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Prolamsa Group Picks Texas For New Pipe And Tubular Products Mill


Construction on the major buildings of the new facility will begin in the next few weeks and that phase should be complete by the fourth quarter of this year. The plant commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. The plant will receive and ship by both truck and rail.

Yokohama Tire Corporation To Build Commercial Tire Plant In Mississippi

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director of The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., and Yokohama Tire President Yasushi Tanaka sign documents during a signing ceremony in West Point, Mississippi where Yokohama will build a commercial tire plant. (PRNewsFoto/Yokohama Tire Corporation)

The plant will be built on over 500 acres of land with construction expected to begin in September and completion two years later. Yokohama expects to hire approximately 500 employees to work at the facility.

NYC Regional EDC, NYC Seedstart Announce Enterprise 2013 Startup Accelerator Program

(Photo: Heidi Schwartz)

A key strategy of the NYCREDC is to foster innovation by investing in projects and programs that are going to create the industries, businesses and jobs of the future. Innovation industries grow in clusters, where entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers and potential clients are constantly interacting, exchanging ideas and drawing upon a concentration of talent.

MidAmerican Solar, SunPower Start Major Construction Solar Power Development

MidAmerican Solar and Silicon Valley based SunPower are building the 579-megawatt Antelope Valley Solar Projects, the world's largest solar power development under construction, co-located in Los Angeles and Kern Counties. Approximately 650 jobs are being created during the construction and more than $500 million is expected in regional economic development benefits. (PRNewsFoto/SunPower Corp.)

Antelope Valley Solar Project expected to create approximately 650 jobs and inject more than $500 million into the regional economy.

UWT Logistics To Expand Memphis Facilities

From left to right: Chris Williams, CEO of UWT Logistics, A C Wharton, Jr. Mayor of Memphis, David Ozier, CFO of UWT Logistics, Joann Massey, Business Development Consultant, TN Department of Economic & Community Development, Mark Herbison, Sr. VP of Economic Development, Greater Memphis Chamber

Warehousing and distribution management company to invest $4.8 million, create 81 new jobs.

Hostess To Reopen In Emporia, KS; Will Create More Than 300 Jobs

Hostess is back!

The investment in the Emporia baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos and Company, which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

Methanex Announces New $550 Million Methanol Plant Project In Louisiana

The Methanex complex, a leading industry in Punta Arenas, will be shuttered due to insufficient gas provision.

Two relocated Chilean plants will result in more than 1,300 new direct and indirect jobs.

Quallion Opens New Lithium Ion Battery Factory In California


Factory provides domestic source of critical materials used in US government satellite batteries; expected job creation of over 50 positions at new factory.