Firestone Airide Invests $26M At Existing Kentucky And Tennessee Sites
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by BF Staff
1d ago
Firestone Airide recently opened new distribution centers at two of its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities — Williamsburg, Kentucky and Dyersburg, Tennessee. The total investment of approximately $26 million will enhance the company’s ability to serve its customers and increase operational efficiency. The facility expansions are designed to accommodate significant growth in the Airide air spring business. Additionally, having the distribution centers located next to the manufacturing facilities aims to help reduce the company’s carbon footprint by eliminating transportation of goods from the ..read more
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New York State Returns To ‘Cutting Edge’ Of Manufacturing, Innovation
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by BF Staff
2d ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   While Governor Kathy Hochul said New York is “stronger, healthier, safer, and more affordable” than when she took office two years ago, there’s still work to be done. “Our community investments, business development programs, and workforce initiatives are all geared toward making sure that our state continues to be a place where workers and families can achieve their New York Dream,” Gov. Hochul said during her State of the State address in January. “Through commitments to revitalizing our business districts, driving innovation, stre ..read more
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Connecticut Sees Growth In Workforce, Emerging Industries
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by BF Staff
3d ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   Workforce and emerging industries are expected to be the cornerstones of Connecticut’s economic landscape, according to various reports. Workforce training is among the latest commitments Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has allocated for in the state’s two-year budget. Hartford, CT downtown skyline (Photo: Adobe Stock/Sean Pavone Photo)   “Unlike our neighboring states which are losing population, Connecticut has gained population over the last few years,” Lamont said in February during his 2024 State of the State Address. “Toda ..read more
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COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Competitive Landscape In Food Processing
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by BF Staff
4d ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   Consumer food preferences have become more focused on simpler ingredients, prompting manufacturers to focus on producing items without preservatives, colors, or artificial additives, according to a 2023 report from Global Location Strategies, a firm based on Greenville, SC. “Environmental awareness has also impacted customers’ interest in plant-based and alternative proteins such as meat substitutes, plant-based burgers, and vegan dairy alternatives,” the report, “2023 Best Places for Food Manufacturing,” stated. “At the same time, c ..read more
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CSX Select Site Program Recognizes 14 Sites In Eight States
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by BF Staff
4d ago
This week, CSX has announced the most recent group of high-ranking properties to receive CSX Select Site designation under the industrial development program. Across eight states, there are 14 sites that have earned a Silver or Bronze rating based on an evaluation of a wide range of site characteristics. The Select Site program connects expanding companies with highly desirable rail-served properties. Based in Jacksonville, FL, CSX is a transportation company providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across an array of markets, including energy ..read more
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$600M Joint Venture Will Bring First xScale Data Center To U.S.
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by BF Staff
4d ago
A$600 million joint venture between Equinix, Inc. and PGIM Real Estate will bring the first xScale data center to the U.S. Located in the Silicon Valley region of California, the two-story facility — dubbed SV12x — is expected to provide more than 28 megawatts (MW) of power capacity at full build out. SV12x is located at Equinix’s Great Oaks data center campus in San Jose, CA alongside four existing Equinix International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) data centers. The first phase of the facility is scheduled to be completed in Q2 2024. Equinix SV12x International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in San ..read more
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Green Plains Opens Enhanced Biorefinery In York County, Nebraska
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by BF Staff
5d ago
Green Plains, a biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural, and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients, held a grand opening for its new biofuel production facility in York, Nebraska. The facility, which is made possible through a partnership with Shell, uses advanced technology to add value to products created by corn processing. Converting every part of the kernel into higher-value co-products means the corn grown by York farmers stretches further. “This is all about addi ..read more
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Oklahoma Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ In New, Existing Companies
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by BF Staff
5d ago
By Kari Williams From the March/April 2024 Issue   The past year was one of “tremendous growth” for Oklahoma, according to Lt. Governor and Secretary of Workforce and Economic Development Matt Pinnell. “Through Commerce-led initiatives, we supported growth in existing Oklahoma companies, the very bedrock of our economic landscape, and welcomed many new businesses to the state,” Pinnell said. “It was a year that will impact Oklahoma communities for generations to come.” The Oklahoma Innovation Expansion Program and the Business Expansion Incentive Program were key in supporting busine ..read more
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Two Manufacturers Invest $29M To Expand In Tennessee
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by BF Staff
1w ago
Protomet Corporation will expand its footprint in East Tennessee by establishing engineering and manufacturing operations in Rockwood. The Loudon, TN-based engineering and manufacturing company will create 250 new jobs and invest $25 million in the project. Protomet plans to acquire and retrofit the former Albahealth building, which closed just over one year ago. The Roane County facility will join and support Protomet’s other manufacturing operations in Loudon and Anderson counties. “In the last three decades, Tennessee’s pro-business climate has helped fuel our company’s growth,” said Protom ..read more
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Mack Trucks To Be Made In Mexico
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by BF Staff
1w ago
The Volvo Group has announced it will build a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement the Group’s U.S. production. The plant will provide additional capacity to support the growth plans of both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the U.S. and Canadian markets, and support Mack truck sales in Mexico and Latin America. The plant is expected to be operational in 2026. Photo: The Volvo Group The company’s main North American heavy truck production sites will continue to be the Mack LVO plant in Pennsylvania and the Volvo NRV plant in Virginia. The Group has invested more than ..read more
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