heavy industry


: the production of goods (such as coal or steel) that are used to make other goods

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Recent Examples on the Web If adopted widely, the devices could help clean up heavy industry, such as steel-making, in Germany and elsewhere. Melissa Eddy, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2024 Community groups representing the neighborhood, which is surrounded by heavy industry, are concerned that the bill will attach new requirements only to certain types of facilities. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 26 Mar. 2024 This dates back to 2003 when writer Russell T Davies was asked by the BBC’s then head of drama, Jane Tranter, to revive the show and to base the production in South Wales, an area hitherto known for coal mining and heavy industry. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 14 May 2024 The plant is among the last still operating in Ukraine’s Donbas region, once the country’s center of heavy industry and now a focal point of Russian ground offensives that are ravaging towns and cities along the front line. Maria Varenikova Nicole Tung, New York Times, 21 Apr. 2024 His goal is to showcase his record and translate that into votes in places like Northampton County and the wider Lehigh Valley that was long famous for its heavy industry. Akayla Gardner, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2024 The Fortescue project calls for renovating a large 410,000-square-foot industrial building, situated at 530 and 601 Piquette St. in the city's Milwaukee Junction area, to create modern office and factory space for assembling components of EV batteries for autos and heavy industry. Detroit Free Press, 23 Jan. 2024 Just the night before, this luxury expedition ship had transported me from the bustle of Osaka's crowds and heavy industry to the mysterious and beautiful Seto Inland Sea, the body of water that separates Japan's main islands: Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. Kate Crockett, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Dec. 2023 But rapid electrification can pose huge challenges to heavy industry, reliant on fossil fuels to provide high-temperature heat; and to grid operators, beginning to buckle under the weight of transmission bottlenecks and variable renewables. Wood MacKenzie, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024

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“Heavy industry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heavy%20industry. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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