Latest Industrial machinery and equipment News

US firms keep hiring, easing worries of weakening economy

Dec. 6, 2019 5:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — American businesses have complained for years that they can’t find the workers they need to fill available jobs. November’s robust hiring gain suggests that at least some have found a way to do so. With the unemployment rate now at a half-century low of 3.5%, many economists...

Coworking plans aim to breathe new life into old buildings

Dec. 3, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WINDSOR, Vt. (AP) — At its peak during World War II, the Cone Automatic Machine Co. employed 2,400 people around the clock, workers on the factory floor hunched over lathes grinding metal or clerks in adjacent offices handling paperwork. But since the machine tool company, later known as Cone-Blanchard,...

Authorities investigating $1M fire at Yakima business

Dec. 3, 2019 8:16 AM EST

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Officials are investigating a fire that caused an estimated $1 million in damage to a Yakima business that services electrical equipment, pumps and wells. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Yakima Fire Department investigators are working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...

Review of Tennessee juvenile facility escape underway

Dec. 2, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several staff members at a juvenile detention center in Tennessee have been placed on leave while a court reviews the escape of four teenagers. News outlets report Davidson County Juvenile Court Administrator Kathryn Sinback said in a statement Monday that “critical...

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

Nov. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...

New Mexico utility stands by plan to close coal-fired plant

Nov. 28, 2019 2:34 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider says continued operation of a coal-fired power plant using carbon-capture technology wouldn’t be in the best interest of utility customers. Public Service Co. of New Mexico made the declaration in testimony filed with state...

Bald eagle breeding areas in Arizona closing for nesting

Nov. 27, 2019 12:45 AM EST

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona’s Prescott National Forest says it will close an area known for bald eagle breeding along the Verde River for seven months starting Sunday. The Ladders area will be closed through June 30, 2020, but it could open before if the birds have trouble producing offspring....

Asian markets mixed after US shares forge new highs

Nov. 26, 2019 8:57 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Wednesday after a fresh set of record highs on Wall Street, spurred by encouraging signs on trade talks between the U.S. and China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 advanced 0.4% to 23,464.57 while the S&P ASX 200 climbed 0.7% to 6,833.20. South...

North Dakota commission OKs enhanced oil recovery project

Nov. 26, 2019 10:56 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Industrial Commission has endorsed a project to test a process that injects natural gas underground to try to force more oil out of the state’s shale deposits. The three-member panel led Gov. Doug Burgum approved the “enhanced oil recovery”...

Boston suburb votes to ban use of oil and gas appliances

Nov. 21, 2019 4:16 PM EST

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A Boston suburb is banning the installation of oil and gas pipes in new and renovated buildings as a way to combat climate change. The Boston Globe reports that residents of Brookline voted nearly unanimously to adopt the new bylaw at their Town Meeting on Wednesday. The provision,...