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Secret, underground cigarette factory in Spain busted
Spanish police and Europol said 20 people from Britain, Ukraine and Lithuania were arrested.
GM gets tax break in Lordstown for new plant next to factory it closed
Joint venture to work together on battery technology with a 75% tax abatement.
Ethiopia’s garment workers are world’s lowest paid: Report
Promoted by government to attract investment, wage now set at the equivalent of US$26 a month.
UPDATED: Three, likely four dead in Illinois factory blast
Explosion at plant that makes specialty silicone chemical materials for adhesives, sealants and coatings.
Ontario manufacturer fined for factory accident that left child dead
Worker’s child died after being crushed by a pile of bundled steel tubes that collapsed.
Wisconsin set to approve $3B in tax breaks for Foxconn
Biggest in state history and the biggest to a foreign company in US history.
Fired Florida awning factory worker killed 5, shot self as siren neared
Army vet was a loners, no known ties to subversive, terrorist organizations.
US OK’s first factory in Cuba since revolution
Alabama company will assemble up to 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to Cuba’s private agricultural sector.
10 dead in Eastern China from steel factory gas leak
Seven other hospitalized, cause is under investigation
One dead, 18 faint at Cambodian garment factory
Dizziness, vomiting, breathing difficulties reported.
Tianjin blasts killing 114 expose China’s safety woes
Chinese business model means safety rules can be easily bent for the company’s convenience.
Arctic hamlet opens eiderdown factory
Eider down sustainably collected by Inuit families from thousands of nearby nests.
Kingspan to sell Hamilton panel plant
The Competition Bureau required the sale as a condition of its approval of Kingspan’s takeover of Vicwest.
Mitsubishi invests $600M in new Indonesian plant
Plant would begin production of multi-purpose vehicles in 2017.