Cummins said its 2008 on-highway engines--the ISX, ISM, ISL, ISC and ISB will be under the N[O.sub.x] standard, allowing them to be idled
However, the number of workers idled
, the number of days idle, and the percent of estimated working time lost because of strikes and lockouts rose.
Some observers believe the idled
capacity is the one factor that has prevented aluminum prices from dropping lower.
According to The Detroit News, the plants that will be idled
are in Brampton, Ontario; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Belvidere, Illinois; and Detroit.
During 2002, 46,000 workers were idled
due to major work stoppages.
Our annual scrap flow map is back, with updates on which large-tonnage electric arc furnace (EAF) mini-mills are melting and which are idled
. When the map was created for the 1998 supplement, keeping track of which mills were idle--or in some cases deleting mills from the list--was not something the editors anticipated would be part of the editing process.