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Closed Campbell’s Soup Plant In Canada Gets New Life

March 12, 2010 4:30 am | News | Comments

Erie Meat Products of Mississauga, Ont., is converting a Campbell’s Soup plant to process poultry into hot dogs, opening the shuttered doors to hundreds of new jobs.

India Industrial Output Up 16 Percent

March 12, 2010 4:03 am | by Erika Kinetz, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Factory output surged 16.7 percent in January, fourth month of double-digit growth, as government measures to stimulate demand give way to deepening economic rebound.

Wind Turbine Plant Planned For Nevada

March 11, 2010 10:51 am | News | Comments

Group of companies is announcing plans to build a wind turbine manufacturing plant in the Las Vegas area that officials say could employ about 1,000 people.


Siemens To Expand N.C. Power Unit

March 11, 2010 7:48 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German conglomerate Siemens plans to expand a North Carolina unit that makes equipment for electric utility plants, adding hundreds of jobs.

Liquidator Bids $45.5M For Chrysler Plant

March 11, 2010 4:53 am | News | Comments

Canadian liquidator that sells surplus industrial equipment offered the top bid of $45.5 million for a Chrysler plant in northeast Ohio.

GM Keeps Plant Open To Fill Hummer Order

March 10, 2010 5:02 am | News | Comments

General Motors has received a fleet order for 849 Hummers, so it won't shut down its Shreveport plant for two weeks in May, after all.

Canadian Contractor Says GM Demanding Price Cut

March 10, 2010 4:45 am | News | Comments

General Motors reportedly demanding that sub-assembly contractor Automodular Corp. cut its prices in half at GM's Oshawa, Ont., car plant or risk losing its contract.

U.K. Factories See Small Gains

March 10, 2010 4:14 am | News | Comments

Manufacturing output rose 0.2 percent in January compared with a year earlier, suggesting Britain's recovery from a deep recession is not accelerating quickly.


Exelixis To Restructure, Cut 270 Jobs

March 9, 2010 4:05 am | News | Comments

Biotechnology company to cut about 270 jobs, or around 40 percent of its staff, as it tries to save money and restructure its business to focus on its most advanced drugs.

FDA OKs Cell Therapeutics Site

March 8, 2010 6:49 am | News | Comments

Cell Therapeutics said Monday the Food and Drug Administration cleared a third-party manufacturing site for its experimental cancer drug.

Mercedes-Benz Brazil Unit Expanding Truck Production

March 5, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

Daimler unit says it will expand its Sao Bernardo do Campo truck and bus plant in Brazil and has hired about 1,400 workers to meet the production increase.

Monsanto Opens Louisiana Expansion

March 5, 2010 9:03 am | News | Comments

Company opened $196 million expansion of its Luling plant, which will increase Monsanto's production of agricultural herbicide by 20 percent.

TrentonWorks Plant Gets $60 Million Gov't. Revamp

March 5, 2010 6:34 am | News | Comments

Nova Scotia government is spending $60 million to help revive a defunct railcar plant that will soon manufacture components for wind turbines.


German Industrial Orders Rise In January

March 5, 2010 4:37 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Economy Ministry said industrial orders surged 4.3 percent as demand increased for big-ticket goods, following a 1.6 percent month-on-month decline in December.

Japanese Solar Parts Maker Opening Oregon Plant

March 4, 2010 9:15 am | News | Comments

State officials say Ferrotec, a Japanese manufacturer of components for solar power equipment, plans to open a new factory in Fairview, Ore.

Factory Orders See Strong Gains In January

March 4, 2010 6:51 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Commerce Dept. said factory orders rose 1.7 percent, slightly below the 1.8 percent gain economists had expected, but the biggest jump in four months.

ConAgra To Shutter Damaged Slim Jim Plant

March 4, 2010 4:20 am | by Mike Baker, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Company closing Slim Jim facility in North Carolina that was damaged during a deadly blast last year, cutting hundreds of jobs and shifting production to Ohio.

Boeing Consolidates Engineering Plants In Australia

March 4, 2010 4:00 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Aircraft maker closing its engineering factory in Sydney and transferring the work of building rudders and other parts to a plant in Melbourne.

Louisiana Paper Mill May Get New Owner

March 3, 2010 7:08 am | News | Comments

Renew Paper mill near St. Francisville, which filed for bankruptcy after a dispute with a contractor, could be sold as early as April, according to court filings.

Minnesota Steel Plant Recalls Workers

March 3, 2010 5:10 am | News | Comments

More steelworkers are returning to Hibbing Taconite as the plant prepares for an April restart after sitting idle since last May.

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.

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