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Hyundai Heavy Industries Puts Plant in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries will locate its first U.S. plant in Montgomery, bringing 500 jobs. The $90 million Hyundai Electrical Systems Alabama Inc. plant, which will be 220,000-square-feet on 100 acres in Montgomery’s Interstate Industrial Park, is one of two economic development announcements state officials are making this month. Hyundai Electrical System’s Alabam ...

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Yarn Maker Will Open Plant in VA

Governor Bob McDonnell has announced that R/gitex USA LLC, a manufacturer of made-to-order ring spun and open end yarns, will invest $1.5 million to open a manufacturing operation in Mecklenburg County. The company will acquire and upgrade an existing textile plant, creating 60 new jobs. Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell commented, “Southern Virginia has a history rich in textile manuf ...

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E-Vehicle Charging Network Grows in TX

ECOtality, Inc. a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies, has announced its second expansion of The EV Project, culminating in a robust charging infrastructure network in sixteen cities located in six states—Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the District of Columbia. Overall, The EV Project will include the manufacture and installation of more ...

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Vogelsang Moves Manufacturing to KY

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that Vogelsang Corporation will relocate its manufacturing operations from Lakewood, NJ to Georgetown, KY.  The new 97,500 square-foot operation, which will be located in the former Johnson Controls facility on Main Street Extended, will create 43 new full-time jobs and represents a capital investment of nearly $3.5 million in the Commonwealth. “Kentucky is delighte ...

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Windstream Picks Little Rock, AR for HQ

Windstream is making Little Rock, AR its permanent headquarters and adding more than 200 jobs in Arkansas over the next two years, the company said Tuesday. Officials with the communications company joined Gov. Mike Beebe and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola in making the announcement at the State Capitol in front of a packed-room of supporters. Most of the 210 new jobs will be in Little Rock and each of them ...

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Globalstar Relocates from CA to Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar Inc. CEO Peter Dalton, Globalstar Inc. Chairman Jay Monroe, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis and Greater New Orleans Inc. President and CEO Michael Hecht to announce Globalstar will relocate its corporate headquarters to Covington, LA from Milpitas, CA. Additionally, Globalstar will relocate a variety of othe ...

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Cummins Expanding Indiana Engine Plant

Cummins Inc. is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing plant in Seymour, IN. The $100 million investment in the plant's expansion will open the door for Cummins to produce high-horsepower clean diesel and natural gas engines in the future. With the new investment, Cummins expects to add about 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs over the ...

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Schilling May Be Moved Before Trading Deadline

When we last checked with Curt Schilling, the beloved Boston Red Sox pitching icon was considering parlaying his status as Beantown’s baseball Moses into a run for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. Now, Schilling is considering trading the Massachusetts venue of his video game business for a site in neighboring Rhode Island and a $75 million loan from the Rhode Island Economic D ...

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The Chosen One Chooses

The below-the-belt punch delivered last night to the solar plexus of the city of Cleveland by its wayward native son (by way of Akron), LeBron James, soon may be magnified by an equally devastating blow to the city's pocketbook. The emotional toll of LeBron’s nationally televised announcement that he is “taking his talents” and moving them to Miami was obvious even before the self-styled Chosen One finished ...

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Pennsylvania Boosts Alt Energy Spending

Pennsylvania is expanding its commitment to advancing clean, solar energy with the investment of $18 million in 37 projects in 16 counties. “These new projects are creating jobs while helping to make the development and deployment of solar technology more affordable,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Austin Burke. “Ultimately, this means substantial energy savings for families ...

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