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Mobile Freezers Helping Farmers Preserve Crops

August 18, 2008 6:10 am | by Lisa Rathke, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Quick-freeze trailer in Vermont among the first in the nation designed to process and freeze vegetables at the farm, providing produce to customers throughout the year.

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Lumber Mill Finds New Use For Sawdust Waste

August 18, 2008 5:30 am | by Russ Corey, AP Writer | News | Comments

Hassell and Hughes Lumber Co., is taking advantage of the popularity of wood pellet stoves in New England by producing the pellets from the sawdust created in its flooring mill.

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Chemical Weapon Depots To Become Weapon-Less

August 18, 2008 5:20 am | by Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Pine Bluff Arsenal in Arkansas that once housed some of the Army's deadliest weapons now manufactures nonlethal ordnance.

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Meatpacker Faces Hiring Hardship After Raids

August 18, 2008 5:15 am | by Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Three months after nation's largest immigration raid, managers at Agriprocessors' kosher meatpacking plant are struggling to replace the 389 workers arrested by agents.

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Retirees Help Keep Boeing's Knowledge Base

August 18, 2008 5:10 am | by Michelle Dunlop, AP Writer | News | Comments

Half Boeing’s work force will be eligible for retirement within the next decade and the company is searching for ways to retain its knowledge base.

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Toshiba Switching To DVD

August 18, 2008 5:08 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After losing out in the battle to become high-definition successor of DVDs, Toshiba has turned its attention to DVD players that improve the look of DVDs on HD TVs.

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Oreck Moves Headquarters To Tennessee

August 18, 2008 5:00 am | News | Comments

Citing high fuel prices and a need to centralize operations, vacuum manufacturing company has moved its corporate headquarters to Nashville.

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EU: Trade Deficit Near Balance

August 18, 2008 4:56 am | News | Comments

At $0.15 billion, the Euro nations' trade deficit with the rest of the world came close to balance in June, the EU statistics agency said.

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GM Investing 'Millions' In Ohio Plant

August 15, 2008 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Automaker to announce a multimillion-dollar investment at its Lordstown plant and release photos of its Chevrolet Cruze small car next week.

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Using Keyword Strategy To Reach Influencers, Decision Makers & Buyers

August 15, 2008 8:00 am | by Jim Grinney, Partner, 90octane | Articles | Comments

By Jim Grinney, Partner, 90octaneTo target the right prospects, it’s critical for manufacturers to be visible through each stage of the buying cycle, beginning with search engines where your brand needs a strong presence and message.

Deere To Expand Parts Distribution Centers

August 15, 2008 6:55 am | News | Comments

Agriculture equipment maker will expand capacity at its primary parts distribution center in Milan, Ill., and three other locations in the western United States and Canada.

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Vestas To Add Over 1,000 Jobs In Colorado

August 15, 2008 6:54 am | News | Comments

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas plans to build two plants in Brighton, 15 miles northeast of Denver, and bring a total of 1,350 more jobs to the state.

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Tennant Acquiring Chinese Distributor

August 15, 2008 6:50 am | News | Comments

Floor-cleaning equipment maker agreed to purchase Shanghai Shen Tan Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Co.., which has distributed its products for 12 years.

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Furniture Makers: Legislators Need To Revise Incentives

August 15, 2008 6:40 am | News | Comments

President of a trade group says Mississippi needs to simplify its incentive program to help keep furniture-making jobs from moving overseas.

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July Industrial Output Better Than Expected

August 15, 2008 6:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve reported industrial production edged up 0.2 percent last month, half the pace of the 0.4 percent gain in June, but better than analysts expected.

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Westinghouse Electric Fills New Senior VP Job

August 15, 2008 6:20 am | News | Comments

Electronics company has named Ricardo Perez to the newly created position of senior vice president of global growth and innovation.

Australia Looking To Buy Advanced U.S. Fighter Jets

August 15, 2008 6:05 am | News | Comments

Nation wants to become the first country to win U.S. export approval to buy the Boeing EA-18G Growler advanced electronic-warfare fighter jet, an official said Friday.

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Electric Bike Sales Rise With Gas Prices

August 15, 2008 5:57 am | by Dan Strumpf, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Surging gas costs and a desire for a greener commute are turning more people to electric bikes as an unconventional form of transportation.

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Vishay Offers To Buy International Rectifier For $1.6B

August 15, 2008 5:55 am | News | Comments

Chip maker Vishay Intertechnology says it offered to buy the power management chip maker for $1.6 billion in cash.

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Maine Company Expanding Former Paper Mill

August 15, 2008 5:49 am | News | Comments

Construction company is expanding to the site of a former paper mill, where it will build equipment and buildings for a Port Arthur, Texas, oil refinery due for completion in 2010.

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