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FKI Logistex Appoints Two Directors

September 25, 2008 11:36 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Company appointed Eric Rice to Director, Technical Supports, and promoted Thomas Klercke to Director, Sortation Services & Support.

Wagoner: GM Weighing Plant Cuts

September 25, 2008 11:14 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors CEO said the automaker is still studying further cuts in engine, stamping and transmission plants to correspond with plant cuts it already has announced.


GM: $25 Billion Gov't Loan Will Go To Good Use

September 25, 2008 11:11 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Wagoner said many of the loan program's specifics still must be written by the U.S. Department of Energy, but GM can live with the version the House approved Wednesday.


Terra Nova Shoes Expands Plant

September 25, 2008 8:40 am | News | Comments

Major footwear manufacturer in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland has completed a plant expansion that will add about 50 new positions to the current workforce of 170.


Delphi Nearing Agreement Over GM Support

September 25, 2008 8:35 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker has changed a tentative agreement on how much General Motors will contribute to help it emerge from bankruptcy.


Allen-Vanguard Cutting 100 Jobs

September 25, 2008 8:25 am | News | Comments

Maker of bomb-disabling technology, blast suits and other extreme-hazard gear said Thursday it will eliminate 15 percent of its total workforce in a cost-cutting restructuring.


Bombardier Ends Talks For Russian Railway Stake

September 25, 2008 8:24 am | News | Comments

Transportation giant ended talks to buy a stake in Russian railway locomotive manufacturer Transmashholding, apparently because of a disagreement over the price.


Razor Recalls Chinese-Made Scooters

September 25, 2008 8:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 103,000 Chinese-made Razor scooters were recalled Thursday after four people received cuts that required tendon surgery.


Medtronic To Buy CryoCath For $380 Million

September 25, 2008 8:16 am | News | Comments

Medical device maker said Thursday it will buy Cryocath in a move to expand its treatment portfolio for heart conditions, including abnormal heart rhythms.


PPG Industries To Buy BASF Unit

September 25, 2008 8:15 am | News | Comments

Company said Thursday it agreed to acquire BASF’s North American coil and extrusion coatings business for undisclosed terms.


Renault To Cut 2,000 Jobs

September 25, 2008 8:13 am | News | Comments

French automaker said Thursday that it would cut 2,000 more jobs at its European subsidiaries, bringing the total number of job cuts announced this month to 6,000.


Wrigley Shareholders Approve $23B Mars Buyout

September 25, 2008 8:07 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Shareholders of the chewing-gum maker have approved a $23 billion sale to Mars Inc., creating the world's largest confection maker.


China's Elite Get Special Food Amid Milk Scare

September 25, 2008 7:20 am | by Anita Chang, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

While China grapples with its latest tainted food crisis, the political elite are served the choicest, safest all-organic foods supplied from farms working under strict guidelines.


Unemployment Rate Pushed To 7-Year High

September 25, 2008 7:20 am | News | Comments

Due to the impact of a slowing economy and Hurricanes Ike and Gustav, jobless benefits for the week ending Sept. 20 increased by 32,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 493,000.


Danfoss To Double Illinois Facility

September 25, 2008 6:45 am | by Edited by Staff | News | Comments

Maker of variable frequency drives for AC motors is expanding its Loves Park plant, adding both production and office space to meet increasing demand.


Lydall To Close Vermont Plant, Lay Off 190

September 25, 2008 6:40 am | News | Comments

Producer of heat shields for cars blamed the closure on a downturn in the domestic car market.


Goods Transported By U.S. Trucks Declines

September 25, 2008 6:35 am | News | Comments

Total goods carried by trucks in the U.S. fell in August compared with the previous month, marking the largest month-to-month drop since March, a major industry trade group said.


Pratt & Whitney Get F-35 Contract

September 25, 2008 6:22 am | News | Comments

Company won a contract worth up to $491 million including options to provide propulsion systems for new military fighter jets.


EU Split On Auto Emissions Rules

September 25, 2008 6:18 am | News | Comments

Lawmakers were split Thursday on how soon car makers should be forced to follow new rules curbing how much carbon dioxide new vehicles emit.


Feds Want Ports To Delay Clean Truck Program

September 25, 2008 6:10 am | by Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Authorities are evaluating whether a plan to ban older trucks from entering the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach imposes unfair regulations and fees on truckers and shippers.



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