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Improving Bottom Line Through Workplace Safety

September 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by UL | Comments

Chemical manufacturing is a highly hazardous industry where the most common injuries—sprains, strains, and fractures—can result in a staggering $82,382 per claim and can take a worker out of commission for more than 30 days ...    

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BorgWarner Expanding Operations

September 5, 2014 2:19 pm | by Targeted News Service | Comments

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company's advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company's fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 million and will create...

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Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening Of Bobcat's $28 Million Acceleration Center

September 5, 2014 2:11 pm | by Targeted News Services | Comments

Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the new $28 million Bobcat Company Acceleration Center located at the company's Bismarck-based Northern Plains Commerce Centre (NPCC) facility. The 190,000 square-foot facility will house...

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Boar's Head To Build Plant In New Castle, IN

September 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Boar's Head Brand plans to build a meat processing plant in New Castle, Indiana that company executives say will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years. The Sarasota, Florida-headquartered maker of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses announced...

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Court Rules Next Week On Fracking Case

September 5, 2014 1:42 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) admits. Lawyers for the Reese River Basin Citizens Against Fracking urged...

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A. C. Simmonds and Sons To Acquire Environmental Waste International

September 5, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A.C. Simmonds and Sons Inc. (ACS) and Environmental Waste International Inc. (EWS) announced today that a non-binding letter of intent has been entered into regarding the proposed acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of EWS by ACS in exchange for...

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Belkin Partners With OSRAM SYLVANIA For Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

September 5, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the...

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Southeast Manufacturing Activity Rallies For August

September 5, 2014 11:54 am | by Paula Stanton, Kennesaw State University | Comments

Southeast manufacturing activity saw a rebound in August, reversing an 8.5-point slide in June and July, according to the Southeast’s Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) report released today by Kennesaw State University’s Econometric Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business. The Southeast PMI for August increased...

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Ameren Increases Water Tests At Contaminated Callaway Plant

September 5, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ameren Missouri plans to increase testing of water near its nuclear power plant in Callaway County after contaminated water was found in July in one of its monitoring wells.Nuclear power plants are required to test water quarterly, but...

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2014 Global Brands From China Competition In Full Swing

September 5, 2014 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

While the 2014 FutureM Forum is approaching, "2014 Global Competitiveness Brands Top 10 from China" is in full swing. A total of 39 candidate companies participated in this activity organized by IDG, jointly demonstrating the branding power of Chinese companies to the world. They are all internationally renowned organizations including...

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U.S. Employers Add 142K Jobs, Employment Flat In Manufacturing

September 5, 2014 9:43 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | Comments

U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.2 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. The rate dropped because...

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Hillary Clinton: U.S. Should Lead On Clean Energy

September 4, 2014 8:31 pm | by Ken Ritter - Associated Press | Comments

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday called for the U.S. to become what she called the world's 21st-century clean energy superpower. In remarks Thursday at the annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Clinton credited northern Nevada's selection for...

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Cleanup Of Lead, Arsenic At Charleston Plant Begins

September 4, 2014 7:31 pm | by Bruce Smith - Associated Press | Comments

Work begins next month on cleaning the lead and arsenic-laced ground and water at the site of an old fertilizer plant in Charleston, the fifth such site in the area to be cleaned in seven years. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public meeting Thursday on plans for the $8.5 million...

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Noranda Aluminum Lay Off 200 Employees And Suspend Expansion

September 4, 2014 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Noranda Aluminum Inc. announced Tuesday that it is laying off up to 200 employees and suspending an expansion project at its southeast Missouri smelter because state regulators refused to lower its electricity rates. The cutbacks come less than two weeks after the Missouri Public Service Commission denied its request for...

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Boeing's Dreamliner To Be Built In Charleston

September 4, 2014 4:53 pm | by Warren Wise, Charleston Post & Courier | Comments

The only Boeing airplane that will be built exclusively in North Charleston has landed a supplier. An aerospace division of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. said it has been picked to design and manufacture external engine housings for the...

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Toyota: Cars Will Be Safer, But Still Need Drivers

September 4, 2014 4:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Autos Writer | Comments

Your car soon will do more to help avoid a crash. As for one day leaving all the driving to the vehicle while you relax in back, don't get your hopes up. That's the message from safety executives at Toyota, who on Thursday promised by 2017 to have...

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Biofuel Plant And Tesla Topics At Vegas Event

September 4, 2014 3:43 pm | by Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Comments

Plans for a $5 billion Tesla automobile battery plant upstaged an announcement Thursday that a northern Nevada biofuel production plant would receive a federal loan guarantee for a little under 40 percent of its $266 million cost.Federal Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined...

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U.S. Economy Rises to No. 3 Global Ranking

September 4, 2014 12:55 pm | by John Heilprin, Associated Press | Comments

The United States' competitiveness among global economies has risen to the No. 3 spot behind Switzerland and Singapore in rankings published annually by the World Economic Forum.In its survey released Wednesday, the Forum said...    

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SiliconExpert Announces Major Data Release

September 4, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools and solutions announces its largest data release yet, increasing the number of electronic components it carries, the number of engineers behind the data, and the number of total manufacturers...

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Judge Rules BP's Reckless Conduct Caused Gulf Oil Spill

September 4, 2014 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal judge has ruled that BP's reckless conduct resulted in the nation's worst offshore oil spill, leaving the company open to billions of dollars in penalties. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Thursday could...   

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