Manufacturing/Industry

Belgium mulls action against Caterpillar over plant closure

Sep 8th, 2016 | By
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s government is considering legal action against Caterpillar over the U.S. heavy equipment maker’s decision to shut down a manufacturing site and lay off more than 2,000 workers. Prime Minister Charles Michel told lawmakers Thursday that “we will take action against Caterpillar if necessary.” He described the expected closure of the Gosselies
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Expanded rue21 due at Pine Ridge Mall in November

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
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By Sarah Glenn CHUBBUCK — Customers of rue21 at the Pine Ridge Mall will see a whole new store when it reopens in November. The trendy teen retailer is adding more than 2,600 square feet of retail space, knocking out a wall and taking over the empty storefront next door. All this new space will
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Clements Concrete Expanding Operations in Boise

Aug 26th, 2016 | By
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Press Release BOISE – Clements Concrete announced Monday it has entered into a contract to purchase the assets of Boise-based civil construction organization C&A Paving Co. The acquisition will boost Clements Concrete’s current production ability, making Clements Concrete among the largest ready-mix, asphalt and aggregate suppliers in the region. C&A Paving Co. is an asphalt production and paving
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Feds approve expansion for central Idaho open pit mine

Aug 11th, 2016 | By
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By Keith Ridler/Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal land managers on Thursday approved 10 more years of mining and a 500-acre expansion on public land in central Idaho for one of the largest molybdenum mines in the world. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service each issued decisions allowing the work
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Enviro group: Hilex Poly isn’t reporting chemical data to feds

Jul 26th, 2016 | By

Associated Press JEROME — The Idaho Conservation League has sent Novolex notices of the environmental group’s intent to sue in 60 days if the company doesn’t comply with federal requirements to report information on toxic chemicals it uses to a publicly accessible federal database. Novolex has packaging manufacturing subsidiaries across the country, including Hilex Poly,
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Partnership aims to boost Idaho’s drone sector

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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AP/Information from the Idaho Statesman Unmanned aerial vehicles already help Idahoans with precision agriculture, natural-resource monitoring, wildland fire management and more. Now two companies are taking advantage of a state grant to join with the University of Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory to advance the industry’s capabilities and bring its technology to new customers. The
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GM recalls about 308K cars; air bags may not work in crash

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 308,000 older Chevrolet Impala sedans in the U.S. and Canada because the air bags might not inflate in a crash. The recall covers Impalas from the 2009 and 2010 model years that were made before Feb. 10, 2010. GM says in government documents that the front passenger
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Chobani to host ‘Food Incubator’ for industry entrepreneurs

Jul 21st, 2016 | By
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Chobani Opens Call for Applications to First-of-its-Kind Food Incubator, designed for like-minded entrepreneurs looking to challenge big food companies with natural and affordable foods. Incubator participants will receive equity-free grants, mentorship & access to leadership team Press Release NORWICH, N.Y. — Chobani, LLC announced Wednesday that it is opening its call for applications to the Chobani Food
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Dow to build Styrofoam insulation plant in Burley

Jul 7th, 2016 | By
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MIDLAND, Mich. — The Dow Chemical Company announced Wednesday its plans to build a new plant in Burley. The new facility will be operated by Dow Building Solution, a business unit within Dow, and produce Styrofoam™ Brand Extruded Polystyrene Insulation. This is a leading thermal insulation solution facilitating sustainability, innovation and community success in the
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Montana lender that aids Idaho businesses changes its name

Jun 20th, 2016 | By
Various government and company representatives broke ground on the Golden Valley Natural plant in Shelley in April 2014. The plant worked with Montana & Idaho CDC to obtain needed financing. (Photo by Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal)

By Sarah Glenn/Idaho State Journal MISSOULA — A Montana company that has helped struggling Idaho projects find millions in financing changed its name on June 6. Montana CDC is now called Montana & Idaho CDC. “Changing our name to Montana & Idaho CDC shows our commitment to helping nearly bankable Idaho businesses the same way
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