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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Heavy rains trigger flash floods, block roads in parts of Himachal Pradesh

The Times of India 17 Aug 2019
Heavy rains led to flash floods in water streams across Kangra and Chamba districts of Himachal Pradesh following which many roads were blocked due to landslides ... In lower parts of Himachal Pradesh, the heavy rainfall which had started on late Friday continued on Saturday triggering flash floods in water streams across Kangra and Chamba districts....
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FG Urged to Stop Influx of Used Cars from China

This Day 17 Aug 2019
... auto industry. There has been sustained shipment of used vehicles from China to Nigeria in recent times, a move Obi sees as counterproductive to the development of Nigeria’s auto industry, adding that the government could halt the trend or impose heavy duties on the vehicles....
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Potholes dot Pune-Satara NH4 stretch

The Times of India 17 Aug 2019
PUNE ... But now, it takes at least four hours — five if there’s heavy traffic on the weekends. Thousands of industrial vehicles, daily travellers and tourists take the key highway connecting the capitals of the neighbouring states — Mumbai and Bengaluru ... This year the rainfall was heavy and so, potholes developed at many locations,” he said ... Pune. City. ....
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Safety posers as potholes riddle NH4 stretch from Pune to Satara

The Times of India 17 Aug 2019
PUNE ... But now, it takes at least four hours — five if there’s heavy traffic on the weekends. Thousands of industrial vehicles, daily travellers and tourists take the key highway connecting the capitals of the neighbouring states — Mumbai and Bengaluru ... This year the rainfall was heavy and so, potholes developed at many locations,” he said ... Pune. City. ....
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Brexit risks to North will make Ministers and officials lose sleep

The Irish Times 17 Aug 2019
The direct impact will hit sectors which are affected most by the changes to trade – the food industry, particularly beef, and parts of the engineering and heavy goods sectors ... – the food industry, particularly beef, and parts of the engineering and heavy goods sectors....
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This week in Auto: Maruti Suzuki lays off 3,000 workers; Bajaj Pulsar going the Discover way?

Moneycontrol 17 Aug 2019
Over 3,000 temporary employees have lost jobs with the country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) due to the ongoing slump in the automobile industry, a top company executive said.Close ... The Department of Heavy Industries (DHI) received 86 proposals from 26 states and Union Territories for the deployment of 14,988 electric buses ... ....
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Here are some of the gaping holes in Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos' plans to conquer space

The Times of India 17 Aug 2019
He has said he wants to develop a "sustained human presence" on the moon, has proposed that heavy industry could be moved off-Earth, and has said that humanity could live in O'Neill cylinders - huge spinning space stations which would simulate gravity....
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Council Report: Zoning changes on Trinity Boulevard

Fort Worth Business Press 16 Aug 2019
The site, previously zoned medium industrial, is south of Trinity Boulevard ... The townhome development will also act as a buffer from the more intense industrial uses to the east ... Properties on either side of Highway 157 are zoned light industrial, medium industrial, heavy industrial and planned development....
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Building industry needs reform: Chandler

This is Money 16 Aug 2019
NSW's newly-appointed building commissioner has told a parliamentary inquiry into the state's building industry that it's time to "rebuild its reputation". Inaugural building commissioner David Chandler declared the industry was selfish when he appeared before the upper house's public accountability committee on Friday....
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Tribe wants challenges to Dakota pipeline permits resolved

Journal Review 16 Aug 2019
BISMARCK, N.D ... The Standing Rock Sioux filed a motion for summary judgment in federal court Friday ... Copyright 2019 The Associated Press ... Business General News Oil And Gas Industry Energy Industry Native Americans Pipeline Construction Heavy Construction Industry Construction And Engineering Industrial Products And Services Oil And Gas Transportation ... ....
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Goa mining dependents urge Amit Shah to convene GoM meeting

Moneycontrol 16 Aug 2019
The GoM, which has been formed to examine the vexed issue of mining in Goa, includes Union Ministers for Finance, Environment, Agriculture, Mining, Commerce and Industries, Petroleum and Law ... "The complete closure of mining in Goa since March 2018 has had a devastating effect on the dependents of the industry....
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Share market update: BSE Capital Goods index flat; BHEL up 1%

The Times of India 16 Aug 2019
Shares of Grindwell Norton (up 3.11 per cent), Carborundum Universal (up 2.32 per cent), V-Guard Industries (up 1.62 per cent) and Bharat Heavy Electricals (up 1.27 per cent) were the top performers in the index....
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Commercial Vehicle Group Announces the Election of Director Robert Griffin as Chairman of the Board ...

The Record 16 Aug 2019
... range of other cab related products for the global commercial vehicle markets, including the medium- and heavy-duty truck, medium-and heavy-construction vehicle, military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets....

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