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GE Opens Fuel Cell Facility

August 28, 2014 9:46 am | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells.                                         

Labor Day Infographic: Beer Puts People to Work

August 27, 2014 2:11 pm | by The Beer Institute | News | Comments

A new analysis and infographic from the Beer Institute demonstrates how one job inside a brewery supports another 45 jobs outside.                                   

State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 27, 2014 2:01 pm | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky.                                          

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GM Moves Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee

August 27, 2014 11:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union says General Motors will move production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to Spring Hill, Tennessee.                          

Bombardier Workers Turn Down Latest Company Offer

August 27, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Workers at Bombardier in Thunder Bay, Ontario, continue to strike after rejecting the latest offer from the transportation company.                                 

New York Sees Surge in Local Alcohol Production

August 27, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New York has seen an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits.                         

Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 3:14 pm | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs.               

Missouri Plant Begins $17M Expansion

August 26, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion.                       

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Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs to Charlotte

August 26, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina.              

Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 25, 2014 2:22 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs.                  

Lufthansa Union Threatens New Strikes

August 25, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.                              

Yellen: Job Market Makes Fed Hesitant on Rate Hikes

August 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.                 

Deere To Lay Off 460 From Iowa Plant

August 22, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.                            

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Women Starting Businesses Hit Record High Despite Gender Setbacks

August 21, 2014 1:54 pm | by CBS | Videos | Comments

A new report says close to 1,300 women are starting businesses every day, but unlike their male counterparts, women often have to rely on their own money to get off the ground. Vinita Nair reports.               

Hostess Closing Bakery That Created the Twinkie

August 21, 2014 1:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.                         

Pet Food Factory Opens in Joplin

August 21, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 415,000-square-foot production plant will slowly begin operating. It is expected to be near full production by April.                                      

Increasing Manufacturing Employee Numbers in the U.S.

August 21, 2014 9:55 am | by The Aspen Institute | Videos | Comments

Snap-on Incorporated Chairman and CEO Nicholas T. Pinchuk talks about growing the number of manufacturing employees in the U.S.                                    

How Much Do Fantasy Football and Other Timewasters Cost Employers?

August 21, 2014 9:45 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

With fantasy football, social media and other timewasters more popular than ever, let's take a look at how much money employers are actually losing because of them.                         

Animal Health Company To Open Plant in Missouri

August 21, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that handles animal medicines plans to open a massive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week.                                      

GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 20, 2014 12:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

For more than 100 years, General Electric has been a staple consumer appliance brand in American homes. Necessities like the electric toaster, refrigerator, and washer & dryer, helped make GE the conglomerate it is today.        

What Happens When the Boomers Retire?

August 19, 2014 1:22 pm | by Adecco | News | Comments

With baby boomers occupying the majority of skills trade positions and the younger generations steering clear of them, this infographic explores the question: who will replace these labor-intensive jobs?              

Man Killed in Accident at New York Plant

August 19, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been killed in an accident involving heavy equipment being moved at a northern New York manufacturing plant.                              

Remington Laying Off Workers in New York

August 19, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two New York state lawmakers say more than 100 workers at the Remington Arms manufacturing plant in the Mohawk Valley are being laid off as the company shifts two of its assembly lines to Alabama.                

Michigan Recovery Among Top in Nation

August 18, 2014 9:29 am | by Michigan Economic Development Corporation | News | Comments

An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth.                

Mattress Maker Bringing 300 Jobs to Indiana

August 15, 2014 1:50 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials say mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc. will locate a new manufacturing plant and distribution facility near Plainfield, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2015.                    

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