On Wednesday, 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers made history when a federal jury in Davenport awarded them $240 million -- the largest verdict in the 48-year history of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which sued on their behalf.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a $70,000 civil penalty against the owner of the Kewaunee nuclear power plant, which will soon be decommissioned. The NRC says fire drills were not being properly conducted and fire drill records were falsified.
Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) aims to be the united voice of the compressed air industry, serving as the unbiased authority on technical, educational, promotional, and other matters that affect the industry. The organization offers ways the organization can help manufacturers become safer and more efficient users of this resource.
Developers suspended work Tuesday on a $2.8 billion coal-gasification plant proposed for southwest Indiana -- other than a pending appeal before the Indiana Supreme Court -- days after the Legislature approved a bill that backers said effectively killed the project.
Dominion Virginia Power's request to build a gas-fired power plant in Brunswick County is in the hands of state regulators. The state's largest utility is asking the State Corporation Commission to give the green light to the proposed $1.3 billion power plant near Lawrenceville.
Costs tied to the long-running shutdown of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant have soared to $553 million, while the majority owner raised the possibility Tuesday of retiring the plant if it can't get one reactor running later this year.
A Chinese company plans to build all-electric buses in California's Mojave Desert. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and officials of BYD Automotive scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce plans to open the first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the United States in the city 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Much like the rest of the physical world, the manufacturing environment is constantly battling against the challenges of time and space. Manufacturers who are considering going to "the next level" must evaluate equipment and ensure their industrial work platforms fit their own needs, as well as OSHA and ANSI requirements.
Caterpillar says it plans to close its Summerville remanufacturing plant next year, a move that will put 280 people out of work. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the company said Monday that the decision came after an extensive strategic review of the business.
Sabra Dipping Co. is planning an $86 expansion of its plant in Chesterfield County that will create 140 jobs. Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the expansion Tuesday in a news release. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2014. McDonnell says the Center of Excellence facility will further increase the plant's production capabilities.
Entergy Arkansas says a reactor at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville is back online and is producing electricity. Unit 2 has been offline since March 31, when an employee was killed in an industrial accident in another part of the plant. Wade Walters died when a 550-ton piece of equipment fell on top of him.
Motors are found in a variety of industrial applications, powering everyday tools such as fans, blowers, and pumps. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, over half of all electrical energy consumed in the United States is used by electric motors.
Able to move a variety of shapes, sizes, weights, and materials, conveyor systems are evolving as automated operations demand 24/7 capabilities, more sustainable options, and expanding choices as the industrial sectors continue to grow.
Goodyear and the Steelworkers are negotiating on new national contract covering 8,000 tire workers at six plants. The talks come amid the backdrop of an uncertain economy, shrinking unions and company cost-cutting. The first round of talks in Cincinnati ended Thursday and recessed until June. ...
The deadly Central Texas fertilizer plant explosion has now spawned six lawsuits, including one from the family of a volunteer firefighter killed in the blast. Fourteen people died and more than 200 were injured by the April 17 blast in the small Central Texas town of West.
Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he's disgusted a California newspaper ran a cartoon that depicts him boasting about booming business in Texas, then shows an explosion, a week after a fertilizer plant explosion killed 14 people in a Texas town.
Facing rising operational costs and growing awareness of consumer food safety, growers and companies are under increased pressure to improve efficiency and increase customer satisfaction and safety. Food traceability solutions are particularly imperative for achieving rapid responses to potential product recalls.
When faced with creative challenges, many engineers rely on brainstorming as their primary creativity tool. Developed in the 1950s by Alex Osborn (who used it as a tool for developing advertising campaigns), brainstorming is a good approach.
The battle to stop the expansion of a northern West Virginia surface mine is headed for the state Supreme Court. The Sierra Club is appealing a circuit court ruling that favored the state Department of Environmental Protection and Arch Coal subsidiary Patriot Mining.
A southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel is calling back workers in hopes of resuming operations in June, staffed with 135 salaried and another 135 hourly workers. The plant was forced into a yearlong shutdown due to regulator-requested upgrades.
As investigators try to determine what caused an April 17 fire and explosion that killed 14 and injured hundreds, top congressional Democrats are examining whether gaps in federal regulations might be placing at risk those who work and live near more than 6,000 fertilizer plants.
President Barack Obama consoled a rural Texas community rocked by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion, telling mourners Thursday they are not alone in their grief, and they will have the nation's support to rebuild from the devastation.
Baton Rouge-based Turner Industries, provides skilled laborers to industrial plants, is the target of a federal lawsuit alleging widespread discrimination against black employees and a hostile working environment in which the use of racial slurs is commonplace.
As the Food Safety Modernization Act continues to be implemented, more regulations and guidelines will be focused on food defense and the prevention of intentional contamination events. Many resources are there to help food manufacturers improve their food defense strategies.
Construction has begun on a $350 million tires-to-energy plant in northwestern Pennsylvania despite residents' appeals of the air-quality permit over concerns the plant will produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, lead, mercury and arsenic.