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CCAM Breaks Ground in Virginia

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and the presidents of the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University today joined with executives from some of the world’s biggest names in manufacturing to officially break ground for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), a unique collaborative research facility in Prince George County, VA that promises to accelerate the transfer of ...

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Kansas City, KS Wins Google’s 1 Gig Network

Internet giant Google has selected Kansas City, KS as the location for which it will build a fiber-optic network that will provide Internet access speeds as fast as 1 gigabit of data per second, more than 100 times faster than the U.S. average. Google officials joined KC Mayor Joe Reardon at Wyandotte High School today to announce the selection. Kansas City, KS vied with more than a 1,000 other locations ac ...

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U.S. DOT Calls for National Freight System

In a major step forward for U.S. transportation policy and the nation’s goods movement industry, the Obama Administration, in its 2012 U.S. Department of Transportation Budget Recommendations, calls for the creation of a new national freight plan and policy. The document recommends that Congress instruct the Secretary to "establish a National Freight Transportation Policy and designate a National Freight Tr ...

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Firestone Expands in Prescott, AZ

Firestone Building Products Company is celebrating the expansion of its Prescott manufacturing facility, which will result in 100 new jobs, along with 418 jobs retained. The company will invest $20 million in the expansion, which was announced in January 2011. In addition to the expansion celebration, which was held at Prescott Elementary School, Firestone Building Products officials also joined local and s ...

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You say Qadhafi, I say Gaddafi

  World leaders are struggling to reach a consensus on how to deal with the upheaval in Libya. Many questions remain unanswered: Will NATO's no-fly zone be enough to convince Muammar to head for Club Fled? Will Angela Merkel ever speak to Nicholas Sarkozy again? Will Muammar's wardrobe changes keep pace with Hillary's hairdos? Will President Obama's brackets prevail in the White House March Madness poo ...

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idX Corp. Expands Manufacturing in Texas

Store fixture firm idX Corp. will receive $360,000 from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) for expansion of its recently acquired manufacturing facility in Cuero. "This investment in idX will create 125 jobs for Texans, and pump $5.1 million in capital investment into the City of Cuero's local economy," said Texas Gov. Rick Perry. St. Louis-based idX, a privately held store fixtures manufactuing giant, announc ...

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Advanced Materials Development Expands in IN

Advanced Materials Development, LLC, a manufacturer of premium metal alloys and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corporation, announced today that it will locate a new operation in Columbia City, creating up to 68 new jobs by 2014. Advanced Materials Development, LLC plans to invest $12.9 million to renovate the 115,000 square-foot former Fort Wayne Foundry building and purch ...

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First Solar Plans $300-Million Factory in Mesa, AZ

First Solar Inc., one of the world's top solar-panel makers, has announced that it plans to begin work next month on a $300-million, 600-employee factory on the former site of the General Motors Desert Proving Ground in Mesa, AZ. First Solar, based in Tempe, AZ, expects annual output of photovoltaic panels at the new plant to have a total generating capacity of more than 250 million watts of electricity. Ab ...

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U.S. Military May Evacuate Japan Bases

The U.S. military is considering the mandatory evacuation of thousands of American troops and their families in Japan out of concern over rising radiation levels, a senior defense official has told CNN. The official, who did not want to be on the record talking about ongoing deliberations, says there are no discussions to evacuate all U.S. troops across the country. The talks have focused exclusively on U.S ...

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Officials Raise Threat Level at Fukushima

Japan’s nuclear safety agency has raised the assessment of the severity of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power station to 5 from 4 on a 7-level international scale. Level 4 is for incidents with local consequences while level 5 — the rating used for crisis at Three Mile Island in 1979 — indicates the spread of radiation. International nuclear experts, meanwhile, suggested that Japan should have pegg ...

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