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2011-04-01 12:48:00

~ President Obama Announces National Clean Fleets Partnership ~ VANCOUVER, April 1 /PRNewswire/ - Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT) (NASDAQ: WPRT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced that today President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited a UPS shipping facility in Landover, Maryland to view various alternative fuel vehicles from UPS, AT&T, Pepsi-Frito Lay,...

2011-02-21 16:39:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation ("Kirby") (NYSE: KEX) announced today that it has signed an agreement to purchase United Holdings LLC ("United"), a distributor and service provider of engine and transmission related products for the oil and gas services, power generation and transportation industries, and manufacturer of oilfield service equipment. The base purchase price is $270 million in cash (before post-closing adjustments), plus a three-year earnout...

2010-12-02 00:00:49

New plant is expected to employ as many as 250 people within four years. Aiken, South Carolina (Vocus) December 1, 2010 The new MTU Detroit Diesel engine production facility celebrated its grand opening today, December 1, in Aiken, South Carolina. The plant will manufacture MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines, primarily for the U.S. market. The assembly lines are the first step on the way to developing the Aiken plant into a broad production base in the U.S. As a next step, a manufacturing...

2010-11-30 12:06:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance AutoGas has augmented its Ohio operations with the addition of two new regional partners - a certified conversion center and propane AutoGas fuel provider. Auxier Gas and Xtreme Performance of the Greater Cincinnati and Cleveland areas, respectively, represent significant growth for Alliance's presence in the Midwest. Alliance offers America's fleets a turn-key alternative fuel solution of vehicle conversion, on-site fueling and...

2010-11-22 06:00:00

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Coates International, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: COTE) -Coates International Ltd. (the "Company") is pleased to announce that on Friday, November 19, 2010 the Company shipped the first CSRV industrial electric power natural gas engine generator to Almont Energy, Inc., our licensed customer in Canada. The Company is working diligently to ramp up its manufacturing capability in order to produce a steady supply of Coates CSRV industrial...

2010-10-22 04:00:00

PEORIA, Ill. and LONDON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) has signed an agreement to acquire MWM Holding GmbH ("MWM" or the "Company") from 3i and funds managed by 3i. Headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, MWM is a leading global supplier of highly sustainable alternative engines. With the acquisition of MWM, Caterpillar will significantly expand customer options for sustainable power generation solutions. The total transaction value amounts to euro 580 million...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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