The Dayton Daily News reports Friday that U.S. Aeroteam Inc. has been awarded a contract to build 86 jet engine ground transport trailers for C-17 aircraft. The Beavercreek-based company said the contract could add 10 jobs. The trailers will be delivered to more than 20 locations around the world.
The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology innovation centers it plans to open in the U.S. GM said it picked Austin because it has a ready workforce with the skills that it's looking for.
Carbon County officials say they're optimistic that a Texas company will follow through on plans to construct a plant to turn coal into gasoline by 2016. "For the most part, most people are very positive about it, as we need jobs and tax money," Carbon County Commission Chairman Terry Weickum said Wednesday.
Honeywell International Inc. said Wednesday that it got a $735 million contract to provide and maintain engines for the Israel Ministry of Defense's advanced jet trainer fleet. The F124 Turbofan engines it will provide under the deal are produced by the International Turbine Engine Co., a partnership of Honeywell and the Aerospace Industrial Development Corp.
The nation's largest Hispanic-owned food company has broken ground for the next phase of its headquarters and regional distribution center in northern New Jersey. Goya Foods received more than $80 million in tax breaks from New Jersey to remain in the state. The 615,000-square-foot, $127 million headquarters and warehouse are being built in Jersey City.
Subaru reported August sales were up more than 35 percent from a year ago, joining other automakers in pushing U.S. sales to their highest level in three years. Those increased sales make it likely Subaru will want more of the Outback and Legacy models built at the company's Lafayette factory.
Audi said Tuesday that it settled on San Jose Chiapa, in Puebla state, after looking at more than a dozen locations. It said the site "is an ideal base from which to supply international markets from Mexico." Audi, a unit of Volkswagen AG, plans to build the successor to its current Q5 SUV in Mexico and aims to produce 150,000 vehicles per year.
Conley Fabrication is planning to build a new facility that will be three times the size of its existing operation. The $1.5 million, 45,000-square-foot facility will be built outside Mineral Wells. The existing 15,000-square-foot operation is located in the former Benson International Corp. plant and employs 10 workers.
Officials of California-based food manufacturer PGP International took part in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the 70,000-square-foot facility in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park. The Evansville Courier & Press and WFIE-TV report the plant is expected to start production next summer with about 20 workers and grow to about 40 workers over the next two years.
General Motors plans to ask for $120 million in industrial revenue bonds to fund a vast expansion of its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., government officials said. GM's planned 400,000-square-foot expansion, including a new paint shop, should ensure the future of the plant and its 3,700 workers, Unified Government officials said Wednesday.
Authorities say a new industrial plant in Hanceville is expected to create as many as 30 local jobs in its first phase of operation. The Cullman Times reports that Morris-based Kennedy Galvanizing Inc. will locate the new plant on 24 acres of industrial property in a $2.75 million dollar project.
It will be the first time that the nearly 100-year-old brand will be sold in China. At an event at a converted 600-year-old temple in Beijing, CEO Alan Mulally and other Ford executives said they believe Chinese customers will appreciate Lincoln's heritage as well as its new lineup of vehicles. Ford is introducing seven new Lincolns over the next three years.
A roofing products manufacturer is expanding its operation in Tuscumbia in the Shoals area of Alabama and will create about 40 new jobs. The company's president, Tim Dunn, said the expansion will give the Tuscumbia operation more manufacturing capabilities and in the short-term "much needed warehouse space."
Blue Giant Equipment Corporation is pleased to announce that two new dealers have been signed up to represent the company’s dock equipment and material handling equipment portfolio in South Africa and surrounding regions. Director Allen Lotter says, “We recognize the importance of an international brand and Blue Giant brings us that recognition as well as the quality docking equipment that we need to compete in our local markets.”
Toyota Motor Corp. says it is hiring the first wave of new employees this fall for an expected 400-person addition to the workforce at its southwestern Indiana factory. Toyota officials said Monday that they planned to have about 240 more production workers on the job at the Princeton factory by the end of November.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally attended a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the new $600 million assembly plant in the southwestern city of Chongqing. It will have the capacity to make 250,000 vehicles per year when it's finished in late 2014. The plant is Ford's third in Chongqing, including one that began producing the Ford Focus in February.
Newport News Shipbuilding is producing the submarines as part of a team with General Dynamics Electric Boat as part of the Navy's plans to add to its nuclear-powered submarine fleet. The team has delivered the first nine boats of the class. The shipbuilder says it made a $100 million investment to help meet the submarine program's two-submarines-per-year build plan.
The company says the investment in new equipment will preserve more than 5,000 jobs at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, near Youngstown, and Parma near Cleveland. GM says the new Cruze will get fresh styling, a nicer interior and better gas mileage than the version on sale now.
The Rockford area campus will feature a 300,000-square-foot production plant and office center on 60 acres and is estimated to create some 660 jobs over the next five years. The campus will house Woodward's aircraft turbine systems business and will be the Fort Collins, Colo.-based company's second facility in the area. Woodward will break ground later this year and the first employees are expected to move in late next year.
The Cupertino-based maker of disc drives has entered into an agreement to purchase the massive building in Fremont, which has been empty since Solyndra filed for bankruptcy protection in September 2011. Court records showed the building was estimated to be worth $150 million, although it had cost $300 million to build.
While U.S. presidential candidates talk tough on fighting what they see as China's unfair trade policies, one fact gets little notice: Chinese companies are investing more than ever in the U.S. and supporting thousands of American jobs. With two separate billion-dollar deals in shale oil and gas and a struggling chain of movie theaters, and other major ventures in the works, investment from China is set to hit record levels in 2012.
The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership is getting a $365,700 grant award National Institute of Standards and Technology. The program located on the campus of West Virginia University is designed to help small and medium-sized companies create jobs, new products and expand into new markets.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to join Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on Wednesday morning at the grand opening of an auto parts supply company expected to employ about 500 people. Detroit Manufacturing Systems on Southfield Road is expected to bring hundreds of high-tech, automotive interior component assembly jobs to the city.
Nippon Thermostat of America is planning to expand its facility in West Virginia's Putnam County, creating 30 jobs. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says the company is expected to invest $4 million in the expansion that will more than double the current workforce at the plant.
Two of Michigan's most prominent political figures plan to attend a ceremony at which one of the state's biggest egg producers shows of its new $11 million feed manufacturing facility. It'll produce 7,200 tons of conventional and organic feed per week at the site of its egg production complex.