Manufacturing

Resource pages for "Manufacturing"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


MVP Group Establishes Manufacturing Operations In Fulton, KY

Candle, fragrance manufacturer to invest more than $5.2 million; will create 150 jobs.

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.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

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.
Chattanooga is the first U.S. test city for Global Green Lighting.

Global Green Lighting To Hire Up To 250 For New Chattanooga Facility

Innovative wireless radio controlled LED street lighting systems to be assembled in Hamilton County. The move will create jobs for Tennesseans by bringing subcontracted production back from China.
Production in progress at Fountain Inn facility. (Photo: Bosch Rexroth.)

Bosch Rexroth Opens Hydraulics Production Campus In South Carolina

The Fountain Inn project showcases Bosch Rexroth's desire to work cooperatively with local and state governments to improve U.S. manufacturing infrastructure.
Last year’s G20 summit was held in Los Cabos, Mexico.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Mexico’s Export Economy Adds Emerson

The Latin American leader leans on its reliable workforce, countless industrial parks and a robust network of trade agreements to grow its economy in 2013. From the January/February 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Streamlining FTZ Process Speeds Business Development in Virginia

Putting a trade zone under an Alternative Site Framework gives locations greater flexibility to meet requests for zone status while making the process less expensive. From the January/February 2013 issue
Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference at the Wharton County Junior College - Bay City campus to announce Bay City as the location of the first US seamless mill for Tenaris.

Tenaris Announces New Seamless Pipe Mill in Bay City, Matagorda County, TX

The new plant will generate 600 direct manufacturing jobs and offer substantial economic impact in Matagorda County as well as in the surrounding areas.
Pictured here is an image of the new Boeing Salt Lake building.

Boeing Purchases New Building In Salt Lake County, UT

Boeing expects to refurbish the 850,000 square foot building to complement the company's current operations in Salt Lake County. Sitts & Hill will design the space inside the building's factory area. Design and construction are expected to take two years.

Economic Growth Continues, Manufacturing Growth Expected In 2013

The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2013, with revenues expected to increase in 17 manufacturing industries. From the Institute for Supply Management, Dec. 12, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

Sasol Announces Largest Manufacturing Investment In Louisiana History

Hiring for the GTL and ethane cracker facilities will begin in 2014. Operations of the first plant are expected to start in 2017, with full employment reached within two years after commercial operations begin. Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

U.S. Luring Manufacturers Away From China?

Low-cost energy fueling U.S. manufacturing and jobs renaissance. By Elliott Gue, Energy & Income Advisor, Oct 19, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

Tsuda To Open Toyota Parts Plant In Indiana

The company's plans to locate its first North American facility in Mt. Comfort Air Park East, located in Mount Comfort, IN. The undertaking should create up to 116 new jobs by 2016. Oct 12, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

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

Nanotech Partnership Announced In Ulster County, NY

Partnership between SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Ceres Technologies could create 250 green energy jobs across the region. Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

New Report Out On U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 22, 2012 @ 3:42 PM
Built on the rubber and tire industry, Greater Akron is expanding its economic base to include investment in medical devices, polymers and liquid crystal applications.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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