smokestack industry


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smokestack industry

A basic manufacturing industry, such as the automobile, rubber, and steel industries, that has limited growth potential, and earnings and revenues that vary cyclically with general economic activity.
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All seemed to be going well until the Disney vice president turned to the group and said, "You're a smokestack industry and we don't believe we want to have anything to do with you.
The health impacts of getting rid of New Source Review are pretty, straightforward: without new source review, any kind of smokestack industry could increase its pollution without any kind of pollution controls," says O'Donnell.
Meanwhile, the panel has agreed that the government will promote urban revitalization projects by using large land lots currently used by the steel and other smokestack industry, the sources said.
They need to be involved in the long-term development process, which includes exposing the industry and informing young people about the industry so that they look at manufacturing differently than the typical smokestack industry they've seen in the past.
Juneau is a government town, and there hasn't been any smokestack industry since World War II with the A-J mine.
I've often been asked why I chose a career in a smokestack industry.