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With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF's history.


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With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF's history.

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Latest: ZF Opens First Passenger Car Transmission Plant In The U.S. - With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF's history.

ZF Opens First Passenger Car Transmission Plant In The U.S.

With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF's history.

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Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Ranks No. 1 In Automotive Manufacturing Strength For An Unprecedented Four...

ECD News reports, "Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength."

Business Facilities In The News: Alabama named No. 2 state for automotive industry strength

Dawn Kent Azok of AL.com writes, "Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee topped the magazine's annual Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. But Alabama surged up from seventh place last year."

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FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

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Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

The much-anticipated and much-delayed Fenway Center development, solar power and all, just cleared the final barriers to construction.

ASMO Greenville Of North Carolina To Expand In Pitt County

ASMO North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of ASMO, Co., LTD, headquartered in Kosai City, Japan. The company also operates facilities in Statesville, NC, Texas and Michigan.

Alcoa To Expand Automotive Sheet Capacity In Blount County, TN

Aluminum manufacturer to invest $275 million; will create 200 full-time jobs and 400 construction jobs.

Auto Supplier To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Riverside, MO

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, an industry leader in interior component supplies, to make $45 million capital investment.

Meiwa Industry To Establish First North American Operations In Lewisburg, TN

Using a unique plastic extrusion molding and trim cut technology, Meiwa Industry specializes in the manufacturing and sales of high quality automotive interior parts including seat back panels, head liners, and trunk and floor components.

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President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

Financial Services Firm Opens New Carmel, IN Headquarters

Carmel-based NextGear Capital announced plans to expand its headquarters, adding 169 jobs by 2015, at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from NextGear and Mayor Jim Brainard in celebrating the company’s growth.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

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Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

Kobe Aluminum In Bowling Green, KY Breaks Ground On Second Expansion

Japanese-owned automotive supplier to invest an additional $66 million in the state; company will add 100 jobs.

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Subaru Canada Announces North American Expansion

Subaru models currently produced at SIA include the Outback, Legacy and Tribeca, while the Impreza is currently built only at Subaru's Yajima and Gunma plants in Japan.

Hertz Announces Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Florida

Hertz chose Lee County, FL primarily because of its diverse community appeal, work force availability, and accessibility. The company worked closely with Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as other state and county government and business leaders throughout the decision-making process.

Yokohama Tire Corporation To Build Commercial Tire Plant In Mississippi

The plant will be built on over 500 acres of land with construction expected to begin in September and completion two years later. Yokohama expects to hire approximately 500 employees to work at the facility.

Toyota To Build Lexus ES 350 In Kentucky

Toyota investing $360 million and creating 750 new jobs to produce 50,000 vehicles annually starting in 2015.

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

HP Pelzer Locating New Manufacturing Facility In McMinn County, TN

The Athens location will supply interior automotive products to numerous auto assembly plants including several in the Southeast. The company is beginning site prep this month with completion targeted for September 15, 2013.

Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Are Nation’s Largest Employer of Manufacturing Jobs

Industry employs more than 734,000 workers and generates nearly $355 billion to economy, study finds.

RV Components Producer Relocating Headquarters To Indiana

With more than 5,200 full-time employees across the country, Drew Industries currently has approximately 3,400 employees in Indiana. The company has already begun hiring additional engineers, furniture assemblers, general laborers, drivers and welders in Elkhart County.

Faurecia North America Grows Into A New Headquarters In Auburn Hills, MI

Three years into a remarkable surge in growth, Faurecia North America announced more details of its plans for a new headquarters building in Auburn Hills, MI, at the hub of activity for southeast Michigan's auto industry.

Hayashi Telempu NA Corp. To Establish Operations In Frankfort, KY Create 103 Jobs

Japanese-owned automotive supplier to invest more than $10.7 million in Kentucky.

Detroit Electric Returns To Motor City; 180 Jobs To Be Created

The company HQ will be based in the iconic Fisher Building, located in downtown Detroit. A site has also been identified to assemble the first ever pure electric sports car in Michigan, with production to start in August.

Chrysler Group Invests Millions In Indiana, Adds 1,250 New Jobs

With this announcement, Chrysler Group has confirmed total investments of more than $1.6 billion in Kokomo for production of the eight- and nine-speed transmissions as well as various other process improvements at all four facilities in the area. The company currently employs more than 6,100 in Kokomo.

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.

BUSINESS REPORT: GA Notches Record Job Growth And Investment In 2012

Projects grew by 11 percent, with the top three projects creating 4,100 jobs. Expansions accounted for 64 percent of the new project activity in the Peach State. From the January/February 2013 issue

Mercedes-Benz R&D Opens Expanded TechCenter In Long Beach, CA

Through supporting Daimler R&D, MBRDNA serves a vital role in the Daimler 2020 vision of becoming the top selling luxury brand in the world.

Jefferson County, TN To Pursue Megasite

The proposed site fits into a gap in the automotive manufacturing landscape across the Southeast and is ideally situated to benefit from surrounding suppliers but not close enough to directly compete for labor and resources with any manufacturers located at surrounding megasites.

Elio Motors Announces Vehicle Manufacturing Facility In Shreveport, LA

The company plans to produce three-wheeled vehicles capable of attaining a highway mileage rating of more than 80 mpg at the former GM plant in Caddo Parish.

Kemmerich USA To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Kentucky

German-based automotive supplier to locate U.S. headquarters in Murray; will invest more than $12 million and create 120 jobs.

GM To Open IT Innovation Center In Roswell, GA

Third of four Information Technology Innovation Centers will employ about 1,000 high tech workers.

Compression Molding Adds Jobs in Huntington, IN

Founded in 1969, today CSP employs more than 1,890 people at six production facilities across the Midwest. Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:17 PM

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