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Making Cars in the Great Lakes: Inside Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant

Making Cars in the Great Lakes: Inside Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant Jun 7th, 2011 at 10:00AM: Before I left Chicago for points east, I had a chance to tour Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant, a complex that finishes about 1160 vehicles a day. A great majority of those are Ford Explorers, pieced together by line workers wearing safety glasses and headphones, working pneumatic tools in a hypnotizing ballet of endless repetition. Whir, whir, whir. Walking the floor, following pedestrian...

Hitting the Road in Chicago, a City of Reinvention

Hitting the Road in Chicago, a City of Reinvention Jun 3rd, 2011 at 3:30PM: If the story of this road trip is the reinvention of America, Chicago makes for a fitting starting point. Burned to the ground in the 19th century, its skyline now bristles with architectural gems, including some of the tallest buildings in the country. And while the economy here has diversified over the years, heavy industry and manufacturing still exist, whether its on the industrial...

Gulfstream's $500 million expansion of Savannah, GA headquarters to create 1,000 jobs

Gulfstream's $500 million expansion of Savannah, GA headquarters to create 1,000 jobs Nov 15th, 2010 at 4:30PM: According to many pundits, the so-called recession that gripped the world in 2009 is far from "over," but we've been noticing steady signs of recovery in the travel industry over the course of 2010. While consumers and businesspeople alike are still pinching pennies and thinking twice as hard about where their funds are going, more and more bodies are moving about, particularly by plane....

Cathay Pacific Freezes Recruiting Because of Low Demand

Cathay Pacific Freezes Recruiting Because of Low Demand Nov 11th, 2008 at 12:00PM: Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has always been one of the world's top airlines. But the ever-lower demand for air travel has touched them as it has every other airline. An article in an internal publication distributed to Cathay's employees two weeks ago announced that there will be a company-wide recruiting freeze. No layoffs yet, but the hiring stoppage will include Cathay's subsidiary,...

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