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The trend of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas continues to grow.


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The trend of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas continues to grow.

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The trend of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas continues to grow.

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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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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.

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Governors March Into BIO

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wins top honors as BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year.

Not So Wild A Dream

If you look at a map, you will notice there is no interstate highway connecting Memphis to Birmingham, two major industrial cities of the Southeast. That lack of good road certainly did not help the growth prospects in Northwest Alabama, which historically based its economy on natural resources—coal and pulpwood—and smaller cottage industries.

Jump Ball in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings had a lousy season, but two cities and a bevy of ultra-rich bidders--including someone promising a billion new fans--are vying to build a new arena for them.

New Grand Ocean International Opens North American Office In Omaha, NE

New Grand Ocean International, a Chinese-owned agribusiness based in Thailand with operations throughout eastern Asia, held a grand opening ribbon cutting recently on its newest and only North American facility in Omaha.

Japanese Manufacturer To Open Biotech Facility In Georgia

Calpis America will invest $20 million, create 42 jobs to manufacture livestock fermentation product in Peachtree City, GA.

Lau Rubber Announces Greenville, SC Headquarters

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Chinese Furniture Assembler Moving To Virginia

New anti-dumping laws prompted GOK International to ship furniture components to the U.S. for final assembly to bypass the high import duty. Sep 20, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

TCS Inaugurates New Center In Minneapolis

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Sysmex America Consolidates In Lincolnshire, IL

Sysmex America relocates corporate headquarters; expansion prompted by continued growth. Sep 14, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

Mexico: Loving Free Trade Ever Since NAFTA

Mexico has reached FTAs on a bilateral as well as on a multilateral basis. It has signed bilateral agreements with Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, while concluding multilateral accords with Canada and the U.S. under NAFTA; with Venezuela and Colombia; and with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (these three accords came into effect on January 1, 2001).

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