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Hoosier Daddy

Magnet wire company expansion means jobs, dollars for Indiana Hoosiers aren’t losers. They’re hard workers, and many of them have experience in the trades. This week brought some welcoming news to the manufacturing sector, with reason for optimism for Indiana residents. A company that makes magnet wire will invest more than $7 million to expand in Fort […]

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3Months to Shutdown?

Plant closing watch: 3M’s Elyria, Ohio location With about three months left on the clock, there seems to be little hope for 3M’s Elyria, Ohio plant. Following a November announcement of closure slated for June 2017, the 140-odd employees of the sponge manufacturing facility lobbied tirelessly for a reversal. Inevitably, their hope was kindled by a changing […]

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Upgridding Illinois

State kicks off ambitious ‘utility of the future’ process The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved a process yesterday called “NextGrid” to begin building what it calls “a smarter, more dynamic electric system that allows for greater customer choice and control.” This means more advanced technologies—rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and energy storage—will be deployed at scale due to Illinois’ […]

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Return to Carrier

Plant will stay active; some jobs will remain in Indiana Indiana has suddenly become the center of the universe. The Hoosier State was thrust into the spotlight again this week due to more news surrounding working-class industrial jobs. On Tuesday night, Carrier—which makes heat pumps, fan coils, and other industrial equipment as well as its recognizable line of air […]

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Rexnord Says Adios

Company moving Indy jobs to Mexico Rexnord, the multi-platform industrial company with headquarters in Milwaukee, has made it official: the company will move the 350 production jobs from its Indianapolis bearings division to Monterrey, Mexico, and some to Texas. The decision puts the cap on a month of grave concern from employees and residents alike—and denies the […]

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Caterpillar update: Still crawling

EA highlights 4 points of impact from expected downsizing It has not been a good week for Caterpillar, Inc. The brand has suffered a number of unprecedented- if expected- difficulties that now accompany the impending layoffs it announced last week, and the industry waits with bated breath, wary that any of them could provide the […]

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