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3D Systems Adds 200,000 Square-Foot Manufacturing Facility

August 12, 2014 1:24 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that it has signed a lease on a new 200,000 square foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina, increasing its manufacturing and distribution capacity to meet growing demand for its ...       

Phillips Lighting Expanding In MS

August 8, 2014 7:52 am | News | Comments

A unit of Dutch-based Philips NV, the company announced Thursday that it will invest $2 million to expand its production of LED light fixtures in Tupelo, using LED technology made at Philips' plant in San Jose, California.             

Nevada No Lock For Tesla Plant Despite Groundwork

August 5, 2014 1:40 pm | by Scott Sonner, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is ...   

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Ingersoll Rand Acquires Assets of Energy Equipment and Supply

August 5, 2014 1:28 pm | News | Comments

Ingersoll Rand has announced it has acquired the assets of Energy Equipment and Supply Inc., an Ingersoll Rand Master Distributor based in Casper, Wyo. Energy Equipment and Supply Inc. sells compressed air and gas equipment, parts and services ...

SpaceX To Build Rocket Launch Site In South Texas

August 5, 2014 8:27 am | by Christopher Sherman - Associated Press | News | Comments

SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas. The state of Texas added $15.3 million in incentives to the geographic value of a location east of Brownsville that will allow ...

Panasonic, Tesla To Build Big U.S. Battery Plant

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

American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. The companies announced the deal Thursday, but they ...

Japanese Firm Expands Illinois Rail Car Plant

July 30, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday attended the opening of the new $100 million Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC facility in Rochelle. The company has ...

Freezer Company Creating Jobs In Kentucky

July 30, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of custom coolers and freezers has expanded to Todd County in southern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear's office says Custom Cooler Inc. is creating 75 jobs and investing nearly $5.8 million in the manufacturing facility. The project is ...

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GM Proposes Expansion For Michigan Crossover Plant

July 28, 2014 8:14 am | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is considering a $37 million expansion of a mid-Michigan plant that makes three crossover vehicles.                               

Great River To Expand, Move Head Office

July 25, 2014 3:09 pm | News | Comments

Great River Industries will expand in Natchez, Miss. and move its corporate headquarters there from Memphis, Tennessee, creating 25 jobs.                    

UTC Aerospace To Expand In Puerto Rico

July 23, 2014 7:49 am | News | Comments

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment of $15 million that has created 200 jobs in the past year.                     

Lumber Company Announces Philadelphia Expansion

July 22, 2014 10:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Weyerhaeuser Co. is investing $57 million to modernize over the next three years at its softwood lumber mill in Philadelphia. Weyerhaeuser said in Monday's announcement the work will be done in phases. Plans are to install two continuous direct fired kilns and a new planer mill. In the last year...

Volkswagen To Add 2,000 Jobs In Tennessee

July 14, 2014 9:44 am | by Erik Schelzig and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse U.S. sales that have fallen for the past two years.           

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Submarine Maker Plans R.I. Expansion

July 7, 2014 11:30 am | by Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press | News | Comments

Submarine maker Electric Boat plans to double its workforce in Rhode Island to build a new class of submarines under a $95 billion Navy program, welcome news in the state with the nation's highest unemployment rate.      

ISM: Manufacturing On Solid Ground For The Rest Of 2014

July 2, 2014 12:40 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Holcomb indicates that there aren’t any specific concerns facing manufacturing right now and that the opposite is more likely. Business volumes are stable and are getting stronger, depending upon the specific industry, but all pointing in the right direction.

Ready, Set, GoPro: Camera Maker To Hit Wall Street

June 25, 2014 11:04 pm | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The maker of wearable sports cameras, loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, said late Wednesday it sold 17.8 million shares at $24 each in its initial public offering of stock.           

Chrysler Investing $63M In Michigan

June 25, 2014 1:01 pm | News | Comments

Chrysler Group has confirmed plans to invest $63 million in its Warren Stamping Plant to expand capacity at the suburban Detroit facility.                             

Entegris Opens New $55 Million Mass. Facility

June 18, 2014 12:30 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The facility will be utilized to make products for the semiconductor industry, which demands levels of purity to the parts per quadrillion (ppq). With the allowable level of contamination at one ppq, it’s equivalent to one drop of water in a space the size of the Empire State Building.

Alcoa Unit To Invest $25M In Va. Facility

June 18, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Alcoa Power and Propulsion plans to invest $25 million in new technology at its Hampton, Virginia operation.                         

MAPI: Factory Output Numbers Show 'Solid Footing'

June 16, 2014 11:20 am | News | Comments

The report is a very positive confirmation that the manufacturing sector will continue to grow faster than the general economy this year and next. Growth is driven by a ramping up of the housing supply chain.              

Giti Tire To Invest $560 Million, Create 1,700 S.C. Jobs

June 16, 2014 10:57 am | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

The Singapore-based company will produce both passenger and light truck tires in the new facility, which will combine manufacturing and distribution within its estimated 1.8 million square feet.                 

Why Making Lights In America ‘Is Not Just An Option’

June 11, 2014 4:57 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

After an unsuccessful tryst with China, Independence LED Lighting ended up establishing a new headquarters and manufacturing operation in Wayne, Penn., just under 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia — reshoring all that production work to the U.S.

ConAgra Expanding Popcorn Facility In Indiana

June 11, 2014 3:48 pm | News | Comments

ConAgra Foods says it will spend nearly $9 million to expand its popcorn production operations in northwestern Indiana, where it expects to add up to 80 workers in the coming year.              

National Instruments Drops Texas Expansion Plan

June 11, 2014 7:58 am | News | Comments

National Instruments Corp. has dropped plans for an $80 million expansion in Central Texas that would have added about 1,000 jobs.                      

GE Breaks Ground On $400 Million Advanced Manufacturing Facility

June 10, 2014 1:42 pm | by The Greenville Area Development Corporation | News | Comments

This first-of-its-kind facility in Greenville, South Carolina, will serve as an incubator for innovative advanced manufacturing process development and rapid prototyping.                     

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