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Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.


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Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.

Manufacturing

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Manufacturing articles below.


Missouri Governor’s Report: Show Me Success

Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Leads COVID-19 Crisis Efforts 

The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force brainstorms ideas, curates resources, and shares information to address business, employer, and community concerns.

ZOLL To Increase Ventilator Production To 10,000 Per Month

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOLL Medical Corporation will increase production of ventilators 25-fold over recent production volumes.

FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million face masks per month.

Auto Industry Giants Enhancing COVID-19 Protections For Workers

UAW, GM, Ford, and FCA are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies.

Iriapak Investing $7M In New Louisiana Packaging Film Plant 

The Italian company’s first North American manufacturing facility will create 25 new jobs in New Orleans, LA.

Sinopec Builds New Factory To Help Combat COVID-19 In 12 Days

To help provide masks needed to battle the COVID-19 outbreak, Sinopec has established its first melt-blown non-woven fabric assembly line at its Yanshan factory in Beijing.

Borbet Investing $24M In Alabama Expansion

The German automotive industry manufacturer will create 25 news jobs at its Auburn, AL operation. 

Accurate Energetic Systems Investing $9.7M In Tennessee Expansion

AES will modernize and expand its operations at its 1,300-acre site in McEwen, TN, resulting in 80 new jobs.

Freshpet Investing $264M In New Texas Manufacturing Facility

The new pet food manufacturing facility will create 427 new jobs in Ennis, TX with help from a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant. 

Subaru Investing $158M In Indiana Expansion

The automotive company plans to create up to 350 new jobs at its Lafayette, IN manufacturing operations by the end of 2023.

Sherwin-Williams Investing At Least $600M In Ohio

The company will build a new a new global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and a new R&D center in Brecksville, creating an estimated 400 news jobs.

Niagara Bottling Investing $70M In South Carolina

The beverage manufacturer will create 70 new jobs at its new operations in Florence, SC.

Panacea Medical Technologies Opening First U.S. Facility In Indiana

The India-based medical device manufacturer will create up tp 65 jobs in Noblesville, IN by the end of 2023.

2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

Prodigy Cabinetry Investing $2.5M In South Carolina

The newly-formed cabinetry manufacturing company will establish its manufacturing operations and headquarters in Greenville County, SC creating 80 jobs

Allpax Products Investing $7M In Louisiana

The food and pharmaceutical equipment-maker will build a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters, manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish.

Continental To Build $110M Manufacturing Plant In Texas 

The company’s second automotive manufacturing location in Texas will retain nearly 450 jobs and bring an additional 130 jobs to New Braunfels.

Conner Industries Expanding Manufacturing Operations In Oklahoma

The Tulsa, OK operation is the lumber, industrial wood crates and pallets, and engineered packaging manufacturer's fourth new facility in the last 11 months.

GreenCore Materials Investing $10M In South Carolina

The plastics manufacturer will create 74 new jobs at a new manufacturing plant in Georgetown County, SC.

Animatronic Dinosaur Manufacturer Expanding HQ In Texas

Billings Productions is building a 50,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Allen, TX to house 350 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs.

Merck Building New Biotech Development Facility In Switzerland

Merck will invest $275 million in a new research and manufacturing facility in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, which will house approximately 250 employees.

First Speakers Announced For This Year’s LiveXchange

The first speakers have been announced for this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will take place April 19-21, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte, NC.

Milwaukee Tool Expanding In Wisconsin

The company will invest nearly $26 million to build manufacturing plant in West Bend, WI.

China-based Minth Group To Invest $87M In Tennessee

Over the next five years, the auto parts manufacturer will create 254 new jobs in Lewisburg, TN. 

Toyota Announces Additional $700M Investment In Indiana

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana will complete the modernization project at its Princeton operations, and add 150 more new jobs.

Adient Investing $23.5M In Tennessee Expansion

The automotive seating maker will create approximately 330 jobs as it expands its Lexington, TN manufacturing facility for the second time since 2018. 

Optimized Armor Investing $3.7M In South Carolina

The armor steel supplier will establish new operations and create 100 jobs in York County, SC.

Fiat Chrysler To Invest $400M In Indiana Transmission Plant II

The global auto manufacturer will expand and retool its Kokomo, IN manufacturing operations for production of a new engine.

Two Projects Will Add Up To 80 Jobs In Lawrence County, AL

CCI Manufacturing USA Corp. will invest $21.5 million to construct an advanced production facility and Progressive Pipe Fabricators has broken ground on a new 82,000-square-foot facility in Lawrence County.

EZ STAK Continues Growth In Upstate New York

The company's new 75,000-square-foot Watertown facility will provide increased space for manufacturing, powder-coating, assembly, shipping and receiving, upfitting trailers, and a customer showroom/training center.

$1B Ammonia Plant Coming To Greater Houston

The investment by Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC, Air Products, and Eastman Chemical Company will build the world’s largest single-train ammonia synthesis loop in Texas City, TX.

DuPont Investing $75M In Modernization Of Virginia Plant

The company will modernize and expand its manufacturing and technology operations in Chesterfield County, VA, creating 60 jobs.

Bombardier To Build Global Manufacturing Center In Ontario

The 1 million-square-foot facility in the City of Mississauga will have the capacity to build up to 100 aircraft a year and will support thousands of jobs.

MKDA Investing $20M In Georgia

Japan-based Mitsui Kinzoku Die-Casting Technology America, Inc. will build a new automotive parts manufacturing facility, creating more than 30 jobs in Spalding County, GA.

Ascend Finalizes Plans For $175M Project In Alabama

The project will expand production capacity at the company’s Decatur, AL manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site.

GM Investing $1.5B In Missouri Expansion

The auto company's investment will retain 4,000 jobs at its Wentzville, MO plant, where it will build its next generation mid-size trucks.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Expanding In South Carolina

The vehicle chassis manufacturer will invest more than $13.9 million and create 193 new jobs in Cherokee County, SC.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

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