Tag Archives: Michigan

Hydro closes aluminum tubing plant in Michigan

Hydro has discontinued production and closed the doors at its aluminium tubing plant in Michigan, winding up the closure process that started last year and ending 70 years of manufacturing operations at the Adrian site. Activities related to the closure, which Hydro announced last March, included the transfer of products and manufacturing equipment from the Adrian ...

Norwegian survey system locates U.S. tug boat missing for thirty years

Using KONGSBERG's single beam echosounder EA400, Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Water Studies Institute (GLWSI) is spearheading the first effort to map the bottom of Grand Traverse Bay in 80 years. The endeavor has already pinpointed the location of the shipwreck Lauren Castle, which sank Nov. 5, 1980 off Lee Point near Suttons Bay in water ...

Michael Moore salute Norwegian Cinema

Film director and film festival co-founder Michael Moore makes opening remarks at the opening night kick-off street party for the 2009 Traverse City Film Festival on July 28, 2009. Photo: Flickr

The Traverse City Film Festival – a showcase in Michigan, USA, founded in 2005 by American documentary filmmaker Michael Moore – has this year programmed a ”Salute to Norway” with four Norwegian films, including the festival opener, Erik Poppe’s Troubled Water (De usynlige). Moore is himself responsible for the selection of 60-90 domestic and international entries, picking ”just ...

Troubled Water at Micheal Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan

Erik Poppe's "Troubled Water" (De Usynlige) will serve as the opening-night film of Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan, July 28-Aug 2. The Norwegian film centers on a young man, just released from prison, who is forced to confront his past. The Traverse City Film Festival has grown to become one of the ...

Relationship between Norway, North Dakota celebrated

This historic photo shows Gov. Louis Hanna and Smith Stimmel in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue in Oslo, Norway, The photo was contributed by Gustav and Dorthea Renden. Courtesy of Grand Forks Herald.

Independence Day observances for 30 people with ties to North Dakota began a week early this year when they participated in a June 28 ceremony in Oslo, Norway, organized by Norwegian officials that recognized the ties North Dakota has with the Scandinavian nation. By Jamestownsun.com Independence Day observances for 30 people with ties to North Dakota began ...

GM, Chrysler announcements sting Hydro

TOUGH: Hydro is the leading supplier to the automotive industry of aluminium bumper beams and precision tubing. Photo: Hydro.com

Hydro does not rule out further reductions in its production of extruded aluminium automotive components and systems as result of the announcements that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are suspending vehicle production at most of their assembly plants in North America. GM first announced it would idle 13 of its assembly plants in the United States ...

Top honors to Hydro innovation

HONOR: Hydro

Japanese car maker Toyota has just presented its Global Technology & Development Award to Hydro – the Norwegian supplier of aluminium bumper beams to the world's auto manufacturers. Hydro's automotive structures plant in Holland, Michigan, captured the award for outstanding and innovative work in designing the aluminium bumper for Toyota's newest vehicle, the Venza. Managing director ...

Hydro to close precision tubing plant in Michigan

Hydro has decided to consolidate its aluminium precision tubing operations in North America as result of the extremely challenging situation in the automotive industry, and will consequently close its aluminium tubing plant in Michigan. The transfer of products and closure of the plant will be completed by the end of this year, ending 70 years of ...

Think Announces U.S. Factory Plans

Photo: Think.no

Norway’s pioneering electric car maker, Think, plans to open a new manufacturing plant and technical center in the United States. The company is currently in discussions with eight states, including Michigan, hoping to host the facility, which will initially employ about 300 workers with a starting capacity of 16,000 cars per year. The technical center will ...