RON WORD Associated Press Writer - September 16, 2009 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A manufacturer that makes industrial heat exchangers in La Crosse says it will soon lay off 90 employees. Chart Industries Inc. says the slow global economy is forcing officials to make the layoffs, which are effective Sept. 28.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. - Bayer CropScience reported last month that a West Virginia plant will reduce its storage of a toxic chemical that was in danger of being released in a deadly explosion nearly a year ago.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - Scientific instrument maker Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. said Tuesday that it has promoted Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Marc N. Casper to the roles of president and CEO, effective Oct. 15.
PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 15, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - In 2008, Washington became the first state in the U.S. to pass a law requiring manufacturers to report whether certain products contain chemicals toxic to children.
MIKE BAKER Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Federal safety officials have rejected a series of urgent recommendations that investigators offered after an explosion at a Slim Jim factory in North Carolina killed three people.
In today's world of steel making, profit margins are as thin as sheet metal. That makes the margin of error at the Timken Faircrest plant in Canton, OH even thinner for the utilization of time, equipment and raw material.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A retired Pittsburgh soldier has joined dozens of others nationwide in suing a contractor for exposure to a dangerous chemical while he guarded a water treatment plant in Iraq. Glen Bootay's federal lawsuit was filed Friday against KBR Inc.
MIKE SMITH AP Political Writer - September 14, 2009 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - There are no nuclear power plants in Indiana, but lawmakers are expected to wrestle next year with whether to offer an incentive that could boost prospects for building reactors in the state.
Marley Seaman AP Health Writer - September 14, 2009 NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmaker Eli Lilly & Co. said Monday it will eliminate 5,500 jobs, or 13.
Tracey de Morsella The Green Economy Post - September 14, 2009 The financial risk
B y Anna Wells, Editor, IMPO Like most of us, the recession has caused me to somewhat modify my behavior over the past 18 months. The funny thing about putting a big purchase or two on hold, I've found, is that the longer I wait to get it, the less I actually want it.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Plastics maker Myers Industries Inc. said Monday that it will close two of its manufacturing facilities by the end of the year as part of its efforts to better align its capacity and cut operating costs. About 158 jobs will be eliminated.
Jime Lane Biofuels Digest - September 14, 2009 For a number of years, biofuels studies have suggested that, even under the most optimistic scenarios, biofuel production in the United States could only replace a fraction of overall US fuel consumption.
PHUONG LE Associated Press Writer - September 14, 2009 SEATTLE (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency revealed new limits Friday on three pesticides commonly used on western farms to protect endangered and threatened Pacific salmon.