Manufacturing http://kplu.org en Faith and community groups rallying for short haul truckers http://kplu.org/post/faith-and-community-groups-rallying-short-haul-truckers <p>As many as 30 or 40 percent of the short-haul truckers who normally move containers from docks to railcar terminals at the Port of Seattle have stopped working. &nbsp;</p><p>The <a href="http://www.king5.com/news/investigators/Investigators-risky-rigs-folo-138695099.html">work stoppage comes</a> after one of the drivers was retaliated against for attending a hearing in Olympia last week on a proposal to improve their working conditions.</p><p>They&rsquo;re independent contractors, who are predominantly immigrants, and say the conditions they&rsquo;re forced to contend with make the job unsafe. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 01:02:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4070 at http://kplu.org Faith and community groups rallying for short haul truckers Idaho touts its red state culture to attract gun manufacturing jobs http://kplu.org/post/idaho-touts-its-red-state-culture-attract-gun-manufacturing-jobs <p>Idaho is among a handful of Western states using their gun-rights cred in this tough economy to attract jobs in the firearms industry.</p><p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 22:02:42 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2306 at http://kplu.org Sports car company may build new Washington factory http://kplu.org/post/sports-car-company-may-build-new-washington-factory <p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="line-height: 18px; font-size: 12px; ">A company that designs super-fast cars is hoping to build a new factory in the state. <a href="http://www.shelbysupercars.com/ ">Shelby SuperCars</a> is eyeing a site in south-central Washington, in the city of West Richland.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; ">Until recently, Shelby held the record for the making the fastest production car on earth: an average of about 256 miles per hour. Now the company working on their next generation speed demon. Shelby has applied for an $800,000 state loan to buy property and build a new manufacturing facility.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jan 2011 17:48:38 +0000 Anna King 465 at http://kplu.org Sports car company may build new Washington factory