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Explosion injures 2 workers at US Steel near Detroit

Jan. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak injured two workers Wednesday at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in suburban Detroit, officials said. The Pittsburgh-based company confirmed that both people hurt were employees. The incident occurred in the main plant boiler at the Great...

Sculpture celebrates centennial of ski jump in Brattleboro

Jan. 15, 2022 10:59 AM EST

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — As the Harris Hill Ski Jump in Brattleboro celebrates its 100th anniversary at competitions scheduled this February, a sculpture of a ski jumper has been installed downtown. The 17-foot-high aluminum and steel sculpture will be installed each year before...

Pennsylvania company restarting work at Birmingham-area site

Jan. 15, 2022 10:18 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A Pennsylvania company said it plans to reopen a piece of Birmingham's manufacturing industry by spending $25 million on an old plant that will become a production, service and distribution center. HarbisonWalker International said Friday that construction...

Arkansas governor: New mill to help state lure auto industry

Jan. 12, 2022 18:04 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that a $3 billion steel mill planned for northeast Arkansas could help the state lure the auto industry to the state. Hutchinson and state Commerce Secretary Mike Preston hailed the mill that the United States Steel Corp....

Steelmaker Nucor to build $2.7B plant in West Virginia

Jan. 12, 2022 15:50 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A North Carolina steelmaker will build a $2.7 billion mill in West Virginia, creating an estimated 800 manufacturing jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. The Republican governor called the location of Nucor Corp.'s plant in Mason County the largest...

US Steel to build $3 billion mill in northeast Arkansas

Jan. 11, 2022 17:48 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — United States Steel Corp. on Tuesday announced it's building a $3 billion mill in northeast Arkansas that's expected to employ at least 900 people. The Pittsburgh-based company announced it has chosen Osceola for the site of its new mill, with construction...

WVa tax incentive for manufacturing sent to governor

Jan. 11, 2022 17:41 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A tax incentive for a potential industrial manufacturing project in West Virginia was sent to the governor Tuesday. Gov. Jim Justice will give his sixth State of the State address on Wednesday night and has advertised an unspecified “major”...

Nickel mine developer has major commitment from Tesla

Jan. 11, 2022 09:08 AM EST

TAMARACK, Minn. (AP) — The company that plans to develop a nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has made a major supply deal with Tesla, the electric vehicle maker. Tesla has committed to purchasing 75,000 metric tons of nickel concentrate over six years from Talon Metals' planned...

WVa lawmakers take up tax incentive for manufacturing

Jan. 10, 2022 18:26 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s Senate on Monday approved a tax incentive for a potential industrial manufacturing project in anticipation of a major jobs announcement. Gov. Jim Justice said in his special session proclamation Saturday night that the tax incentive would...

Mining company buys four battery-powered locomotives

Jan. 10, 2022 18:11 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of the biggest locomotive manufacturers is selling more of its new battery-powered locomotives as railroads and mining companies work to reduce their carbon emissions. Wabtec said Monday that Rio Tinto has agreed to buy four of its new FLXdrive locomotives for...