August 19, 2022

California’s Sky-High Costs Force Smithfield Foods to Shut Down Hog Plant in Golden State

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announced it is shutting down a hog plant in California because of the exorbitant costs of doing business in the Golden State. Smithfield Foods, Inc. – bought by China-based pork juggernaut the WH Group in 2src13 – made the announcement in a press release Friday, stating it is halting “all harvest and…

Largest US Pork Packer Closing California Plant, Citing High Costs and Red Tape

Smithfields Inc., the largest pork packer in the United States, is leaving California due to high operational costs and red tape. “Smithfield Foods, Inc. today announced that it will cease all harvest and processing operations in Vernon, California in early 2023 and, at the same time, align its hog production system by reducing its sow…

TSMC Weighs Multi-Billion Dollar Chip Plant Investment in Singapore

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company building in Taiwan on December 2021. (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd explored building a semiconductor factory in Singapore to help address a global supply shortage, the Wall Street Journal reports. TSMC studied the feasibility of production lines that would make 7- to 28-nanometer chips widely used…

Tesla Extends Shanghai Plant Suspension Amid Lockdown

Tesla’s China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at its factory in Shanghai, China, on Jan. 7, 2020. (Aly Song/Reuters) SHANGHAI—Tesla is extending a production halt at its Shanghai factory for at least one day, an internal notice seen by Reuters showed. The Shanghai factory, located in the Pudong district east of…

What is Zaporizhzhya, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant?

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, which has six reactors and supplies a quarter of the country’s electricity, is the largest facility of its kind in Europe and one of the biggest on the planet. Russian forces attacked the plant early Friday morning local time, according to Ukrainian […]

Report: Damaged L.A. Plant Still Releasing ‘Partially Treated Wastewater’ into Ocean

Frederic J. Brown / Getty The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that the damaged Hyperion sewage treatment plant near LAX has been releasing “partially treated wastewater” into the Pacific Ocean since mid-July, unbeknownst to the public. As Breitbart News noted earlier this month, the same facility released 17 million gallons of sewage into the ocean: Meanwhile,…

Japan: Radiation Levels at Fukushima Plant ‘Worse’ than Previously Thought

Nuclear regulators in Japan recently revealed the radiation levels found inside the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are “exceedingly high” and worse than previously thought, the Asahi Shimbun reported Wednesday. “Radiation levels were estimated at 10 sieverts per hour, a lethal dose for anyone who spends even an hour in the vicinity,”…

Mercedes-Benz to Invest $1 billion in US Plant, Adding 600 New Jobs

Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday it would be investing $1 billion in a U.S. plant. The money will help establish electric vehicle production at the company’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and go toward building a battery at a nearby factory. Both will result in the creation of 600 new jobs, the company said. The luxury division of Germany’s […]

Trump Effect: Ford Cancels $1.6 Billion Mexican Plant

Donald Trump isn’t even President yet, but his campaign promises are coming true and he’s already saving U.S. jobs. On Tuesday, Ford Motor Co announced that it will cancel its  $1.6 billion planned factory in Mexico. Instead of the plant, Ford Motor Co will invest $700 million at a Michigan factory, which will add 700 U.S. jobs. […]

Ford Tells Trump: We Will Not Move Lincoln Plant to Mexico

President-elect Donald Trump said Ford had called to reassure him that the company has decided not to move its Lincoln assembly operations from Louisville, Kentucky to Mexico. “Just got a call from my friend Bill Ford, Chairman of Ford, who advised me that he will be keeping the Lincoln plant in Kentucky — no Mexico,” […]