Tag Archives: plant closing

A Bluesy Note

ABB to discontinue production in St. Louis; 120 jobs lost ABB announced Monday that it would discontinue production at its St. Louis facility, where power transformers are made, as part of a larger realignment to its power grid business. The Swiss engineering group’s Power Grids division has dropped by 9 percent in 2017, making it […]

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Plant Closings

Oregon transformer firm on the brink with 110 jobs on the line As many who follow manufacturing news closely know, plant closings are a regular occurrence. Electrical Apparatus tries our best to keep you posted on all of them. With the hopes that we can make most of these newsletters encouraging, and not depressing, we […]

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MAC Exodus

Manufacturing Advisory Council disbanded, plants continue to close The Manufacturing Advisory Council was one of two such business advisory assemblies disbanded Wednesday afternoon following the departure of multiple CEOs over the previous two days. These departures included Inge Thulin, CEO of St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M, and Rich Kyle of The Timken Company (headquartered in North Canton, […]

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Supplanted

An update on plant closings across the country Wednesday brought a positive announcement that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin, expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history. This is certainly encouraging news for many, to see an ‘onshore’ effort established to foster production […]

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Three Mile Island

Infamous power plant likely to close by 2019 The accident that occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant on March 28, 1979 is remembered by many as a great scare, as well as the most dangerous nuclear meltdown in United States history. It ushered in an era of of stricter regulations on nuclear […]

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Talking Turkey

Notes and numbers: Business briefs from the past week It’s about that time. EA rounds up news relevant to our industries—keeping an eye on the job market, the status of manufacturing, and the small business climate. Midwest malaise. If we were to report strictly on plant closings from the Midwest, we’d need to open up a support […]

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Another Round? No Thanks

Leroy-Somer layoffs in Tennessee Another round? No, thank you, I’ve had enough. In a working-class Utopia, corporate structure would resemble a bartender-patron relationship. In reality, employees don’t get a choice. Here’s the latest chapter in a series of unfortunate layoffs in America: from a Leroy-Somer plant in Lexington, Tennessee. 63 employees in Lexington are expected to […]

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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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