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.

Latest News for: Heavy industry


China's heavy truck sales continue to rise in November

China.dot.org 08 Dec 2019
8 (Xinhua) -- China's heavy truck sales rose for the fifth consecutive month in November, data from an auto industry information service provider showed. Around 94,000 heavy-duty trucks ......

Saratoga Springs awards Geyser Road trail contract

The Daily Gazette 08 Dec 2019
The contact was awarded to William J ... 15 ... Geyser Road is used by about 5,500 vehicles per day west of the Grande Industrial Park, and more than 11,000 vehicles in the short section between the industrial park and Route 50, which includes a bridge over railroad tracks. Much of the added traffic near the industrial park is heavy truck traffic ... ....

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Deccan Herald 07 Dec 2019
Every autumn, following the monsoon rains, Dhaka's brick kilns -- which use coal and wood to fire bricks from clay -- start up again, adding to the emissions pumped out by other heavy industries and the thousands of vehicles on the streets of the capital....

Kilns demolished in Bangladesh

Taipei Times 07 Dec 2019
Every autumn, following the monsoon rains, Dhaka’s brick kilns — which use coal and wood to fire bricks from clay — start up again, adding to the emissions pumped out by other heavy industries and the thousands of vehicles on the streets of the capital....

Bharat Petroleum begins doorstep delivery of diesel in Noida

Yahoo Daily News 07 Dec 2019
Bharat Petroleum Corporation has begun doorstep delivery of diesel for industrial and bulk customers in Noida ... Kirti Kumar, sales officer, BPCL Noida, said, “Presently, we are providing this facility to the industrial need like malls, small and heavy manufacturing industries....

Column: Gloucester will 'engulf you'

Gloucester Times 07 Dec 2019
I have always been especially proud of the work the late Richard Gaines and more recently Sean Horgan have done — nationally as well as locally — on the plight of Gloucester’s and New England’s fishing industry and its fight for survival in the face of heavy-handed federal regulatory actions....

Inequity takes a toll on your gut microbes, too

Alternet 07 Dec 2019
Worse, studies suggest that pollution-heavy industry is often intentionally placed in disadvantaged, low-income, or predominantly minority-resident neighborhoods because they lack the social capital to negotiate better zoning ... Industrial zones are particularly lacking in good microbes....

Construction in Taj Trapezium Zone: SC allows govt to issue clearances for essential public amenities

Indian Express 07 Dec 2019
The SC order further said “only those small, micro and macro-level industries, which are both ... The order added that there will be an “embargo on granting clearances to and/or shifting of any heavy industry until a final decision is taken on the vision document”....

Hyundai Heavy's DSME takeover hits snag in Singapore

Korea Times 06 Dec 2019
A Hyundai Heavy Industries dockyard in Ulsan / Courtesy of Hyundai Heavy Industries ... The ongoing process of Hyundai Heavy ... In March, Hyundai Heavy Industries Group signed a 2 trillion won ($1.7 billion) deal with DSME's largest stakeholder Korea Development Bank to buy DSME....

Low emissions mean ‘the clock is ticking’ on steel industry: Credlin

The Daily Telegraph Australia 06 Dec 2019
Sky News host Peta Credlin says Australia’s heavy industry may shut down if the government continues to push to reduce emissions....

Ban Scrapped From Construction In Taj Region, And Restriction On Heavy Industries Will Continue – ...

OBN 06 Dec 2019
Hear the news. The Supreme Court has actually raised the ban on building, commercial tasks and tree cutting when you look at the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) ... However, the ban on hefty sectors will stay ... Provided they comply with the guidelines and have now ecological approval ... The courtroom accepted it. Projects had been stuck as a result of purchase ... .......

Alberta's new approach to pricing pollution for heavy industry meets federal benchmark Français

Canada Newswire 06 Dec 2019
The Regulation will go into effect on January 1, 2020, replacing Alberta's previous approach to pricing pollution from industry ... a fuel charge across the economy and a pricing system for heavy industrial sectors that face international competition. Today's announcement relates to the pricing system for heavy industry....

One of Dayton's largest companies inks acquisition deal

Business Journal 06 Dec 2019
... & Parts, a Minnesota-based distributor of heavy industrial pumps, the company announced Wednesday....

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