

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DARPA to launch DoD’s first space manufacturing research program

WASHINGTON – The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, in a new program, will explore options for conducting bioproduction in space, using biological systems such as microbes to build materials for use in orbital operations. The project, led by DARPA’s Biological Technology Office, is called B-SURE, short for Bioproduction, Survival, Utility and Reliability Beyond Earth. “The B-SURE program is a fundamental ...

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