Harley-Davidson says it will build two new lightweight motorcycles at its Kansas City plant, beginning next year. The new Street 500 and Street 750 models are the company's first lightweight models since the 1970s. The Kansas City plant will build them for U.S. buyers.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Caesarstone is planning to invest between $70 million and $100 million in the new plant in Richmond Hill — about 20 miles southwest of Savannah. Deal says the company will import raw materials to make new countertops, and will export the finished products from Georgia's ports.
A fiber-optic cable manufacturer is planning to expand its Culpeper operations, creating 30 jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that TE Connectivity Ltd. will invest more than $15 million in the expansion.
The Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for Oct. is 63.1, up from 59.9 in Sept., raising the three-month average for the economy to a robust 61.1. A PMI value above 50 generally suggests economic growth.
Labor unions are spending more than $1 million on new television ads criticizing House Republicans for refusing to back comprehensive immigration reform.
British defense contractor BAE Systems announced plans to cut some 1,775 jobs at three shipyards Wednesday, ending the building of warships in England for the first time in hundreds of years.
Crest Industries is expanding its Louisiana presence into Tangipahoa Parish. The company, along with Gov. Bobby Jindal and LED Secretary Stephen Moret, announced Tuesday it will build a $15 million galvanizing plant to serve customers in the electric utility and petrochemical industries.
Inslee, surrounded by key lawmakers, and officials from Boeing Co. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, said he wants lawmakers to return to Olympia on Thursday and approve the measures — which would likely include tax breaks for Boeing but possibly higher taxes for drivers — in just one week.
Caterpillar Inc. is closing a highwall miner plant in southern West Virginia and moving production to a facility in Pennsylvania. Caterpillar says its plant in Beckley will close by mid-2014.
Tech giant Apple Inc. on Monday said it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers and provide material currently used only in its iPhone 5 cameras and fingerprint reading sensors.
Blind people remain largely unwanted in the U.S. workplace, despite technological advances that dramatically boost their capabilities. Only about 24 percent of working-age Americans with visual disabilities had full-time jobs as of 2011, according to Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute.
Kellogg says it plans to trim its global workforce by 7 percent, with the breakfast foods maker citing weaker-than-expected sales for the year. According to FactSet, Kellogg has 31,000 employees, suggesting the company plans to cut about 2,170 jobs.
A government-appointed panel in Bangladesh voted Monday to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month — still the lowest in the world and well below what workers have been seeking.
U.S. factory activity expanded in October at the fastest pace in 2½ years, suggesting that the 16-day partial shutdown of the government had little effect on manufacturers.Instead, overseas demand and healthy U.S. auto sales appear to be supporting factory output.
Executives with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. say they plan to move production of some shoes from overseas to a manufacturing plant in south Georgia, which they say will create 250 jobs in the state. The retailer on Thursday announced plans for the facility in Hazelhurst, about 100 miles west of Savannah.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 340,000, a sign that employers are laying off very fewer workers.
Watch manufacturer Shinola is investing in Detroit by hiring and training local workers. CEO Steve Bock hopes to help bring back American manufacturing by investing in what was once America's manufacturing powerhouse.
United States Steel Corp said on Tuesday it will permanently shut down iron and steelmaking operations at its Hamilton, Ontario, mill at the end of this year. The decision is a blow to Hamilton, long the center of Canada's steel industry, which has been hit hard by plant closures over the last decade.
Nestle USA says it's relocating its frozen pizza division from Illinois to the Cleveland suburb of Solon, joining its other businesses and an expanding research center there. The world's largest food company expects about 250 jobs eventually to come from the move.
Siemens Energy, Inc. has added 40 new jobs at the central Mississippi plant where it makes high-voltage transmission equipment. Employment is now about 400 at the plant in Richland, just south of Jackson.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and the Teamsters union are about to begin contract talks for the first time since the Belgian brewer InBev purchased the maker of Budweiser, Bud Light and other beers five years ago.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced that it will close an East Texas plant and move the work elsewhere, putting about 100 employees out of work.The announcement to close the dippers plant in Kilgore comes a week after the Peoria, Ill.-based heavy equipment maker revealed third-quarter earnings fell 44 percent.
As jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney and the Machinists Union begin negotiations on Thursday for a new contract governing pay, benefits, work rules and other conditions, the top issue will be jobs.
The Manufacturing Jobs for America initiative aims to build bipartisan support for legislation that will modernize America’s manufacturing sector, help American manufacturers grow and create jobs, and assist American workers in getting the skills to succeed in the next generation of manufacturing jobs.
The Gaston County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce that Owens Corning will construct an advanced manufacturing plant in theGastonia Technology Park (GTP). The initial investment will be $120 million and at full operations the company will employ up to 110 persons.