Monthly Archives: May 2011

May 2011 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
The food giant will invest $36 million in a new facility in Ft. Wayne, IN, creating 65 jobs.

General Mills Plans Distribution Center in Indiana

General Mills Plans Distribution Center in Indiana

The food giant will invest $36 million in a new facility in Ft. Wayne, IN, creating 65 jobs.

The Show Me Spirit

The Home Depot store is no longer standing in Joplin, MO, but the clerks are busy selling building materials in the parking lot. Nine days after a...

Pfizer Upgrades Facility in Portage, MI

The drug giant will invest $21 million for improvements at the sterile injectables plant.

Genpak Picks Southern Utah for Expansion

The foodservice packaging giant will invest $22 million in a new plant in Cedar City, UT.

Expansion of Gary/Chicago Airport Underway

Officials cut a ribbon on a $153-million project to extend the runway to 8,900 feet, putting the airport in position to compete with O'Hare and Midway.

Volkswagen Restarts U.S. Manufacturing

After a hiatus of 23 years, VW is opening its $1-billion assembly plant in Chattanooga, TN, aiming to sell 1 million vehicles in the U.S. market.

Fortis Security Picks Indiana for HQ

The company will invest $5.8 million to relocate from Kentucky and build a new facility with manufacturing and warehousing operations in Dearborn County, IN.

Meggitt Aircraft Growing in Danville, KY

The aircraft braking systems maker will construct a second facility in Danville, investing $7.3 million and creating 63 jobs.

Bayer Upgrading Texas Plastics Plant

The polymer materials giant will spend $120 million for improvements at it largest U.S. manufacturing facility in Baytown.

Help for the USPS Brings Jobs to WV

Hollingsworth Logistics Corp.'s federal contract will bring 75 jobs to Berkeley County.

Rotana to Build Six New Properties in 2011

The Abu Dhabi-based hotel chain will create more than 1,000 jobs for the UAE.

Automaker Expands in Alabama

Hyundai will invest $173 million to expand and upgrade its Montgomery manufacturing plant.

GE Plans Locomotive Plant in Ft. Worth, TX

GE Transportation will invest $96 million in a 900,000-square-foot facility, creating 500 jobs.

Gov. Deal Cuts Ribbon on Georgia Biomass

The $175-million wood pellet production facility, the world's largest, will produce 750,000 metric tons of wood coal annually for export to European power plants.

Colossus of Roads, Pt. 2

  It's almost hard to fathom now, but back in the bitter winter of 2008-2009 we were all hunkered down and wondering when the next titanic economic...

General Motors to Upgrade 17 U.S. Plants

The auto giant will spend $2 billion to refurbish facilities in eight states, creating or saving more than 4,000 jobs.

Mississippi River Surges into Memphis

The swollen river has crested 14 feet above flood stage, just a few inches below the record set in 1937, prompting federal officials to declare a disaster in Shelby County.

Amazon Expands Distribution Hub in AZ

The Internet retail giant will add 400,000 square feet to its Phoenix facility, creating hundreds of new jobs.

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Puts HQ in Indiana

The Canadian food manufacturer will set up shop in Lebanon, IN, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2013.

Nation Pauses to Remember Victims of 9/11

President Obama came to New York City today to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site in memory of those who perished in the September 11 attacks.

Triumph Adds 250 Jobs in Milledgeville, GA

The aerospace manufacturer is investing $17 million in a facility that will make longerons and stringers for Boeing's 777 and 787 jetliners.

The 51st State

As a great victory is celebrated in our current war, perhaps it's time to end a war from another century.

UGI Energy Expands Crayola Solar Park

The solar park will now provide 15 percent of Crayola's annual energy consumption, enough power to produce about 1.5 billion crayons.

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