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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Order a blunder, not practical: Industry

Yahoo Daily News 30 Mar 2020
Claiming that this a heavy burden being put on the industry, Badish Jindal, president of Small Industries Association, said, "We want that Punjab government should exempt power bills, property tax...We will fight for it.” Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioners of all districts have also ......

Leadership NM alumni get peek at state’s future in space

Albuquerque Journal 30 Mar 2020
But after an all-day visit in February that featured a tour of Virgin Galactic’s facility, highlighted by the recent arrival of the spaceship Unity, and presentations from several heavy-hitters within New Mexico’s burgeoning space industry, Pattillo said he came away with a newfound respect for the work being done 100 miles to the west....

Gonzaga: Securing food in Covid-19 times

Sun Star 30 Mar 2020
THE announced two weeks lockdown in the provinces set many Negrenses in a near panic mode ... Having gone through the hunger problem in the 1980s in Negros, largely arising out of its heavy dependence on the sugar industry, I set it as a goal for our small family corporation to go into organic rice production ... ....

What are the Most Sellable Exercise Equipment?

Cascade Business News 30 Mar 2020
Our bodies are like machines that need the right exercise to keep our heart healthy, burn unnecessary calories, and build strong muscles so that our bones do not have to do the heavy lifting. For most people physical activity is a set goal, hence a multibillion dollar industry has flourished around the home or gym exercise equipment ... Stationary Bike....

Sex workers left penniless and pushed into homelessness due to coronavirus

The Independent 30 Mar 2020
Social isolation measures call on the public to only leave the house to buy food from a nearby shop or do exercise once a day ... She said ... AP ... They are going out to get a little bit of money but the police are being very heavy-handed. "The only places I've heard of women working are parkland or wasteland ex-industrial areas which are very dangerous....

Uncertainties set to engulf Korea's key manufacturers

Korea Times 29 Mar 2020
Auto, oil, ship industries bracing for steep downturn ... Hyundai Heavy Industries received shipbuilding contracts worth $600 million in January to February, down 33.3 percent from the same period last year, while Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Samsung Heavy Industry saw 73.6 percent and 72.7 percent declines in orders, respectively....

10 Songs That End On Really Depressing Notes

What Culture 29 Mar 2020
These songs come from every corner of the industry. Incredible singers, rappers, and even heavy metal giants have found ways of tapping into your deepest emotions, able to leave you utterly depressed and devastated by the end of a track. Next ....

Glimmer of hope as China’s virus epicentre partly reopens

Dawn 29 Mar 2020
WUHAN ... “It almost feels like returning to an alien land, because I haven’t been back for more than two months,” said Gao Xuesong, a worker in Wuhan’s auto industry. Wuhan has paid a heavy price for the outbreak, with more than 50,000 people infected and more Covid-19 deaths than any other city in China -- with three more reported on Saturday ... ....

Closing in on a killer

Albuquerque Journal 29 Mar 2020
NO2 is produced by vehicles and power plants, and heavy industries, such as cement manufacturing ... Descartes’ data analysis tools can also track activity in specific locations, such as airports, casinos, shopping malls and industrial parks....

China’s virus epicentre eases travel restrictions

The News International 29 Mar 2020
"It almost feels like returning to an alien land, because I haven’t been back for more than two months," Gao Xuesong, a worker in Wuhan’s auto industry, told AFP ... "It almost feels like returning to an alien land, because I haven’t been back for more than two months," Gao Xuesong, a worker in Wuhan’s auto industry, told AFP....

March sees highest ever sell-off by FIIs

Live Mint 29 Mar 2020
FIIs sold Indian shares worth $7.54 billion, while another $7.36 billion was sold in debt instruments in March ... ICICI Securities data on sectoral FII activity till 15 March indicates heavy selling in banks, financial services, energy, industrials, and IT while minor buying was seen in consumer discretionary, media and materials (chemicals) ... ....

Virus toll projections indicate dire times ahead for state's economy

Arkansas Online 29 Mar 2020
He noted that directives to close businesses in the restaurant and food-service industry, bars and clubs, gyms, and other recreation services and personal care services could take a heavy long-term toll ... add 350 employees and provide 3,000 additional jobs in supporting industries....

STEM education is more than just science, tech, engineering and math

Reflector 29 Mar 2020
Pitt County is fortunate compared to the other counties because it has access to more industries and businesses, Robinett said ... “We have heavy industry sector here; we have uptown growth businesses so we have entrepreneurial folks we can tap into ... Robinett works to partner with those industries to make sure Pitt County is listening to them....