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  • M&M to double local hiring in US for farm business (Mahindra tractors and utility vehicles)

    07/15/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | July 15, 2017 | Pankaj Doval, TNN
    HOUSTON, TEXAS: Anand Mahindra-led Mahindra group will double the number of American employees at its North American farm equipment business, the move coming at a time when President Donald Trump has asked companies to increasingly hire locals to manage business in the US. Mahindra USA (MUSA), that manages the group's tractor and farm utility vehicles (UTVs) business, is also considering setting up a factory in America in line with the expansion of business, which has grown nearly five-fold over the last few years. MUSA recorded revenues of $600 million last year as it sold 32,000 units, with tractors accounting for...
  • France’s Macron Booed By Factory Workers Chanting ‘Marine President!’

    04/26/2017 6:40:55 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-26-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Globalist French President candidate Emmanuel Macron faced animosity from workers at a Whirlpool plant facing closure during a campaign visit after anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen made a surprise visit hours earlier. What started as a planned campaign stop to visit the union bosses of a Whirlpool plant facing closure in Amiens ended in disaster for Mr. Macron after a surprise visit from his presidential rival. Mr. Macron was shoved and shouted at by workers who may lose their jobs as the factory is scheduled to be relocated to Poland next June French broadcaster BFMTV reports. The 39-year-old Presidential...
  • Blue Origin breaks ground on Florida factory

    06/30/2016 9:31:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    spacenews.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | by Brian Berger —
    In his June 28 email — the latest in a series of emails he sends out to provide short updates on Blue Origins’ activities — Bezos described the 750,000 square foot rocket factory as “custom-built from the ground up to accommodate manufacturing, processing, integration and testing. “Among other things, the facility hosts large scale friction stir welding and automated composite processing equipment,” he wrote. “All of the vehicle will be manufactured in this facility except for the engines. Initial BE-4 engine production will occur at our Kent facility while we conduct a site selection process later this year for a...
  • Perfect! Obama Moves Tractor Factory to Cuba

    02/15/2016 11:53:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/15/16 | Jim Hoft
    Si Se Puede!It’s not just China and Mexico that are taking US jobs… Now, thanks to Barack Obama, Cuba will be building American tractors.Cleber Tractors is building a tractor plant in Cuba.USA Today reported: The Obama administration approved the first U.S. factory to be built and operated in Cuba in more than 50 years, in the latest sign of the rapidly changing relationship between the United States and the communist nation.Cleber LLC, an Alabama-based company that builds tractors for small farms, was notified by the Treasury Department that it could open a facility in Cuba. Co-founder Saul Berenthal said the...
  • Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage

    12/20/2014 1:07:05 PM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    It World ^ | 12/19/2014 | Loek Essers
    A German steel factory suffered massive damage after hackers managed to access production networks, allowing them to tamper with the controls of a blast furnace, the government said in its annual IT security report. . . . . . Due to these failures, one of the plant’s blast furnaces could not be shut down in a controlled manner, which resulted in “massive damage to plant,” the BSI said, describing the technical skills of the attacker as “very advanced.”
  • Teens defend ‘fail factory’ high school in error-filled letters

    02/23/2014 5:18:26 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/23/14 | Susan Edelman
    These kids should learn write from wrong. Earlier this month, The Post exposed a scheme at Manhattan’s Murry Bergtraum HS for Business Careers in which failing students could get full credit without attending class, but instead watch video lessons and take tests online. One social-studies teacher had a roster of 475 students in all grades and subjects. Red-faced administrators encouraged a student letter-writing campaign to attack The Post and defend its “blended learning” program. Eighteen kids e-mailed to argue that their alma mater got a bad rap. Almost every letter was filled with spelling, grammar and punctuation errors.
  • Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant

    11/12/2013 6:48:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Vardon
    Obama to talk economy during visit to Cleveland steel plant By Joe Vardon The Columbus Dispatch Tuesday November 12, 2013 5:46 AM President Barack Obama won re-election in Ohio last year on the winds of the argument that the economy here and elsewhere was improving. On Thursday, he’ll be back, but Democrats’ message on the economy has changed now that the goal is to defeat Republican Gov. John Kasich next fall. Obama will visit the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland to “deliver remarks on the economy and the strength of American manufacturing,” said a White House official. How Obama’s talk...
  • The Excuse Factory

    05/03/2013 4:14:38 PM PDT · by wildbill · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/3/2013 | James Taranto
    In her column for tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan makes an astute observation about the Obama presidency--one that also presents a puzzle, which this column will endeavor to solve. The observation is that Obama's presidency was permanently damaged by the way he and his men reacted to "the trash-talking some Republican leaders indulged in after the 2008 campaign."
  • Let's Build Our Own Ammo Factory!

    03/28/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT · by catnipman · 80 replies
    3/28/2013 | Self
    There's essentially NO ammo available for retail sale in Colorado. None at all. Not in popular calibers like 9mm, .40 S&W and .45ACP. The fascist Obammunists have locked up the domestic supply and are shutting down imports. Why the hell don’t we conservatives set up a NEW ammo manufacturer in Texas and then refuse to sell to the FedGov. Maybe even make it a co-op, with member-owners getting first dibs on production. I’m sure we could get any number of offshore companies to build us a turnkey ammo factory in Texas. I’m sure ammo companies in Italy, China, Korea, Israel,...
  • The Sanders Polynomial: Mortgage Applications Rise 15%, Factory Orders Down 2%

    03/06/2013 7:42:33 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 03/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to a Mortgage Bankers Association release this morning, mortgage applications were up 14.8% from the previous week. Mortgage purchase applications rose 15.04% from the previous week. But in the general scheme of things, we are still stuck in a lower volume rut (as Chris Whalen and I discussed in Zero Hedge in October 2010). Mortgage refinancing applications rose 14.77% from the previous week. But one week doesn’t make a trend. In other economic news, factory orders fell 2.0% in January. And the stock market continues to rise. The Dow is up over 50 point as of 10:15am EST. And...
  • Sudan: Israel is 'Legitimate Target' Now

    10/27/2012 1:30:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Sudan's Information Minister, Ahmed Bilal Osman, has warned that his country would take "resolute steps" against Israeli interests following the bombing of an ammunitions factory in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. Osman told the BBC that his country now sees Israeli interests as legitimate targets for attack. He said that Sudan possesses proof that Israel is behind the attack on the Yarmouk weapons factory, and said that experts who combed the location of the blast sound evidence that Israeli arms were used to destroy it. Australia's ABC News quoted the minister as saying: "We have to reply because this is too much....
  • UK: Ford considers Southampton factory closure [last in UK]

    10/24/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2012 | Angela Monaghan,
    Ford’s vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car maker’s decision to shrink its European production operations. Ford’s vehicle manufacturing in Britain is at risk of coming to an end after more than a century following the US car maker’s decision to shrink its European production operations. It is understood that Ford’s Southampton plant has been earmarked for closure risking 500 jobs as part of a broader consolidation process prompted by the negative impact of the eurozone debt crisis on the industry. In a statement Stephen Odell,...
  • Ugh! Jobless Claims Rise, Factory Orders Plunge, Consumer Comfort in Stagnation

    10/04/2012 8:16:03 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/04/2012 | Snakeeyes Econ
    Today’s economic news is not pleasant. As we move more and more towards central planning from the government, we are seeing a lack of growth in the economy. First, initial jobless claims rose to levels back in January showing little long-term improvement. Seasonally adjusted initial claims was 367,000, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 363,000. The 4-week moving average was 375,000, unchanged from the previous week’s revised average. Continuing claims rose from the previous week (but exactly matched the revised number). Continuing claims are stuck in a rut going back to March. Factory orders plunged...
  • US Factory Goods Demand Falls Unexpectedly

    08/02/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    Irish Times ^ | August 3, 2012 | Financial Times Limited
    Demand for US factory goods fell unexpectedly in June, reflecting a drop in corporate investment and the biggest decreases in non-durable goods orders for over three years. Factory orders fell 0.5 per cent, compared with analysts’ expectations of a 0.7 per cent rise, US commerce department figures showed yesterday. June’s fall followed a downwardly revised 0.5 per cent increase in May, after sharp declines the two previous months. Economists fear a slowdown in momentum, given that manufacturing had been regarded as the mainstay of a US economic recovery. The sector accounts for about 12 per cent of the economy.
  • Santorum bashes public schools, says they're stuck in factory era

    02/18/2012 6:44:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/18/12 | Mitchell Landsberg
    Santorum bashes public schools, says they're stuck in factory eraBy Mitchell Landsberg February 18, 2012, 12:51 p.m. Reporting from Columbus, Ohio— Republican GOP hopeful Rick Santorum may be the most prominent homeschooler in America. So it might not have been surprising that, on Saturday, he told a conservative Christian audience that he intended to homeschool his children in the White House. In his remarks to the Ohio Christian Alliance, however, Santorum went further, seeming to attack the very idea of public education. In the nation’s past, he said, “Most presidents homeschooled their children in the White House.… Parents educated their...
  • Desperately seeking Americans for factory jobs

    02/16/2012 7:46:02 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    CNN Money ^ | February 16, 2012 | Parija Kavilanz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. factories are creating many new jobs. But owners are hard pressed to find skilled American workers to fill them. There is a "critical shortage of machinists," a common and crucial position in factories, said Rob Akers, vice president at the National Tooling and Machining Association. "Enrollment in this field in technical schools has been down for a long time." The problem comes at a terrible time. Domestic contract manufacturers -- known as "job shops" -- are seeing a boom in business.
  • Chrysler factory workers to get $1,500 profit-sharing checks

    02/02/2012 12:06:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/2/12 | Staff
    Detroit - Factory workers at Chrysler are getting $1,500 profit-sharing checks next month, a sign the automaker’s turnaround is succeeding. About 26,000 union-represented workers in the U.S. should get the payments, according to Chrysler’s contract with the United Auto Workers union. The profit-sharing figure is based on an Associated Press analysis of company earnings, and the labor contract formula for profit-sharing. Chrysler would not say how much the workers will get. But the formula in its new four-year contract with the UAW shows that the checks will be about $1,500. The checks are based on Chrysler’s $2 billion operating profit
  • Solar Company Scraps Factory, Leaves Michigan in Dark (GlobalWatt)

    01/03/2012 11:20:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/02/12 | Scott McGrew
    Solar Company Scraps Factory, Leaves Mich. in DarkGrant applications don't match up with solar company's other information. By Scott McGrew | Monday, Jan 2, 2012 | Updated 2:59 PM PST A San Jose-based company has pulled out of plans to build a multimillion-dollar solar cell factory in Saginaw, Mich. GlobalWatt CEO Sanjeev Chitre blamed the shutdown on the poor economy and competition from overseas; however, many critics are wondering if there really was much of a factory to shut down. Far from a mega-factory promised in early paperwork, GlobalWatt's Saginaw operations actually employed slightly more than a dozen workers. GlobalWatt...
  • Report: Chinese workers at LG factory strike over complaint of pay discrimination

    12/31/2011 6:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/28/11
    Report: Chinese workers at LG factory strike over complaint of pay discriminationBy The Associated Press | The Canadian Press – Wed, 28 Dec, 2011 BEIJING, China - Some 8,000 employees of a factory in China owned by a unit of South Korea's LG Corp. over complaints about pay discrimination, a labour group said Wednesday. Chinese employees of the LG Display factory in Nanjing, west of Shanghai, walked off the job Monday over complaints Korean employees at the factory received annual bonuses equal to one year's salary while those for Chinese workers were equal to one month's pay, the New York-based...
  • Factory Explosion Kills 7 in Iran

    12/12/2011 4:10:06 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Seven people, including foreign nationals, were killed, and more than a dozen wounded in another blast in Iran, this time at a steel plant. It is not known if the factory has any connection with Iran’s nuclear facilities. The explosion occurred Monday evening in the city of Yazd and comes after two previous blasts in the area of nuclear facilities. Yazd is located approximately 175 miles southeast of Isfahan, where an explosion severely damaged a uranium enrichment facility last month. Iranian stage television reported that five people were found dead on the scene at the steel plant and that another...