U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants.
Do manufacturing jobs "belong" on-shore? Is off-shoring or outsourcing inherently bad? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that effective trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in Vietnam does not equate to one fewer job here in the US. It does not have to be a zero sum game. Experience has shown that a properly executed strategy can and should create winners on both sides.
The increase in oil exploration activities, investments in new refineries, and modernization of existing facilities will spur the uptake of valves and actuators, particularly in emerging markets.
Eastman Chemical said in a statement that the acquisition will strengthen Eastman Chemical's presence in markets such as food, feed and agriculture. It also provides opportunities to speed up growth in the personal care, coatings and oil and gas.
Alcoa Inc. said Thursday that it won a multi-year contract worth more than $1 billion to supply aluminum products to aircraft maker Boeing Co.
The CHS Inc. refinery in Laurel plans a $406 million upgrade to efficiently produce more diesel fuel to meet increased demand from agricultural users and oil activity in the Bakken.
A judge on Wednesday gave Big River Steel more time to respond to a federal lawsuit filed by a rival company that hopes to stop the $1.3 billion project from moving forward in northeast Arkansas.
Production from the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale in North Texas has risen even as drilling activity and natural gas prices have fallen, according to a study commissioned by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce released Wednesday.
In what has become a painful exercise across Appalachia, Patriot Coal is again telling hundreds of West Virginia mine workers that they could lose their jobs.
Exporting more U.S. crude around the world would lower the price of gasoline for U.S. drivers and benefit the U.S. economy, according to a new study released Tuesday.
Looking at the manufacturing industries as a whole, there is notable progress being made with respect to operational efficiency and profitability. Even so, the required pace of responding to marketplace demands is accelerating, and will only continue to do so, requiring manufacturing organizations to optimize their people, processes, and technologies—what we refer to as a journey towards Operational Excellence.
One of nine Greenpeace activists charged in a protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters pleaded guilty Monday to a single felony count.
The U.S. stock market fell Monday, pulling back from a record high reached last week. Energy stocks fell the most as the price of oil slumped.
A bankruptcy judge is concerned that a chemical company may abandon the site of a massive January spill without cleaning it up.
Drivers who rely on natural gas to power their vehicles have more places to fill up in Texas. The Texas Railroad Commission on Monday announced the state has 104 refueling stations, compared to 69 a year ago.
Duke Energy has entered into a $1.2 billion agreement with ElectriCities to buy back minority stakes in several North Carolina power plants.
A leading economic indicator created continued to see moderated upward growth last month, with a 0.2 percent gain over July as measured on a three-month moving average. Though the pace of growth has slowed, current gains are trending up a solid 4.3 percent over this time last year, and the barometer remains at its highest level since January 2008.
Chemistry is essential to our economy and plays a vital role in the creation of ground-breaking products that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.
A southeast Nebraska agriculture manufacturing plant will close part of its operations and eliminate more than half its workforce by November.
FMC is buying a Danish insecticide company for $1.8 billion. The diversified chemical company based in Philadelphia will fold Cheminova into its agricultural solutions business.
The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend any way it wants.
CHS Inc. announced Friday that it is moving forward with a plan to build a $3 billion fertilizer plant near Jamestown, using abundant natural gas from North Dakota's oil patch as a feedstock.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August for the 15th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 63rd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
Shell Chemical LP has applied for a permit to build two docks and 24 smaller structures to moor barges near the site of its proposed petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania.