A refrigeration compressor company will expand its factory near Tupelo, adding up to 150 new jobs over the next five years. Tecumseh Products Co. said Wednesday that it will begin making a new kind of compressor at its Verona plant, which already employs 350 people.
Salem, Va.-based QualiChem has announced that is has completed a major expansion if its headquarters, laboratory and manufacturing facilities. The company's Salem facility is now 70 percent larger, with 35 percent more space for quality control, R&D laboratories and manufacturing, plus 50 percent more floor space for raw material and finished goods.
The wave of potential expansion comes with concerns. An explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant in April killed 15 people in the community of West, highlighting the dangers of such facilities and how loosely they're regulated. But in communities like Tuscola, local officials say they're prepared to handle those risks.
An Illinois-based food service and food packaging manufacturer says it's expanding its facilities in North Carolina's Lenoir and Iredell counties, with additional plans to create 77 jobs. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's office announced Tuesday that Pactiv LLC will invest more than $9 million in its facilities in Kinston and Mooresville.
The so-called “Tech Belt“ region of the U.S. has undergone explosive growth in the years since the Great Recession. In order to get more information about how that winning bid came together, and details about where NAMII is headed as it continues to grow, we sat down with Representative Tim Ryan, of Ohio’s 13th District, which includes both Youngstown and Akron.
Honeywell International Inc. has announced plans for $208 million in expansion projects at its Louisiana production sites in Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Geismar. The expansion projects are estimated to create 42 new jobs at the sites, with an average salary of $68,300.
The survey’s composite index is a leading indicator for the manufacturing sector. The June 2013 composite index advanced to 58 from 56 in the March survey, the second straight quarterly advance after 10 consecutive quarterly declines. For the past 15 quarters, the index has remained above the threshold of 50, the dividing line separating contraction and expansion.
Denso will invest approximately $51.4 million to expand the Silao plant, which will start producing air conditioners in October, to accommodate the new line for customers such as Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp., as they increase production in the region.
The planned facility is a 2 million-square-foot manufacturing center. The Calhoun-based company in May announced that it would build two new plants in northwest Georgia. It has said it will hire 2,400 workers at the plants in Whitfield and Murray counties.
Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), headquartered in Houston, Texas, has announced today the completion of its control plant expansion, which provides an additional 107,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space. The company says the $20 million investment will double production capacity of its medium voltage adjustable speed drive product line.
Tempur Sealy International Inc. is planning a $13.3 million expansion of its manufacturing operation in Virginia's Scott County, where the company makes Tempur-Pedic mattresses and pillows. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday that the expansion is expected to create 42 jobs.
A proposed beef processing plant is facing some opposition in Scottsbluff as officials review the plan. The nonprofit Twin Cities Development Corporation says it supports economic development that creates jobs in the area. But Twin Cities opposes the Future Food Energy plant.
After a car maker or a steel mill wears out a factory, extracts all the tax breaks a treasury will bear, and accumulates more obligations to its workers than the stockholders will bear, it flees town like a deadbeat husband, leaving a worn-out, exploited patch of land no else will touch. An industrial city follows the same life cycle as a boxer, or a prostitute.
To stay competitive, RSS Manufacturing & Phylrich needed an inexpensive automation solution that could easily be moved between CNC machines, assembly lines and tube benders. The company deployed a UR5 from Universal Robots and was quickly impressed with the Danish robot arm's performance and ease of use.
Toshiba Corp. said Tuesday it will expand its semiconductor manufacturing plant in central Japan to meet growing demand for memory chips used in smartphones and tablet computers. Expansion work at the Yokkaichi facility in Mie Prefecture will start in late August for scheduled completion in summer next year, the company said.
A North Dakota heavy equipment manufacturing company is showing off its $50 million expansion project. The Caterpillar Reman Drivetrain facility in West Fargo will help produce components for large off-highway trucks and other mining equipment.
Oddello Industries LLC announced it $4 million expansion on Thursday. Company COO Tom Roberts noted Oddello began in East Tennessee and said Morristown is a logical fit for continued growth, particularly with rising overseas shipping and labor costs.
The jobs announced Thursday are in addition to 800 positions added at the Smyrna plant last year, and will bring total employment at the suburban Nashville facility to more than 7,000. Hiring is already underway. Rogue production is scheduled to begin this fall.
Gov. Bob McDonnell said Thursday that Canon Virginia Inc. plans to invest $27 million to expand its operations. Officials say the expansion is a result of a meeting with Canon in Tokyo during McDonnell's recent Asia trade mission. Canon Virginia's operation in Newport News employs nearly 2,000 people.
Eclipse Development Group is the first buyer to make an offer since the paper mill closed in early 2011 amid bankruptcy proceedings, putting 175 employees out of work. They plan a mix of office, retail and residential uses for the 23-acre Blue Heron mill site.
GM Mexico's president Ernesto Hernandez said Wednesday the investment will help build a new factory in Silao to manufacture 8-speed transmissions and expand the factories in San Luis Potosi and Toluca. Hernandez added that the automotive sector is one the pillars of Mexico's economy, representing more than 20 percent of manufacturing GDP.
The $133 million expansion announced Wednesday calls for GM to build a new 114,000-square-foot stamping plant. Construction will begin in July and the press is expected to be operational by early 2015. GM makes the full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans at Wentzville.
Whitehall Industries has broken ground on a facility in Paducah, Ky. that will employ 150 people making aluminum components for the automotive industry. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says the company plans to invest nearly $13 million in the project.
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has expanded its sales and distribution center in Roanoke County. No new jobs will be created. Media outlets report that company and local officials held a ribbon cutting for the $7 million expansion on Tuesday.
There's vigorous — and at times emotional — argument surrounding strategies for insourcing, outsourcing, near sourcing or keeping it in-house. The argument really shouldn’t focus on the fervent and at times politically-tinged abstractions of what flag flies over the factory, but rather what’s best for your business.