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A foundation built on kitty litter offers a crash course for entrepreneurs through its partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

How Green is Your Garden?

A foundation built on kitty litter offers a crash course for entrepreneurs through its partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

Italian Automotive Supplier Adding New Technology Line In Indy

Reflex & Allen, which has more than 500 employees globally, has already hired finance, sales, quality, operations, engineering, warehousing and production associates and will continue to recruit extrusion and general operators as part of this expansion.

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.

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.

GE Air Filtration Moves To Overland Park

The move is tentatively scheduled for late August 2013.

Jewelry Producer Opens New Plant in Floyd County, IN

The jewelry designer operates two Indiana locations and has already begun filling new management and production positions in New Albany.

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.

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

Moon Express Opens Facility In Huntsville, AL

Huntsville propulsion development facility will be key to landing first commercial spacecraft on the moon.

Taylor Farms To Expand Smyrna, TN Operations

The high increase in sales and overall growth of the company has driven the need to expand and will also account for the addition of new product lines.

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.

HomeServe USA To Expand Chattanooga, TN Operations

HomeServe partners with many of the nation’s leading water, gas and electrical utilities to offer their services. The company plans to create 100 new positions in Chattanooga.

Rock Health Selects Mission Bay, CA For Global Headquarters

Digital health pioneer's new location, immediately adjacent to UC San Francisco's (UCSF) Mission Bay campus, further positions Mission Bay at epicenter of digital health revolution.

Marshall University Increases Space For Research And Economic Development

School of Medicine partners with Huntington Area Development Council to facilitate expansion.

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.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Southern Air Relocates To Northern Kentucky

Global airline relocates headquarters to Kentucky, creates up to 150 jobs.

LIVEXCHANGE UPDATE: “This is a conference you should have on your radar screen,” says Ed Burghard

Ed Burghard, CEO & Manager, Burghard Group and a Business Facilities LiveXchange speaker, wrote the following about his experience at this year's event.

Morristown, TN HQ Expansion In The Works For Team Technologies

Healthcare manufacturer will create 200 new jobs and invest $11 million.

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

Lifeway Foods Acquires Golden Guernsey Dairy Plant For $7.4 Million

Acquisition will quadruple manufacturing capacity for kefir company and tap existing workforce in Waukesha, WI.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

New Texas Power Plant Brings Investment, Jobs To Harlingen, TX

Construction will soon start on a $650 million Power Plant to be built in the Harlingen Industrial Park.

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.

Prolamsa Group Picks Texas For New Pipe And Tubular Products Mill

Construction on the major buildings of the new facility will begin in the next few weeks and that phase should be complete by the fourth quarter of this year. The plant commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. The plant will receive and ship by both truck and rail.

Hostess To Reopen In Emporia, KS; Will Create More Than 300 Jobs

The investment in the Emporia baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos and Company, which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

Methanex Announces New $550 Million Methanol Plant Project In Louisiana

Two relocated Chilean plants will result in more than 1,300 new direct and indirect jobs.

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.

First ACT Certified Work Ready Community Announced In Joplin, MO Area

Currently, 87 employers in Jasper County have declared their support for the NCRC as an element of hiring. More than 3,000 Jasper County individuals have earned the NCRC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels since 2006, with more than 1,000 of those earned since January 2012.

TeleTech Customer Experience Center To Be Built In Paducah, KY

TeleTech’s Paducah operations will include two facilities—one in the historic downtown area, and the other, a 30,000-square-foot building to be constructed in the city’s commerce park.

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.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Boeing Opens New Everett, WA Delivery Center

State of the art facility is designed to benefit 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 customers. The building's highlight, a customer event area, offers sweeping views the Olympic Mountains beyond the neighboring flightline and Paine Field.

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.

GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office is expected to be operational by late April.

Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

New $10-million technology center to open in Vermillion, SD; scholarships and career track at University of South Dakota will train workforce.

Boeing To Consolidate Flight Training Facilities From Seattle To Miami

Idea meets strategy of bringing training closer to customer operations. Flight simulators and certain operations to locate in Miami, where facility and capabilities will better serve global airlines.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

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