Heavy industry

Heavy industry is industry that involves one or more characteristics such as large and heavy products; large and heavy equipment and facilities (such as heavy equipment, large machine tools, and huge buildings); or complex or numerous processes. Because of those factors, heavy industry often involves higher capital intensity than light industry does, and it is also often more heavily cyclical in investment and employment.

Traditional examples from the mid-19th century through the early 20th included steelmaking, artillery production, locomotive erection, machine tool building, and the heavier types of mining. From the late 19th century through the mid-20th, as the chemical industry and electrical industry developed, they involved components of both heavy industry and light industry, which was soon also true for the automotive industry and the aircraft industry. Modern shipbuilding (since steel replaced wood) is considered heavy industry. In the post–World War II era, construction of large systems, such as skyscrapers, large dams, and large rockets, is also often classed as heavy industry.

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The Baytown Sun 24 Oct 2020
After holding three public hearings on amending the Baytown 2025 Comprehensive Plan's Future Land Use Plan along Wade Road, Approving a Special Use Permit for Heavy Industrial use on Thompson Road, and rezoning the area from Light Industrial to Heavy Industrial, council approved all three ... × This page requires Javascript ... kAm\ .2EE w@==.Dk^Am....

Covid-19 could cost global tourism industry up to $8.1tn

The National 24 Oct 2020
The world's tourism industry is also unlikely to see the same level of spending achieved last year until 2024, the consultancy said ... Meanwhile, the UK tourism industry is expected to recover only in 2024 because of a slow Covid-19 response combined with Brexit and its heavy reliance on business travellers and air travel, the report added....

Former minister elected mayor of Mongolia's capital

China.dot.org 24 Oct 2020
Dolgorsuren Sumiyabazar, member of the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) and former mining and heavy industry minister, was elected the city's mayor with a vote of over ......

Local party leaders react to final presidential debate between Trump, Biden

Commonwealth Journal 24 Oct 2020
Perhaps the key issue to come out of the debate was a discussion of fracking — a controversial drilling process for oil and gas — and the oil industry ... Later, when talking about polluted areas Trump asked if Biden would "close down the oil industry," and Biden said, "I would transition from the oil industry, yes."...

Cass road floods, property owners steamed

Traverse City Record-Eagle 24 Oct 2020
Friday morning the building was a foot underwater. And Malkiewicz was steamed ... Up top, officials from the Michigan State Police, Grand Traverse County and Garfield Township surveyed the damage, talking over gas engines powering industrial pumps, as hoses snaked through railroad ties and heavy equipment ... Where is the plan?” ... ....

More doubts cast on development of Mitsubishi Heavy’s SpaceJet

Asahi News 23 Oct 2020
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s plan to roll out the nation’s first commercial jet is falling further in doubt, as the company expects to curtail spending on development after having already slashed the project’s costs ... Mitsubishi Heavy had planned to deliver the aircraft, the SpaceJet, to its clients as early as fiscal 2021....

Hyundai Robotics to step into food-tech market with KFC Korea

Korea Times 23 Oct 2020
Under the preliminary deal with KFC Korea, Hyundai Robotics, a unit of global shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH), will develop the automation process to cook chickens by using robots ... Food Tech applying high-end technologies to the food industry is ......

Logistics Robots Market Likely to Register a CAGR Of 31% While Accelerating the Degree of ...

Daily Freeman 23 Oct 2020
ABB Ltd., B2A Technology SAS, Clearpath Robotics Inc., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., KION GROUP AG, Midea Group Co. Ltd., OMRON Corp., Teradyne Inc., Toshiba Corp., and Toyota Industries Corp ... Vendors coveredMarket positioning of vendorsABB Ltd.B2A Technology SASClearpath Robotics, Inc.Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.KION GROUP AGMidea Group Co....

Tax break OK'd for company eyeing former Town of Niagara hangar for aircraft facility

The Buffalo News 23 Oct 2020
... and design facility received a boost Wednesday in the form of a 15-year tax break from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency ... The Niagara Town Board rezoned the hangar site from light industrial to heavy industrial this week to clear the way for the Stavatti deal....

Global Submarine Market | Growing Arms Race among Countries to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

Daily Freeman 23 Oct 2020
Ltd., Fincantieri Spa, General Dynamics Corp., Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Naval Group, Saab AB, thyssenkrupp AG, and United Shipbuilding Corp ... Ltd.Fincantieri SpaGeneral Dynamics Corp.Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.Naval GroupSaab ABthyssenkrupp AGUnited Shipbuilding Corp....

Traction Equipment Market Business Growth, Industry Research, Top Key Players Survey- Market.Biz

Pharmiweb 23 Oct 2020
Changing Traction Equipment market dynamics of the industry ... Recent industry trends and developments ... ABB., Alstom SA, American Traction Systems, Bombardier Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Crompton Greaves Limited, Siemens AG, General Electric, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Electric, VEM Group, Toshiba, TTM Rail – Transtech Melbourne....

Oyster firms suffer as travel ban exposes reliance on foreign trainees

Japan Times 23 Oct 2020
The shortage of manpower due to the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to deal a heavy blow to Hiroshima Prefecture’s oyster industry ... ....

New Air Compressors Market Research Highlights Recovery Path for Businesses from COVID-19 on Stationary Air ...

The Marshall News Messenger 23 Oct 2020
"One of the primary growth drivers for this market is the Shift to Energy-efficient Compressors,” says a senior analyst for Industrials at Technavio ... Ltd., General Electric Co., Hitachi Ltd., Ingersoll Rand Inc., KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE, Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and Siemens AG ... INDUSTRY KEYWORD....

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