EQUIPMENT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/EQUIPMENT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Christian approach to health care, policing? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442447-82/approach-christian-access-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58442447-82/approach-christian-access-health.html.csp">Letter: Christian approach to health care, policing?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T16:41:33.971-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After reading The Trib for 50-plus years, I must speak out. Lawmakers are using the “logic” that it makes sense to deny an individual access to health insurance because it sometimes is fatal to an individual and in some instances it may result in addiction to painkillers. Apparently, this is the reasoning behind the benevolent denial of access to health care. In contrast, I wonder how many deaths can be directly attributable to denial of individual access to the Medicaid expansion. I suspect jus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58442447@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:41:33 MDT Feds censure local police, yet give lethal military weapons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441671-68/department-police-equipment-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58441671-68/department-police-equipment-justice.html.csp">Feds censure local police, yet give lethal military weapons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-22T09:54:29.334-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry. That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program under review in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The Pentagon, which provides the free surplus military equipment, says its consu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584416712014-09-22T09:54:29.334-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-22T09:54:29.334-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58441671@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:54:29 MDT Utah couple had forgery equipment in motel honeymoon suite, police allege http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406885-78/police-stolen-forgery-price.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406885-78/police-stolen-forgery-price.html.csp">Utah couple had forgery equipment in motel honeymoon suite, police allege</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:32:04.506-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police officers conducting a welfare check this week on guests staying in the honeymoon suite at a Price motel say they found equipment used in sophisticated forgery operations. Among the evidence allegedly discovered inside the room at the Super 8 Motel were numerous electronic items used to forge documents; stolen and forged checks; stolen credit cards and Social Security cards; dozens of high quality forged Utah driver licenses with various names but bearing a photo of the same man; and “sub...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406885@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:32:04 MDT Salt Lake City police ask help in solving construction gear thefts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406483-78/equipment-gear-police-slcpd.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58406483-78/equipment-gear-police-slcpd.html.csp">Salt Lake City police ask help in solving construction gear thefts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T11:09:08.474-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police want the public’s help in recovering several pieces of large industrial construction equipment, and putting the thieves behind bars. On Friday, SLCPD released photos of the equipment — including welding gear, saws and nail guns — stolen from J&M Steel Solutions on Aug. 26. The equipment was taken from the company’s storage container at 4325 W. Commercial Ave. (3500 South). Valued at more than $60,000, most of the items were marked with the company’s initials, “J&M.” SLCPD w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406483@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:09:08 MDT Congress considers review of police military gear http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58393321-68/police-congress-equipment-military.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58393321-68/police-congress-equipment-military.html.csp">Congress considers review of police military gear</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T15:49:53.734-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 03:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Congress says it’s considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that obtain sophisticated military equipment from the federal government. Senior officials from the Homeland Security, Justice and Defense departments testified Tuesday at a Senate oversight hearing. It was prompted by weeks of violent conflicts between police in Ferguson, Missouri, and protesters upset about the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old. The c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933212014-09-09T15:49:53.734-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T15:49:53.734-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393321@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:49:53 MDT Poll: Utahns favor police having military weapons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373690-78/police-military-percent-agencies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58373690-78/police-military-percent-agencies.html.csp">Poll: Utahns favor police having military weapons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:42:29.455-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utahns are in favor of police having access to military weapons, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll, but they are split on whether police agencies in general have become more militarized. According to the poll, 21 percent of the 406 people surveyed said they “strongly support” police departments having military equipment, and 35 percent said they “somewhat support” it. Twelve percent said they were neutral on the issue, while 17 percent said they “somewhat oppose” the idea and 14 percent “s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373690@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:42:29 MDT GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58389295-79/company-appliance-equipment-division.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58389295-79/company-appliance-equipment-division.html.csp">GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T12:42:02.174-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 12:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, stoves and laundry machines. GE has increasingly focused on building industrial machines such as aircraft engines, locomotives, gas-fired turbines and medical imaging equipment — much bigger and more complex than washers, and more profitable. “They are no longer go...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583892952014-09-08T12:42:02.174-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T12:42:02.174-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58389295@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:42:02 MDT Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388507-79/hertz-ceo-rental-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388507-79/hertz-ceo-rental-company.html.csp">Hertz Chairman and CEO Frissora steps down</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:09:02.368-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Hertz Chairman and CEO Mark Frissora has stepped down from his posts for personal reasons. He had been CEO since January 2007. The car rental company said Monday that Brian P. MacDonald, president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp., will serve as interim CEO of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. MacDonald has served as president and CEO of Hertz Equipment Rental since June. Hertz, based in Park Ridge, N.J., said that it has started the search process for a permanent CEO. MacDonald has le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583885072014-09-08T09:09:02.368-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T09:09:02.368-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388507@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:09:02 MDT NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361195-68/nato-alliance-force-rasmussen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361195-68/nato-alliance-force-rasmussen.html.csp">NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:37:08.535-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action Plan will ensure that we have the right forces and the right equipment in the right place, at the right time,” Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. “Not because NATO wants to attack anyone. But becau...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361195@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:37:08 MDT Police find stolen vehicle tied to SWAT theft http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58332447-78/police-vehicle-swat-equipment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58332447-78/police-vehicle-swat-equipment.html.csp">Police find stolen vehicle tied to SWAT theft</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T11:16:02.439-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Investigators have made some progress in finding whoever stole police equipment. On Friday night, the Heber Police say someone stole a badge, an AR-15-type rifle, Glock pistol, shotgun, body armor, helmet, SWAT uniforms, ammunition and other police equipment from an undercover SWAT vehicle. A second vehicle at a house four doors away was burglarized and a third vehicle was stolen, according to the police. On Sunday, Heber police announced that the stolen vehicle was found in Salt Lake City. Hebe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58332447@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:16:02 MDT Police use of military gear to be reviewed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329903-68/police-equipment-ferguson-whether.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329903-68/police-equipment-ferguson-whether.html.csp">Police use of military gear to be reviewed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">David Nakamura </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Niraj Chokshi</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:36:54.581-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police departments last year, amid criticism of the heavily armed response by local law enforcement agencies to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. The review probably will include the Defense Department’s Excess Property program, which is designed to give away tents, generators, pickup trucks and all-terrain vehicles, as well as military aircra...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329903@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:36:54 MDT Thieves steal guns, badge and uniforms from undercover SWAT vehicle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58328957-78/police-vehicle-swat-badge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58328957-78/police-vehicle-swat-badge.html.csp">Thieves steal guns, badge and uniforms from undercover SWAT vehicle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T21:58:30.054-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Whoever burglarized a Heber City Police Department undercover SWAT vehicle Friday night got a haul. The department says the items taken include a police badge, an AR-15-type rifle, Glock pistol, shotgun, body armor, helmet, SWAT uniforms, ammunition and numerous pieces of police equipment. A second vehicle at a house four doors away was burglarized and a third vehicle — a tan 1988 Toyota Corolla with a red trunk and Utah plate C7991PC — was stolen, according to police. “These are brazen crimi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58328957@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:58:30 MDT Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325446-79/company-deere-iowa-demand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325446-79/company-deere-iowa-demand.html.csp">Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T10:35:02.053-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moline, Ill. • Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Illinois company said Friday the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20. Deere said last week it would lay off more than 600 employees at four Midwest factories that make harvesting and other agricultural equipment due to slumping demand. The latest layoffs will happen at the company’s Waterloo, Iowa, operation...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583254462014-08-22T10:35:02.053-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T10:35:02.053-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325446@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:35:02 MDT U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304869-68/police-military-equipment-officers.html.csp">U.S. officials to rethink giving military gear to police</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 09:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Attorney General Eric Holder said that when police and citizens need to restore calm, “I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583048692014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T21:03:02.736-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304869@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:03:02 MDT GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297946-79/division-appliance-billion-electric.html.csp">GE in talks to sell its historic appliance division</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • General Electric confirmed it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Conn. “GE is evaluating a wide range of strategic options for our appliances business, including discussions with Electrolux and...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582979462014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T15:22:02.686-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297946@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:22:02 MDT Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292686-79/percent-sales-equipment-deere.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58292686-79/percent-sales-equipment-deere.html.csp">Deere takes a hit as farm economy weakens</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moline, Ill. • Deere’s profit slumped 15 percent in the third quarter and the farming equipment maker, seeing weak sales ahead, trimmed its outlook and will cut production. Chairman and CEO Samuel Allen said Wednesday the production cuts will production “in line with demand for our agricultural products.” With commodity prices falling, the U.S. Department of Agriculture in February predicted that farm income in 2014 would sink to levels not seen in four years. That is cutting into the spending p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582926862014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T11:17:02.196-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292686@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:17:02 MDT