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Cummins To Lay Off Nearly 200 In Indiana

March 3, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

Diesel engine maker is laying off 194 workers at its Columbus MidRange Engine Plant in response to a drop in orders by Chrysler.

Spanish Train Maker Chooses Milwaukee For New Plant

March 3, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

Talgo, Spanish train company that agreed to build an assembly plant in Wisconsin, said it has chosen a site in Milwaukee that will create about 125 new jobs.

French Workers Free Siemens Managers

March 3, 2010 3:55 am | News | Comments

Workers released two managers they had detained at a Siemens subsidiary after the managers agreed to talks on the future of a plant slated for closure.


GM Says It Won't Reopen Closed Factories

March 2, 2010 9:25 am | News | Comments

General Motors’ top sales executive says automaker needs to use its current factories to the maximum rather than taking expensive step of reopening closed plants.

Kraft Foods Boosting Production At Virginia Plant

March 2, 2010 6:50 am | News | Comments

Food maker is increasing production of its Capri Sun beverage at a plant in Winchester that will create 100 jobs.

DuPont Restarting Production At Virginia Plant

March 2, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

Company began restarting idled chemical plant in Belle after halting operations last month over series of leaks, including one that led to the death of a worker.

Lear To Boost Output At Indiana Plant

March 2, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

Auto parts maker plans to increase production at its northwestern Indiana factory and potentially add 285 jobs this year.

Quake Halts Production At Chile’s Biggest Winemaker

March 2, 2010 4:10 am | by Alan Clendenning, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Several of Concha y Toro's major wineries and its transportation network sustained serious damage in major earthquake, stopping production for at least a week.


Renault Ramps Up Russian Investments

March 1, 2010 7:21 am | by Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

French car maker has invested $204 million to double capacity at its Moscow plant to take advantage of Russia's cash-for-clunkers program.

Survey: Chinese Manufacturing Growth Slows

March 1, 2010 4:04 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Growth in China's manufacturing slowed in February amid efforts to curb overcapacity in some industries and cool inflation, two surveys showed.

Abu Dhabi Mar To Buy Greek Shipyard

March 1, 2010 3:48 am | News | Comments

Shipbuilder will head acquisition of majority stake in Greece's largest shipyard from Germany's ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the Greek government said.

Ford To Hire Over 750 At Canada Engine Plant

February 26, 2010 12:25 pm | News | Comments

Automaker’s engine plant in Windsor, Ont., which will build fuel-efficient engine for Mustangs, is expected to get more than 700 new jobs over five years.

Kia Opens First North American Plant

February 26, 2010 9:06 am | News | Comments

New plant in Georgia is home of Kia Sorento CUV and at full capacity facility will have the ability to produce 300,000 vehicles annually and employ 2,500.


Ford Adding Jobs At Ohio Plant

February 26, 2010 6:35 am | News | Comments

Automaker investing $155 million and adding 60 jobs at engine plant in suburban Cleveland to build fuel-efficient V-6 engine for the 2011 Mustang.

Factory Fire In Bangladesh Kills 21

February 26, 2010 4:55 am | by Julhas Alam, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Fire raced through a sweater factory near the Bangladeshi capital overnight, killing at least 21 people and injuring dozens more, police said Friday.

Electrolux Moving Illinois HQ To N.C.

February 26, 2010 4:40 am | News | Comments

Company says it plans to move its North American headquarters for the Electrolux vacuum cleaner business from Bloomington, Ill., to Charlotte, N.C.

Report: Toyota To Miss N. American Output Target

February 26, 2010 4:13 am | News | Comments

Toyota will produce 350,000 vehicles in North America from February to April, down 20 percent from automaker's original target, Japan's top business daily said.

Toyota Workers In Kentucky Stay Positive

February 25, 2010 5:23 am | by Jeffrey McMurray, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Kentucky suppliers and workers at Toyota’s largest North American manufacturing plant remain confident there will be no long-term dip in sales as a result of the recall.

Daewoo May Breathe Life Into Former Railcar Plant

February 24, 2010 9:31 am | News | Comments

South Korean manufacturing giant Daewoo is on the verge of resurrecting the mothballed TrentonWorks plant in Nova Scotia to build wind turbine components.

Toyota To Go Ahead With Texas Plant

February 24, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Vehicle processing plant planned for Temple is on hold, but Toyota says it still intends to build the plant despite its ongoing recall of more than 6 million vehicles.

Boeing Cutting C-17 Production At California Plant

February 24, 2010 4:20 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Aerospace giant says it will reduce production of its C-17 military cargo planes by a third at its Long Beach plant.

Delphi Ends Production At Mississippi Plant

February 24, 2010 4:05 am | News | Comments

About 20 employees remain this week to ship out final production and equipment at plant that produced cable and wiring connectors for GM, Toyota and other companies.

Sanyo Aims To Keep Top Spot In Batteries

February 24, 2010 3:52 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Top executive said by 2015 its global share of lithium-ion battery market could climb as high as 45 percent as it takes advantage of its alliance with Panasonic.

Kraft Expansion To Bring Jobs To Missouri

February 23, 2010 7:07 am | News | Comments

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce says Kraft Foods plans to invest $9 million in two new manufacturing lines that will bring 50 jobs to the region.

Northeast Foods To Open N.C. Plant

February 22, 2010 9:30 am | News | Comments

Company that bakes hamburger buns for McDonald's restaurants and other commercial customers plans to open a new plant in North Carolina, creating about 80 jobs.

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