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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...

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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...

Panasonic, Coronal Group Complete Nine Solar Projects

October 1, 2014 1:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company and Coronal Group LLC announce the completion of nine solar projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The projects provide 16.2 MW of energy to Southern California Edison’s grid...

Mondelez To Build $90M Plant In Bahrain As Mideast, Africa Demand Grows

October 1, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mondelez International, the world's leading maker of chocolate, biscuits, gum, and candy, today mannounced plans to invest $90 million in building a biscuit plant in the Kingdom of Bahrain to meet rising demand in the Middle East and Africa for beloved...

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Ford Adding 1,000 New Jobs In Canada

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ontario, by the end of this year to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV for the global market. The automaker said Wednesday it also expects to increase...

Belarus, GM To Set Up Assembly Plant

September 30, 2014 11:01 am | by Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire | News | Comments

Belarus has reached an agreement with General Motors to set up an assembly plant in the country with the capacity to produce 20,000 to 25,000 cars per year, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said. "We agreed to create this capacity gradually, in accordance with agreements made with the Customs Union and EurAsEC to achieve at least 30% localization by ..."

Brose Celebrates Opening New Michigan Plant

September 29, 2014 3:14 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brose North America celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in New Boston, Michigan, today. The facility will support increased growth with Brose's domestically located OEM partners while making a positive impact on Michigan's economy. The opening...

GE To Build Oil And Gas Plant In Jacksonville

September 29, 2014 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is building a plant for its oil and gas division in Jacksonville, which promises to employ at least 500 people by the end of 2016. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and Gov. Rick Scott announced the new plant Friday. The company will...

Solaris Acquires Loadcraft Site Services, Purchases Manufacturing Facility

September 29, 2014 1:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure LLC announced two transactions today: the acquisition of the assets of Loadcraft Site Services LLC and the purchase of a manufacturing facility in Early, Texas. The Early manufacturing facility will be dedicated to...

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Boeing To Bring Hundreds Of Jobs To Charleston

September 26, 2014 10:29 am | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Boeing is bringing hundreds of new jobs to South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the aerospace company has leased a 100,000-square-foot building in North Charleston for a new research center that will employ as many as ... 

Duke Energy To Build Solar Plant In NC

September 25, 2014 4:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Duke Energy says it plans to build a solar plant in Bladen County. The Fayetteville Observer reports the utility said Arizona-based Phoenix Solar is the contractor, and the solar panels will be manufactured by Yingli Solar. A Duke spokesman said...

Old Forester Bourbon Distillery Planned For Louisville

September 25, 2014 4:00 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Spirits maker Brown-Forman Corp. is returning to its roots to build a distillery to produce Old Forester bourbon, its founding brand. The company revealed its plans Thursday to invest about $30 million to transform two historic buildings into the production facility and tourist attraction along...

Siemens Powers First Flex-Plant In Texas

September 25, 2014 1:24 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panda Power Funds and Siemens Energy Inc. dedicated the Panda Temple Power Project in Temple, Texas. This is the first Flex-Plant in commercial operation in Texas. Siemens Energy supplied the natural-gas-fired Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP) in consortium with its...

Vortex International Expands Manufacturing Facility To Meet Global Demand

September 25, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, has announced that it will expand its manufacturing plant. Groundbreaking will be held Sept 25. The expansion, adding...

SpaceX Breaks Ground On Launch Site

September 23, 2014 5:06 pm | by Christopher Sherman, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday. With waves from the Gulf of Mexico crashing just over the dunes and crabs skittering around a tent erected for the...

Polaris Announces Grand Opening Of Manufacturing Facility

September 23, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV) outside...

Texas Celebrates Its First N-Type Solar Manufacturing Factory

September 22, 2014 4:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At a ceremony this morning, Mission Solar Energy, LLC. celebrated the grand opening of their state-of-the-art solar panel manufacturing facility at Brooks City-Base. The factory, which is the only N-type solar cell and module manufacturing facility in Texas, will create...

Apex Plastics Expands Manufacturing Facility To Accommodate Growth

September 22, 2014 4:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Extrusion plastics blow molder, Apex Plastics, announced the opening of its newly remodeled and expanded manufacturing facility at 570 S. Main Street in Brookfield, Missouri. The expansion includes 2,000 sq. ft. of additional office space and 2,500 sq. ft. of added warehouse and...

The Panama Canal Is Opening Up To A Busy Future

September 22, 2014 9:16 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

The Panama Canal is a full century old, but that doesn’t mean it still can’t grow. The 48-mile-long landmark that cuts across “the backbone of the Western Hemisphere” is going through the final year of a massive expansion. When work is completed...

San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars From Siemens

September 19, 2014 4:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of US$648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is the biggest Siemens order ever for light rail cars...

Thor Industries Plans Expansions For 2 Indiana Factories

September 19, 2014 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Thor Industries is planning expansion projects at two recreational vehicle factories in northern Indiana. Thor Industries says the projects will boost production at its Heartland RV plant in Elkhart and for its Keystone subsidiary in Goshen. Thor officials say it is spending $8 million on...

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