| Boeing engineering and technical employees represented by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) IFPTE Local 2001 ratified four-year collective bargaining agreements covering nearly 21,000 employees in Washington, Oregon, California and Utah. Read More |
| PPG Industries said it would discontinue the PRC insulating glass sealants business. The company cited declining demand in the North American residential construction market as the primary reason for this decision. |
The company said production would cease by March 15, 2009, at its Gloucester City, N.J., insulating glass sealants manufacturing facility, which employs approximately 29 people. Read More
| Parker Hannifin acquired Detroit Plasticos e Metais S/A (Detroit) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a manufacturer of high performance fittings, valves, manifolds, and thermoplastic tubing. Detroit's products are used throughout Latin America in oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining, transportation, steel, construction and agricultural markets. The company employs 210 people and its sales in fiscal year 2007 were approximately $17 million. Read More |
| Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $16.9 million contract to begin modernization of the final portion of the U.S. Army’s Apache helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight (M-TADS) system. Read More |
| The Boeing Company has received a $3.7 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corp. to evaluate enhancements to communications security and replacements for data-storage media for the U.S. Air Force's Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system. This contract is the second phase of risk-reduction work being done in advance of a major ICBM modification program planned for 2010. Read More |
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