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TecNiq Adds Staff

TecNiq, a multi-industry leader in high-performance LED lighting for marine, RV, fleet, emergency response vehicles and heavy equipment, has hired three staff to fill key roles. Terri Thornton and Darryl Lanier join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional

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US Women Dockworkers Accuse Shippers, Union of Discrimination

, have increased the number of women workers in recent years.   West Coast ports handle nearly half of all U.S. maritime trade and about 70 percent of the country's imports from Asia. Dockworkers regularly drive utility tractors, which help bring containers off ships, operate cranes and other heavy equipment.   Some of the EEOC claims were filed last year, and none have been previously reported.   Thomas, of the ACLU, said the women filed amended charges on Thursday, seeking to expand previously filed claims to cover all women on the West Coast impacted by port policies regarding pregnancie

Caterpillar CEO to Retire, Successor a Company Veteran

Caterpillar Inc insider Jim Umpleby will become chief executive of the heavy equipment maker on Jan. 1, faced with the challenge of reversing a multiyear sales decline triggered by the global commodities slump.   He replaces Doug Oberhelman, who will retire as CEO on Dec. 31 but stay on as executive board chairman until March 31, the company said on Monday.   Caterpillar shares were down about 0.58 percent to $87.20.   Under Oberhelman the company recorded record high revenue in 2012, two years after he became CEO. However, a decline in metals and oil prices hit the company hard

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