| Jul 5, 2009
The past few weeks in Louisiana have demonstrated there are certain things economic developers armed with the taxpayers' checkbook can accomplish, and others they can do little about, especially during the current recession.
And in this era, risk and...
| Jul 30, 2009
| 4:29 PM
If the Harley Davidson plant closes, thousands will lose their jobs. For some workers, it's about more than losing their main source of income. It's about not being able to keep contributing to the community.
Julio Alvarez and his wife are long-time...
| Aug 6, 2009
| 4:55 PM
Governor Ed Rendell is scheduled to meet with union leaders from Harley-Davidson's York County plant Friday morning. The meeting comes as the Governor searches for a way to prevent the company from closing down the Springettsbury Township facility....
| Aug 13, 2009
Business is brisk at Meineke Car Care Center in Carrollton. But too often these days, it's a game of hurry up and wait for General Motors parts.
Technician Mike Martinez says, "What used to take a day takes 3 days, maybe 4 days." Plant closures, both...
| Dec 22, 2009
Ten months before announcing a decision to lay off more than 1,000 Connecticut workers, Pratt & Whitney executives were already expecting to close their Cheshire factory, according to an internal Pratt document presented Monday during the first day of a...
| Feb 12, 2010
There are more than 800 workers who reside in San Joaquin County that work for New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI).
A plant in Manteca, "Amtex" supplies car seat covers for NUMMI.
With it shutting down, many workers are left wondering what they'...
| Aug 26, 2009
It has employed families for generations. Tonight, we now know the Sappi Paper Mill in Muskegon's closing down shop for good and leaving 200 people out of work.
The facility has been a fixture along the lakeshore for more than a century, employing...
| Feb 24, 2009
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Auto-parts supplier BorgWarner Inc. has given its final notice to Indiana officials that its Muncie plant will close this spring.
The company announced two years ago that it would shut down the factory, which then had about 750...
| Feb 17, 2009
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC, racing to finish restructuring plans to present to the federal government, are unlikely to complete deals with debtholders and union workers by the government-imposed deadline on Tuesday.
| Feb 16, 2009
PARCHMENT - In 2002, the Crown Vintage Paper Plant shutdown along the Kalamazoo River in Parchment. When it closed, city leaders were hoping a push to make the property a golf course community would go through, but the plans never materialized.
| Oct 10, 2008
Detroit - AP
A person with knowledge of General Motors Corp.'s plans says the company is likely to announce more production cuts and possible plant closures as early as next week.
The person did not want to be identified because plans are not...