Officials from Clif Bar and local urban development leaders signed off on an incentive deal, clearing the way for the company to begin construction in early 2015 on a new $160 million, 300,000-square-foot baking facility in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Florida utility regulators approved a multi-billion-dollar settlement with the state's second largest utility that will require customers to keep paying for shuttered and abandoned nuclear power plants. While some had called the deal with Duke Energy a "rip-off," those who voted in favor of the settlement called it a way to bring an end to a lengthy and complex process.
This is the second installment of a three part series on changes in chemical management. The first installment outlined the changes that affect every employer with employees exposed to hazardous chemicals. This week focuses on helping employers meet the first compliance deadline, December 1, 2013.
General Motors says it will start selling a Chevrolet Impala sedan next summer that runs on both natural gas and gasoline. The company says both fuels are needed because there are few natural gas filling stations in the U.S. GM says the Impala will be the only factory-produced full-size car that runs on both fuels.
North Dakota mineral owners filed 10 lawsuits seeking damages from oil drilling companies for natural gas that is lost when it is burned instead of being captured. The lawsuits in the Bakken oilfields argue that the mineral owners have lost millions of dollars in royalties.
While the economy appears to be turning around, employers across the country continue to make difficult decisions concerning mass layoffs and plant closings, and those that neglect the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) and state “baby” WARN Acts do so at their peril. This article addresses five common mistakes employers make when dealing with plant closings and mass layoffs under the federal WARN Act.
What could you achieve if you had control over strategy, execution and management? What if your board were incentivized in exactly the same way that you were? All of this can be achieved through the purchase of a business in partnership with a private equity group.
Ascend Performance Materials Inc., is announcing the start of a new compounding line in Pensacola, Florida. Since 2005, the company has more than doubled its resin capacity. The new line adds state-of-the-art capabilities for producing unique, high-performance compounds.
The Ohio-based company said it plans to invest $100 million in the 330,000-square-foot facility and create more than 200 jobs. The cheese manufacturing and packaging plant will become the company's ninth. The others are located in Utah, Wisconsin and New York.
General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility.
Coca-Cola says its profit rose in the third quarter, as the world's biggest beverage maker managed to sell more of its drinks despite choppy economic conditions. The maker of Sprite, Powerade and Vitaminwater said global sales volume edged up two percent, fueled by its performance in emerging markets such as China, India and Russia.
The state offered $72 million in incentives to improve infrastructure, training and a cultural program to help Korean families integrate into the community. Local governments approved another package worth $50 million. Those figures don't include statutory tax credits that depend on investment and hiring thresholds, or the value of land where the plant will be built.
New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities is weighing whether to appeal a federal judge's ruling that shot down its plan to add more natural gas-fired power plants by having ratepayers subsidize their costs. A U.S. District judge ruled that the plan was unconstitutional.
Every three months, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) provides a detailed look at the health of the domestic manufacturing sector and reviews the performance of a selected group of its most important subsectors. This report covers the actual data available through July 2013 and provides our forecasts.
A North Carolina-based manufacturer is calling foul today over inflammatory statements Chinese leaders made in U.S. media outlets Monday that demanded an immediate resolution to government debt ceiling discussions while China still owes hundreds of millions of dollars to American-owned businesses.
City Councilwoman Gloria Delbrugge usually welcomes new businesses to Warwood, West Virginia, but she doesn't plan to be on hand when GreenHunter Water opens its natural gas frack water recycling plant. Following months of planning and public debate, GreenHunter has all the permits required to begin work on the new facility.
The Dakota Gasification Co. has submitted an application for a proposed urea fertilizer production facility at its Great Plains Synfuels Plant in western North Dakota. The company hopes to complete the plant in early 2017, with a goal of producing about 1,100 tons of the fertilizer daily.
MWV Specialty Chemicals will expand its existing operations in Charleston County, South Carolina. The $9.3 million investment will serve as an innovation center for expanding capabilities in automotive emissions control and sustainable chemicals for the oilfield, road construction and adhesives global markets.
Three years after the U.S. government promised $8.3 billion in lending for a nuclear plant in Georgia, Southern Company and its partners have not sealed a deal. President Barack Obama's administration recently agreed to a fourth extension of the deadline for finalizing lending agreements.
The Hoku Materials Plant is described as a complete, world-class production facility that is virtually brand new, and never saw real production. The site is approximately 67 acres and comprised of over 35,400 cubic yards of concrete, 9,488 tons of steel, 246,894 lineal feet of process and utility piping. This sale features an inventory of brand new and never-used equipment.
Dow Chemical is selling its global polypropylene licensing and catalysts business to W.R. Grace & Co. for $500 million. The sale includes Dow Chemical's polypropylene catalysts manufacturing plant in Norco, Louisiana, and customer contracts, licenses, intellectual property and inventory. About 90 workers are expected to move over to W.R. Grace.
The largest organization representing companies involved in Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling boom have attacked proposals to raise taxes on the industry by various challengers to Governor Tom Corbett. The Marcellus Shale Coalition issued a statement criticizing tax proposals that it said were being touted by gubernatorial candidates.
Part one of a three part series on the changing landscape of chemical management focuses on recent changes to the Hazard Communication Standard by OSHA and the corresponding deadlines and responsibilities every employer with hazardous chemicals must adhere to.
Infor announced UpgradeX, a path to upgrade from on-premise applications to the Infor Business Cloud.
The reality is that, far from being doomed by an excess of technology, we are actually at risk of being held back from too little innovation. It has become a popular meme that “robots are destroying our jobs.” How else do we explain today’s persistent high unemployment?