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DOE Backs Oregon Wind Project with $1.3B Loan

A $1.3 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Energy helps back what will be one of the world's largest wind farms, the U.S. Energy Secretary has confirmed. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the loan would finance the construction of the Caithness Shepherds Flat wind farm in Oregon. Chu said investing in renewable energy projects like the Oregon wind farm would give the United States an advantage ...

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FEATURE STORY: Building Inspiration – Over The Years And Into The Future

In its 40-year history, entrepreneurship and innovation have been the hallmark of Group C’s emergence as a full-service provider to the site selection community. Ed Coene’s original formula for success still guides the development of a dynamic brand with international reach in print, online and unique events that are essential components of successful project development. From the November/December 2010 iss ...

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Ford Moving Escape Production from KC to Louisville, KY

Ford Motor Co. has announced it will produce the next generation of its Escape SUV in Louisville, KY, investing $600 million in its Louisville Assembly Plant, according to a report in Kansas City Business Journal. The move is a setback for Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, MO, which now produces the midsized SUV. The loss of the Escape, without another line to take its place, could affect half ...

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Klein Tools Plans $76-Million TX Tech Center

Chicago-based Klein Tools Inc. will invest $76 million into developing an advanced manufacturing technology center in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The new facility will create 585 jobs in Mansfield, TX and have a projected net economic impact $4.5 billion to the state for the first 10 years of the center's operation. Klein received $2.8 million from the Texas Enterprise Fund, which bases its awards on job cr ...

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Sports Science Lab Unveiled in Kentucky

HFL Sport Science Inc. has cut the ribbon on a new laboratory in Lexington, KY that will provide drug surveillance, doping control and research to equine and other sports industries. The lab, which represents a more than $4 million investment, will create 48 new jobs, including 25 high-tech positions, paying an average salary of over $47,000, exclusive of benefits. “HFL is establishing a world-class bioanal ...

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Turning Six Feet of Mud Into Gold

  Twenty million years ago, the oceans covered the area now known as Panama, flowing through a large gap in the continents of North and South America. Beneath the surface, two plates of the Earth’s crust were slowly colliding with each other, forcing the Pacific plate to slide under the Caribbean plate. The pressure and heat produced by this collision spawned underwater volcanoes. About 15 million year ...

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Overstock.com Expands in Utah

Utah-based Internet retailer Overstock.com Inc. says it plans to double its software engineering staff by hiring 150 people. The Governor's Office of Economic Development says the new jobs will bring Overstock a tax credit worth more than $1 million over 10 years. Overstock says it will hire most of the Java software engineers in the next 12 months. Provo Mayor John R. Curtis says he's delighted Overstock c ...

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Chicken Processing Plant Planned for Bastrop, LA

A Mississippi-based chicken processing company plans to open a plant in Bastrop, LA that will create 317 jobs. Hazlehurst-based DG Foods Ltd. said it will spend $9.7 million for the plant, the second recent chicken processing project to receive state economic incentives to operate in northeastern Louisiana. DG Foods plans to renovate an 88,000-square-foot building with full operations beginning in July 2011 ...

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Bosch Invests $125 Million in South Carolina Plant

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Dorchester County and the Charleston Regional Development Alliance today joined Robert Bosch LLC, a leading automotive supplier in North America, to announce the company’s plans to expand its Dorchester County operations. Over the next five years, Bosch will invest approximately $125 million in the company’s manufacturing facility ...

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Xerox Grows in Webster, NY

Xerox Corp. will invest $25 million in the coming year to expand its EA Toner plant to handle the increasing worldwide need for chemically grown toner used in Xerox and production presses. The project will increase Xerox’s manufacturing capacity of EA Toner by 50 percent at the company’s plant in Webster, NY. The current emulsion aggregation (EA) Toner opened in 2007 and features more than 20 miles of pipe ...

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