Heidi Schwartz

According to the Impact Forecasting catastrophe update, natural disasters caused $85 billion in global economic loss during the first half of the year.


According to the Impact Forecasting catastrophe update, natural disasters caused $85 billion in global economic loss during the first half of the year.

Natural Disasters Cause $85 Billion Global Economic Loss During First Half Of 2013

Heidi Schwartz



Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Again #1 In Auto Manufacturing Strength

<i>Business Facilities </i> In The News: Tennessee Again #1 In Auto Manufacturing Strength

Bill Mitchell for WDEF News writes, “The president of the United States will praise Amazon.com tomorrow for creating thousands of new jobs. He’ll speak to employees at the Enterprise South plant. But a quarter mile away is the Volkswagen plant— another success story for Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. It makes Chattanooga the center of the automotive south.”


Business Facilities In The News: State Representative Mike Sparks Announces Key Manufacturing Award For Tennessee

<i>Business Facilities </i> In The News: State Representative Mike Sparks Announces Key Manufacturing Award For Tennessee

WGNS radio reports, “State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) announced this week that Tennessee has been named the number one state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength by Business Facilities magazine.”


Business Facilities In The News: Rants and Raves: ‘D’ is for dysfunctional party

<i>Business Facilities </i> In The News: Rants and Raves: ‘D’ is for dysfunctional party

The Montgomery Adviser “raves: for one more indication of the strong position Alabama holds in the automotive industry. Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. The magazine noted that it all began with the decision by Mercedes to locate a plant in the state 20 years ago.”


Miller Industries To Expand Tennessee Operations

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Towing equipment manufacturer to invest $1.8 million in Green County; will create 58 new jobs.


Xcel Energy To Grow Wind Power By 30%

Xcel Energy Wind Growth.  (Image: PRNewsFoto/Xcel Energy.)

With proposed projects in the Upper Midwest, Texas/New Mexico and Colorado, the wind energy provider hopes to lower costs while cutting emissions.


Italian Automotive Supplier Adding New Technology Line In Indy

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Reflex & Allen, which has more than 500 employees globally, has already hired finance, sales, quality, operations, engineering, warehousing and production associates and will continue to recruit extrusion and general operators as part of this expansion.


ZF Opens First Passenger Car Transmission Plant In The U.S.

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With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF’s history.