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BlackArrow Announces European Expansion

September 10, 2014 5:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackArrow, a worldwide provider of TV advertising and data solutions, today announced that the company has expanded into Europe to accelerate its international growth opportunities. With its newly opened...      

Google Invests In California Solar Power Plant

September 10, 2014 12:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in...   

Nevada Lawmakers Considering $1.3B Tesla Package

September 10, 2014 12:01 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Brian Sandoval has ordered the Nevada Legislature into a special session to consider $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives for electric car-maker Tesla Motors as part of "an extraordinary opportunity" to seal the deal for its... 

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GE Transportation Hiring 50 Machinists In PA

September 9, 2014 4:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE Transportation is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania.In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to...

Ohio Manufacturing Firm Makes $29M Expansion

September 9, 2014 4:17 pm | by Matt Sanctis | News | Comments

St. Paris, Ohio manufacturing firm KTH Parts Industries is making progress on a $29 million expansion and hiring that's connected to increased production at Honda.The investment is expected to put the company in a better position to... 

NFR BioEnergy Brings 450 Jobs To LA

September 9, 2014 11:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NFR BioEnergy is planning a $312 million capital investment to install biorefineries at more than 10 sugar refining hubs in South Louisiana — subject to completing lease and biomass agreements with sugar mills — resulting in 450 new jobs. Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, the company's chief operating officer, said...

Alkaline Water And Marsh Reach Midwest Markets

September 9, 2014 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alkaline Water Company Inc., developers of an innovative state of the art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that has been packaged and sold in 3 liter and 1 gallon sizes under the trade name Alkaline88, is pleased to enjoy another step forward in its ongoing national expansion plan with...

Fluor Completes Gas Fired Power Plant In Texas

September 8, 2014 5:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Fluor Corporation recently achieved substantial completion for the Ferguson Replacement Project, a high-efficiency combined-cycle power plant located in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Developed by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), the new 540 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant replaces...

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Valeant Expands Bausch + Lomb Facility, Adds 120 New Jobs In Rochester

September 8, 2014 5:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. today announced that the company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bausch + Lomb ULTRA contact lens manufacturing lines and solar array assembly at the company's Optics Center in Rochester, NY. The ceremony recognized the expansion and installation of the new manufacturing lines, which will produce...

Work Begins On $1B Solar Plant In Nevada

September 8, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Company and federal officials have marked the start of construction on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the desert 50 miles south of Las Vegas. Executives with Arizona-based First Solar Inc. and Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources joined...

Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center In IN

September 8, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new...

Sirtex Medical Inc. Expands Business Into Brazil

September 8, 2014 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sirtex Medical Inc., a subsidiary of Sirtex Medical Limited, a leading manufacturer of targeted liver cancer therapies, announced today the expansion of its business in Latin America. Sirtex’s SIR-Spheres ® microspheres are now available to treat inoperable liver tumors in Brazil. The first SIR-Spheres microspheres treatments took place...

BorgWarner Expanding Operations

September 5, 2014 2:19 pm | by Targeted News Service | News | Comments

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced today the company is expanding operations in Water Valley to accommodate an increased demand for the company's advanced transmission solutions. The project is the company's fourth expansion in Water Valley. It represents a company investment of $43 million and will create...

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Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening Of Bobcat's $28 Million Acceleration Center

September 5, 2014 2:11 pm | by Targeted News Services | News | Comments

Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the new $28 million Bobcat Company Acceleration Center located at the company's Bismarck-based Northern Plains Commerce Centre (NPCC) facility. The 190,000 square-foot facility will house...

Boar's Head To Build Plant In New Castle, IN

September 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boar's Head Brand plans to build a meat processing plant in New Castle, Indiana that company executives say will create more than 200 new jobs over the next few years. The Sarasota, Florida-headquartered maker of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses announced...

Samtec To Build Scottsburg Factory That Will Employ 300

September 4, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A southern Indiana manufacturer of cables and other electronic interconnection products plans to build a new factory in Scottsburg that will employ about 300 workers. The Courier-Journal reports that New Albany-headquartered Samtec, Inc., announced...

Tesla Plant Decision Sparks Criticism

September 3, 2014 9:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Political finger-pointing has started over New Mexico losing out to Nevada as a site for Tesla Motors' a battery factory. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King said Wednesday that the electric car maker didn't select New Mexico because of ...

Bayer CropScience Plans Further Growth In The U.S.

September 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bayer CropScience sees a positive long-term market development in North America and is committing significant resources to spur further growth. "We see future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers for improved seeds and innovative crop protection products," said Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon at the...

China Manufacturing Growth Slowed In August

August 31, 2014 11:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two surveys show China's manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment. HSBC Corp. said Monday its purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from July's 18-month high of 51.7 on a 100-point scale on which numbers above 50 show...

Incentives States Can Offer To Get Tesla Factory

August 31, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine ...

Tesla Motors Dealing As States Play Factory Poker

August 31, 2014 1:30 pm | by Justin Pritchard - Associated Press | News | Comments

From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. It is not just the project's massive scale, the cutting-edge technology, or even the bonanza of 6,500 good-paying jobs, but rather it is how Tesla is deciding...

Newton Council OKs Financing For $6.5M Project

August 29, 2014 5:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The City Council in Newton has approved financing for a company that plans to build a chemical manufacturing plant at the city's airport. The estimate for Wichita-based ABI Group's project is $6.5 million, which would fund ...    

Automotive Parts Maker Expanding Smyrna Facility

August 29, 2014 4:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County. Gov. Bill Haslam and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty say Federal-Mogul is investing more than $6 million to expand. As...

Airgas Opens New Location In North Dakota

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Airgas, Inc., one of the nation’s leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, announced that it has recently opened a new location in Dickinson, North Dakota, significantly enhancing its ...   

Ford Hires Employees, Invests $129M In Assembly Plant

August 28, 2014 2:51 pm | by Close-Up Media | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company reported the hiring of 300 new employees and a $129 million investment in Louisville Assembly Plant to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC. According to a release from the company ...      

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