Latest Industrial equipment manufacturing News

New manufacturing facility planned for northwest Louisiana

Feb. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Canadian company plans to create an industrial sound control equipment manufacturing facility in northwest Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced Thursday. E.I. Williams will make $700,000 in improvements to an existing building in the North Webster Parish Industrial...

Deere plans to lay off 105 more workers in Dubuque

Feb. 10, 2020 1:55 PM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. plans to lay off 105 more workers in Dubuque. The company told workers Friday at the John Deere Dubuque Works that the layoffs will take effect April 6 and come because of market conditions. It would be the third round of layoffs at the plant in the past few months. In...

Jeremiah Logemann rummages through a storage locker Friday Jan. 24, 2020 to show off some of the parts from the St. Raphael steeple that he plans to turn into pieces of art. St. Raphael in Downtown Madison was destroyed by fire in 2005. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Salvaged Madison church steeple to live on in pieces of art

Feb. 10, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jeremiah Logemann’s brain is full of creative ideas. He has taken parts from an old hay elevator and carefully cut glass growlers to make the massive, centerpiece chandelier at Lone Girl Brewing Co. in Waunakee. The base for a glass table in the sunroom of Logemann’s...

Crowd remembers lives lost in 2010 plant explosion

Feb. 9, 2020 4:17 PM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Politicians called for action to make workplaces safer as they gathered Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of a deadly explosion at a Connecticut natural gas plant. The memorial service was held near the Kleen Energy Systems plant in Middletown to honor the six lives lost in the...

Memorial to mark 10th anniversary of deadly explosion

Feb. 8, 2020 9:37 AM EST

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A memorial service will be held Sunday to mark the 10th anniversary of an explosion at a Connecticut natural gas plant that ultimately left six workers dead. State and local elected officials and union leaders are scheduled to be on hand for the remembrance, to be held outside the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Feb. 5, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Feb. 4 The Martinsburg Journal on the next steps for a bill that would give businesses relief from property taxes: Regarding an important bill in the West Virginia Legislature, both Republican and Democrat lawmakers deserve plaudits for making their branch of...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles as he talks with members of the audience at a campaign stop at National Cattle Congress Pavilion, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The critical fight inside Democrats' establishment primary

Feb. 2, 2020 8:01 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Within the Democrats' sprawling presidential contest is a smaller, yet critical competition among a handful of candidates jockeying to secure the backing of their party's establishment wing. The first answers come Monday in the Iowa caucuses when voters begin sorting out the fight...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo construction equipment made by Caterpillar are readied for export to Asia at the Port of Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash. Caterpillar Inc. reports financial results Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Caterpillar 4Q profit rises despite sales decline

Jan. 31, 2020 10:27 AM EST

Caterpillar put a lid on costs in the fourth quarter, pushing profits higher despite an 8% decline in revenue. The strong profits, however, were overshadowed by an uncertain take on the year ahead with global growth slowing. Shares slipped $1.06 to $134.31 in early trading Friday. Net income rose 5% to $1.1...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

Wyoming OKs permit to test treated oil wastewater on a farm

Jan. 18, 2020 11:14 AM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have issued a one-time permit for a company to test whether its technology to treat oil drilling and manufacturing wastewater can help vegetation grow on a farm. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality permit issued this month allows Encore Green...