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Detroit becomes ‘Jeep City’ with first new auto plant in 30 years

Reuters
Inside the first new auto assembly plant built in the Motor City since 1991, the smell of hot metal hangs in the air as new Jeep Grand Cherokee L SUVs head down the welding line. For Stellantis NV, (STLA.MI) that is the smell of money. For the City of Detroit,......

Pharmaceutical company Merck investigating after noose found at North Carolina plant

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi American pharmaceutical company Merck is investigating after a noose was found at its plan in Durham, North Carolina, The News and Observer reports. The newspaper reports that a contractor found “a rope fashioned as a noose” at a construction......

Two dead, six missing after accident at central China coal plant – state media

Reuters
Two people died and six were missing after an accident in a coal mine in central China, state broadcaster CCTV reported on Saturday. The “accidental outburst” occurred at a coal mine run by Henan Hebi Coal and Electricity Co in the late afternoon on Friday, and the authorities in Henan......

Ejected from a troubled plant, AstraZeneca is in talks to produce vaccine for U.S. government at a different factory.

New York Times
Some experts say they worry that producing more of AstraZeneca’s vaccine in the United States will use up valuable materials that might be better directed overseas or to make other vaccines. One federal official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss continuing discussions, said the government was renegotiating AstraZeneca’s......

Michigan beef plant workers call for pay to continue in wake of cyberattack on JBS

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here The union representing Michigan workers for the Brazlian meat processing company shut down following a cyberattack urged the company to work with state and federal officials to resolve the breach and to continue paying its workers. JBS SA notified the U.S. of......

HeidelbergCement plans world’s first CO2 neutral cement plant in Sweden

Reuters
A logo of HeidelbergCement is pictured at their headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski HeidelbergCement (HEIG.DE), the world’s second-largest cement maker, on Wednesday said it plans to turn its Swedish factory in Slite into the world’s first CO2-neutral cement plant by 2030 via carbon capture technology. “We......

Panama announces plans for $1 billion natural gas plant

Reuters
Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Panama’s President Laurentino Cortizo announced on Tuesday the construction of a $1 billion plant for electricity generation using natural gas as......

Indian court orders COVID-related audit of Renault-Nissan plant

Reuters
A security guard walks past ‘Micra’ cars lined at the newly-inaugurated Renault-Nissan Alliance auto plant in the southern Indian city of Chennai March 17, 2010. REUTERS/Babu An Indian court on Monday ordered officials to inspect coronavirus-related safety protocols at Renault-Nissan’s Tamil Nadu car plant, where workers are on strike over......

Japan wants TSMC, Sony to build 20 nanometre chip plant -Nikkan Kogyo

Reuters
Japan’s government wants Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (2330.TW) and Sony Group (6758.T) to invest 1 trillion yen ($9.2 billion) to build the country’s first 20 nanometre chip plant, the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper reported on Wednesday. The potential factory would be built close to Sony’s image sensor plant in southwest......

Liberty Steel to sell Stocksbridge plant to pay off lender

BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57230168 However, Liberty Steel insiders conceded that the launching of investigations into the relationship between Liberty and its now-defunct backer, Greensill, by both the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority were complications in refinancing the UK’s third largest steel maker. BBC – For more and to sign up......

Yuan Longping, Plant Scientist Who Helped Curb Famine, Dies at 90

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SHANGHAI — Yuan Longping, a Chinese plant scientist whose breakthroughs in developing high-yield hybrid strains of rice helped to alleviate famine and poverty across much of Asia and Africa, died on Saturday in Changsha, China. He was 90.......

Ford reveals new electric F-150 Lightning pickup during Biden’s visit to Michigan plant

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Ford revealed its highly anticipated all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck (left) at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Mich. during a tour by President Joe Biden on May 18, 2021. Michael Wayland | CNBC DEARBORN, Mich. – Ford Motor......

Biden to visit Ford Dearborn plant today amid electrification push

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden will tour and speak Tuesday at the Ford Motor Co. Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, one day before the company formally unveils its electric version of the best-selling F-150 pickup truck.  The visit comes as Congress......

Canada’s Lion Electric says it will build new plant in Illinois, create 750 jobs

Reuters
Marc Bedard, president and founder of The Lion Electric Co, speaks during a news conference at Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada March 15, 2021. REUTERS/Andrej Ivanov Canadian electric vehicle company Lion Electric on Friday said it had selected Illinois as the location for its new U.S. manufacturing plant,......

Lavazza to open its first US roasting, packing plant

FoodBusinessNews
NEW YORK — Lavazza North America, part of global Italian coffee company Lavazza Group, has begun construction on its first US roasting and packing plant. The new plant, which is an expansion of Lavazza’s facility in West Chester, Pa., is slated to open in October and will serve the US......

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