Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing is the integration of technology based systems and processes in the production of products (fit, form, and function) to the highest level of quality and in compliance with industry specific certification standards.

Johnson Controls Norman, Oklahoma

Johnson Controls Invests $7.5M In Oklahoma HVAC Plant

New automation equipment at Johnson Controls' Norman, OK commercial HVAC plant increases capacity, improves assembly productivity.
Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

NY State Opens $11.4M Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center

Located on the Monroe Community College Downtown Campus, Finger Lakes Workforce Development Center focuses on technology training for jobs in advanced manufacturing, IT.

Four Expanding Companies To Invest More Than $104M In North Carolina

In North Carolina, four expansion projects announced in the past week will bring a total of more than 530 new jobs to Cabarrus, Gaston, Nash and Scotland counties.
SEMCORP Sidney

SEMCORP Will Create 1,200 New Jobs In Ohio

SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group will invest $916 million to build a lithium-ion battery component manufacturing facility in Sidney, OH. 
Encina Point Township Circular Manufacturing Facility

Encina To Build $1.1B Advanced Manufacturing Facility In Pennsylvania 

Encina will create 300 new jobs in Northumberland County, PA; UnityLab is relocating its headquarters to Sullivan County.
Canadarm MDA Brampton Ontario NASA

MDA Unveils Ontario Global HQ, Space Robotics Centre Of Excellence

MDA's nearly $80M City of Brampton facility will be home to Canadarm3 and over 700 highly-skilled employees at the forefront of the global space economy.
Georgia relocation expansion

Georgia Sets New Records For Jobs, Investment 

Investment trend continues with Norma Precision Ammunition's relocation and expansion project in Chatham County, Ecopol's expansion to Spalding County. 
Massachusetts Manufacturing

Massachusetts Manufacturer 6K Awarded $1.5M M2I2 Grant

The Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) grant will fund high-tech equipment to recycle scrap materials used in additive manufacturing and battery production.
North Carolina Corporate Expansions

North Carolina Corporate Expansions To Create More Than 250 Jobs

Nucor will invest $350M in Davidson County, SinnovaTek will invest more than $11M in Nash County.
Pensacola tech

Downtown Pensacola Tech Takes Off

From cyber to bio to IT to AI and robotics, Pensacola is quickly becoming known as a tech-friendly city in Northwest Florida.
JX USA Arizona

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Invests $29M In Arizona

The 65-acre Mesa, AZ greenfield site will serve as the new base of operations for JX’s North American and European semiconductor materials business.
ZIN Technologies

ZIN Technologies Expanding Operations In Northeast Ohio

Developer of space flight hardware ZIN Technologies will create 125 new jobs at its its Middleburg Heights, OH facility.
Changwon South Korea

Changwon, South Korea LG Smart Park Named WEF Lighthouse Factory

LG Smart Park in Changwon, South Korea has been selected as a Lighthouse Factory by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Fujifilm expansion Delaware

Fujifilm To Build $28M Delaware Facility, Completes $88M Arizona Expansion

The New Castle, DE facility will double inkjet dispersion production; Mesa, AZ plant will supply the semiconductor industry.
Westchester County, New York

Westchester County, New York: Where Biosciences And Advanced Manufacturing Thrive

Located just north of Manhattan, Westchester County, NY — home to more than 170 companies and a labor force of over 520,000 — has a history of business excellence.
Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Canada Lands Its First Large Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Production Plant

In a joint venture, Stellantis and LG Energy Solution will invest $4.1B in Canada's first large scale, domestic, electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Windsor, Ontario.
LG Energy Solution expansion

LG Energy Solution Will Invest $1.7B In Michigan Expansion

LGES will expand its Holland, MI plant to produce components for electric vehicle batteries, resulting in the creation of 1,200 new jobs.
Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

The Last Word With Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

Even in the age of COVID-19, the process of selecting the right site for a business remains a crucial part of business activities across the country.
Bibb County, AL

Mercedes-Benz, Niagara Bottling Growing Jobs, Investment In Alabama

Mercedes-Benz celebrates the opening of its new Woodstock, AL EV battery factory, while Niagara Bottling plans a new $112 million investment in Opelika.
ENERGY STAR Certification

Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification In 2021

ENERGY STAR certified plants are among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, 93 plants prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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