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Explosion Injures 6 At Military Flare Manufacturer

September 15, 2010 4:44 am | by Adrian Sainz, Associated Press Writer

TOONE, Tenn. (AP) — A fire was burning itself out Tuesday night after an explosion injured six workers at a manufacturing plant in southwestern Tennessee that makes flares for the military. Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolen said firefighters at Kilgore Flares Co. in Toone were monitoring the blaze because of the danger there could be another explosion.

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Taking A Turn For The Better

September 14, 2010 6:20 am

Manufacturing technology consumption in the United States is up nearly 59 percent when compared with 2009. Peter Borden, AMTDA president Manufacturing technology consumption in the United States totaled $266.08 million in July, according to the American Machine Tool Distributors’ Association (AMTDA) and The Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT).

Retail Sales Crush Thoughts Of Double-Dip Recession

September 14, 2010 4:48 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales rose in August by the largest amount in five months, adding to evidence that a late spring economic swoon was temporary and not the start of another recession. Retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, the best advance since March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

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Corn Syrup Makers Seek New Name: Corn Sugar

September 14, 2010 4:46 am | by Emily Fredrix, AP Marketing Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar. The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans' concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low.

Mott's Workers Approve Contract After 4-Month Strike

September 14, 2010 4:39 am

WILLIAMSON, N.Y. (AP) — About 300 striking workers have approved a new labor contract with Mott's and will return next week to their jobs at the company's apple juice plant in western New York. Officials with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union say hourly employees at the Wayne Countyplant voted Monday 185 to 62 in favor of the contract and will return to work Monday, four months after they went on strike over proposed wage and benefit reductions.

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Kraft Facility Undergoes 'Flexible' Restart After Shooting

September 14, 2010 4:37 am

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Workers have returned to the Philadelphia Kraft Foods plant where a suspended employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded a third last week. The Northeast Philadelphia plant reopened Sunday night, with counselors on hand to help employees cope with the aftermath of Thursday's shooting.

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Boeing Demolishes Plant 2, Home To 'Rosie The Riveter'

September 14, 2010 4:36 am | by George Tibbits, Associated Press Writer

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — The dilapidated factory that helped make Seattle a high-tech town is being demolished after 75 years, a casualty of time, technology and tails that grew too tall. Boeing Co.'s Plant 2, a sprawling but outdated building, gave birth to some of the world's most significant aircraft.

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Harley Workers Divided, Disgruntled Over Being 'Threatened'

September 14, 2010 4:31 am | by Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press Writer

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Harley-Davidson Inc.'s three Wisconsin unions have agreed to a contract with steep concessions. Now it's up to the company to confirm it won't move its production out of the state. Harley's board of directors was scheduled to review the voting results Tuesday from the unions, which all agreed to accept the new contract to save jobs.

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Sub-Zero Workers Accept 20 Percent Pay Cuts To Keep Jobs

September 13, 2010 4:46 am

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Union workers at Madison-based Sub-Zero/Wolf have agreed to a deal that will save their jobs, but with a 20 percent cut in pay and benefits over a year. Company vice president Chuck Verri tells the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday that the agreement runs through October 2018 and will save the jobs of about 200 workers.

OSHA Investigating Deadly Kan. Flash Fire

September 13, 2010 4:45 am

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities have begun investigating a flash fire that killed one worker and injured another at a central Kansas business. The fire Wednesday at Woodwork Manufacturing in Hutchinson killed 46-year-old Kevin Lewis of Burrton. The Hutchinson News reports that the U.

Harley CEO Urges Wis. Workers To Accept Concessions

September 13, 2010 4:43 am | by Dinesh Ramde, Associated Press Writer

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The chief executive of Harley-Davidson Inc. has urged Wisconsin employees to approve an unpopular labor contract Monday, telling them the motorcycle company is prepared to move on without them if they turn it down. CEO Keith Wandell wrote a letter last week telling the workers it's up to them to decide whether they want to remain part of Harley's future.

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Kraft Shooter Fired For Co-Worker 'Feuds'

September 13, 2010 4:42 am | by MaryClaire Dale, Associated Press Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Kraft Foods plant worker who had been suspended for feuding with colleagues, then escorted from the building, returned minutes later with a handgun, found her foes in a break room and executed two of them with a single bullet each and critically wounded a third, police said Friday.

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Calif. Ponders Gagging 'Obnoxious' Motorcycles

September 13, 2010 4:40 am | by Daisy Nguyen, Associated Press Writer

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — The laid-back vibe of this affluent Los Angeles suburb gets a jarring wakeup on weekends when hundreds of motorcycles thunder through the Santa Monica Mountains, triggering car alarms, rattling windows and jolting alive barking dogs. "They rev their engines with complete disregard for the people who live here," complained neighborhood resident Tonia Aery.

Stimulus-Funded Car Batteries Roll Off Assembly Lines

September 13, 2010 4:37 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first wave of mass-produced advanced batteries funded by the Obama administration's economic recovery program is starting to roll off assembly lines, setting the stage for new hybrid and electric vehicles. So how will consumers respond? Fending off criticism of the $787 billion stimulus program, the administration has cited the battery industry as one of the success stories.

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Reid Supply To Unveil New Products At IMTS

September 10, 2010 6:11 am

Muskegon, Michigan — Reid Supply Company, a Michigan-based global distributor of industrial products, will be showcasing new products from innovative floor dryers to time-saving industrial clamps during the 2010 International Manufacturing Technology Show at the McCormick Place in Chicago, September 13th through the 18th.

Injured Workers Expand Lawsuits In Power Plant Explosion

September 10, 2010 4:45 am | by Everton Bailey Jr., Associated Press Writer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Attorneys for nine workers injured or killed in a Connecticut power plant explosion are suing companies involved with the plant, saying the facility was rife with violations. The four lawyers filed a lawsuit for each of the workers Thursday in Middletown Superior Court, alleging plantowner Kleen Energy Systems, general contractor O&G Industries, of Torrington, and Bluewater Energy Solutions of Acworth, Ga.

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Flaming Pallets Cost NY Manufacturer $4 Million

September 10, 2010 4:17 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say damage from a fire that destroyed a wood pallet company's warehouse in western New York's largest city will exceed $4 million. The fire Thursday morning leveled the warehouse at the Superior Pallets Inc. property in Buffalo. About 100 firefighters battled the blaze after it broke out at around 4 a.

Tums Celebrates 80 Years Of Gastrointestinal Relief

September 10, 2010 4:15 am | by Lisa Brown, Associated Press Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If you've ever popped a tablet for a tummy ache, chances are it was made here. For decades, Tums has rolled off billions of antacid tablets from its red brick building at 320 S. Broadway, where 99.9 percent of the world's Tums supply is produced. September marks the 80th anniversary of Tums' production at the five-story plant that nearly stretches a city block across from Busch Stadium.

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Large-Scale Agriculture Makes For Big Problems

September 10, 2010 4:13 am | by David Mercer, Associated Press Writer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — From the first days of the recent recall of 550 million eggs from two Iowa farms, one issue about large-scale agriculture has been clear: When something goes wrong on a big farm, it's going to be a big problem. It's a point even some supporters of industrialized farming acknowledge.

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Manufacturers Of Cleaning Products Forced To Open Up

September 10, 2010 4:12 am | by Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers curious — or concerned — about the chemicals in household cleaning products will get detailed rundowns under state plans to require manufacturers to detail their products' contents. The move to start enforcing a nearly 40-year-old state law and related regulations, apparently unique in the country, comes amid growing scrutiny of the chemicals that make up consumer goods.

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