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Brazil's Vale To Build Steel Plant

April 1, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

Mining giant Vale said Thursday that it will invest nearly $3 billion to build a steel plant in the Amazon state of Para.

Life Technologies Expanding In Maryland

March 31, 2010 10:30 am | News | Comments

Laboratory supplier says it expects to add 100 jobs in Frederick, Md., by expanding  manufacturing, research and development operations there.

Washington State Hoping To Land BMW Parts Plant

March 31, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

Companies planning to build parts plant for lightweight cars scheduled news conference with Gov. Chris Gregoire who has been trying to locate the factory at Moses Lake.


CommScope To Close Nebraska Plant, Cut 400 Jobs

March 31, 2010 9:55 am | News | Comments

Cable parts manufacturer says it will close its Omaha plant late next year, as it relocates operations to other U.S. facilities.

Fabric Manufacturer Expands In Virginia

March 31, 2010 8:37 am | News | Comments

Polymer Group to invest at least $65 million to expand facility in Waynesboro, including the purchase of equipment to increase production.

V-Vehicle Wants To Reapply For $321M Loan

March 31, 2010 8:05 am | News | Comments

Energy Dept. loans, which were rejected last week, are considered vital for V-Vehicle's plan to build a new fuel-efficient car in Louisiana, creating about 1,400 jobs.

Auto Parts Maker Closes Virginia Plant

March 31, 2010 8:00 am | News | Comments

Japanese-owned TECHMA USA ceased production Tuesday and closed its plant in Gretna, Va., resulting in 89 layoffs.

Labatt Breweries To Close Canadian Plant

March 30, 2010 10:20 am | by David Friend, Canadian Press Writer | News | Comments

Canadian brewer to close its Lakeport Brewery facilities in Hamilton, Ont., and lay off 143 workers, a move it says will help keep it competitive.


New Assembly Line Brings 40 Jobs To Mississippi

March 30, 2010 10:08 am | News | Comments

Grenada Stamping and Assembly is expanding its manufacturing plant and adding 40 jobs and $300,000 worth of improvements.

Honda Adding 400 Jobs At Canadian Plant

March 30, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

Automaker says it will start up a second shift and add 400 jobs at its No. 2 assembly plant in central Ontario early next year.

Japan's Factory Output Falls

March 30, 2010 5:18 am | by Tomoko A. Hosaka, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Japanese companies laid off more workers and hit the brakes on production in February, sending factory output down for the first time in a year.

Daimler Expands Production In Brazil

March 30, 2010 5:11 am | News | Comments

German automotive group says it will expand commercial vehicle production through its Mercedes-Benz plant in Brazil starting in 2011.

Indiana RV Maker To Expand, Add 265 New Jobs

March 30, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Heartland Recreational Vehicles says it will invest more than $2.6 million to expand manufacturing in Elkhart and plans to hire up to 265 new workers by 2013.


Eaton Investing In New Chinese Plant

March 29, 2010 6:08 am | News | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer on Monday said it will expand its Chinese operations by investing in a new engine valve production plant.

Hormel Opens Iowa Plant

March 29, 2010 6:02 am | News | Comments

Company officially opens new $80 million plant in Dubuque, Iowa, the first plant Hormel has built from the ground up in more than a decade.

Japan Auto Production Jumps In February

March 29, 2010 5:12 am | News | Comments

Japanese automakers said global production surged in February, as Toyota boosted output 83 percent despite an ongoing recall of several key models.

Siemens May Build UK Wind Turbine Plant

March 29, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

German industrial conglomerate says it wants to build wind turbine production plant in east or northeast of the U.K., but is still looking at locations.

Production At NUMMI Winding Down

March 26, 2010 7:50 am | News | Comments

California’s last remaining auto plant is winding down production as New United Motor Manufacturing, or NUMMI, prepares to close next Thursday.

BorgWarner Opens Chinese Plant

March 26, 2010 7:44 am | News | Comments

Facility in Shanghai will be the largest in auto parts supplier's network of global technical centers within two years.

GM Adding Workers At 2 Canadian Plants

March 26, 2010 6:20 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Automaker says it will bring back 600 laid-off workers and add equipment at two Canadian factories in order to turn out more hot-selling midsize crossover vehicles.

Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Mulls 5-Day Work Week

March 26, 2010 5:55 am | News | Comments

After years of working a four-day schedule, company and the union is considering a return to a five-day work week at its shipyards in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Whirlpool Plant Set To Close Begins Layoffs

March 26, 2010 5:15 am | News | Comments

More than 450 jobs are being eliminated as Whirlpool ends a production shift at an Indiana factory that is being shut down in June and the work transferred to Mexico.

Peugeot To Invest $776M In Brazilian Plant

March 26, 2010 5:00 am | News | Comments

Brazilian division of French automaker Peugeot Citroen says it will spend $776 million over the next four years to increase production of vehicles and engines.

Toyota To Idle Factories In France, Britain

March 26, 2010 4:50 am | by Malcolm Foster, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Automaker is stopping production at factories in France and Britain for total of nine days amid falling sales that Toyota partly attributed to its recent recall woes.

Aluwind May Expand In Colorado

March 25, 2010 10:25 am | News | Comments

An economic development group says Denmark-based manufacturer and supplier for the wind turbine industry has chosen to expand operations in Castle Rock, Colo.

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