Monthly Archives: August 2012

Talenti Gelato Moving Production Plant To Marietta, GA

The company plans to maintain its existing plant in Dallas but re-locate its primary production headquarters to the Marietta Industrial Park and begin production later this year, which could lead to the addition of up to 100 jobs in the area. Aug 31, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

Firestone Building Products Expands in Tuscumbia, AL

The producer of roofing membranes that provide resistance to ultraviolet, ozone and chemical exposure will double the size of its manufacturing facility. Aug 30 2012 @ 4:40 PM

Ford Ramps Up $1.3-Billion Manufacturing Initiative in China

CEO Alan Mulally presided over groundbreakings for two new assembly plants this week, a $760-million unit in Hangzhou and a $600-million facility in Chongqing. Aug 29 2012 @ 2 PM

NetApp To Boost Headcount With Witchita, KS Facility Expansion

NetApp plans to invest more than $85 million in new machinery and equipment and renovation to accommodate the expanded workforce. Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:51 PM

The Hand That Feeds You

Apple's global legal war with Samsung, the largest patent dispute in history, actually is a spat between two business partners. Aug 27 2012

Master PT Expanding Operations Columbus, IN

Master Power Transmission, a manufacturer of industrial gearboxes, has announced plans to expand its operations in Columbus, IN. Posted on Aug 27, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

Water: Fuel for Food, Beverage Expansions

By Beth Doughty, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Partnership
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1 PM

Samsung Invests $4 Billion in Texas Semiconductor Plant

The expansion, which will create new production capacity for processors used in smartphones and tablets, brings the company's total investment in its Austin facility to nearly $13 billion. Posted on Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

July/August 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 4)

Our Rankings Report is viewed through a prism colored by the hopes and fears of all the locations we evaluate. From the July/August 2012 issue.

Intel To Expand In Chandler, AZ; Will Invest $300 Million

Intel is investing in the construction of a new R&D facility at its Chandler campus; the facility will create several hundred Intel jobs and nearly a thousand construction jobs. Military veterans with technical training will be recruited for some positions. Posted Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:01 AM

New Report Out On U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 22, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

Vegan Manufacturing Facility To Open In Columbia, MO

The facility, which is scheduled to open this fall, will use technology licensed from the University of Missouri. The company expects to invest $2 million in the plant the first year and employ more than 60 people within five years. Posted on Aug 22, 2012 @ 11:15 AM

3CLogic To Relocate, Expand In Rockville, MD

Cloud based contact center company, 3CLogic, announces the expansion and relocation of its corporate headquarters. Posted on Aug 21, 2012 @ 2:03 PM

Accelr8 Technology Corporation Moving To Tucson, AZ

With the move to Tucson, Accelr8 expects to bring highly skilled, high-wage jobs to Southern Arizona and will occupy approximately 15,000 square feet of space after a build out of wet lab space. Posted on Aug 20, 2012 @ 2:48 PM

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee Initiates Site Certification Program

The Volunteer State is establishing a rigorous set of benchmarks and engaging a team of consultants to pre-certify available sites. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Facets of Florida

The Sunshine State’s weather and population may be hot and diverse, but so is its opportunity for business. From the July/August 2012 issue

Sewon America Expands LaGrange Facility in GA

The largest supplier for Kia's assembly plant will add 150 jobs and invest an additional $10 million in its metal-stamping operation.

BUSINESS REPORT: California Is Preparing For The Future

California governor signs SB 1029 authorizing the first leg of construction for the state’s improved transportation system. From the July/August 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Nexus of Industrial Development Across Mexico

Amistad Industrial Developers has played a central role in bringing to fruition projects that have created 15 million square feet of industrial space for more than 100 global players. From the July/August issue