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Russian Steelmaker Launching $450M Mill In MI

August 22, 2011 9:07 am | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Russian steelmaker Severstal says it's launched a new $450 million cold rolling mill at its production complex in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. Severstal said Thursday that it will take about six months for the mill to reach full capacity of 2.1 million net tons per year.

PA Paperboard Plant Closing, 78 Out Of Work

August 22, 2011 9:05 am | News | Comments

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania paperboard plant will be closing this fall, leaving 78 people without jobs. Officials said the Yorktowne Paperboard Corp. plant in York County's Spring Garden Township will close by mid-October. The plant, which opened in 1945, makes paperboard used by manufacturers of tubes and cores around which paper is rolled.

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No Storing Of Sulfur Pellets For PCS At NC City Port

August 22, 2011 9:03 am | News | Comments

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — A proposed air permit for a phosphate mining company's operation at a North Carolina port leaves no room for melting or storing sulfur. The state Division of Air Quality has made its draft air quality permit for PCS Phosphate's operation at the state-owned port in Morehead City open for public review.

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Australia's Largest Steel Maker Closing Plants

August 22, 2011 9:00 am | News | Comments

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's largest steel maker BlueScope Steel Ltd. announced Monday it will shut two production facilities and shed 1,000 jobs as part of a restructure aimed at turning around a 1.05 billion Australian dollar ($1.09 billion) annual loss. Bluescope said it will shut down a blast furnace at Port Kembla in New South Wales state and close its Western Port hot strip mill in Victoria state.

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Electric Boat Recieves $33M Contract Change

August 22, 2011 8:58 am | News | Comments

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — General Dynamics Corp. said Monday that its Electric Boat subsidiary received a pair of U.S. Navy contract modifications worth a combined $32.9 million to continue developing the common missile compartment for submarines and for submarine maintenance work. Under the first modification, Electric Boat will design and produce equipment to be used in the production of the common missile compartment for the United Kingdom's ballistic-missile submarine and the United States' Ohio replacement submarine.

Lockheed Martin Presents Airship Of The Future

August 22, 2011 6:24 am | Videos | Comments

Inflatable aircrafts have been around since the Montgolfier brothers developed the first untethered hot-air balloon in 1782, but 200 years later, they are making a high-tech resurgence for both civilian and military use. U.S. aerospace company Lockheed Martin's version is called the P-791 airship, which it hopes is about to take off.

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Putting Waste To Work

August 22, 2011 6:20 am | Articles | Comments

With today’s increased environmental regulations and highly educated consumers demanding unprecedented eco-accountability, companies are being forced to rethink their existing waste management and recycling strategies. Further, a recent study by McKinsey & Company shows that 76 percent of executives believe that engaging in sustainability contributes positively to long-term shareholder value.

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The Future Is Now

August 22, 2011 6:15 am | Articles | Comments

In part one of this article, I outlined some reasons for my opinion that America's economy is in trouble, and that long-term growth is not assured. In this segment, I will offer some prospective solutions— I believe we are in an economic war of survival and accepting the old free market solutions is going to ensure that we lose.

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Court: IL Plant Didn't Violate Deal By Closing

August 22, 2011 5:39 am | by Michael Tarm, Associated Press | News | Comments

CHICAGO (AP) — An automotive parts manufacturer did not violate a collective bargaining agreement by closing its plant in central Illinois and moving production to its non-unionized factory in Kentucky, a federal appellate court ruled Friday. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed a lower court ruling that ZF Boge Elastmetall never made commitments to the United Auto Workers that it would keep open its plant in Paris, a town about 150 miles east of Springfield near the Indiana border.

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MN, U.S. Steel Reach Pollution Deal

August 22, 2011 5:37 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The state of Minnesota and U.S. Steel have reached a deal that permits the company to expand production at one Iron Range plant while capturing polluted wastewater at another, state officials said Friday. Minnesota Pollution Control Agency officials tell Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.

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Boeing Wins $1.6B MOD Contract

August 22, 2011 5:35 am | News | Comments

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa./PRNewswire/ -- Boeing has received a $1.64 billion (1 billion pounds Sterling) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide 14 new CH-47 Chinook helicopters and associated support for the first five years to the Royal Air Force (RAF). The new-build CH-47 Mark (Mk)-6 Chinooks are part of the MOD's Strategic Helicopter Vision to modernize its helicopter force structure, and will expand the RAF fleet to 60 Chinooks.

No Injuries In Hormel Facility Explosion

August 22, 2011 5:32 am | News | Comments

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Beloit fire officials say an air compressor exploded at a Hormel Foods Corp. production facility, leading to a fire that caused an estimated $50,000 in damage. No injuries were reported. The fire department says the incident was reported Thursday about 3 p.m.

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Ford, Toyota To Work Together On Hybrid SUVs

August 22, 2011 5:31 am | News | Comments

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have decided to work together on a gas-electric hybrid engine to power pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. The companies signed a deal Monday to share development costs, saying they want to make the technology more affordable for customers and bring it to market faster.

Fargo Man Dies After Being Crushed By Bin

August 22, 2011 5:28 am | News | Comments

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man who became pinned under a large metal bin in Fargo's industrial park has died from his injuries. The Forum newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/mTfNqf ) that 49-year-old Noren Ellingson sustained a traumatic brain injury in the workplace accident on Tuesday, Ellingson died Thursday at a Fargo hospital.

7/8 Inch SDS Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer

August 19, 2011 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation (Milwaukee, WI) has introduced a new 7/8 inch SDS Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer. The 5361-21 provides 2.4 ft-lbs of impact energy and 0-1,500 RPM. Weighing in at 5.8 pounds, the hammer features a lightweight design for ease of use and reduced user fatigue.

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Micro C-Series Eccentric Disc Pumps

August 19, 2011 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouvex (Auxerre, France) has announced that its Micro C-Series Eccentric Disc Pumps have been designed to meet the requirements of various continuous dosing applications within the food processing industry. These pumps are constructed with a seal-less design that allows the pumps to provide leak-free operation without the need for magnetic couplings or mechanical seals.

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New Medium Temperature Dry Block Calibrators

August 19, 2011 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new 350H and 350H2 medium Temperature Dry Block Calibrators from E Instruments International (Langhorne, PA) are fast and reliable portable calibrators. Offering an array of interchangeable multi-hole thermowell inserts, they are ideal for quick on-site calibration of RTDs, T/Cs, bi-metal thermometers, temperature switches, and temperature indicators.

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Captain America VIKING 2450 Series Welding Helmet

August 19, 2011 7:47 am IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The limited edition Captain America VIKING 2450 Series welding helmet from Lincoln Electric (Cleveland, OH) features Captain America on the latest auto-darkening helmet model. Welders sporting this character-themed helmet may feel as though they can take on archenemy Red Skull, but these helmets don’t have superhero powers; instead the helmets are solar powered.

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Charging Stations Move Electric Cars Out Of City

August 19, 2011 6:42 am | by Jeff Barnard, AP Environmental Writer | News | Comments

Charging stations that can fill the batteries of an electric car in 30 minutes or less are moving from the city to the country. A $2 million federal stimulus grant will finance 22 fast-charging stations in smaller cities in the northwestern corner of the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

Hewlett-Packard To End Mobile Businesses

August 19, 2011 6:40 am | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard says it will end its tablet computer and smartphone businesses, and it is considering selling its PC business. HP has been rumored for six months to have been in talks to spin off or sell its PC business. But the smartphone and tablet announcement was surprising.

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