Yearly Archives: 2012

TN Preps for $67 Million Expansion of Mars NA Chocolate Plant

The new production line would add 38 jobs at the plant, which currently employs 493 workers.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank...

Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher recently appeared in state videos discussing why Texas is outperforming other states in a sluggish economy. From the July/August 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: The Best (Not the Rest)

We congratulate all of the top-ranked locations in the 8th Annual Business Facilities Ranking Report. We invite readers to find out about these accomplishments and recognize the winners. From the July/August 2012 issue

One Building, Two Countries

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 10, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

BauschLinnemann Puts North American HQ in Horry County, SC

The $8-million investment by the maker of paper-based furniture surfaces will include a new production facility, creating 55 jobs.

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...