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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2001
PRESTON - The familiar orange - white - and - black trucks that spread this town's name from coast to coast no longer ply its tree-lined streets. It's been two years since Preston Trucking Co. Inc. stunned the inhabitants of this slow-paced Eastern Shore community, laying off 295 workers, declaring bankruptcy and closing down after 67 years. For workers who had come to expect lifetime jobs, who considered themselves part of a close-knit corporate family, the news hit like a punch. Today, as with any family that's suffered a loss, folks in Preston have mostly recovered from the shock of losing their economic mainstay - but the scars remain.
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BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2012
Workers peered through safety goggles as they fitted together parts of the electric motors they were building on a General Motors assembly line in White Marsh. For now, the parts are made in a factory in Mexico and then shipped to Baltimore County for assembly. But not for long. By the end of the year, motors for cutting-edge electric vehicles will be built from scratch in a sprawling $244 million plant under construction next to GM's factory, now called General Motors Baltimore Operations.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2013
Maryland's approximately 30,000 nonprofits range from the smallest all-volunteer organizations to the largest private employer in the state. Greg Cantori loves them all. As CEO of Maryland Nonprofits since October, he's in his self-described dream job, running one of the nation's largest state associations for nonprofits after 20 years of working in the local sector. He recently chatted with The Baltimore Sun about challenges facing nonprofits and how they're coping. How much are federal budget pressures affecting local nonprofits?
NEWS
January 31, 2014
A number of environmental groups have expressed opposition to Dominion's proposed export liquefaction facility at its existing LNG import terminal at Cove Point, but the truth is that these critics misperceive the facts or are misrepresenting the project's environmental impact while severely undercounting its economic benefits ( "Cove Point project opponents raise safety concerns," Jan. 26). Cove Point presents an incredible opportunity to create thousands of jobs here in Maryland.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
The owners of the Sparrows Point steel mill plan to raze the closed plant, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Thursday, as political leaders from Towson to Washington mourned the loss of a landmark that once employed tens of thousands. The officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, vowed to help steelworkers who have lost their jobs. But the head of United Steelworkers Local 9477 was angry that a key part of the plant is being sold to North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. — to be used for spare parts.
NEWS
October 1, 2014
President Barack Obama's modus operandi is to do what he always does. This Friday will be the last unemployment rate released until after the November election. The next numbers come out three days after the Nov. 4 election so President Obama has to lie big Friday, and I guarantee he will drop the unemployment rate to at least 5.9 percent. He will justify that by reporting at least 250,000 supposed new jobs and revising August job numbers higher - - which is a lie but who cares? In this lie-filled administration where the only goal is to save the Senate Democratic majority, they will do or say whatever it takes to make sure Mr. Obama will not have to face scrutiny over his last two years of playing golf and flying on Air Force One wasting our tax dollars making sure the First Lady is pacified with food from around the world.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2010
Middle River Aircraft Systems will hire 200 people at its eastern Baltimore County plant during the next year to build brake systems for a redesigned jet that aircraft developer Boeing will soon bring to market. The additional jobs will raise the number of employees at the 1.7 million-square-foot plant to 1,000 at a time when most companies are still wary about hiring even as the economy shows signs of bottoming out. The planned hirings are a bright spot for the state's embattled manufacturing sector, which had been slowly deteriorating years before the recession hit. "This shows that companies like Middle River that really know how to embrace next-generation manufacturing can have job growth," said Mike Galiazzo, executive director of the Regional Manufacturing Institute.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2013
SKW Constructors plans to hire up to 100 people to construct concrete tubes and fans at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial park in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County economic development officials. Subcontractors are expected to hire additional people to work on the project, including carpenters, mechanics, surveyors and truck drivers, the county said. "This project is a huge boost in our efforts to bring new businesses and new jobs back to Sparrows Point," Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement.
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | February 8, 2012
January's increase in hiring is good news, but it masks a bigger and more disturbing story -- the continuing downward mobility of the American middle class. Most of the new jobs being created are in the lower-wage sectors of the economy -- hospital orderlies and nursing aides, secretaries and temporary workers, retail and restaurant. Meanwhile, millions of Americans remain working only because they've agreed to cuts in wages and benefits. Others are settling for jobs that pay less than the jobs they've lost.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Engineering and manufacturing company ITT Corp. is closing an Anne Arundel County location it opened just last summer, cutting 48 jobs. The company's information-technology center in Hanover will be shut down by the end of the year as ITT splits into three separate companies and will no longer need shared IT support, spokesman B.J. Talley said Wednesday. He said 48 employees will either be laid off or will leave voluntarily with a severance package, while about 20 are being transferred to other divisions.
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