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Stories with subject: Production facilities
  • Offshore demand resurrects Houma's Leevac shipyard 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:04 am
  • HOUMA, Louisiana - With oil and gas companies thirsting for more supplies on deepwater platforms and rigs, orders for new ships to truck everything from drilling mud to macaroni and cheese have climbed. That demand has one old Houma shipyard roaring back to life.

  • Brazilian auto parts maker opening facility in Pa. 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:46 pm
  • CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania - A Brazilian car parts manufacturer is planning to break ground later this month in northeastern Pennsylvania for its first U.S. facility.

  • June groundbreaking planned for Osceola steel mill 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:11 pm
  • OSCEOLA, Arkansas - Groundbreaking on a planned $1.1 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas is expected to take place in late June.

  • Organic food firm coming to central Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:52 am
  • DUBOIS, Pennsylvania - A company that specializes in premium and organic food and drink products plans to open a production facility in central Pennsylvania that's expected to create 100 jobs.

  • Shoe company laying off 56 workers in Hot Springs 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:28 am
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Citing competition in the industry, a Hot Springs shoe manufacturer has announced plans to lay off more than half of its workforce at its Lake Catherine Footwear facility, leaving 56 people out of work.

  • ND orders Killdeer plant to close for inspection 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:35 pm
  • KILLDEER, North Dakota - State health officials have ordered a facility in western North Dakota that handles radioactive material to cease operations immediately.

  • Trail delayed for former sweetener plant CEO 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 pm
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case.

  • AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year.

  • Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:08 pm
  • PARIS - Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.

  • State seeks to move offenders into Southeast Texas 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:08 pm
  • HOUSTON - Southeast Texas officials say they were never notified by the state of plans to relocate to their county two-dozen sex offenders classified as among the state's most dangerous.

  • Tobacco supplier Universal to enter food business 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:07 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The world's leading supplier and processor of leaf tobacco is venturing beyond the cash crop into the food business.

  • Ill. county gives mine-expansion plan a boost 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:52 am
  • HARRISBURG, Illinois - A southwestern Illinois county is giving a lift to a St. Louis-based coal producer's plans to expand an underground mine.

  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:52 am
  • HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

  • W.Va. miner charged with bomb threat against mine 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:52 am
  • WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania - A West Virginia man has been jailed on charges he phoned in a bomb threat to the southwestern Pennsylvania mine where he worked because he couldn't find a baby sitter to watch his 8-year-old daughter during his shift last week.

  • Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:37 am
  • SPOKANE, Washington - Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity.

  • Printing plant in Evansville set for closure 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:52 am
  • EVANSVILLE, Indiana - The company that owns an Evansville printing plant says it will be shutting it down in June and eliminating nearly 60 jobs.

  • Japanese firm to open production plant in Alabama 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:46 am
  • VANCE, Alabama - A Japanese automotive supplier is planning to open a new production facility in Tuscaloosa County, the latest addition to the area's growing automotive industry.

  • State help for Northern Beef was about $4.3M 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:21 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses ranging from nothing to $80 million, but a breakdown from state agencies shows the actual number is closer to $4.3 million.

  • La-Z-Boy cutting 100 jobs in North Carolina 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:18 pm
  • MONROE, Michigan - La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business.

  • 2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:26 pm
  • ALIQUIPPA, Pennsylvania - A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday - but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed.

  • Environmental groups slam Pa. smog proposal as lax 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:22 pm
  • Environmental groups say Pennsylvania's federally mandated plan to reduce smog would allow coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution than they do now.

  • Fermi 2 nuclear plant shuts for fix to transformer 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:11 pm
  • FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Michigan - DTE Energy Co. says it's shut down the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant to replace one of the two main transformers.

  • Officials gather in ND to discuss new EPA rules 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:06 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Wednesday signaled a potential legal challenge to proposed federal rules aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants and oil refineries.

  • Refiner credit bill expanded to fertilizer plant 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:32 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A bill that would offer tax credits to help in-state refiners has been expanded to include the now-shuttered Agrium Inc. plant in Nikiski.