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Acid-Resistant Epoxies

February 22, 2011 8:42 am IMPO Product Releases | Comments

The EP21ARHT two-component epoxy from Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) was developed for coating and lining storage tanks, piping, scrubbers, and processing equipment. According to the company, it can withstand chemicals, fuel, and acids, and can survive immersion in 96 to 98 percent sulfuric acid or 20 percent hydrochloric acid for more than a year.

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This Week's Job Market: Some Good, Some Bad

February 22, 2011 3:55 am | News | Comments

230 to be laid off from NC Slim Jim plant  GARNER, N.C. (AP) — ConAgra Foods Inc. is laying off 230 workers from a Slim Jim production facility in North Carolina that was damaged during a deadly explosion in 2009. The Omaha, Neb.-based food manufacturer has notified state officials in a letter released Monday that the layoffs will take place in the middle of April.

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U.S., Europe Battle Over Massive Japanese Jet Contract

February 22, 2011 3:43 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — In a deal that could be worth billions of dollars and determine one of the primary fighter jets in Asia for decades to come, European aircraft makers are trying to convince Japan to do something it has never done before — snub America. U.S. planes have long been Tokyo's overwhelming favorite, but Japan appears to be wobbling under a strong sales pitch for the Eurofighter Typhoon, coupled with problems and restrictions that have made the American alternatives less attractive.

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None Hurt After Lightning Ignites Explosion At Iowa Plant

February 22, 2011 3:37 am | News | Comments

OELWEIN, Iowa (AP) — An explosion Sunday morning at a feed plant north of Oelwein was likely sparked by a lightning strike, a fire official said. No injuries were reported in the blast at the International Ingredient Corp. facility. Oelwein Fire Chief Wallace Rundle said six people were inside the plant but got out safely before firefighters arrived.

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Obama: Science, Math Education Critical To Private Sector

February 22, 2011 3:34 am | by Erica Werner, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says improving math and science education is essential to helping the U.S. compete globally, and he wants the private sector to get involved in making it happen. Obama recorded his weekly radio and Internet address during a visit this past week to Intel Corp.

Medtronics To Lay Off Up To 2,000 Workers

February 22, 2011 3:31 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medtronic, the world's largest medical device maker, said Tuesday it will lay off up to 2,000 workers as part of a restructuring effort amid sluggish sales of its implants. The company said the cuts are aimed at achieving "long-term sustainable growth" and will reduce its work force by 4 to 5 percent.

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One Sign Of Recovery: Businesses Are Borrowing Again

February 22, 2011 3:28 am | by Pallavi Gogoi, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Martin Foil's company sells yarn that winds up in clothes from the Gap, Ralph Lauren and American Apparel, and business is growing. He's buying new machines and hopes to hire as many as 200 workers this year. When he decided to expand into a shuttered yarn factory in North Carolina, he borrowed $11 million recently from Wells Fargo to buy it.

Electrolux Bringing 225 Jobs To Augusta, Ga.

February 18, 2011 5:36 am | News | Comments

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — One of the world's largest appliance manufacturers is bringing 225 customer service jobs to Augusta. Electrolux is spending $2.5 million to renovate an existing facility for its North American major appliances expanded customer care center. According to a statement released by Gov.

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Ill. Pork Plant Job Openings Draw 2,000 Applicants

February 18, 2011 5:29 am | News | Comments

RANTOUL, Ill. (AP) — Almost 2,000 people have apllied for what will be about 150 jobs at an eastern Illinois pork processing plant expected to reopen this spring. James Jendruczek is the president of J&A Investors. The firm owns a company called Trim-Rite Foods Inc. that will operate the plant in Rantoul.

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Calif. Company Develops Robotic 'Hummingbird'

February 18, 2011 5:26 am | News | Comments

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A California company says it has demonstrated controlled precision hovering and fast-forward flight by a camera-equipped micro aircraft that flies like a hummingbird. Monrovia-based AeroVironment on Thursday released video of the remotely controlled Nano Hummingbird it developed for the U.

Ford Teams Up With Sollers To Sell Cars In Russia

February 18, 2011 5:20 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford Motor Co. plans to team up with a Russian automaker to make and distribute cars in the country. The announcement came shortly after Italian automaker Fiat SpA backed out of a potential partnership with the same Russian company. Fiat and Russian automaker Sollers had signed a memorandum of understanding last year to produce up to 500,000 vehicles a year in Russia in a bid to become the country's second-largest car maker.

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All-New Air Nozzle Technology

February 18, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new 9002W flat air nozzle from Silvent (Portage, IN) utilizes an energy-efficient design that represents a new blowing technology. Each orifice is designed to optimize the entrainment area, generating a strong, efficient blowing force at a low noise level. Aerodynamic slots of the nozzle provide high efficiency and low noise.

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Industrial PCs Get Better

February 18, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The industrial PCs from noax (Huntersville, NC) are now equipped with new motherboards that increase the efficiency and performance with a range of new components and features. The next generation series use dual-core processors and a flexible plug design, including two PCI express slots. According to the company, these upgrades offer better graphics and improved security when saving data.

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Convey Any Dry Solid

February 18, 2011 5:10 am IMPO Product Releases | Comments

Cyclonaire Corporation (York, NE) offers a tool for conveying a wide range of dry solids with the FlexFlite Flexible Screen Conveyors, which use steel augers and flexible tubes to move materials at rates as high as 3,600 pounds per hour. They are portable — according to the company — and are ideal for conveying products from bags, bins, hoppers, or weigh stations.

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Maintain Your Floor Markings

February 18, 2011 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Kaizen Cart, now available from InSite Solutions, LLC (Wake Forest, NC), can hold up to 10 rolls of Superior Mark floor tape — plus all of the tools and supplies necessary to maintain the floor markings — which helps plants comply with OSHA passageway requirements. The cart has an 8” rubber tamper roller to adhere the Superior Mark tape.

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Chinese Stealth Fighters Have 'Long Road' To Superiority

February 18, 2011 3:59 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will retain a far bigger fleet of top-end fighter planes than China for years to come despite Beijing's early test of a Stealth-style jet that has stoked concern over its military buildup, the U.S. defense chief said Thursday Defense Secretary Robert Gates told lawmakers that China faces a "long road" before deploying its J-20 stealth fighter in any numbers, and predicted a continuing "huge disparity" compared with America's fleet of low-observable aircraft.

Are Employers Weeding Out The Chronically Jobless?

February 18, 2011 3:40 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Are some companies weeding out job applicants just because they are unemployed? After news accounts about the practice and requests from concerned lawmakers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has jumped in, trying to figure out whether it's a widespread tactic that could violate federal job discrimination laws.

Ex-Chrysler Dealers Sue Gov't Over Bailout Closures

February 18, 2011 3:37 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of car dealers who lost their businesses in Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy sued the government Thursday, claiming their dealer franchises were closed without adequate compensation. The 64 former Chrysler dealers said in the lawsuit that the Treasury Department violated their constitutional rights by failing to compensate them for taking their auto businesses.

China On 'High Alert' For More Tainted Milk

February 18, 2011 3:33 am | by Alexa Olesen, Associated Press | News | Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China has warned dairy producers that inspectors are on alert for fresh milk tainted with the industrial chemical melamine and another toxic substance extracted from leather scraps. Both additives — melamine and hydrolyzed leather protein — would make dairy products made with watered-down milk appear to have normal amounts of protein.

Oregon Exports Surged In 2010, Thanks To China

February 18, 2011 3:31 am | News | Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Exports from Oregon increased last year, led by high-tech sales and record shipments to China. Foreign sales jumped 19 percent to nearly $17.7 billion while exports to China, the state's biggest foreign customer, accounted for more than $4 billion of that total, The Oregonian reported.

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