Tag Archives: Tennessee

Spin Cycle

Whirlpool confirms layoffs; specifics remain murky Whirlpool’s namesake might represent the what’s happening to years of job security for employees at multiple locations: Down the drain. The washing machine manufacturer’s Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., locations were confirmed to be in the process of layoffs as of February 2. The South Bend Tribune was […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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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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Nuclear Plant Opens

Watts Bar location is first opening in 20 years; brings U.S. fleet back to 100 With the official opening of the Unit 2 reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in eastern Tennessee on Wednesday, the U.S. saw its first power plant opening in 20 years. The plant, which is located 60 miles southwest of Knoxville, […]

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$12 Million and 170 New Jobs

Promise for Tennessee manufacturing Eurotranciatura, one of the largest producers of steel laminations for electrical equipment in Europe, is shoring up its American front. The company is investing $12.6 million in an expansion and improvements to its Paris, Tenn., facility expected to create more than 170 new jobs in the area. Eurotranciatura USA, the company […]

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