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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A concrete shell over the Window House cradles pockets of greenery within

The Star 17 Jun 2019
Architect Lee wanted the staircase to feel and look as light as possible, in contrast to the heavy concrete wall ... “I wanted the staircase to feel and look as light as possible, in contrast to the heavy concrete wall,” explains Lee ... The glass and metal suspended staircase complements the industrial look of the games room....

Flourishing warehousing/distribution industries in Lackawanna County bring health, traffic concerns

The Scranton Times-Tribune 16 Jun 2019
A flourishing warehousing and distribution industry promises thousands of new jobs and millions of tax dollars for Lackawanna County, but heavy tractor-trailer traffic poses an increased risk for chronic disease, more traffic congestion and greater wear a .......

If Bitcoin (BTC) Closes Week Above $8,800, Crypto Set for Move Even Higher

Ethereum World News 16 Jun 2019
BTC, most notably, moved from the low-$8,000s, where analysts expected heavy resistance, to $9,150 where it stands right now. With this, the bullish cries of traders all across the industry have ......

Budget Session ’19: PM Modi seeks all-party help to realise dream of ‘New India’ by 2022

The Siasat Daily 16 Jun 2019
New Delhi ... said ... The all-party meeting was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and External Affairs V Muraleedharan and others. Source. ANI. ....

Bloom Energy: Is There Finally A Fuel Cell Company Worth Buying?

Seeking Alpha 16 Jun 2019
While I have heavy doubts that the entire United States and international commercial and industrial ("C&I") electricity market can be truly disrupted deeply by this technology, there is a large addressable market ... This adds extra headache at best and is balance sheet heavy at worst....

Remembering Gen Hamid Javed

The News International 16 Jun 2019
Lieutenant General (r) Hamid Javed was commissioned in one of the elite Armoured Corps Regiments passing at the top of his course at Pakistan Military Academy ... After commanding a mechanised division he was posted to Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) ... After commanding a mechanised division he was posted to Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) ... ....

LISSMAC breaks ground on a new facility in Halfmoon

The Saratogian 16 Jun 2019
HALFMOON, N.Y.International machine manufacturing company LISSMAC recently broke ground on a new facility in Saratoga County. A large building being constructed at 17 Rt ... too ... With customers primarily in the appliance and heavy equipment industries, the company originally chose upstate New York as its U.S ... .......

Xcel Energy getting a lift from drones to help build its power lines

Pioneer Press 15 Jun 2019
FARGO, N.D ... Xcel and SkySkopes officials say drones will save time and money while increasing safety and reducing the environmental impact from heavy equipment that can tear up land ... (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack) ... A life is not.” ... SkySkopes president and CEO Matt Dunlevy said the so-called heavy-lift drones will eventually complement numerous industries ... ....

China's engineering machinery makers tap SCO market

Xinhua 15 Jun 2019
Last November, tractors produced by Lovol Heavy Industry CO., Ltd, went on display on the Kyrgyzstan International Agricultural Exhibition, highly acclaimed by local buyers and industry experts for their stylish appearances and advanced technologies ... ....

The SECURE Act and your retirement accounts

Black Hills Pioneer 15 Jun 2019
A relatively radical bill moving through Congress will mostly eliminate passing on to heirs the benefits of tax-deferred and tax free IRAs ... The bill contains 29 new provisions ... Another alarming part of the bill, included in response to heavy lobbying from the insurance industry, creates a safe harbor for annuities inside 401(k) plans ... .......

China Ocean Industry disposes of major stake in Huakai Heavy Industry

Splash24/7 14 Jun 2019
... into an agreement with Nantong Huachuan Transport Equipment for the acquisition of a 60% equity interest in Nantong Huakai Heavy Industry, a steel product and marine equipment manufacturer....

Successful deployment of AutoHaul positions WA as global rail technology leader

Dry Bulk 14 Jun 2019
AutoHaul trains, which deliver safety and productivity benefits for Rio Tinto’s iron ore business, have also firmly positioned WA and its heavy-haul rail industry as a global leader in the joint development and application of rail technology....

The Global Nuclear Power Market 2019-2024: Developing Countries to Drive Electricity Consumption and Production - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 14 Jun 2019
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd ... INDUSTRY OVERVIEW ... Global Nuclear Power Industry ... China's Growing Prominence in the Global Nuclear Power Industry ... Major Growth Impeding Factor for the Global Nuclear Power Industry (Story continued below...) ... The Solution to Nuclear Power Industry Woes ... Heavy Water Reactors. Moderated and Cooled by Heavy Water....