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Raytheon Picks Alabama for $75-million Missile Plant

Raytheon Missile Systems has announced it will build a new $75-million missile factory in Huntsville, AL. The plant will be used for final assembly and testing of Standard Missile-3 Block IB, a sea-based missile interceptor, and the Standard Missile-6, an advanced ship-defense weapon, the Tucson, AZ-based company said. The Alabama site will employ an estimated 300 workers at an annual average wage of $60,00 ...

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Christie Moves to Take Over AC District

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make public a plan today that could bring Atlantic City’s casino district under state control, according to a report in pressofAtlanticCity.com . Sources said a key a key recommendation would turn over the tourism district of Atlantic City to state oversight, primarily in order to give the state an active role over the gambling mecca’s tourism and to make sure c ...

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NH Teams with Spain’s Gestamp to Push Bioenergy

Concord-based Clean Power Development LLC has signed a partnership agreement with Gestamp Biomass -- a division of Gestamp Renewables of Madrid, Spain -- to develop, finance and operate biomass energy projects across the Northeast, including a project in Berlin that is expected to generate some 29 megawatts and several hundred jobs, according to a report in the New Hampshire Business Review. "The Berlin pro ...

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Let Paul Make The Call

  “Oh what joy for every girl and boy Knowing they're happy and they're safe.” -    Ringo Starr   Paul the Octopus is in great demand these days. Following his uncanny star turn picking the winner of soccer’s World Cup, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the eight-tentacled sea creature. This week, a Russian “bookmaking company” offered the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen, Germany – Paul’s curr ...

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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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