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Business was booming in 2014

...employs roughly 350 people. The 1.5 million-square-foot facility makes off-road radial tires, used mainly in quarry and mining operations.The tires range from 8 feet tall to 13 feet tall and can weigh as much as 13,000 pounds.It took three years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/business-was-booming-2014
US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...grew 1.3 percent in November, rising in part as utilities faced additional demand because of colder-than-usual weather. Mining production slid 0.1 percent last month.The growth points to a U.S. manufacturing base that has been insulated from a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/us-factory-output-eclipses
SC gold mine gets go-ahead

...required the company to provide for a possible environmental cleanup is not enough.Romarco says $60 million is more than enough for a cleanup.Sierra Club attorney Bob Guild says the group is considering an appeal to the state Mining Council.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-09/sc-gold-mine-gets-go-ahead
Washington County ready to cement its legacy

...literally written all over town in yard placards, business signs and storefront windows with messages like "Earn It!" Kaolin mining might be the lifeblood industry of the county, but Washington County football is what generates the pulse."This town thrives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/football/2014-12-11/washington-c
Bridgestone celebrates opening of giant-tire plant

...facility makes off-road radial tires, used mainly in quarry and mining operations.The tires had been made solely in Japan, but the...to grow our business."Garfield said the move to build the mining tires in America is a strategy by the corporation to be more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-18/bridgestone
AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones; identifiers hampered online anonymity

...passed along to Web sites that a consumer visits. It can be used to track subscribers across the Internet, a lucrative data-mining opportunity for advertisers that could still reveal users' identities based on their browsing habits.Verizon Wireless said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/att-stops-adding-web-track
Michelin making airless tires at its South Carolina plant

...5 million-square-foot radial tire plant in Aiken County. The company's second plant in the county makes tires used in mining that are considered the world's biggest. The plant was announced in 2011, along with the expansion of its existing plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/michelin-making-airless-ti
Deere produces milestone millionth tractor

...boiler-improvement project.West Fraser Lumber in south #Augusta spending $25 million on expansion.Bridgestone officially opens mining tire manufacturing plant in Graniteville with visit by Japanese executives.DeFoor Realty planning office for North Louisville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-11-24/deere-produ
Worker shortage felt by some local builders

...the Southeast, where 86 percent of general contractors reported hardship in finding qualified workers.In metro Augusta, mining, logging and construction jobs have dipped 14 percent in the past decade, according to Georgia Department of Labor employment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-11-07/worker-shor
Shopgirl: Taco Bell adds app

...designed the 18-karat yellow gold and emerald ring to celebrate the privilege of motherhood and have collaborated with Gemfields Mining to use ethically sourced and ethically produced Zambian emeralds.All of the proceeds will go to help the Gemfields Nkana Health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2014-10-30/shopgirl-tac