manufacturing: January 2009 Archives


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Legendary auto company Checker Motors, which once made cars like the Checker Cab, filed for bankruptcy protection due largely to declining sales at General Motors. Checker, which in recent decades has focused on stamped and welded car parts, is planning to reorganize and continue operating.

Equal sweetener: no calories, no credit...

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Merisant Worldwide filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, shortly after its credit rating was downgraded to junk status. Merisant produces Equal, the blue-packeted artificial sweetener, and other products. The privately-held company has not disclosed whether the filing will affect manufacturing or distribution.

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