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Oct. 28, 2008
October 28, 2008   Articles AREVA And Northrop Grumman To Manufacture Heavy Components For Nuclear Energy ...
October 28, 2008
AREVA And Northrop Grumman To Manufacture Heavy Components For Nuclear Energy
AREVA and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, a sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, two leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry, have joined forces to build a new manufacturing and engineering facility in Newport News, Va., to supply the growing American nuclear energy sector. The joint venture, AREVA Newport News, LLC, with AREVA as the majority owner, will establish a world-class facility to manufacture heavy components for the U.S. Evolutionary Power Reactor (EPR), AREVA's Generation III+ nuclear reactor, thereby supporting the nuclear energy resurgence, fueling domestic economic growth, and meeting the demand for American energy security Read More

Alcoa To Reduce Production 25 Percent At Texas Refinery
Alcoa said it will reduce production at its Point Comfort, Texas alumina refinery by approximately 25 percent, or a reduction of approximately 550,000 metric tons per year, by the end of November. Read More

Alcoa Supplies Spaceframe For Ferrari California
Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products announced today that it has been selected by Ferrari S.p.A. to supply the all-aluminum spaceframe for the upcoming Ferrari California. The California, recently unveiled at the Paris International Motor Show, is the latest performance vehicle from Ferrari. Read More

UPS Purchase First Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles
As part of a public-private partnership to increase the commercial availability and use of alternative fuel vehicles, UPS today announced its first purchases of a little-known technology the hydraulic hybrid vehicle -- that promises dramatic fuel savings and environmental benefits. Read More

General Dynamics Awarded $22 Million For Mine-Protected Vehicles
General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $22 million work order from Force Protection, Inc., to produce spare parts for the Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. Read More

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