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  • US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3½ years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, the ISM said Tuesday. That was the highest reading...

  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It's not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs. It's how...

  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people. The explosion at Totall Metal Recycling in Granite City occurred about 6:25 a.m., police said. Totall Metal Recycling, which employs...

  • Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another $129 million recently at...

  • Q&A: How 1 US factory owner fought cheap imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. Macy's book, "Factory Man," tells the story of one manufacturer who...

  • Company to bring new glass plant to Baton Rouge

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Glaz-Tech Industries will make a $4 million investment and create 50 new jobs in Baton Rouge at a new glass manufacturing facility, state and company officials said Friday. The average salary at the plant will be $34,000 per year, plus benefits. "Louisiana continues to...

  • NM aircraft manufacturer lays off workers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eclipse Aerospace is blaming market conditions for its decision to lay off a number of workers Friday. A senior vice president with the company, Ed Lundeen, wouldn't say exactly how many workers were affected. But city and state economic development officials say they...

  • Brown extends tax credit to Northrop Grumman

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that extends a $420 million state tax credit to aerospace giant Northrop Grumman Corp. after approving a similar deal for its competitor, Lockheed Martin Corp. Brown's office announced Friday that he signed SB718 by Sens. Richard...

  • Firm to open manufacturing plant in Smyth County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, creating 160 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the company will expand its Virginia operations with the new facility in the former...



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