- Plymouth cheese plant to close, eliminating 300 jobs Updated: Oct-03-15 2:46 pm
PLYMOUTH, Wisconsin - Dairy Farmers of America has announced plans to close a cheese plant in Plymouth, eliminating 300 jobs.
- Beulah nearing decision on proposed 400-bed work camp Updated: Oct-03-15 1:48 pm
BEULAH, North Dakota - Beulah officials are nearing a decision on an application from an oil patch work camp operator who wants to move empty units from Tioga for hundreds of workers hired to build a massive urea fertilizer plant.
- Nevada officials react warily to EPA's new ozone rule Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada leaders reacted cautiously this week to the Environmental Protection Agency's stricter new limits on smog-causing pollution, with Gov. Brian Sandoval saying the rule could punish the state for circumstances out of its control and environmental and manufacturing groups staking out opposite positions against it.
- Xcel Energy plans to retire 2 of 3 coal-fired Sherco units Updated: Oct-02-15 7:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Xcel Energy announced plans Friday to retire two of the three units at its huge Sherco coal-fired power plant in Becker, the largest power plant in Minnesota, as part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.
- SolarCity: Buffalo site to make world's most efficient panel Updated: Oct-02-15 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - SolarCity says the rooftop panels it will make at a plant being built in Buffalo have been rated the most efficient in the world.
- Woman charged with running pill mill gets 44 years in prison Updated: Oct-02-15 10:25 am
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - A Chattanooga woman will serve 44 years in federal prison after being charged with operating a pill mill.
- Century Aluminum says about 250 workers will stay on job Updated: Oct-02-15 9:39 am
HAWESVILLE, Kentucky - Century Aluminum says about 250 employees will remain working at its Hawesville Smelter in western Kentucky.
- Blue Bell plans to restart Texas ice cream plant in months Updated: Oct-02-15 9:01 am
BRENHAM, Texas - Blue Bell plans to restart its main Texas ice cream-making plant in a few months as sales expand following listeria contamination and cleanup.
- Hearings set on proposed rule on machine mine sensors Updated: Oct-02-15 6:14 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines.
- FedEx to get nearly $600K tax abatement from South Bend Updated: Oct-02-15 4:21 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The South Bend Common Council has approved a property tax abatement request for a large FedEx Ground distribution center on the city's northwest side.
- Lottery company in Ypsilanti upgrades to $20M machine Updated: Oct-02-15 4:11 am
YPSILANTI, Michigan - A brand-new printing press is rolling at Pollard Banknote - a massive 22-station apparatus of steel that prints small pieces of hope.
- Barge manufacturing plant in Brusly rescinds planned layoffs Updated: Oct-01-15 3:07 pm
BRUSLY, Louisiana - A barge manufacturing company that had notified the Louisiana Workforce Commission in August that it planned to permanently close its plant in the fall and lay off nearly 300 workers has rescinded the notification.
- Clarification: Volkswagen-Chattanooga story Updated: Oct-01-15 2:09 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - In a story Sept. 30, The Associated Press reported that production of diesel-engine Passat sedans had been halted at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant in light of the emissions scandal facing the world's largest automaker. The company said later that production of 2016 model diesel Passats will continue, but that the vehicles will be held at the plant until a remedy for emissions is released through Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.
- Managers of Georgia peanut plant get prison for salmonella Updated: Oct-01-15 2:03 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict.
- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- Deere has tentative labor agreement with UAW workers Updated: Oct-01-15 12:20 pm
MOLINE, Illinois - Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, averting a possible strike by 10,000 employees at 12 factories in three states.
- Company announces $15 million expansion in West Memphis Updated: Oct-01-15 10:30 am
WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas - An Illinois-based company that provides sterilization services for the medical, pharmaceutical and food safety industries has announced a $15 million expansion at its West Memphis facility.
- Spanish company revives Natrona County bentonite operations Updated: Oct-01-15 10:18 am
CASPER, Wyoming - An international company that has been in the clay industry for decades is looking to expand its reach in Wyoming with the launch of bentonite mining operations.
- Town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for trouble Updated: Oct-01-15 9:44 am
WOLFSBURG, Germany - Wolfsburg is the town that Volkswagen built - literally put on the map in 1938 by the Nazis in pursuit of their dream of a "People's Car."
- $400M oil blending facility planned in St. Landry Parish Updated: Oct-01-15 7:01 am
PORT BARRE, Louisiana - Hazelwood Energy Hub plans to build a $400 million facility in St. Landry Parish that can store and blend 10 types of crude oil for its customers, a development that will create 123 jobs.
- Detroit mural credited to Banksy sells for $137,500 Updated: Oct-01-15 2:04 am
BEVERLY HILLS, California - An artwork that gallery officials say was created at a former Detroit auto plant by elusive British graffiti artist Banksy has sold at auction for $137,500.
- Exxon Mobil to sell troubled Southern California refinery Updated: Sep-30-15 7:29 pm
LOS ANGELES - Exxon Mobil Corp. is selling its troubled Southern California refinery for $537 million to a New Jersey energy company more than six months after an explosion crippled the plant and led to higher gas prices in the Golden State, according to an announcement Wednesday.
- NYC councilmembers go to court over Indian Point safety Updated: Sep-30-15 6:51 pm
NEW YORK - The Indian Point nuclear power plant, nestled on the banks of the Hudson River just 35 miles north of Manhattan, poses a "a danger to millions of New Yorkers," according to a New York City councilman who joined 18 colleagues to take legal action in hopes of changing safety regulations at the controversial facility.
- Joy Global to lay off 109 union employees in Milwaukee Updated: Sep-30-15 6:31 pm
MILWAUKEE - Joy Global Inc. plans to lay off 109 union workers and terminate four non-union employees at the company's mining equipment factory in Milwaukee.
- Liquefied gas port, pipeline get environmental OK in Oregon Updated: Sep-30-15 5:03 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Federal regulators granted final environmental approval Wednesday for building a pipeline and port facilities for shipping Rocky Mountain natural gas to Asia via the Oregon coast.