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Diamond Foods Expanding Kettle Chip Plant

August 20, 2010 5:03 am | News | Comments

California owners of Kettle Foods potato chip plant in Salem, Ore., say they plan an $8.4 million expansion project that will boost production capacity 25 percent.

Pratt & Whitney To Cut 129 Jobs In Connecticut

August 20, 2010 4:45 am | by STEPHEN SINGER - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corp. | News | Comments

Jet engine maker to lay off about a quarter of its labor force at a repair plant, prompting the union to question whether the company is violating a federal court order.

CAT CEO Sees No Double-Dip Recession

August 20, 2010 4:35 am | by JOSH FUNK - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar officials say they don't expect a double-dip recession because the world's central banks haven't made major errors and the economy has been improving.

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AP Top Missouri News at 3:58 a.m. CDT

August 20, 2010 1:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Democrats hope money, manpower stem lossesST. LOUIS (AP) — Under no illusions about their challenges this fall, Democrats are expressing optimism that the party's financial might and voter turnout operations will help stem widespread losses. The GOP's governing track record may help, too, they...

Va nuclear manufacturing plant delayed

August 19, 2010 12:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Areva Newport News says it is delaying the start of manufacturing at its 300,000-square-foot facility until 2013.Officials with the joint venture between Northrop Grumman and Areva say a slower-than-expected process of federal government approval of new nuclear power plants is delaying the...

Philly Fed Says Manufacturing Weakens In August

August 19, 2010 10:26 am | News | Comments

Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia region weakened in August as the index of current activity dropped to to -7.7 from a reading of 5.1 in July.

Boeing Plans Manufacturing Site In Illinois

August 19, 2010 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | Boeing | News | Comments

Chicago-based Boeing Co. says it plans to open its first manufacturing facility in Illinois at a long-struggling airport near Mascoutah.

Boeing to expand near St. Louis, adding 75 jobs

August 19, 2010 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | Boeing | News | Comments

Boeing will open a new manufacturing facility at an airport in Southern Illinois, which will add 75 new manufacturing jobs.Boeing's defense business in based in St. Louis. It said the facility in the St. Louis suburb of Mascoutah, Ill, just across the Mississippi River, will use leased space in...

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Dedication held for new manufacturing plant in Ky.

August 19, 2010 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky's capital city is a new home for a company getting strong reviews as being environmentally friendly.MVR makes plastic resin for sale to consumer goods manufacturers using plastic waste as raw material. The company had a dedication ceremony Wednesday for a manufacturing plant in...

Cleveland revives 10-year lighting proposal

August 19, 2010 5:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cleveland's city council has approved a revised plan to offer a 10-year exclusive contract for street and traffic lights in return for opening a local manufacturing plant.The plan was approved Wednesday and the city will now seek bids.Mayor Frank Jackson originally wanted to give a no-bid...

Vestas To Keep HQ In Oregon

August 19, 2010 5:19 am | by Steven Dubois, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

World's largest wind turbine maker ended concerns it might leave Oregon by announcing that it will keep its North American headquarters in Portland.

Pacific Green and Palmwood Certified Rainforest Safe

August 19, 2010 1:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.pacificgreen.net () —Pacific Green, the pioneer of sustainable products from plantation coconut trees, has been certified Rainforest Safe by Rainforest Relief. This certification follows twenty years of Pacific Green producing Palmwood@ as an ethical alternative to rainforest...

Dedication held for new manufacturing plant

August 19, 2010 12:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kentucky's capital city is a new home for a company getting strong reviews as being environmentally friendly.MVR makes plastic resin for sale to consumer goods manufacturers using plastic waste as raw material. The company had a dedication ceremony Wednesday for a manufacturing plant in...

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Foxconn Aims To Boost Morale After Suicides

August 18, 2010 6:01 am | by Gillian Wong, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Young workers who normally spend their days assembling iPhones and other high-tech gadgets attended a rally to raise morale following a string of suicides.

Union: Navistar To Leave Fort Wayne

August 18, 2010 5:40 am | News | Comments

Union official at the Navistar plant in Fort Wayne, Ind., says the company has told workers it plans to phase out its operations in that city within three years.

Pillow plant set to close in southern Indiana city

August 17, 2010 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A pillow manufacturer has decided to close a southern Indiana factory it has owned for more than 30 years in a move that will eliminate nearly 100 jobs.Plant manager Marlin Courtright says the Perfect Fit Industries factory in Loogootee (Luh-GOH'-tee) will cease production in October. Most...

Trailer company will bring 400 jobs to Georgia

August 17, 2010 7:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro.A new manufacturing facility set to be built will bring the jobs over the next four years. Gov. Sonny Perdue says it's a $33.5 million investment.The facility will manufacture refrigerated trailers for Great Dane, the world's leading trailer...

Industrial Production Up 1 Percent In July

August 17, 2010 5:39 am | by Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fed Reserve says industrial output increased 1.0 percent last month, but June's results were revised to a loss of 0.1 percent, reflecting economy's sluggishness.

UH-72A Lakota Marks a New Milestone With the U.S. Army as a Single Airframe Surpasses the 1,000 Flight Hour Mark

August 16, 2010 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

http://www.eadsnorthamerica.com () —A U.S. Army UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter operated at Fort Eustis, Va., is the first Lakota to log 1,000 flight hours, underscoring the growing operational tempo of the rotary-wing aircraft in service with Army and National Guard units.Built at the...

Trailer company To Bring 400 Jobs To Georgia

August 16, 2010 4:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Great Dane Trailers will bring 400 jobs to Statesboro with a new $33.5 million manufacturing facility that will produce refrigerated trailers.

Ohio food plant expansion to create 169 jobs

August 13, 2010 2:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An Ohio snack foods manufacturer has said its new production facility in northeast Ohio will create 169 jobs.Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland joined Shearer's Foods Inc. CEO Robert Shearer at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the company's new Massillon production plant.Officials say phase one of...

GM posts another profit, moves toward stock sale

August 12, 2010 1:35 pm | by DEE-ANN DURBIN - AP Auto Writers - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a signal moment for the turnaround of the American auto industry, General Motors is edging toward a public stock sale, and its profits are now solid enough that the demanding CEO will step aside, saying his work is done.GM said Thursday that it made $1.3 billion from April through June, its...

Caterpillar to build manufacturing plant in Texas

August 12, 2010 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Caterpillar Inc.., the world's largest maker of construction and other heavy machinery, said Thursday it will build a hydraulic excavator manufacturing facility in Victoria, Texas, that will employ more than 500 workers.The facility will triple Caterpillar's hydraulic excavator production...

MillerCoors Launches Craft, Import Company

August 12, 2010 11:01 am | News | Comments

Brewer has created a separate, independent company to handle its portfolio of craft beers and imports -- two segments growing in an otherwise stale beer industry.

USW: Severstal Seeks Buyer For U.S. Mills

August 12, 2010 10:44 am | News | Comments

United Steelworkers union says it is working with Russian steelmaker Severstal to find a buyer for Severstal's plants in Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio.

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