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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...

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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...

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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 ...      

Manufacturer Brings 1,200 Jobs To Charlotte

August 27, 2014 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Charlotte City Council has approved an incentive package for Sealed Air Corp., which announced last month it's moving its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. The package approved by city council Monday provides ...   

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Hard To Swallow? Burger King May Move To Canada

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by Candice Choi & Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Burger King customers are finding it hard to swallow that the home of the Whopper could move to Canada. Investors seemed to welcome the announcement by Burger King late Sunday that ...         

State Grant Spurs Toyota Expansion In Michigan

August 26, 2014 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. says it's expanding its technical center in Michigan and moving 250 jobs from Kentucky. The automaker's expansion in Washtenaw County's York Township near Ann Arbor comes ...          

Auto Supply Firm To Expand Manufacturing Plant

August 26, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said ...        

Ford Begins Plant Revamp For Aluminum F-150s

August 26, 2014 11:42 am | by The Toronto Star | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. has begun an eight-week closure of its Dearborn, Mich., F-150 pickup plant to overhaul it for a new, aluminum-bodied version of the top-selling vehicle line in the U.S. "This is historic for the industry, not just for Ford," Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of the Americas, told ...

Automotive Component Plant Begins Expansion

August 26, 2014 5:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A northeast Missouri manufacturing plant that makes components for motor vehicles has begun a $17 million expansion. The Mexico Ledger reports ( http://bit.ly/1BWgXyc ) the 68,000-square-foot addition at Spartan Light Metal Products will more than ...

Cabinet Manufacturer To Add 80 West Virginia Jobs

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Jonathan Mattise - Associated Press | News | Comments

A prominent kitchen cabinet manufacturer plans to add 80 jobs and invest $30 million at its West Virginia facility. American Woodmark Corporation announced Monday it will expand its South Branch manufacturing center ...      

Ford Adds Workers, Investment To Back MKC Output

August 25, 2014 8:32 pm | by Bruce Schreiner - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford Motor Co. said Monday it has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand. The company added 300 workers and invested another ...

Re-Shoring To Kentucky In Balluff’s Global Production Plan

August 22, 2014 11:17 am | by Balluff | News | Comments

With the 2014 completion of Balluff's new state-of-the-art customer support and training center in Florence, KY on Industrial Road; space is now available for expansion in their ...           

Inclusion Technologies To Locate In Atchison

August 22, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that produces food ingredients for the industrial market plans to locate its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Atchison. Inclusion Technologies and Atchison officials announced Thursday the company would locate its plant in the site of the former Anacon Food Co. The St. Joseph...

Grand Opening Set For First Large Cellulosic Plant

August 19, 2014 10:05 am | by David Pitt, Associated Press | News | Comments

A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin in the next few months as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels. Iowa, the nation's top ethanol producer, has two major cellulosic plants under construction ...

Busch Precision Expands Operations, Adds Machine Tool Repair, Retrofitting Services

August 18, 2014 1:05 pm | by Busch Precision | News | Comments

Busch Precision, Inc. has acquired certain assets including two lines of business from Maintenance Service Corp. (MSC), a company based in West Allis, Wis. Under the terms of the agreement, the machine tool service and repair as well as the CNC retrofitting business will ...

Dixon Plant To Expand, Add 40 Jobs Over 3 Years

August 16, 2014 4:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50 years and ...

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