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‘Desperate For Tires.’ Components Shortage Roils US Harvest

CHICAGO — Dale Hadden cannot find any spare tires for his combine harvester. So the Illinois farmer told his harvest crew to avoid driving on the sides of roads this autumn to avoid metal scraps that could shred tires. New …

Icy Weather Sends Industrial Production Down 2.2% Last Month

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Industrial output fell sharply in February as severe winter storms battered much of the country, disrupting a wide range of manufacturing activities from autos to chemical plants. The expectation is that the drop will be temporary although …

Sasol’s Lake Charles Plant Remains Shut Following Hurricane Laura

South African petrochemicals group Sasol said on Monday that its Lake Charles Chemical facility in the U.S. state of Louisiana remained shut after Hurricane Laura made landfall last week. The world’s top manufacturer of motor fuel from coal, said manufacturing …

Worker Dies at South Dakota Manufacturing Plant

A worker died at a manufacturing plant in the southeast South Dakota city of Canton when he became caught in a machine. Officials at Adams Thermal Systems Inc. did not immediately identify the man who died Monday morning or go …

Dow Chemical Worker Dies After Fall in Plant

A Dow Chemical employee died on Thursday after falling inside the company’s Midland, Michigan manufacturing complex, Dow said in a statement. Dow, the largest chemical maker in the United States, declined to release the man’s name until his family could …