Monthly Archives: August 2011

Demand Response = New Revenue

Demand response energy efficiency programs are helping large facilities generate more revenue.
By Terrill Laughton, Director of DR Integration, Johnson Controls

Modern Drop Forge Relocates to Merrillville, IN

The auto parts maker is closing its Blue Island, IL facility and will receive $2 million in performance-based tax credits for a new $17-million plant in Indiana.

Lime Energy Co. Moves Headquarters from Chicago to NC

The company plans to add jobs after relocating its headquarters to Huntersville, NC, a move that should be completed in October.

NYX Puts $23-million Plant in Tennessee, Creating 400 Jobs

The Michigan-based automotive supplier will open a new manufacturing plant in Perry County.

Damage Estimates From Hurricane Top $7 Billion

Hurricane Irene left 20 people dead, four million customers without power and potentially billions of dollars in damage from flooding and wind from the Carolinas through New England.

One Million Evacuated From Jersey Shore

New Jersey orders a mandatory evacuation of all coastal regions as Garden State faces a direct hit from the mammoth hurricane. NYC shuts its entire transit system for the first time in history.

Bloomberg Mulls Evacuation of Lower Manhattan

As many as 300,000 New York City residents could be impacted if the mayor orders them to move out of waterfront areas as the hurricane continues on a path targeting Manhattan.

Eye of the Storm

The dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. has been postponed.

Confluence Watersports Expands in Greenville County, SC

The maker of kayaks and canoes is investing $13 million in a new facility, creating 72 jobs.

Earthquake Hits Brooklyn!

Let us pause to reflect on 10 seconds that changed our view of the world.

Nestle Invests $20 Million in Expansion of Ohio Operations

The food giant will grow product lines at its Cleveland plant and is planning a new global R&D operation in Solon, OH, for its frozen-foods business.

eBay Puts New Facility, 2,200 Jobs in Draper, UT

The online auction giant will receive a $38.2-million tax incentive from the state towards a $110-million expansion of its operations in Utah.

Wakefern Foods Builds Distribution Center in Newark, NJ

The $65-million facility will create 120 jobs and make use of alternative energy, including solar panels and machinery powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

U.S. Army Plans $7.1 Billion in Renewable Energy Projects

Private investors will be encouraged to develop projects on 5 million acres of government land which has been identified as suitable for renewable energy infrastructure.

Continental Organics Plans Operation in Orange County, NY

The organic foods producer will invest $49.8 million in a 900,000-square-foot facility in New Windsor, creating 120 jobs.

Ringing in a Recovery

Students in Joplin, MO are back in classrooms less than three months after a tornado decimated nine schools, including Joplin High.

Ringing in a Recovery

Students in Joplin, MO are back in classrooms less than three months after a tornado decimated nine schools, including Joplin High.

Old Dominion Freight Hub Expands in Indianapolis

One of the nation's largest freight carriers will invest $22 million to grow its regional hub in Indiana, creating 183 jobs.

U.S. OKs Largest Solar Project on Public Lands

The Desert Sunlight Solar Farm near Palm Springs, CA, will generate 550 megawatts and create more than 600 jobs.

Gameloft Puts Studio in New Orleans

The mobile video game giant will receive $1.5 million in performance-based grants from Louisiana Economic Development, creating 146 jobs.

Kerry Group Expands in Wisconsin

The company will invest $8 million to expand operations at its 264,000-square-foot Customer Center of Excellence, located in Beloit’s Gateway Business Park.

Schaeffler Group USA Expands in SC

The auto components maker will invest $10 million in its Chesterfield County facility, creating 100 jobs.


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