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Deadly Landslide Sparks Call to end Small-Scale Mining in The Phillipines

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After the impact of Typhoon Mangkhut Saturday led to widespread landslides in the Phillipnes, President Rodrigo Duterte called for an end to all mining operations in the island nation. According to reports, the president and several other government officials in the Philippines have called for an end to mining before, particularly illegal, small-scale mining they […]

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GM Issues Recall on 2015 Trucks, SUVs

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An issue with electric power systems is leading General Motors to recall almost 1.2 million 2015 model-year trucks and SUVs, according to reports. Vehicles impacted by the issue can have their power steering systems fail.  The system will then return suddenly, which has led to several accidents.  GM is currently aware of as many as […]

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Getting your Name Out There: Establishing an Online Presence for your Shop

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In today’s increasingly digital world, it is more important than ever to have an easy to find online presence.  Customers are turning to the web to find the services they need quickly and easily and if they can’t find your shop online, it could be costing you money. As the largest lubricant distributor in the […]

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Service Restored to Subway Station Destroyed in 9/11 Attacks

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The MTA New York City Transit has restored service to the World Trade Center Cortlandt Station, which will resume operations for the first time after it was Destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks. The original station’s tracks and tunnels were destroyed when the World Trade Center Towers collapsed.  The MTA began rebuilding the station […]

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Hurricane Causes Automakers to Temporarily Suspend Facility Operations

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Several automakers have announced they plan to temporarily cease production at their South Carolina facilities in anticipation of Hurricane Florence’s impact. Both Daimler AG and Volvo, based in Charleston, have decided to suspend operations, while BMW, based further inland in Spartanburg, has decided to continue operations according to reports. If Florence continues on its predicted […]

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Chamber of Commerce Construction Report Shows Confidence, Concern

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The latest U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) report shows contractors are still confident that they will find new business opportunities over the next 12 months, despite increasing concern over a lack of skilled workers. According to the quarterly report, which is released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with USG, […]

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Kelly Blue Book Report Shows Increase in Average Transaction Price

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A new report by Kelly Blue Book shows a year-over-year increase in the average transaction price for passenger vehicles, with prices up 1.8 percent from 2017. According to the report, the average transaction price increased $643 from a year ago, reaching a $35,541 for August 2018.  Prices stayed relatively level from month to month, with […]

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Caterpillar to Sell Purpose-Built Forestry Business

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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) has announced it will sell its purpose-built forestry business to Iowa-based Weiler Inc., with the deal expected to close in early 2019. According to reports, the agreement includes all assets of CAT’s purpose-built forestry line, including its manufacturing plant and warehouse in Georgia, training center in Alabama and distribution center in North […]

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Simple Steps Can Help Reduce the Cost of Downtime

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Unplanned downtime due to equipment failure is a costly, yet preventable, part of any industry that can sometimes be overlooked. In industrial applications that rely on a lot of complex equipment operating under extreme conditions, it isn’t uncommon to see breakdowns happen.  Some downtime is necessary for things like maintenance and scheduled repairs, but when […]

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BP to Consider Selling $6 Billion in Assets

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After it’s acquisition of BHP Billiton’s oil and natural gas assets in July, oil giant BP PLC is considering selling some of its wells in the United States. According to Reuters, BP, based in England, purchased the assets of Australia’s BHP Billiton for $10.5 Billion in July.  Reports indicated BP could unload up to $6 […]

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