Yearly Archives: 2012

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A new thermoforming unit and an expanded glass-tempering operation in Goshen and Elkhart will create 260 jobs.

Lippert, Kinro Expanding Manufacturing in Indiana

Lippert, Kinro Expanding Manufacturing in Indiana

A new thermoforming unit and an expanded glass-tempering operation in Goshen and Elkhart will create 260 jobs.

Report: LA, PA, TX, NY Lead in Facilities Investments

Annual U.S. Investment Monitor survey shows $135 billion of capital investment in business facilities yielding 336,000 new or retained jobs, with 60 percent of the projects in manufacturing.

If Memory Serves Us

The shoe is on the other foot as Japanese auto giants increase parts sourcing in the U.S.

Indiana MARUJUN Grows Operation in Winchester, IN

The Tier 1 Honda supplier will invest $21.8 million to expand its 127,000-square-foot facility and purchase new machinery.

Freightquote Moving 980 jobs to Missouri from Kansas

The Lenexa, KS-based online shipping company is lured to Kansas City, MO with $7 million in BUILD tax credits.

PSE&G Adding $883 Million to New Jersey Solar Energy Push

The Garden State’s largest utility will build solar farms on brownfields, landfills and large roofs.

Entertainment Complex Planned for Lauderdale Lakes, FL

A New York developer has purchased 25 acres for a $35-million complex that will include a 15,000-seat stadium.

Rogue on the Run

A "rogue algorithm" is fingered as the culprit of an out-of-control stock trading binge on Wall Street.

Baxter Breaks Ground for $1-Billion Biotech Plant in Georgia

The manufacturing facility east of Atlanta near Covington will produce biomed treatments and employ 1,500.

Methanex Relocates Production Plant from Chile to Louisiana

The Canadian company will invest $550 million to move a methanol production facility to Geismar in Ascension Parish, creating 130 jobs.

Toyota Announces $100-Million Expansion in Ontario

The Japanese auto giant will increase Lexus production at its Cambridge plant, creating 400 jobs.

ACE Bakery Plans New Facility in Cherokee County, SC

The $18.4-million investment is expected generate 51 new jobs.

GlobalFoundries Initiates $2.3-Billion Expansion in Malta, NY

Construction will begin next month on the expanded cleanroom project at the Fab 8 semiconductor facility, boosting capacity to meet strong demand.

Louisiana, Utah Top-Ranked Digital Media Leaders

With innovative incentives and Oscar-worthy talent, Louisiana is the top-ranked state in our new Digital Media Leaders category in Business Facilities' 2012 State Rankings...

FastStart, Quick Start Top Workforce Training Programs

Once again, innovative programs in Louisiana and Georgia are the cream of the crop among Workforce Training Leaders. Louisiana's FastStart and Georgia's Quick Start again...

BF Rankings Report: LA, VA Tops in Economic Growth Potential

The Bayou State surges to the top of our annual assessment of Economic Growth Potential, edging out last year's number one, Virginia.

McCall Farms Expands in Florence County, SC

The producer of canned and frozen vegetables will invest $10.6 million in a project that will create 80 jobs.

Cheney Brothers Plans $100-Million Distribution Center in FL

The Punta Gorda, FL facility will employ 300 and benefit from Florida Power and Light's special economic development utility rate.

NTN-Bower Breaks Ground for $100-Million Expansion in IL

The 240,000-square-foot expansion in Macomb, IL will house new roller bearing production lines, creating 80 jobs.

Texas Takes BF’s Best Business Climate Crown

The Lone Star State doubles down on its business-friendly tradition, exceeding pre-Recession employment levels faster than any state in the nation.

Tennessee Repeats as BF’s U.S. Automotive King

For the third consecutive year, the Volunteer State has topped our annual assessment of Automotive Manufacturing Strength, followed by a fast-rising Kentucky.

Welded Tube of Canada Puts Operation in Lackawanna, NY

The producer of tubular steel for the oil and gas industries will invest $50 million in a new facility in the Tecumseh Business Park near Buffalo.

Multi-Hotel/Convention Center Complex Set for O’Hare Airport

Intercontinental Regional Center Trust, the developer, says the Chicago project will create 5,000 jobs with an overall economic impact of $2.6 billion.

Why Toyota is Lean…and You’re Not

By Dr.Jeffrey Liker, professor of industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan