PRODUCTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PRODUCTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426158-79/toy-logs-maine-lincoln.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426158-79/toy-logs-maine-lincoln.html.csp">Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T18:43:01.982-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 06:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burnham, Maine • Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A. Maine Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday the toy logs, created by John Lloyd Wright and used to create miniature toy buildings, will be made at Pride Manufacturing, a wood products company in Burnham. The toy has been made in China but when production of the wooden pieces ramps up, possibly in November, 80 percent of the toy will be made at the plan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584261582014-09-17T18:43:01.982-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T18:43:01.982-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58426158@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:43:01 MDT Shale boom lifts U.S. crude output to 28-year high http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426069-79/barrels-million-production-according.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58426069-79/barrels-million-production-according.html.csp">Shale boom lifts U.S. crude output to 28-year high</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark Shenk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T18:09:01.997-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in more than 28 years last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence. Output rose 248,000 barrels a day to 8.838 million, the most since March 1986, according to Energy Information Administration data. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked supplies from shale formations in the central U.S., including the Bakken in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford in Texas...</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> 58426069@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:09:01 MDT U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415559-79/percent-manufacturing-output-august.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58415559-79/percent-manufacturing-output-august.html.csp">U.S. factory output drops 0.4 percent in August</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN CRUTSINGER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in July, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. Total industrial production was down 0.1 percent in August, also the first setback for the overall figure since January. Output was up in mining and utility production but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584155592014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T08:35:02.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58415559@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:35:02 MDT Mexico’s Pemex says production to increase in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352854-79/mexico-production-says-2015.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58352854-79/mexico-production-says-2015.html.csp">Mexico’s Pemex says production to increase in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexico’s state-owned oil company is estimating its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to output this year. Petroleos Mexicanos official Gustavo Hernandez says the upward estimate is based on the company’s plans to re-activate hundreds of matures oil fields and start production in recently discovered reserves. Hernandez said Friday more than a third of the country’s production will come fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583528542014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T16:25:02.099-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352854@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:25:02 MDT GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343738-79/hill-spring-factory-cadillac.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343738-79/hill-spring-factory-cadillac.html.csp">GM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tennessee</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIK SCHELZIG and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T13:29:01.826-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 01:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Spring Hill, Tenn. • General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The company also announced Wednesday it will add production of some small gasoline engines to the Spring Hill complex. The additions will bring more jobs to Spring Hill, but a spokesman wouldn’t give specifics on how many would be added to the sprawling former Saturn facility about 40 miles south of Nashville. All GM said in a statement is...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583437382014-08-27T13:29:01.826-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T13:29:01.826-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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Wheat production will drop to 27.7 million metric tons from a record 37.5 million in 2013, Statistics Canada said in a report from Ottawa. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News was 29.1 million. The canola harvest in Canada, the world’s largest grower, will fall 23 percent to 13.9 million t...</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> 58325553@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:16:02 MDT Libya’s largest oil depot begins exporting crude http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317751-79/oil-largest-libya-production.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317751-79/oil-largest-libya-production.html.csp">Libya’s largest oil depot begins exporting crude</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cairo • Libya’s National Oil Corp. says the country’s largest export terminal has begun loading a tanker destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government and rebels. The corporation said on its website the tanker has been loading 600,000 barrels since early Wednesday. Disputes over oil between the weakened central government, rebels demanding a share and protesting workers demanding better pay had knocked the country’s regular producti...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583177512014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T12:21:02.54-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317751@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:21:02 MDT Bourbon production reaches highest point since 1970s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309215-79/bourbon-production-distillers-kentucky.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58309215-79/bourbon-production-distillers-kentucky.html.csp">Bourbon production reaches highest point since 1970s</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:24:37.914-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’ lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon, years before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — a big supply meshing with big demand — could mean a serious payday for companies big and small. Missing the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583092152014-08-19T09:24:37.914-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T09:24:37.914-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309215@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:24:37 MDT Bourbon production reaches high point since ‘70s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306029-79/bourbon-kentucky-production-whiskey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58306029-79/bourbon-kentucky-production-whiskey.html.csp">Bourbon production reaches high point since ‘70s</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:08:38.785-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:08AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Louisville, Ky. • In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation. To put it in bartenders’ lingo: Distillers are putting up the tab for millions of rounds of bourbon years before they are even ordered. The production poses an inherent risk, but hitting the moment right — a big supply meshing with big demand — could mean a serious payday for companies big and small. Missing the t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583060292014-08-17T11:08:38.785-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-17T11:08:38.785-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58306029@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:08:38 MDT Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58303734-68/hemp-kentucky-crop-agriculture.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58303734-68/hemp-kentucky-crop-agriculture.html.csp">Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRUCE SCHREINER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:01:02.355-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Murray, Ky. • Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop. Researchers and farmers are producing the first legal hemp crop in generations in Kentucky, where hemp has turned into a political cause decades after it was banned by the federal government. Republican U.S. Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul advocate for it, as does state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer, a Repub...</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> 58303734@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:01:02 MDT California moves to keep film production at home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300863-79/film-production-california-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300863-79/film-production-california-angeles.html.csp">California moves to keep film production at home</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T12:26:02.323-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 12:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Hoping to keep film production in California, lawmakers have moved to quadruple tax subsidies for location shoots. The state Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill Thursday that would boost total subsidies to $400 million a year, the Los Angeles Times reported. The vote came after months of lobbying by a coalition of entertainment industry unions, studio representatives and Los Angeles city officials, including Mayor Eric Garcetti. The measure must still be approved by the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583008632014-08-15T12:26:02.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T12:26:02.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300863@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:26:02 MDT Output from U.S. factories surges in July http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300403-79/percent-july-manufacturing-month.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58300403-79/percent-july-manufacturing-month.html.csp">Output from U.S. factories surges in July</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH BOAK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T11:43:44.3-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • U.S. factory output rose for the sixth consecutive month in July, led by a jump in the production of motor vehicles, furniture, textiles and metals. Manufacturing production rose 1 percent in July compared with the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Factory output in June was revised slightly higher to a 0.3 percent increase. Over the past 12 months, manufacturing has risen 4.9 percent. Demand for autos surged 10.1 percent last month, the largest increase since July 2...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583004032014-08-15T11:43:44.3-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T11:43:44.3-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300403@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:43:44 MDT Flooding slows production for Detroit automakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288238-79/detroit-plants-tuesday-chrysler.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58288238-79/detroit-plants-tuesday-chrysler.html.csp">Flooding slows production for Detroit automakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEE-ANN DURBIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • Record-setting rainfall in the Detroit area has slowed vehicle production, automakers said Tuesday. Chrysler reopened its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, which makes the Chrysler 200 sedan, on Tuesday afternoon, but had to send workers home because of high absenteeism. The company said flooded roads made it difficult for workers and parts to get to the plant. Chrysler had halted operations at the plant around 9 p.m. Monday because of flooding. Three other Chrysler plants, in Detroit a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582882382014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:15:51.899-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58288238@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:15:51 MDT Mexican gas, oil industries opening to foreigners http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285128-79/gas-oil-industries-mexican.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58285128-79/gas-oil-industries-mexican.html.csp">Mexican gas, oil industries opening to foreigners</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:56:02.406-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law the rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto’s action on Monday follows congressional approval of the rules for production and profit-sharing contracts for private companies. Pena Nieto said that by Wednesday, the government will let potential investors know which blocks of gas and oil fields will be open for them. Mexico is hoping for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582851282014-08-11T13:56:02.406-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T13:56:02.406-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285128@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:56:02 MDT Contract dispute delays ‘Big Bang’ production http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58246250-223/season-bang-cbs-contract.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58246250-223/season-bang-cbs-contract.html.csp">Contract dispute delays ‘Big Bang’ production</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BAUDER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T10:15:14.129-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 10:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Production on a new season of “The Big Bang Theory” is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television’s most popular comedy, said that Wednesday’s scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus was postponed. There’s no word on when “The Big Bang Theory” team will be back at work. The CBS series is heading into its eighth season, and the studio is trying to hammer out new deals with actors Jim Parsons...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582462502014-07-31T10:15:14.129-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T10:15:14.129-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246250@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:14 MDT Drop in consumer spending lowers Japan’s output http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241649-79/percent-output-sales-spending.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58241649-79/percent-output-sales-spending.html.csp">Drop in consumer spending lowers Japan’s output</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Keiko Ujikane</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:30:01.815-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Japanese industrial output fell the most since the March 2011 earthquake, highlighting the widening impact of April’s sales-tax increase. Industrial output dropped 3.3 percent in June from May, the trade ministry said Tuesday in Tokyo, more than twice the median forecast for a 1.2 percent contraction in a Bloomberg News survey of 31 economists. The manufacturing sector has cut back in response to a slump in consumer spending and a failure of exports to pick up even after an 18 percent dr...</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> 58241649@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:30:01 MDT TV series moving some production to New Mexico http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237970-79/mexico-moving-series-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58237970-79/mexico-moving-series-film.html.csp">TV series moving some production to New Mexico</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 02:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Santa Fe • A new television series starring Anne Heche and Jason Isaacs is moving some of its production from Israel to New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office director Nick Maniatis says the USA Network series called “Dig” filmed its pilot in Jerusalem but is moving in light of the recent unrest in Israel and Gaza. The film office says the show will film interior scenes in Albuquerque while it looks for new international locations for shooting exteriors. “Dig” stars Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582379702014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-29T14:38:02.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237970@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:38:02 MDT