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Sematech Relocates Manufacturing HQ to Albany, NY

Sematech will move the bulk of its remaining operations from Austin, TX to Albany starting in January, bringing at least 100 new jobs to the area, company officials have told the Business Review. Sematech CEO Dan Armbrust this morning said his organization’s manufacturing productivity arm—known as International Sematch Manufacturing Inc.—will relocate its headquarters and operations from Austin to the Unive ...

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BMW Adds 600 Jobs in Spartanburg, SC

BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg, SC. has announced the hiring of an additional 600 contingent associates. The need for additional workers is driven by the continued demand for the BMW X5 and X6, as well as the global launch of the new BMW X3.  This will bring the total number of contract jobs announced by BMW in the past 3 months to 1,600. "The introduction of the next-generation BMW X3, along with stron ...

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Beckman Coulter Expands Biomedical Ops

Beckman Coulter, a manufacturer of biomedical test instruments and supplies has announced it will expand its operations  for the third time in the last four years, creating up to 95 new jobs by 2013. Since 2007, the company has grown by over 350 percent, adding 390 new jobs in Indianapolis. The company, which develops, manufactures and markets testing instruments and supplies for hospital laboratories as we ...

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U.S. Approves Chevron Solar Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has announced it has approved the first large-scale solar-energy projects to ever be built on public land. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar approved for two solar installations, both on public lands in California. One of the alternative-energy projects approved was proposed by a subsidiary of the oil giant Chevron. The Ch ...

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Tunnel Vision

The largest public transit project in the nation—which was earmarked to receive the largest single allocation of federal stimulus dollars—apparently has been killed by a slash from the relentless budget-cutting sword wielded by New Jersey’s governor. Gov. Chris Christie abruptly announced this week that New Jersey is pulling out of an $8.7-billion project to construct a second rail tunnel under the Hudson R ...

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Magna Expands Transmission Manufacturing

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, together with automotive supplier Magna Powertrain, an operating group of Magna International, have announced the company's plans to expand its transmission components manufacturing operations in Muncie, IN, creating approximately 50 new jobs through 2011. The company, which produces powertrain systems and components for the global automotive industry, will inve ...

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New Project Means “Green” for Indiana

Perpetual Recycling Solutions has chosen Richmond, Indiana as the site of its next plant, bringing a $25 million investment and 55 new jobs to the city by the start of 2012. The Chicago-based plastics recycling company is purchasing the former Amcast and General Aluminum manufacturing building at 1561 N.W. 11th St and plans a 20,000-square-foot addition to the 100,000-square-foot building. Kevin Ahaus, Econ ...

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$17 Million Plant Coming to Rankin County

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, an industry leading lawn and garden supplies manufacturer, will invest approximately $17 million to open a plant in Pearl, MS. The 292,000-square foot Gulf Line Road facility will create 95 full-time and 50 seasonal jobs. Expected to open in January 2011, the 64-acre site—formerly owned by Clorox Company—will produce lawn and garden products, including Scotts, Ortho and Round ...

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Med Device Maker Expands in Clayton

Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company and leader in diabetes care, today announced a $73 million expansion of its Clayton, NC manufacturing facility to accommodate increased production capacity for the company's insulin delivery devices. The initial expansion will create 205 new jobs, including 85 in the Novo Nordisk Clayton facility, which currently produces a number of products, including the Levemir® ...

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