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How Companies Can Avoid Increased OSHA Penalties

Penalties levied by OSHA have never been low: Until recently, a serious first-time violation of OSHA workplace health and safety rules cost companies $7,000 and willful and repeat violations brought penalties of $70,000. But new rules that took effect on August 1 have upped the ante, with penalties now totaling $12,600 for the former and $126,000 for the latter, IndustryWeek reported.

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Toyota’s Innovative Manufacturing Facility in Mexico Offers Many Lessons

Toyota is planning construction of an innovative manufacturing facility south of the border. It will be the company's first manufacturing facility to be constructed from the ground up with a revolutionary new car production line that can accommodate multiple models of vehicles.

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The Reshoring Challenge: Why and How CEOs are Moving Jobs Back to America

Don Rongione, CEO of Bollman Hat Co. in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, had a unique ally in his effort to shift hat production from China to Pennsylvania—famed actor Samuel L. Jackson, who, along with other Hollywood stars, was a fan of the company’s Kangol 504 woolen knit cap.

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