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2010-03-24 16:00:00

Leading North American manufacturer of roofing materials to build a brand new facility and expand into a new market KANKAKEE, IL, March 24 /PRNewswire/ - IKO, a North American pioneer in the residential and commercial roofing business, has announced plans to build a state-of-the-art, high-performance shingle plant in Sylacauga, Alabama, with completion slated for fourth quarter 2011. According to Keith Lowe, Vice President - Sales, US, the Sylacauga plant represents a substantial investment...

2010-03-23 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BSR's HERproject -- a factory-based women's health initiative -- has significantly improved women's health awareness, leadership skills, and relationships with their employers, according to a new BSR report revealing results of research conducted after the first year of HERproject programs in China, Egypt, India, Mexico, Pakistan, and Vietnam. "Not only has HERproject given women the knowledge to improve their health behavior, it has...

2010-02-01 10:28:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV explores the outrageous world of little person wrestling and Brooklyn scrap-metal workers in two new, half-hour unscripted original series, it was announced today by Sharon Levy, Spike TV's senior vice president of original series. Spike TV's new originals will run together as a block premiering in June. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NYW096LOGO) "The driving forces behind these new shows are the tremendous personalities...

2009-05-26 21:00:00

RICHMOND, BC, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced further staffing reductions in light of the global economic recession and deteriorating market conditions that have forced production curtailments at the company's Elk Falls and Crofton pulp mills. Approximately 100 staff positions will be affected. Permanent reductions will occur mainly at the Richmond and Nanaimo offices while the indefinite layoff of 55 salaried staff will take place at the Elk Falls...

2009-04-24 15:00:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ten thousand homecare workers won a partial victory today as an independent Arbitrator called the Board's financial reasoning behind proposed wage cuts "perverse" and ordered the board to lessen the severity of the cuts from an immediate $1.10 an hour over six months to a smaller cut over a period not shorter than 12 months. The Board of Supervisors passed a new proposal last week to cut healthcare for the workers in addition to their...

2009-03-31 10:12:00

WINCHESTER, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Woodmark Corporation (Nasdaq: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the remodeling and new construction industries, announced today that the continuing housing slump has led to the decision to reduce production capacity. In a realignment of the Company's manufacturing network, the facility in Berryville, Virginia and the oldest of the three facilities in Moorefield, West Virginia will be permanently closed. In addition, the...

2009-02-18 08:15:00

RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CTL) today announced a restructuring plan for the Powell River mill intended to improve its cost competitiveness to face the challenges of a weaker economy and lower paper demand. The detailed plan to deliver an estimated annual cost saving of $13 million was developed jointly with CEP Locals 1 and 76 in accordance with the commitment made in the new collective agreement reached last December. The mill's workforce will be...

2009-02-09 12:24:00

MANCHESTER, N.H., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Granite State Manufacturing (GSM), an Allard Nazarian Group company, has been awarded a $26 million, multi-year contract for manufacturing and refurbishing naval submarine antenna, periscope and communication systems for the United States Navy. The work will be performed at the company's facilities in Manchester, NH and Baltimore, MD and will utilize GSM's expertise in the manufacturing of precision mechanical and hydraulic marine systems. This...

2009-02-05 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Charles Kernaghan and the National Labor Committee (NLC) are releasing a 60-page report, High Tech Misery in China, documenting the grueling hours, low wages and draconian disciplinary measures at the Meitai factory in southern China. The 2,000 mostly-young women workers produce keyboards and other equipment for Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft and IBM. Along with worker interviews, photographs of primitive factory and dorm...

2008-09-17 16:51:23

TORONTO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Tricon Films & Television is looking for factories planning major renovations or overhauls to be showcased on national television for a documentary show. Factory Renovations will feature factories across North America and the UK that are going through a major renovation or overhaul, giving viewers an inside look at factory renovation, how new machines and processes work and showcasing how these factories are having a positive impact on their towns. The...


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