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GE Aviation Investing $200M In Pair of Alabama Plants 

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Ohio-based GE Aviation will invest $200 million to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon carbide materials used to make ultra-lightweight ceramic matrix composite components for jet engines.


Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble

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Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.


SaarGummi Tennessee, Inc. To Expand Giles County Operations

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SaarGummi Tennessee, Inc. will expand its manufacturing operations in Pulaski, TN by purchasing additional finishing equipment, improving existing infrastructure and creating more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.


Uber For Trucking: A New Era Of Freight Movement And Logistics

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Mobile-based freight brokering for trucking can reduce empty miles travelled, lower operating costs, and improve asset utilization and productivity, finds Frost & Sullivan.


Quality Bicycle Products to Open Reno Distribution Center

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Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), an international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear, will open a new 75,000-square-foot western distribution center in Reno, NV, creating up to 50 warehouse, customer service, and sales related positions.


Georgia Ports Authority To Invest $152M In Brunswick

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Over the next 10 years, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to invest $152 million in improvements at the Port of Brunswick.


Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

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Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.


Ammunition Manufacturer To Build HQ, Create 605 Jobs In Tennessee

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Advanced Munitions International (AMI) will invest $553 million in a new global headquarters and state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Alcoa, TN, creating 605 new jobs.


Talent, Technology Emerging Keys To Manufacturing Investment

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Nations with a strong talent pipeline and access to technology, education will see increased manufacturing investment, says a new report from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).


Oakridge Global Energy Solutions To Create 1,000 Jobs in Brevard County, FL

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Oakridge Global Energy Solutions is expanding in Brevard County, FL creating 1,000 jobs and a $270 million capital investment.