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Molson Coors Office To Stay In Denver

May 16, 2008 10:19 am | News | Comments

Head of brewer Molson Coors says the company will keep its headquarters in Denver regardless of possible relocations as a result of its pending joint venture with SABMiller.

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Thermo Fisher Names COO

May 16, 2008 10:15 am | News | Comments

Maker of laboratory supplies and scientific instruments has named group president Marc N. Casper to the newly created post of chief operating officer.

The Making Of ‘How It’s Made’

May 16, 2008 10:00 am | by Amanda Earing, News Editor | Articles | Comments

By Amanda Earing, News Editor, Manufacturing.net “How It’s Made”, a television show featured on the Science Channel that documents how ordinary items such as buttons and bolts are manufactured has millions of viewers worldwide and is growing in popularity. Jean-Marc St-Pierre, president of Productions MAJ, the show’s producer, explains just what it is that makes the show so popular.

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Maine Shipyard Workers To Vote On Contract

May 16, 2008 7:20 am | News | Comments

Spokesman John Carr says he believes the proposed four-year contract that Machinists’ Local S6 shipbuilders will consider on Sunday is ‘one of the best in the industry.’

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Flextronics CFO Resigns

May 16, 2008 7:10 am | by Edited By Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

Thomas Smach is resigning as chief financial officer to pursue other interests outside the company; Paul Reed will be appointed to CFO upon Smach’s departure.

GM May Sell Chevrolets In South Korea

May 16, 2008 7:06 am | News | Comments

Automaker considering launching its Chevrolet brand in South Korea to capture a larger share of the country's growing market for imported cars.

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Former Lead Paint Companies Argue Case Verdict

May 16, 2008 6:55 am | by Eric Tucker, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Three former lead paint companies are appealing in the Rhode Island Supreme Court a verdict that found them liable for toxic products in the first-ever jury ruling against the industry.

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Immigration Raid Leads To Federal Class-Action Lawsuit

May 16, 2008 6:25 am | News | Comments

Three people arrested in this week's immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Iowa have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the ICE and several government officials.

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CoorsTek Opens New Ceramics Plant In South Korea

May 16, 2008 6:21 am | by Edited by Manufacturing.net Staff | News | Comments

New facility will be more than three times larger than CoorsTek's current location in Kyungbook and will serve as a manufacturing hub for most of Asia.

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Heinz Donates $350,000 To China Relief Efforts

May 16, 2008 6:15 am | News | Comments

While no Heinz workers or families were injured at its Chengdu plant, the site of Monday's earthquake, CEO William Johnson says the company has a moral obligation to help.

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U.N.: World Economy Near Downturn In 2008

May 16, 2008 6:09 am | by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World economy is 'teetering on the brink' of a severe downturn and is expected to grow only 1.8 percent in 2008, the United Nations said in its mid-year economic projections.

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Menu Foods Making Progress After Massive Recall

May 16, 2008 6:00 am | News | Comments

Pet food maker says it is on the way to recovering from the impact of a series of major recalls last year, although on a smaller scale.

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U.S. Not Changing South Korea Beef Export Deal

May 16, 2008 5:54 am | by Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Top U.S. trade official said that American beef is safe and rejected calls to re-negotiate an accord allowing it to resume beef exports to South Korea.

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LG Display Investing Nearly $1 Billion In LCD Output

May 16, 2008 5:50 am | News | Comments

World's second-largest LCD maker by sales said it plans to spend $960 million to build a new liquid display production line.

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Hoffmaster Closes Wisconsin Plant

May 16, 2008 5:45 am | News | Comments

Plant that makes paper plates and napkins will phase out production in Appleton and 300 jobs will be lost as work is moved to the company's Clintonville facility.

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Miller: Customers Buying Cheaper Beers

May 16, 2008 5:42 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Consumers still want different types of beers, but for a growing number with empty pockets, that means less expensive ones, the CEO of Miller Brewing Co. said.

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Boeing Loses $3.57 Billion Contract To Lockheed

May 16, 2008 5:39 am | by Joelle Tessler, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Lockheed Martin beat out Boeing to win an Air Force contract worth up to $3.57 billion to build as many as 12 next-generation global positioning satellites, the Pentagon said.

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GE Confirms Plans To Exit Appliance Business

May 16, 2008 5:35 am | News | Comments

Industrial conglomerate said in a statement the move is part of an ongoing plan to exit 'slower growth and more volatile businesses.'

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California To Ban BPA In Baby Bottles

May 16, 2008 5:31 am | News | Comments

Senate has voted to ban the use of a chemical linked to hormone disruption and hyperactivity in consumer products targeted at young children.

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As Prices Rise, Shoppers Say Smaller Is Better

May 16, 2008 5:26 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

From meat to mustard, consumers are trying to control their food bills by buying smaller-size items as they grapple with soaring prices.

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