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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Traffic jam extends over 900km across France

Press TV 14 Aug 2022
French motorists have been trapped in heavy traffic jams as summer holidaymakers head to mountain resorts and the seaside for vacation ... “In this context of heavy traffic, ... In the meantime, the COVID pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the tourism industry in the European Union....

PLUS, Volvo collaborate to improve driving safety

Malaysian National News Agency 14 Aug 2022
... and Volvo Trucks Malaysia (Volvo) have joined hands to improve driving safety and co-create sustainable solutions for the heavy vehicles industry in the country....

India to miss renewable energy goal, officials, experts say

Longview News-Journal 14 Aug 2022
... of financial help and taxes on imported components are stalling the clean energy industry ... State-owned power companies have been struggling as a result of delays in government grants and consumer payments and the COVID-19 pandemic which led to shutdowns of energy-heavy industries....

UK coal mine dilemma pits energy crisis against green goals

Mining Dot Com 14 Aug 2022
“We’ve always been an industrial area,” she said last month ... The area’s affinity with mining and steelmaking reaches back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. Then, like much of Britain’s heavy industry, it went into a post-World War II decline that accelerated in the 1970s and 1980s....

75th Independence Day: How Indian economy grew since 1947; a look at key milestones in last 75 years

Financial Express 14 Aug 2022
Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru expected the nation’s growth to flourish as an outcome from the strategy that involved rapid development of heavy industry by both public and private sectors ... It advocated rapid industrialization with a focus on heavy industries and capital goods....

Virginia's community colleges announce new initiative to address worker shortage

The Roanoke Times 14 Aug 2022
LYNCHBURG — Virginia’s community colleges on Thursday announced the launch of a Virginia Infrastructure Academy to address the needs within the infrastructure industries ... with a goal to produce 35,000 skilled and credentialed workers across those industries in the next five years....

1985 batch IAS officer Madhukar Gupta is new state election chief

The Times of India 14 Aug 2022
Jaipur. Retired officer has been appointed as the state election commissioner ... He worked as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Public Enterprises and Heavy Industries for nearly five years before his superannuation ... tnn. Start a Conversation. ....

Raju Shrivastav's nephew shares health update; urges fans to not believe rumours [details]

International Business Times 14 Aug 2022
There has been a minor improvement in comedian Raju Srivastava's health ... Raju had suffered a cardiac arrest while at a gym ... Sharing an update about his health, Raju's nephew Kushal told ETimes ... He would always run on the treadmill, he never indulged in lifting heavy weights ... Raju has been a part of the entertainment industry since late 1980s ... ....

'He is a fighter' says Raju Srivastava's nephew urging fans to not believe rumoursRaju Srivastava's ...

Deccan Herald 14 Aug 2022
There has been a minor improvement in comedian Raju Srivastava's health ... Raju had suffered a cardiac arrest while at a gym ... Sharing an update about his health, Raju's nephew Kushal told ETimes ... He said ... He would always run on the treadmill, he never indulged in lifting heavy weights ... Raju has been a part of the entertainment industry since late 1980s....

The week in classical: Tredegar Band at the Proms; HMS Pinafore; Poulenc double bill – review

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
Brass bands have moved beyond the old association with heavy industry, but the close-knit community of musicians they attract, across generations and families, continues to link them closely to geographical regions ... in I by heavy metal group Slipknot, was a lesson in sangfroid....

Victoria company fined $11,000 for fouling creek, killing fish

North Shore News 14 Aug 2022
The creek was designated a Class 1 contaminated site in 2016 and deemed a “high priority” for remediation after sediment samples revealed high levels of heavy metals, including cadmium, zinc, chromium and lead....

Coal giants are making mega profits as climate crisis grips the worldIt’s a remarkable turnaround ...

Deccan Herald 14 Aug 2022
It’s a remarkable turnaround for an industry that spent years mired in an existential ... Coal India is also likely to pour a large chunk of its earnings back into developing new mines, under government pressure to do more to keep pace with demand from power plants and heavy industry....

The long road to breaking free | Mint

Live Mint 14 Aug 2022
Industrial output grew annually at 7.1%. The fact that industry grew faster than the rest of the economy meant that India began to reverse the deindustrialization that had begun in the last years of Mughal rule ... First, the heavy dependence on deficit financing to build industrial capacity would lead to balance of payments pressures....

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