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Connecticut Setting Groundwork To Become First EV Friendly State

CT DOT Commissioner James Redeker, CT Electric Car Founder Ed Ingalls and CT DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty are committed to making Connecticut the first EV-friendly state in the country by 2014.

More charging stations are on the horizon, as the state gears up for customers who opt to buy rather than lease their electric vehicles.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony At New Plant Site

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) broke ground on its new commercial truck tire plant in West Point, MS. Ceremony included MS Gov. Bryant and YTMM President Tadaharu Yamamoto. (Photo: PRNewsFoto/Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi.)

Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is setting out to be a leader in technology and innovation.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn


Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings


Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings


Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Tesla Motors Opens Assembly Plant In Tilburg, Netherlands

First Model S leaves new European Tesla assembly plant in Tilburg, Netherland

Tilburg Assembly Plant scene of first Model S deliveries to Dutch, Belgian, French and German customers.

Dr. Schneider To Create 155 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Russell Springs, KY

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German automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky; Russell Springs beat 69 other potential locations to win new plant.

Angus-Palm Expansion In Florence, SC On The Way


The company will employ fabricators, welders, painters, assemblers, material handlers and engineers. Safety training, lean manufacturing, on the job training and engineering/technician training will also be part of the expansion.