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Fisker Completes Purchase Of Delaware GM Plant

July 20, 2010 5:05 am | News | Comments

Electric car maker Fisker Automotive has finalized the $20 million purchase of a former General Motors plant in Delaware where it plans to make a new plug-in hybrid sedan.

Tyco International Opens Ga. Distribution Center

July 19, 2010 10:32 am | News | Comments

Company says the 205,000-square-foot facility opening Monday will employ 125 people and distribute fire detection and suppression and security products around the world.

Hugo Boss Workers In Ohio Celebrate First Suit

July 19, 2010 10:29 am | News | Comments

Workers at Hugo Boss factory in suburban Cleveland are celebrating the first suit to come off the line since they reached an agreement to keep the plant open.


GE Aviation Building New Plant In The U.K.

July 19, 2010 8:50 am | News | Comments

General Electric's aviation unit is building a new plant in the U.K. that will make equipment for both the civilian and military aerospace markets.

Raytheon To Build Missile Production Plant In Alabama

July 19, 2010 7:48 am | News | Comments

Defense contractor announced plans Monday to build a missile production plant in Huntsville that will create 300 jobs in a city where Raytheon is already a major employer.

Hybrid Boat Maker To Employ 400 In Louisiana

July 19, 2010 6:00 am | News | Comments

Epic Wake Boats says it will use a facility in Vivian, La., to produce its electric and hybrid boats and plans to employ more than 400 at the plant during the next few years.

Schaeffler To Build 3 Plants In Asia

July 19, 2010 5:48 am | News | Comments

German car parts maker says it plans to build two new plants in China and one in India in the next two years as it adapts to increasing demand from Asia.

Treasury Criticized Over GM, Chrysler Dealerships

July 19, 2010 5:16 am | by Ken Thomas, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Federal watchdog says Treasury Dept. failed to consider economic fallout when it told GM and Chrysler to quickly shutter many dealerships as part of government-led bankruptcies.


Cooper-Standard Adding Jobs In S.C.

July 16, 2010 7:41 am | News | Comments

Automotive parts company said it will spend $7 million to expand its Spartanburg County operations and plans to add 60 jobs.

Hyundai Heavy Picks Alabama For First U.S. Plant

July 16, 2010 7:38 am | News | Comments

Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industry is locating its first American manufacturing plant in Alabama, creating 480 jobs.

Kia Parts Supplier To Open Plant In Georgia

July 16, 2010 5:20 am | News | Comments

Gov. Sonny Perdue says Korea-based Hanil E-Hwa plans to open the $8.45 million factory in LaGrange, Ga., that is set to create 173 jobs over the next three years.

Toyota To Build Third Plant In Brazil

July 16, 2010 5:19 am | News | Comments

World's largest automaker will invest about $600 million for a new plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to meet soaring demand in Latin America.

J & J To Upgrade Problem Factory, Lay Off Hundreds

July 16, 2010 5:00 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Healthcare giant said it will lay off most of the staff at factory idled over repeated recalls as it upgrades the manufacturing facilities, equipment and laboratories at the plant.


Whirlpool To Consolidate Offices In Michigan

July 15, 2010 12:20 pm | News | Comments

World's largest appliance maker consolidating its office campus into three new bulidings to reduce operating costs, increase energy efficiency and drive productivity.

Yarn Maker To Open Virginia Plant

July 15, 2010 10:55 am | News | Comments

Regitex USA LLC plans to open a manufacturing operation at an existing textile plant in Mecklenburg County, creating 60 jobs.

Obama Touts Michigan Battery Plant

July 15, 2010 10:45 am | by Julie Pace, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Seeking to boost economic spirits, Obama hailed construction of another car-battery plant as a symbol of a made-in-America rebound from desperate times.

Boeing Selects S. Carolina Site To Make 787 Interiors

July 15, 2010 10:40 am | Boeing | News | Comments

Planemaker said it will make interior parts for its new 787 airliner in North Charleston, S.C., at a site located about 10 miles away from its new 787 assembly operation.

Explosion At U.S. Steel Plant Under Investigation

July 15, 2010 9:00 am | by Jennifer C. Yates, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Section of a U.S. Steel plant near Pittsburgh where an oven exploded was idle as investigators looked for clues into the powerful blast that injured 20 workers.

Volkswagen To Build New China Plant

July 15, 2010 5:14 am | News | Comments

VW says it will build a new manufacturing plant in Yizheng, China, which will start operating in 2013 and produce up to 300,000 vehicles a year.

Supermetal Acquires U.S. Factory

July 14, 2010 7:54 am | News | Comments

Quebec-based structural steel manufacturer says it has acquired a factory in Rock Hill, S.C., for an undisclosed price and expects to hire about 200 additional workers.

Emergent To Expand Manufacturing

July 14, 2010 7:49 am | News | Comments

Company said it received a contract to ramp up manufacturing of its anthrax vaccine BioThrax, and the deal could be worth as much as $107 million over the next five years.

Northrop Decides To Close Shipyard, May Split Unit

July 14, 2010 5:15 am | by Stephen Manning, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Defense contractor said that it will close down a Louisiana shipyard and may shed its entire division that makes warships as the Navy shifts its shipbuilding priorities.

BAE Completes U.S. Shipyard Purchase

July 14, 2010 5:04 am | BAE Systems | News | Comments

British defense contractor has completed the purchase of Atlantic Marine Holding Co. from J.F. Lehman & Co. for $352 million.

Vestas To Hire 1.000 In Colorado

July 13, 2010 12:21 pm | News | Comments

Wind turbine maker says it will hire more than 1,000 people at three Colorado plants that manufacture components after receiving a surge of orders for the electricity generators.

Think Global Set On Indiana For Electric Car Plant

July 13, 2010 10:50 am | News | Comments

Norwegian-based electric car maker Think Global says it remains committed to opening a factory in Elkhart, although it's still waiting on a decision about a federal loan it has sought.

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