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2011-08-01 11:46:00

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AmeriPOD, a New Jersey based manufacturing company, could create up to 250 jobs in Dallas by opening a new facility to prefabricate building components for construction projects. "AmeriPOD is contemplating opening a new plant in Dallas that will create many jobs for the local community," said John Marino, Chairman at AmeriPOD. "Our plans to open a Dallas plant location are based on the construction demand in the area and being selected...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC's Good Morning America and Ark Music Factory's teen protege Lexi St.George, who GMA launched on its "One Week to Hit it Big: Pop Star" series, has landed her first commercial deal. The Palmdale, CA teen will appear in TV ads for WowWee's Paper Jamz Pro Jam Series Microphone. The ads feature Lexi and her debut single and video "Dancing to the Rhythm." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/LA33518) "We were impressed by...

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2011-05-21 06:38:02

On Friday, Xinhua News Agency reported a large explosion and fire at the Hongfujin Precision Electronics plant in the high-tech industrial zone west of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, killing two people and injuring 16 others. The plant is owned by Foxconn International Holdings Ltd, which is Apple's main manufacturing partner currently said to be producing the popular iPad2. Foxconn is also the world's largest contract manufacturer and an affiliate of Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Ind...

2011-02-24 07:00:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Industries Corp. has culminated a few years of analysis and strategic planning in announcing plans to build a float glass manufacturing plant in Krasny Sulin (Rostov region), Russia. The $220-million plant will be Guardian's largest, producing 900 tons of glass per day, and will include a technologically advanced glass coater. The Rostov plant will produce Guardian's high-performance, energy-efficient...

2011-01-22 00:00:37

Canada's leading weekly print magazine debuts iPad edition designed by NY-based interactive agency Built by the Factory. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2011 Interactive agency Built by the Factory and Rogers Publishing Limited, Canada's largest publishing company with more than 70 print brands and 45 digital properties, have partnered to develop an iPad application for Maclean's, bringing Canada's national magazine to life in a new medium. Well-regarded innovators in digital design and...

2010-09-02 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans expressed faith in the country's workforce but voiced concerns that government policies may be putting the manufacturing sector at a disadvantage and dissuading Americans from pursuing production jobs, according to a new Labor Day survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. The second annual Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing survey, released today by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, indicates that 78 percent of...

2010-05-19 10:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV explores the outrageous world of little person wrestling with "Half Pint Brawlers," a new unscripted half-hour, six-episode series premiering Wednesday, June 2 at 11:00 PM, ET/PT. This original series chronicles the often-absurd yet astonishing adventures of one of the most extraordinary performance wrestling groups in the country who will do just about anything inside and outside of the ring. (Logo:...

2010-04-20 20:20:00

HONG KONG, April 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- CNOOC Limited (the "Company" or "CNOOC Ltd.", NYSE: CEO, SEHK: 0883) today announced that Huizhou oilfields, which suspended production after being hit by Typhoon Koppu in September 2009, have restarted production in full scale. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/xprn/sa/200701301659.jpg ) Currently the operations of Huizhou oilfields are running smoothly, with daily production of 45,000 barrels of oil and over 40 million cubic feet of natural...

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2010-04-19 06:40:00

Workers in Chinese sweatshops making products for Microsoft and other companies are being mistreated, according to an investigation by a human rights organization. The DailyMail reports that employees work harsh 15-hour shifts in 86 degree heat earning as little as 83 cents an hour. Most workers fall asleep during their ten-minute breaks. Employees work six or seven days a week making computer mice and webcams for Microsoft. Mostly women, between the ages 18 and 25, work in the shops. Their...

2010-04-13 08:05:00

Producing computer mice & webcams for Microsoft, HP and other companies New Report, Unprecedented photos Available [ http://www.nlcnet.org/reports?id=0034 ] NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Labor Committee is releasing an in-depth report, "China's Youth Meet Microsoft: KYE factory in China produces for Microsoft and other U.S. Companies." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100413/DC85320 ) Over the course of a three-year investigation of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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