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Texas Pride

A 94,000 square foot facility will provide jobs for the Houston area The Houston metropolitan area appears to be flourishing. In the latest job-creation news from the region, Texas Injection Molding announced February 11 it will build out 94,000 square feet of industrial space for its new production facility in Houston. More work for Houston […]

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So Long, Indy

Diamond Chain Co. plant to end 102-year run Timken will shut down its Indianapolis plant, which employs 240 workers, within the next two to three years, the company told its employees Tuesday. The recognizable building is the Diamond Chain Company’s original facility, which opened in 1918 in downtown Indianapolis. Timken purchased the company in April […]

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N.J. Gives Fair WARNing

Notification period now 90 days, part-time employees now counted New Jersey became the first state to draft legal requirements for laid off employees this month, due to take effect in July of this year. The law expands upon the original WARN Act of 1988, and will increase prenotification time and require severance pay in “certain […]

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Plant closings and opioids

Alarming statistics suggest a connection  A new study by Dr. Atheendar Venkataramani, professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that opioid deaths among individuals of prime working age are eighty-five percent higher in counties where factories have been closed. The study, which is available online, specifically looked at auto plants.  Interviewed by […]

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It was the best of OEM’s, it was the worst of OEM’s 

Update 11/6 – Water Gremlin back in court and back at work – Video news report from Minneapolis Fox9 here: https://www.fox9.com/video/622793 GOOD TO SEE PLANTS OPENING IN THE USA This was a good week for “new USA factory” announcements. Abbott Labs is building a new plant in Westfield, Indiana -450 jobs expected within a few […]

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When factories fail

A dog’s death reminds us that plant closings aren’t only about jobs. Eyes were watchful and hearts eventually broke this week as news cameras followed the final days of a dog seemingly stuck at the top of an abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, Illinois.  As reported by WICS/WRSP Staff, the dog appeared to be […]

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