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  • Lisabi, Brazilian punk on Midwest tour

    Lisabi, Brazilian punk on Midwest tour

    Lisabi is a progressive ska punk septet from Campinas, São Paulo. They signed with Sinking Ship Records in May and are currently on a U.S. tour that just reached the Midwest. As you can tell from their 2011 debut (below), these guys make challenging music that goes from brief punk rave-ups to eight-minute-long epics filled […]

  • Midwest tech fuels Petrobras natural gas processing

    Midwest tech fuels Petrobras natural gas processing

    A subsidiary of Petrobras, PNBV, will be using Illinois-based UOP’s Separex membrane systems to remove carbon dioxide and water from 7 million standard cubic meters of natural gas per day. Honeywell’s UOP LLC subsidiary, based in Des Plaines, Illinois, announced its latest contract with Petrobras at the end of June. The Separex systems are being […]

  • BorgWarner expands Brazil plant and engineering facility

    BorgWarner expands Brazil plant and engineering facility

    New highly engineered engine and drivetrain components are the focus for BorgWarner, which hopes to expand its technology offerings in the Brazilian automotive market. According to the Auburn Hills, Mich. company, the new Brazilian government INOVAR-AUTO regulatory goals will improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance automotive performance. These regulations will also improve the quality […]

  • Brazilian solidarity spreading across the Midwest

    Brazilian solidarity spreading across the Midwest

    What you see above is what a group of Brazilian students at the University of Michigan did on Wednesday at “The Rock” — a famed, oft-painted boulder in Ann Arbor’s George Washington Park. Also on Wednesday, a Brazilian woman living in the Cleveland suburbs did this to her front yard: These are off-the-cuff responses to the mass […]

  • Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi perform in São Paulo

    Indiana University String Academy Virtuosi perform in São Paulo

    Members of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy just spent more than two weeks acting as musical ambassadors of the Midwest in South America. Eight members of the String Academy Virtuosi — a group of violinists, violists and cellists between the ages of 12 and 18 who study in the pre-college program at […]

  • Zacks: Brazil a factor in Owens-Illinois rating

    Zacks: Brazil a factor in Owens-Illinois rating

    Zacks maintained its Neutral recommendation on Owens-Illinois, Inc., this week, citing developments in Brazil as a positive factor. To partially lessen the capacity constraints in Brazil, Owens-Illinois completed the construction of a new furnace late in 2012. This has improved the company’s profitability in the region by lowering logistics costs and reduction in imports from […]