Miniature fluid handling specialist Bio-Chem Fluidics has announced its new Vice President of Operations, Joe Turiello. In his new position, Turiello will work with the manufacturing assembly, quality assurance, purchasing and customer service groups to support the company’s growth.
The Kraft Foods Group plans to invest $40 million in its southwestern Illinois plant, creating 30 jobs over the next two years. The (Alton) Telegraph reports the upgrade of the Granite City plant involves adding new equipment, as well as construction.
For the first time, nobody has bid on a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming after the company that initially sought to mine the location determined that it couldn't do so profitably. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management held a coal lease sale in Cheyenne on Wednesday but received no bids.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members, saying it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields.
The American economy has been crippled by the steady stream of jobs being outsourced to companies in other countries, and the Million Jobs Project is attempting to make a big change in the way people think about the products they buy.
Patriot Coal Corp. got a bankruptcy judge's go-ahead Tuesday to enter into a new labor agreement with the nation's biggest miners' union, ending a long, acrimonious dispute the company had worried would push into liquidation.
A Canadian company has proposed a land swap to develop a gold mine in Lancaster County. Romarco Minerals Inc., of Toronto, has proposed allowing nearly 3,700 acres in Richland County to become part of a publicly accessible nature preserve.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will avoid a potentially dicey political conflict by not accompanying President Barack Obama to parts of upstate New York roiled over the state's ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Obama supports the technology as an economic windfall that helps make the country more energy independent.
As manufacturing specialists visits facilities throughout the U.S. each week, one consistent theme continues to come into focus: the knowledge and skill-level that is exiting organizations through retirement is becoming increasingly difficult to replace with today’s applicant pool. In fact, it’s the buzz in manufacturing media almost daily now.
Gov. Steve Bullock joined oil company officials on Friday to laud the state's first production carbon dioxide injection oil field as a big step forward. Denbury Resources Inc. held a ribbon-cutting at its Bell Creek plant in southeastern Montana.
In May, the operators of the Cold War-era plant located a few miles outside Paducah in McCracken County announced they would shut it down. They laid off about 160 employees at the end of last week and expect to let another 100 go in October. Uranium-enrichment work ceased weeks ago.
According to the Labor Department, the number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, the fewest since October 2007 — a sign of dwindling layoffs and steady if modest job growth.
The overseas market for U.S. coal is growing, and industry experts are gathering in West Virginia to talk about its importance. The West Virginia Coal Forum is Thursday afternoon at West Liberty University's Highland Energy Center.
The nation's natural gas supplies rose last week, the government said Thursday. The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 65 billion cubic feet to 3.006 trillion cubic feet for the week ended Aug. 9.
Output at U.S. factories declined slightly in July, reflecting a drop in auto production. The decline was expected to be temporary given the banner sales year automakers are having. Manufacturing output edged down 0.1 percent in July compared with June.
Supporters of a southeast Louisiana flood control board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies greeted the board with enthusiastic applause as its monthly meeting was gaveled to order. More than a dozen stood and applauded at Thursday's opening of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East.
A seafood company plans to open a $41 million plant that processes frozen fish in west Georgia. Seattle-based Trident Seafoods plans to expand and move into a Carroll County facility once operated by Chiquita. The expanded plant will cover 147,000 square feet.
Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that's having a national impact on energy. Analysts say the 2013 production in Pennsylvania and West Virginia is up about 50 percent compared with last year.
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa said Wednesday he won't withdraw from a case involving a proposed $2.8 billion coal-gasification plant, rejecting arguments that his longtime friendship with a representative of the plant's developers would leave him unable to be impartial in that case.
In today’s business climate, in particular for many industries that serve consumers directly — think automakers, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, or pharmaceutical firms — operate under the assumption that they’ll be subjected to a recall incident at some point.
The manufacturing industry remains in a constant race to improve their products, as well as the process of making their products — all while dealing with tight budgets and low profit margins. These twin efforts push innovation to the forefront, in particular, applying innovation to the task at hand via research and development (R&D).
Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. says four top executives have left the company as part of an ongoing reorganization effort. Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler announced the moves Monday in emails obtained by The Journal Record and The Oklahoman.
BP on Monday sued the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other services after the company pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
This edition of 5 Quick Questions offers insight from supply chain consultant Greg Matter as he discusses the benefits Asian tech companies see in expanding their U.S. manufacturing footprint. According to the business consulting firm Jones Lang LaSalle, there has been a significant uptick in the number of tech manufacturing jobs in the U.S. since 2001.
Manufacturers require tremendous amounts of energy to power equipment and light and heat facilities, and move raw materials to their plants and finished goods to store shelves. Chemical, fertilizer and plastics manufacturers use carbon-based fuels as feedstock, so accurate projected costs and ready availability is essential to adequate pricing.