GE Aviation is opening a $50 million factory that will provide several hundred jobs in east Alabama. The 300,000-square-foot factory is located at Auburn Technology Park West, and officials say it's expected to hire between 300 and 400 people in coming years.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller is returning this week to what he considers one of the signature achievements of his nearly 50-year career, the Toyota manufacturing plant in Buffalo. Rockefeller will join Toyota Motor Corp. chairman Shoichiro Toyoda and others in celebrating production of the 10 millionth unit on Wednesday afternoon.
Canadian methane company Methanex Corp. is moving a second $550 million methane plant from Chile to Louisiana.Gov. Bobby Jindal and Methanex Vice President Gary Rowan announced the plans Thursday in Ascension Parish, saying the move will add 35 jobs to 130 expected when the first plant opens late next year.
A southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel is calling back workers in hopes of resuming operations in June. The plant was forced into a yearlong shutdown due to regulator-requested upgrades. Honeywell says some 135 salaried and another 135 hourly workers will be in place by the targeted restart of the Metropolis plant.
As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry that has profited from a country notorious for its hazardous workplaces and subsistence level wages.
Seoul said it issued a Friday deadline for North Korea to respond to its call for talks because it was worried about its workers not having access to food and medicine. North Korea hasn't allowed supplies or workers to cross the border since early this month.
Hostess Brands LLC says it will reopen its eastern Kansas bakery this summer, with the hiring of an initial 250 people already underway. The announcement was made Thursday by the investment partnership that bought Hostess Brands' snack cake product lines.
Corning Inc. says it plans a $250 million expansion of its diesel plant in an upstate New York town, adding 250 jobs to the 500 already at the facility. The company says the plant in the Steuben County town of Erwin makes emission control products used in heavy-duty diesel engine trucks and agricultural equipment.
A federal agency has cited an Ohio aluminum plant with eight safety violations following the death of a worker who was crushed by a hot metal rack stacked with heavy aluminum. OSHA said Extrudex Aluminum acted with knowing disregard or plain indifference to hazards at the company's plant in North Jackson in northeastern Ohio.
The world's largest brewer is trying to stop Ohio from enacting a measure that would prohibit brewers from buying wholesale beer distributors. That provision was part of a bill that moved quickly through the Legislature last week and is now before Gov. John Kasich.
U.S. Silver & Gold is shutting down its historic Drumlummon mine because it costs more to produce an ounce of gold than it's worth, the company announced. During the first three months of 2013, the mine near Marysville produced just over 2,100 ounces of gold at a cost of nearly $2,300 per ounce.
Testing on a site formerly owned by Ford Motor Co. in suburban Detroit where chemical solvents have been found shows pollutants are more widely dispersed than initially suspected. Results were discussed Wednesday at a public meeting, and there's concern a park and area homes could be affected.
More than 230 people were killed when the eight-story building splintered into a pile of concrete because factories based there ignored the order and kept more than 2,000 people working.Wednesday's disaster in the Dhaka suburb of Savar is the worst ever for Bangladesh's booming and powerful garment industry.
Federal and state officials investigating last week's deadly blast at a Central Texas fertilizer company are trying to determine whether a fire at the plant could have ignited a supply of ammonium nitrate. But how much of the highly explosive fertilizer was stored at the site is unclear because of a gap in federal regulations.
South Korea on Thursday warned of unspecified "grave measures" if North Korea rejects talks on a jointly run factory park shuttered for nearly a month — setting up the possible end of the last remaining major symbol of inter-Korean cooperation.
Beef Products Inc. has agreed to pay a $450,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of Clean Air Act regulations from a 2007 incident at a now-closed Waterloo packing plant which killed a worker and injured another. In the accident more than 1,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia was released into an area occupied by workers and two became trapped.
Hostess Brands, LLC has announced plans to re-launch its bakery in Columbus and plans to add about 300 jobs in the area over the next several years. The Georgia Department of Economic Development Tuesday announced the company plans to resume operations this summer and will produce a full assortment of iconic Hostess snack products — including Twinkies.
Virginia officials have rejected a request from electric car maker Tesla Motors to operate its own dealership at a Tysons Corner mall. State law requires manufacturers to sell cars through a dealer, unless the manufacturer can show that no dealer is available.
HELUKABEL has expanded its cleanroom-approved power and daa cable product portfolio with the launch of it CLEANFLEX series, which are UL/CS-approved. According to the company, they come in both shielded and unshielded power and data cables, and are suitable for continuously-flexing, cable track machinery in cleanroom applications.
A $400 million expansion planned for the Monsanto Co.'s research center in suburban St. Louis could bring 675 new jobs to the region during the next three years, the company said Tuesday.The agricultural products company said it will add 36 new greenhouses, offices, laboratory space and "plant growth chambers."
The Obama administration has seized $21 million from troubled automaker Fisker Automotive Inc. just weeks after the company laid off three-fourths of its workers amid continuing financial and production problems. Fisker had received $192 million in federal loans before a series of problems led U.S. officials to freeze the loan in 2011.
The Swiss power technology company ABB Ltd. is buying solar equipment maker Power-One Inc. for about $1 billion. The acquisition would ramp up ABB's capability to supply a key component used in solar systems. ABB will become an even larger supplier of solar inverters, which change the variable direct current output from solar panels into an alternating current.
Small fertilizer plants nationwide fall under the purview of several government agencies, each with a specific concern and none required to coordinate with others on what they have found. The small distributors — there are as many of 1,150 in Texas alone — are part of a regulatory system that focuses on large installations and industries.
An AMP Steering Committee was appointed, and in July 2012, the Committee issued a report with 16 recommendations to help AMP attain its mission. The report included five “workstreams,” or focus areas, each of which the Committee assessed and then made recommendations for improvement.
Donald Adair, lifelong resident of the community of West, Texas and owner of Adair Grain Inc., today issued the following statement: "This has been a terrible week for everyone in West, Texas and I want to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt sympathy for those affected and my appreciation for those who responded."