FACTORY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FACTORY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp">Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:41:02.152-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waynesboro, Ga. • The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with other electricity sources. The first two reactors built after a 16-year lull, Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.’s VC...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58227212@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:41:02 MDT Orders for U.S. durable goods up 0.7 percent in June http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224285-79/percent-orders-june-demand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58224285-79/percent-orders-june-demand.html.csp">Orders for U.S. durable goods up 0.7 percent in June</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T12:36:02.141-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in June after a May decline, helped by a recovery in demand in a key category that signals business investment plans. Orders for durable goods increased 0.7 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis following a 1 percent decline in May, the Commerce Department reported Friday. A category viewed as a proxy for business investment plans rose a solid 1.4 percent, recovering after a revised 1.2 percent drop in May. It was the bes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582242852014-07-25T12:36:02.141-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T12:36:02.141-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224285@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:36:02 MDT Factory growth fastest in three years in Philly http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194032-79/fastest-growth-july-manufacturing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58194032-79/fastest-growth-july-manufacturing.html.csp">Factory growth fastest in three years in Philly</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T08:39:02.254-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 08:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region surged in July, expanding at its fastest pace in more than three years, as new orders, shipments, and hiring all rose. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional factory activity rose to 23.9 in July from 17.8 in June. Any reading above zero indicates growth. July’s figure is the highest since March 2011. The data comes after a separate Fed report Wednesday suggested manufacturing output increased at a healthy pace in...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581940322014-07-17T08:39:02.254-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T08:39:02.254-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58194032@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:39:02 MDT U.S. factory output rises for fifth straight month http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190088-79/percent-month-june-output.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190088-79/percent-month-june-output.html.csp">U.S. factory output rises for fifth straight month</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T09:19:01.48-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. factory output increased for the fifth straight month in June as manufacturers cranked out more aircraft, chemicals and furniture. The modest gain underscored manufacturing’s role in helping return the economy to growth after a grim first quarter. Factory production rose 0.1 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday, down from a gain of 0.4 percent in the previous month. May’s data was revised slightly lower, but April’s reading was revised much higher. Despite Jun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581900882014-07-16T09:19:01.48-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T09:19:01.48-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190088@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:19:01 MDT Tennessee leaders downplay union debate with VW http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188118-79/union-volkswagen-leaders-chattanooga.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58188118-79/union-volkswagen-leaders-chattanooga.html.csp">Tennessee leaders downplay union debate with VW</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KATHLEEN FOODY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T18:27:02.126-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 06:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chattanooga, Tenn. • Tennessee leaders downplayed the often public wrangling over organized labor’s role at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory on Tuesday, focusing on the company’s recent announcement that it would add a new line there to produce a seven-passenger SUV. Volkswagen on Monday announced the expansion, which is expected to cost $600 million and add about 2,000 new factory jobs at the Chattanooga site. About 2,400 employees work at the factory now, making the Passat midsize car. The com...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581881182014-07-15T18:27:02.126-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-15T18:27:02.126-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188118@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:27:02 MDT Volkswagen to build new SUV at Tennessee plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182563-79/suv-volkswagen-build-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182563-79/suv-volkswagen-build-model.html.csp">Volkswagen to build new SUV at Tennessee plant</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T10:21:14.929-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., adding about 2,000 jobs. The German automaker says it will invest $600 million in the factory and a new research center that will employ about 200 engineers. Production of the new SUV is scheduled to start at the end of 2016. The plant now employs about 1,500 workers and makes only one model, the Passat midsize car. The company says the SUV is part of a plan to increase U.S. sales to 800,000 v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581825632014-07-14T10:21:14.929-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T10:21:14.929-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182563@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:21:14 MDT Letter: Who looks out for taxpayers? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58167014-82/public-organize-owners-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58167014-82/public-organize-owners-workers.html.csp">Letter: Who looks out for taxpayers?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:04:01.91-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I hope that the right-to-organize author (“Right to work vs. right to organize,” July 3) does not burst a vein over the recent restriction on public unions. A key difference between private and public unions should be considered. Private unions have indeed provided a valuable service for workers over the years by strongly encouraging factory owners to offer fair wages and benefits. The factory owners have been forced to agree to share their profits with employees while trying to maintain a viab...</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> 58167014@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:04:01 MDT Germany’s BMW to invest $1 billion in Mexico plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147301-79/bmw-mexico-billion-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58147301-79/bmw-mexico-billion-factory.html.csp">Germany’s BMW to invest $1 billion in Mexico plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-03T15:04:02.149-06:00">Updated Jul 3, 2014 03:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Germany’s BMW announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico that will start production in 2019 as part of an effort to expand the company’s presence in the United States. BMW board member Harald Kruger said the plant in the northern state of San Luis Potosi will have the capacity to make 150,000 cars a year while employing 1,500 people. He made the announcement in Mexico City, accompanied by President Enrique Pena Nieto. Kruger sai...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581473012014-07-03T15:04:02.149-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-03T15:04:02.149-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58147301@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:04:02 MDT U.S. factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142773-79/percent-orders-fell-factory.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58142773-79/percent-orders-fell-factory.html.csp">U.S. factory orders slide 0.5 percent in May</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL WISEMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Orders to U.S. factories fell in May, ending three months of gains. The Commerce Department reported that orders fell 0.5 percent, pulled down by falling demand for military and transportation equipment. That followed increases of 0.8 percent in April, 1.5 percent in March and 1.7 percent in February. Excluding military hardware, factory orders rose 0.2 percent in May from April. Orders for transportation equipment fell 2.9 percent. Orders for computers and electronic equipment fell...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581427732014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T12:26:02.068-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58142773@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:26:02 MDT Police: Indian factory workers kill CEO in dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073813-79/workers-police-maheswari-ceo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073813-79/workers-police-maheswari-ceo.html.csp">Police: Indian factory workers kill CEO in dispute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PRASANTA PAUL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T12:21:32.763-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kolkata, India • An angry mob of Indian workers wielding iron rods and stones beat the CEO of a jute factory to death in a dispute over increasing their working hours, police said Monday after arresting six workers. The suspects — two detained Monday and four on Sunday — are expected to be charged with murder, vandalism and other crimes allegedly committed when the mob of about 200 workers stormed the office of 60-year-old H.K. Maheswari in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, according to H...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580738132014-06-16T12:21:32.763-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T12:21:32.763-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073813@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:21:32 MDT U.S. factory output rebounded in May after dip http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073714-79/percent-output-factory-economy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58073714-79/percent-output-factory-economy.html.csp">U.S. factory output rebounded in May after dip</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-16T08:38:01.843-06:00">Updated Jun 16, 2014 08:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. manufacturing output rose in May after shrinking in April, led by greater production of autos, computers and furniture. The gains show that Americans, buoyed by steady job gains, are buying more cars while businesses are ordering more machinery and other goods. Those trends are fueling factory production and driving growth. Analysts think the U.S. economy is rebounding after contracting in the first three months of the year. Factory output rose 0.6 percent in May after dipping ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580737142014-06-16T08:38:01.843-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-16T08:38:01.843-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58073714@www.sltrib.com Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:38:01 MDT Income gap widens as American factories shut down http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58070609-79/manufacturing-jobs-reading-berks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58070609-79/manufacturing-jobs-reading-berks.html.csp">Income gap widens as American factories shut down</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL RUBINKAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-15T11:18:50.143-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reading, Pa. • In August 2008, factory workers David and Barbara Ludwig treated themselves to new cars — David a Dodge pickup, Barbara a sporty Mazda 3. With David making $22 an hour and Barbara $19, they could easily afford the payments. A month later, Baldwin Hardware, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker Corp., announced layoffs at the Reading plant where they both worked. David was unemployed for 20 months before finding a janitor job that paid $10 an hour, less than half his previous wage. Barb...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580706092014-06-15T11:18:50.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-15T11:18:50.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58070609@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:18:50 MDT