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Sept. 25, 2008
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PPG To Restructure Automotive Coatings Unit
PPG Industries’ automotive original equipment manufacture (OEM) coatings business said that it would restructure its manufacturing presence in North America.
The company said it anticipates the closure of its Clarkson, Ont., Canada, coatings manufacturing facility sometime in mid-2009. The plant employs approximately 150 people. Read More

PPG To Restructure European Marine Coatings Operations
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business today announced that it would restructure its manufacturing presence in Europe and reorganize its support functions.

The company said it has proposed the closure of its Geldermalsen, Netherlands, coatings manufacturing facility sometime in 2009. Read More

GE Transportation Introduces New Engine and Locomotive
GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company and global technology innovator in the railroad industry, introduced its new PowerHaul™ engine and locomotive at InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin, Germany. InnoTrans is the world’s largest rail exhibition attracting more than 75,000 attendees and 1,600 exhibitors from 90 countries. Read More

BorgWarner Introduces New All-Wheel Drive System
BorgWarner's NexTrac(R) system, the company's latest all-wheel drive (AWD) system, offers compact design, improved performance and lower weight for enhanced stability, traction, fuel efficiency, and the fun driving experience drivers crave. Born from BorgWarner's experience in producing over 1,000,000 AWD clutches since 1998, the NexTrac(R) system is a high-performance, electronically controlled, all-wheel drive system designed to meet the growing front-wheel-drive-based crossover, sport-utility and passenger car vehicle markets. Read More

Environmental Improvement At Boeing Impacts European Carriers
Since the beginning of 2008, seven airlines adopted The Boeing Company's new Performance Improvement Package (PIP) for their 777 fleets. The Performance Improvement Package, scheduled for an April 2009 introduction into service, is committed on 10 Boeing 777 fleets totaling 170 airplanes. The improved fuel burn eliminates three million pounds (1,360,800 kilograms) of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per airplane each year, further reducing the environmental impact of air travel. Read More

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