October 18, 1987 |
Factory-built houses got a big but unsuccessful boost in the late 1960s, when George Romney was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. But the actual building of complete houses in large sections inside factories and then moving them to lots for quick assembly flopped.
October 4, 2007 |
Amgen Inc. said Wednesday it canceled plans for a $1-billion manufacturing plant in Ireland and would eliminate all 75 company jobs in the country. The decision is linked to the "evolving business environment," the Thousand Oaks-based company said. Amgen said it would shut down its operations in Ireland while plans for the plant were postponed indefinitely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2005 |
About 60 employees were evacuated from an Anaheim factory for nearly three hours Thursday after a truck driver delivering a liquid processing agent rammed a storage tank and several drums spilled potentially toxic chemicals. Authorities attributed the crash to a "medical emergency" for which the driver was taken to a hospital for observation. The incident occurred about 1 p.m. at Firmenich, a dry-flavoring maker, in the 400 block of South Atchison Street.
June 29, 2006 |
Honda Motor Co. will build a $550-million auto assembly plant near Greensburg, Ind., as part of a $1.18-billion global expansion, the company said Wednesday, ending a five-state scramble and bringing jobs to a state hit hard by manufacturing losses. The factory will employ 2,000 workers and eventually produce 200,000 vehicles annually, Honda executives said at a news conference.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1991
Firefighters evacuated the residents of two Burbank apartment buildings early Tuesday when a nearby resin factory caught fire, emitting smoke that they feared might be hazardous. But safety experts determined that no hazardous compounds were involved in the blaze and tenants returned home within three hours. The midnight fire, which was extinguished in 70 minutes, caused $100,000 in damage to Fiber Resin, 170 W. Providencia Ave., Burbank Battalion Chief Douglas Parris said.
October 27, 1987 |
For the managers and the 5,000 employees of Tyazhstankogidropress, one of Western Siberia's leading manufacturers of heavy machine tools, this is a time of nervous anticipation. Next January, this sprawling factory in the heart of Novosibirsk will join 25,000 others--two-thirds of Soviet industry--in switching to a new and largely untried relationship with the state, and to an equally new form of internal management.
June 22, 2005 |
An old Studebaker factory was destroyed by fire in an area of Detroit that was once a major hub of the automotive industry. About 150 firefighters fought to bring the blaze under control at the century-old warehouse, which was about 60% vacant but contained a meat market, furniture store and other businesses. The building was the former home of a factory of Indiana-based Studebaker Bros. Manufacturing Co., which folded in the 1960s.
August 12, 2005 |
Kia Motors Corp. wants to join the flood of Asian and European carmakers operating U.S. manufacturing plants in the South. The South Korean company, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co., is looking at sites in Mississippi and Kentucky, among others, for its first North American factory. Mississippi, home to a Nissan Motor Co. assembly plant, would be the favored location, said Kia spokesman Michael Choo. The state is next door to Alabama, where Hyundai opened a $1.
November 12, 1999 |
Nike Inc. is offering college activists a different kind of spring break, one that would take them on an inspection tour of the sports shoe and apparel company's factories around the world. Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike is trying to improve the perception of working conditions at its contract factories. Many of the company's harshest critics have been students, who contend the factories are dangerous sweatshops that hire underage workers and pay too little.
September 17, 2003 |
DaimlerChrysler may close or sell as many as seven factories that make parts for Chrysler cars as it tries to narrow losses, people familiar with the plans said. Chrysler, based in Auburn Hills, Mich., may keep plants if they become more efficient, said the people, who declined to be identified. The closures are part of a four-year agreement with the United Auto Workers reached Monday. From Bloomberg News