Plant closure

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Nuclear / Duke Energy is cutting 585 jobs at Crystal River

Duke Energy issued a notice to the state this week that it intends to transfer or lay off 585 employees at the shuttered Crystal River nuclear plant over the next year or so. The utility expects to begin layoffs May 31. As many as 58 workers face termination by June 30. Duke announced in February … Continue reading

France / A law against industrial closures

The bill being presented is the fruit of repeated promises to pass a law to bar firms from shutting factories, as a stream of industrial layoffs has pushed jobless claims to an all-time high. Companies that shut down viable industrial sites in France rather than selling them could be fined if draft legislation by lawmakers … Continue reading

Italy – Alcoa workers stage protest to slow down plant closure

Two trade union lead­ers braved wind and rain atop a 60-meter high tower at Alcoa’s smelter in Sar­dinia in a protest aimed at slow­ing down the U.S. alu­minum pro­duc­er’s clo­sure of the trou­bled plant.

Briggs & Stratton | 460 jobs cut

Briggs & Stratton Corp. said Thursday that it plans to cut about 460 jobs and stop selling gardening products through big retailers as demand for its goods shrinks. The company, which is based in Milwaukee, is shifting some manufacturing work from an Alabama plant to another plant it has in China, or to contractors elsewhere … Continue reading

Dow shutters plants on 3 continents, cuts 900 jobs, in response to economic woes in Europe |

Dow Chemical will cut 900 jobs and shutter plants on three continents because of weakness in Europe, which may soon tip back into recession of it has not done so already. Dow was ravaged during the global and economic crisis that struck four years ago, cutting more than 10,000 positions then. CEO Andrew Liveris has … Continue reading

UK and Europe Very Likely to See Oil Refineries Shut Down | News

According to new reports, it is very likely that oil refineries across Europe (including the UK) are likely to be shut down. This news came by way of a warning from the boss of Essar Energy. In fact, this India based company said that larger refineries such as its Stanlow facility in Cheshire will survive … Continue reading

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