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Morito Acquires Scovill Fasteners, Expands U.S. Operations

October 17, 2014 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Morito Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of apparel fasteners, components for automobiles and cameras, and other niche manufactured products, today announced the acquisition of Scovill Fasteners. Morito’s President, Takaki Ichitsubo, said, “Scovill Fasteners is an important part our...

GE Aviation Celebrates Opening Of NC Factory

October 16, 2014 10:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new advanced composites factory near Asheville with a ceremony featuring state and local leaders. The new 170,000-square-foot facility, which opened Wednesday, will be the first in the world to mass produce engine components made of advanced ceramic...

Manufacturing Plant Brings 400 Jobs To SC

October 16, 2014 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new manufacturing plant in Dillon County is expected to create 400 new jobs in South Carolina during the next five years. The state Commerce Department said Tuesday that Wyman-Gordon, which makes nickel and other alloy parts for aerospace, power generation and industrial uses, is building a...

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Gielow Pickles Opens New Processing Plant

October 14, 2014 2:12 pm | by Mark Stayton, Skagit Valley Herald | News | Comments

Pickles and sauerkraut are once again rolling down processing lines in Skagit County, Burlington, Washington as Gielow Pickles recently started up production in a 70,000-square-foot facility at the Port of Skagit. The plant joins Sakuma...

Huf Brings Door Handle Facility To Tennessee

October 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Huf North America Automotive Parts Manufacturing, Corp., a member of the Huf Group, began operation of its new paint facility in Greeneville, Tennessee. The existing factory was extended with an addition of 5,300 square meters. For the purpose of process optimization, it will...

Vega Biofuel Breaks Ground On Pilot Torrefaction Plant

October 14, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vega recently announced it has entered into the Joint Venture to build and operate a pilot manufacturing plant in Allendale, SC to produce Bio-Coal, among other torrefied products. When completed in Q1 2015, the plant will use a patented torrefaction technology to produce the...

Wyman-Gordon To Establish New Manufacturing Plant

October 14, 2014 9:59 am | by South Carolina Department Of Commerce | News | Comments

Wyman-Gordon, a manufacturer of large titanium and super alloy forgings for the aerospace and power generation markets, will establish its newest manufacturing operations in Dillon County, South Carolina. The investment is expected to create more than 400 new jobs over the next five years. Wyman-Gordon's new facility...

Ford Continues Job Creation Momentum

October 13, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company today announced the addition of 850 new jobs at its historic Ford Rouge Center, comprised of the Dearborn Truck, Dearborn Stamping, and Dearborn Diversified facilities. The new jobs will support production of the all-new 2015 F-150 launching in a matter...

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New Methanol Plant Planned

October 10, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials have announced that Castleton Commodities International LLC plans a $1.2 billion methanol manufacturing plant in Plaquemines Parish. Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state economic development office and the company's CEO, said...

Western Lithium Opens Plant For Hectatone Drilling Fluid

October 10, 2014 9:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Western Lithium USA Corporation is pleased to announce that on October 8th it hosted a ceremonial opening to mark the completion of construction of its Hectatone organoclay plant in Fernley, Nevada. The Hectatone plant is expected to commence production of its...

Stone Brewing To Build Virginia Facility

October 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Michael Felberbaum, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Stone Brewing Co., one of the nation's top 10 craft breweries, is tapping Virginia for its East Coast operations, according to an official briefed on the deal. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to announce on Thursday afternoon that the Escondido, California-based brewery...

Snack Food Manufacturer Expands, Creates Jobs

October 7, 2014 5:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America will set up a factory in a former BMW warehouse in Senatobia, Mississippi. Officials say the company will invest $51.1 million and will create 254 jobs over the next five years, with 67 to be hired in the first year. Workers will make...

Sabra Opens Doors To Expanded Production Facility

October 7, 2014 12:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sabra Dipping Company, makers of the country's best-selling hummus, opened the doors to its expanded hummus production facility in Chesterfield County, VA today. With the expansion, Sabra is doubling production capacity to meet continued...

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Governor Announces Expansion To Help Create Jobs In New York

October 7, 2014 11:58 am | by U.S. Official News | News | Comments

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Advanced Atomization Technologies, the joint venture between Parker Aerospace and GE Aviation, will expand and update its manufacturing facility and office building to accommodate an increased demand for...

GE Selects Location For Advanced Manufacturing Facility

October 7, 2014 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Oil & Gas, a division of Fortune 500 company General Electric, has selected Jacksonville for its advanced manufacturing facility for the design, engineering, and manufacturing of GE’s Mooney regulators and Becker control valves, among other... 

Boeing To Add 700 Jobs In St. Louis

October 6, 2014 6:43 pm | by Alan Scher Zagier - Associated Press | News | Comments

The bevy of elected officials and business leaders disappointed by Boeing Co.'s decision earlier this year to build a new commercial airplane on the West Coast rather than in Missouri received a consolation prize Monday. The aircraft manufacturer and...

Polyester Fiber Company Opening GA Plant

October 6, 2014 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new polyester fiber manufacturing company is opening a facility in northwest Georgia and is expecting to create 114 new jobs. Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement Monday that PolyTech Fibers is planning to invest more than $12 million over...

Hydroid Celebrates Opening Of Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Plant

October 6, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), announced today that it has officially opened a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and applied research facility in... 

3M Plant To Receive About $2M In Tax Incentives

October 4, 2014 6:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Dakota's tax policies and economic incentives were key in persuading The 3M Company to invest $70 million to expand its Brooking plant between now and 2018, the governor and company officials said this week at a ceremony announcing the project. The Minnesota-based company announced Friday...

Cleaning Product Company Opening Plant In GA

October 2, 2014 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese company that makes personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies is planning to expand operations and create 170 jobs in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that Haso USA Inc. is planning to invest $7 million into a new 100,000 square-foot...

McKee Foods To Expand VA Facility

October 2, 2014 11:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

McKee Foods Corporation is planning a $34 million expansion of its manufacturing plant in August County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the expansion will create 54 jobs. The plant in Stuart Draft currently employs more than 1,000 workers. McAuliffe announced the project Thursday in a news release. ...

Magneti Marelli Inaugurates Automotive Exhaust Systems Plant In MI

October 2, 2014 11:10 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Magneti Marelli Holding USA announced that its exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston, celebrated its official opening. "The inauguration of the Independence Township plant is a significant...

Alcoa Opens World's Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant

October 2, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is officially opening the world’s largest aluminum-lithium plant in Lafayette, Indiana where it produces advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacturers are increasingly turning to ...

Baxter Breaks Ground On $300M Expansion

October 1, 2014 5:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baxter International Inc., a company that produces medical equipment, has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016.The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the...

Whirlpool Spotlights U.S. Investments In Support Of Manufacturing Day

October 1, 2014 2:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In recognition of Manufacturing Day on October 3, Whirlpool Corporation reiterated the company's investment in American manufacturing and will salute its manufacturing employees for their hard work, dedication, and shared commitment. Whirlpool Corporation currently...

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