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Air Force Tanker Decision Fuels 50,000 Aerospace Jobs

The Pentagon has announced it has picked Boeing Co. to begin building a fleet of 179 new aerial refueling tankers. The $3.5-billion contract to build 18 of the Air Force tankers is the first phase of a $35-billion project that will keep an estimated 50,000 aerospace employees busy for years to come. Boeing was chosen over European archrival Airbus and its parent company European Aeronautic Defense & Spa ...

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What’s in a name?

Loyal visitors to this space know that we always are interested in the efforts of state, regional and local economicrndevelopment agencies to rebrand their locations in pursuit of the holy grail ofrna catchy tag line that imprints their neighborhood on the collectivernconsciousness. Something like "Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas." Last fall, we reported that the city fathers ofrnColumbus, OH had ...

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Tropicana Expands in Florida

Tropicana Products Inc. plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Manatee County, according to the Manatee Economic Development Council. The new facility will occupy 36,000 square feet, and will cost $4 million to construct. As construction nears completion, Tropicana will also invest in new equipment to upgrade its bottling capabilities. The county’s ability to retain Tropicana’s business was boosted ...

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Austin Powder Plans Facility in Green County, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that an Ohio-based explosives company is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Greene County, TN that will create 80 new jobs. Haslam says Austin Powder Inc. plans to invest more than $110 million for a facility to produce liquid ammonium nitrate, which is used as a raw material in the production of blasting agents used in mining and construction. According to t ...

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Intel Plans $5-Billion Plant in Arizona

Intel Corp. has announced it will build a $5-billion plant in Arizona. The new semiconductor fabrication facility, called Fab 42, will open in 2013 and create 4,000 new jobs in the U.S. Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced the deal during a visit by President Obama to Intel's plant in Hillsboro, OR last week. “Fab 42 will be the most advanced high-volume semiconductor factory in the world,” Otellini said. “Thi ...

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Atlantic Beverage Picks Spartanburg for Bottling Plant

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Futures Group of Spartanburg County have announced that Atlantic Beverage Inc. will locate its new bottling operation in Spartanburg County. The $10 million investment is expected to generate 300 new jobs over the next two years. “We are very excited about bringing our new bottling facility online. Spartanburg County was able to provide us with a bu ...

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Nanshan America Puts Plant in Lafayette, IN

Nanshan America Co. Ltd. has announced it will build an aluminum extrusion plant in Lafayette, IN on land in the Park 350 industrial park near Veterans Memorial Parkway and U.S. 52. "We expect over 200 new jobs in the next two to three years," said Nanshan America president Lijun Du during an invitation-only announcement at Purdue University, reports. "We've been studying the U.S. market, the l ...

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Pratt & Whitney Expands in Columbus, GA

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Pratt & Whitney, a global aerospace leader, will expand its manufacturing facility in Columbus creating approximately 180 new manufacturing jobs. "Pratt and Whitney’s decision to grow its operation in Georgia attests to our deep business resources for this high-tech industry,” said Deal. “Our outstanding logistics infrastructure and experienced workforce, pack ...

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Wind Tower Plant Set for Cheyenne, WY

Gestamp Renewables and the Worthington Energy Group, a subsidiary of Worthington Industries, Inc., have announced they will build a wind tower manufacturing facility in Cheyenne, WY under a joint venture, Gestamp Worthington Wind Steel, LLC. The 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be established on 30 acres of land in the Cheyenne Logistics Hub at Swan Ranch. The company anticipates hiring 150 l ...

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