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Air Products’ Joint Venture Building China Facility

June 8, 2010 10:35 am | News | Comments

Company said its Chinese joint venture will build hydrogen production facility for PetroChina that can produce over 90 million standard cubic feet of hydrogen per day.

GM To Keep 900 More Dealerships

June 8, 2010 10:32 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

General Motors said it should wind up with about 5,000 dealers in July after keeping 900 dealerships that the automaker had originally planned to cut loose.

Strike Continues To Hurt Hyundai Production

June 8, 2010 5:49 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

As workers continue to strike at automaker's Indian plant, Hyundai says each halted day of production costs the company more than 2,000 cars worth $13.8 million.


Volkswagen Aims To Sell 2 Million Cars In China

June 8, 2010 5:02 am | News | Comments

German automaker says it hopes to sell more than 2 million cars in 2010 in China and open four new plants there in the near future.

Fire Halts Production At Viasystems Factory In China

June 7, 2010 11:00 am | News | Comments

Circuit board maker said a fire in an electrical distribution hub in a factory in Zhongshan, China, on Sunday caused production to stop for an undetermined period.

Strike Idles Hyundai Production In India

June 7, 2010 8:48 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fourth strike since 2008 forces Hyundai to stop all production in India, the latest in a series of union battles that have pushed Hyundai to move some production to Turkey.

Bristol-Myers Urged Not To Close French Plant

June 7, 2010 8:35 am | News | Comments

Officials asked Bristol-Myers Squibb not to shut down a plant which makes AIDS drugs, saying the move will jeopardize the lives of thousands of babies.

Malaysia's Proton Says Volkswagen Talks Dissolve

June 7, 2010 4:58 am | News | Comments

Malaysian national carmaker said VW will not collaborate with it because the German automaker 'has other priorities,' the second time talks between the two have failed.


German Industrial Orders Rise 2.8 Percent

June 7, 2010 4:50 am | News | Comments

Government data shows that industrial orders in Europe's biggest economy were up 2.8 percent on the month in April following a strong rise in March.

Holcim: New Cement Plant Environmentally-Efficient

June 4, 2010 12:25 pm | by Jim Salter, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Chief of Holcim's U.S. division called the company's new $1 billion Missouri plant the largest and most environmentally efficient cement plant in the U.S.

Study: Pratt & Whitney Cancer Levels 'Normal'

June 4, 2010 6:00 am | by Stephen Singer, Associated Press Writer | Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corp. | News | Comments

Researchers found slightly higher rates of brain cancer at one facility, but said the difference wasn't statistically significant and doesn't appear linked to workplace factors.

Germany Delays Opel Aid Decision

June 4, 2010 4:51 am | News | Comments

General Motors' Opel unit wants loan guarantees totaling more than $1.2 billion from Germany, where it has four plants.

Explosion Levels Section Of Bullet Plant

June 3, 2010 5:14 am | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of explosion that leveled part of a bullet-manufacturing plant in Oregon, shaking the ground and rattling windows several blocks away.


Sony Closing Hungary Plant, Moving Work To Malaysia

June 2, 2010 10:15 am | News | Comments

Hungarian subsidiary of Sony said it would close a manufacturing plant in Hungary and move production of Blu-ray players and DVD recorders to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Kimberly-Clark Opens 1st Russian Plant

June 2, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

Consumer products maker opened its first plant in Russia, which will make two Huggies diapers.

N.H. Seafood Plant Could Face $214K Fine

June 2, 2010 5:21 am | News | Comments

U.S. government has proposed more than $214,000 in fines against a Canadian seafood processing company accused of 17 violations at a New Hampshire plant.

Caye Home Furnishings To Close Miss. Plant

June 2, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

Furniture maker is closing its plant in New Albany, Miss., within the next 60 days, putting 600 people out of work.

Toyota To Rev Up Highlander Production In Indiana

June 2, 2010 4:55 am | News | Comments

Japanese automaker is boosting production of the gas model Highlander sport utility vehicle at its southern Indiana plant.

GM To Invest $245M In Canadian Plant

June 1, 2010 10:30 am | by Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

General Motors of Canada said it will invest $245 million to build a new line of fuel-efficient transmissions in southern Ontario beginning in early 2012.

Stoughton Trailers To Boost Production, Add Jobs

June 1, 2010 10:10 am | News | Comments

Trailer manufacturer says it will gradually increase production and add more than 300 jobs because of the strengthening market for its products.

Whirlpool Closing Michigan Plant

June 1, 2010 10:03 am | News | Comments

Appliance maker said it is discontinuing the production of components made at Benton Harbor, Mich., plant and eliminating 216 jobs as a result.

GM Brazil Investing $386M On New Chevy

June 1, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Brazilian subsidiary of General Motors Co. plans to spend $386 million to develop and produce a new model of Chevrolet.

Furniture Manufacturer Expanding Miss. Plant

May 28, 2010 5:55 am | News | Comments

Albany Industries is expanding its operation in Ripley in northeast Mississippi and could hire up to 200 more workers.

Husqvarna To Close Nebraska Mower Plant

May 28, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Outdoor power equipment maker said it plans to close its southeast Nebraska mower plant and move operations to Orangeburg, S.C., later this year.

Japanese Automakers See Sales, Output Rise

May 28, 2010 5:14 am | News | Comments

Japan's biggest automakers posted major production and sales gains in April, as robust growth in China and elsewhere in Asia continued to fuel demand.

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