Edgar T. Coene, Group C Founder And Chairman, Dies At 83
A publishing entrepreneur whose 50-year career embraced innovation and public service.
FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher
Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn
Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.
STATE FOCUS – Ohio: Slow And Steady
It may not be the fastest route to recovery, but the Buckeye State is still in the race. From the July/August 2013 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County
The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.
BUSINESS REPORT: Iowa — MidAmerican Invests $1.9 Billion In New Capacity
The company plans to increase its wind generation in Iowa by 1,050 megawatts by 2015.
COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings
Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.
FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets
As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.
BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana
The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.
COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings
Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.
SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Eric Borgerding, Executive Vice President, Wisconsin Hospital Association
Eric Borgerding, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, speaks up about the benefits of a strong health care system in his state. Plus, Texas gets a shout as BF's State of the Year for 2012.
BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton
Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.
SPECIAL REPORT: Devens – Secret Weapon In The Battle For Business
A 4,400-acre former military base in the heart of Massachusetts is helping startups and industry leaders succeed and conquer.
BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy
A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.
INDUSTRY FOCUS: More Than Just Production And Plating
From quality meats to sugary treats, consumers are offered an almost endless supply of options when it comes to food. From the May/June 2013 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: Minnesota — SICK Inc. Relocates And Expands Facilities In Minnesota
The sensors and safety systems maker moves production to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park. From the May/June 2013 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion
The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.
FIRST WORD: Work In Progress
Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.
SPECIAL REPORT: Site Location Factors For Automotive Suppliers
Significant site location opportunities exist for OEM, supplier expansions and new facilities in the Central and Southern U.S. that can realize operational and financial goals. From the May/June 2013 issue.
COVER STORY: Advanced Manufacturing — Creating Jobs In 3Dimensions
From the digitization of equipment and processes to 3D printing to materials with custom-designed properties, advanced manufacturing is driving high-tech innovation, exports and the creation on high-wage jobs. From the May/June 2013 issue.