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AkzoNobel To Expand Texas R&D Facility

June 30, 2015 2:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The expansion is scheduled to be completed early next year.

Milwaukee Tool To Expand Mississippi Plant

June 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The $16.8 million expansion will create 126 new jobs.

Spanish Auto Parts Maker Gestamp Expanding In Chattanooga

June 23, 2015 2:07 pm | by Travis Loller, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The $180 million investment will create 550 new jobs.

Sioux City Approves Land Sale For $264M Pork Plant

June 23, 2015 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It is expected to employ around 1,100 people after its anticipated 2017 opening.

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Flint City Council Supports Tax Abatement For GM Investment

June 23, 2015 8:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GM is building the case for upgrading and adding to the truck plant.

Airbus Supplier Adding Second Painting Facility In Mobile

June 16, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Maas Aviation will construct a building for painting aircraft at the Mobile Aeroplex site.

Johnson Controls Eyeing Options For Automotive Business

June 10, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Milwaukee company doesn't have a timetable in place yet for a strategic review.  

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Workers Begin Cooking Up Spam In Expanded Iowa Plant

June 5, 2015 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 342,000-square-foot building has been recognized for its efficiency.

Southwest Steel To Expand Newport Plant, Add 100 Jobs

June 1, 2015 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Steel Processing manufactures railcar and oil and gas components.

Amazon Ups Ohio Jobs To 1,000, Begins Collecting Sales Taxes

May 29, 2015 8:07 pm | by Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The governor hailed the decision as a victory for the high-tech future of Ohio.

Volvo: Workers, Infrastructure Key In SC Plant Selection

May 28, 2015 6:05 pm | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Groundbreaking for the plant will be this fall.

VW Study Says Tennessee Plant Expansion Could Create 10K Jobs

May 27, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The plant expansion is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2016.

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Toyota Announces New Plants In Mexico, China

April 15, 2015 10:08 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

This new construction ends a 3-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after massive recalls.

Daicel To Build Replacement Parts Amid Takata Recalls

February 23, 2015 10:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Daicel Corp. said Friday it will build a second U.S. factory next year, as the Japanese chemical manufacturer expands operations to supply replacement parts for vehicles recalled globally for potentially defective air bags made by Takata Corp. Daicel will bring forward initial...

Quartz Surface Manufacturing Plant Expanding In GA

February 17, 2015 6:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that manufactures quartz surfaces is planning to expand a plant near Savannah. Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Caesarstone is planning to expand its plant in Richmond Hill and create 130 jobs. Deal said in a statement that the company is expanding its U.S. manufacturing...

Leading Automotive Supplier To Expand In TN

January 29, 2015 4:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A leading global automotive supplier plans to build a new facility in McMinn County that's expected to create as many as 400 new jobs. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that DENSO Manufacturing will build the new...

EBay to Cut 2,400 Jobs, Spin-Off, Sell Other Units

January 22, 2015 11:04 am | by Mae Anderson, AP | News | Comments

EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or seven percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. The job cuts will fall across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses.

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Hyundai Reports Earnings Drop Due to Weak Sales Forecasts

January 22, 2015 10:25 am | by Youkyng Lee, AP | News | Comments

For this year, Hyundai forecast sales will grow just 1.8 percent to 5.05 million vehicles, the weakest growth in recent years. The company expects to begin production at a new factory in China next year, but until then its existing factories are operating at full capacity, leaving no room to boost sales significantly.

Union Efforts Could Jeopardize VW Expansion Package

January 9, 2015 9:45 am | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

The ongoing fight over organizing workers at a Tennessee auto plant could jeopardize a massive incentive package aimed at expanding the facility. Gov. Bill Haslam last year announced a package totaling $300 million in tax breaks and other incentives for Volkswagen to expand its Chattanooga...

Toyota President Reveals Plans To Build New Overseas Plant

January 8, 2015 12:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is looking to build a new plant abroad, company President Akio Toyoda indicated, as the world's biggest carmaker nears an end to its self-imposed three-year ban on such projects. Toyota, speaking to reporters in Nagoya, fell short of referring to a possible site. But sources close to the matter said the company...

Berryville Company To Help Upgrade Iconic Handgun

December 29, 2014 9:41 am | by John Magsam, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | News | Comments

Custom gun-maker Wilson Combat is teaming up with Beretta USA to produce an upgraded version of an iconic military handgun. The Beretta/Wilson 92G Brigadier Tactical is a 9mm, semi-automatic pistol built at Beretta's plant in Maryland...

Murray Energy Expanding Coal Prep Plant

December 24, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Murray Energy is expanding its coal preparation plant in Benwood, West Virginia. Construction of a new coal processing facility is underway at the Ohio County Coal Co. prep plant. Murray spokesman Gary Broadbent tells The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register... 

U.S. Companies Eager To Embrace Cuba Face Hurdles

December 22, 2014 2:15 pm | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels. And outside Orlando, Florida, Danny Howell just knows there would be demand for his classic Chevrolet...

Anheuser-Busch Subsidiary Expanding In MO

December 18, 2014 5:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Anheuser-Busch will spend $150 million to expand the facility for its subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, creating about 70 new jobs and doubling the brewer's aluminum bottle capacity in the United States. Plans for the expansion were announced...

Toyota Boosting MI Research, Development

December 18, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. is further boosting its research and development work in southeastern Michigan. The automaker announced Thursday that it's investing $126 million in the expansion of its powertrain operations in Ann Arbor Township and consolidating vehicle development operations...

MC Industrial To Construct Boeing Composite Facility Expansion

December 16, 2014 11:04 am | News | Comments

St. Louis-based MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company, has been chosen to construct Boeing’s new 367,000-square-foot composite center on its St. Louis campus. MC Industrial, along with their design partner, Burns & McDonnell, will manage the design and construction of the manufacturing...

Alcoa Buying Tital To Help Expand Aerospace Unit

December 15, 2014 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alcoa is buying a titanium and aluminum structural castings company, Tital, to help expand its global aerospace business. Financial terms were not disclosed. Alcoa, which is based in New York with key operations in Pittsburgh, has been shifting from mining and smelting aluminum to making products that...

German Automotive Parts Company Opening GA Plant

December 10, 2014 5:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says a German manufacturer of auto components is building its first U.S. facility in northeast Georgia. Deal said in a statement Wednesday that Häring is planning to create 800 new jobs by 2025 and will invest $54 million over five years to develop the facility in...

IAC Celebrates Grand Opening Of AL Manufacturing Operation Expansion

December 10, 2014 10:42 am | by The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

International Automotive Components (IAC), a leading automotive interior components supplier, celebrated the opening of its newly expanded manufacturing operation in Anniston, Ala. The 126,000 square foot expansion, constructed adjacent to the existing IAC manufacturing plant, expands IAC's Anniston...

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