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ArcelorMittal Buys Remaining Stake In Czech Unit

June 11, 2010 9:57 am | News | Comments

World's largest steel producer said Friday that it would acquire the remaining minority stake in its Czech unit for $89 million.

3M To Close Oklahoma Plant

June 11, 2010 6:15 am | by Company will close its plant in Ardmore, Okla, that makes dental implant products by the end of the year, affecting 125 employees. | News | Comments

Company will close its plant in Ardmore, Okla, that makes dental implant products by the end of the year, affecting 125 employees.

Business Inventories, Sales Rise In April

June 11, 2010 6:07 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Inventories held by businesses rose for a fourth consecutive month in April while total business sales increased for a 13th consecutive month.


Concrete Manufacturer To Build Plant In Georgia

June 11, 2010 6:05 am | News | Comments

Dayton Superior, an Ohio-based manufacturer of construction products, will locate a manufacturing plant and distribution center in Braselton.

Workers Charged In $4M Xerox Forklift Fraud

June 11, 2010 5:31 am | by Ben Dobbin, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Seven mechanics at Xerox manufacturing hub in New York and three owners of a forklift company were charged with bilking printer and copier maker out of $4.1 million.

Arctic Cat Building Engines In U.S.

June 11, 2010 5:18 am | News | Comments

Snowmobile maker Arctic Cat Inc. says it will begin manufacturing some of its own snowmobile engines in St. Cloud beginning after the 2014 model year.

India's Industrial Output Surges In April

June 11, 2010 5:15 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Industrial output surged a surprise 17.6 percent in April over last year, as strong investment activity returns Asia's third-largest economy to pre-crisis levels of growth.

Ohio Chrysler Plant’s Assets To Be Liquidated

June 11, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Maynards Industries says it can't find another company to move in to the stamping plant in Twinsburg, Ohio, and plans to auction the facility's equipment and remaining assets.


Tissue Maker To Build N.C. Plant

June 10, 2010 9:50 am | News | Comments

Clearwater Paper, which makes bathroom tissue and paper towels, will build a distribution center and production plant in North Carolina that should employ about 250 workers.

Finland's Outokumpu To Expand Production

June 10, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

World's second largest stainless steel maker, Outokumpu Oyj, to invest $650 million in expanding steel production in Sweden and ferrochrome production in Finland.

Honda Says China Plants To Return To Work

June 10, 2010 5:14 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Automaker says work will resume Friday at two car assembly plants in southern China that were paralyzed by a strike at a parts supplier.

Hyundai Strike Ends

June 10, 2010 5:10 am | News | Comments

Strike that stopped Hyundai's production in India for two days called off after automaker agreed to consider rehiring dozens of workers dismissed after violent protests.

Chrysler Spending $300M On New Transmissions

June 9, 2010 10:35 am | News | Comments

Automaker said it will invest $300 million to update manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Ind., where it will build new eight-speed transmissions starting in 2013.


Deere To Invest $100M In Iowa Plant

June 9, 2010 10:20 am | News | Comments

Heavy equipment maker says it will invest about $100 million to modernize the John Deere Foundry in Waterloo, Iowa, over the next 4 to 5 years.

Germany Considers Opel's Request For Aid

June 9, 2010 5:07 am | News | Comments

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

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.

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