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Monday, August 31 2015

Nominees Include Bridge in Kentucky, Interchange in Utah
Pittsburgh, PA -- Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, consulting, planning, technical and professional services, is earning high praise from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) as the organization prepares to announce the winners of the 2015 America’s Transportation Awards. Two of Michael Baker’s notable projects – the I-15 US-91/1100 South Interchange in Brigham City, Utah; and the Milton-Madison Bridge along the Ohio River in Indiana and Kentucky – are among the top 10 finalists for this year’s competition.

“Michael Baker International engineered a measurable and positive impact on the daily commutes of tens of thousands of people with both the Milton-Madison Bridge and the I-15 southern freeway interchange in Utah. In both cases, we have developed innovative, time- and cost-efficient solutions to very meaningful transportation infrastructure challenges,” said Kurt Bergman, CEO of Michael Baker International. “Our full continuum of innovative solutions, our global reach and our local focus enable our collaborative teams to produce industry-leading results, and we’re proud to join our partners in earning this nomination.”

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Monday, August 31 2015
Georgia hooks Trident Seafoods

Ports, job training help lure company to state
Savannah, GA -- Trident Seafoods has opened a $40 million production and distribution center in Carrollton, Ga., providing 175 full-time jobs and the capacity to produce 50,000 tons of finished products annually for the U.S. market.
"We are excited to add Trident to our family of customers, especially within the valuable refrigerated cargo market," said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz. "This is an important win for Georgia, and for the Port of Savannah."
Savannah's Garden City Terminal offers 84 refrigerated container racks and 814 chassis plug-ins, powering 2,830 refrigerated boxes at a time. Another 20 racks should be complete by the end of the year, adding 480 refrigerated container slots.

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Friday, August 28 2015

Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee officials recently announced  the company will expand its automotive components and systems manufacturing plant in Maryville making it one of the largest operating campuses in DENSO Corporation’s worldwide operations.

With a workforce of more than 3,100 employees, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is Blount County’s largest employer. The company will create 500 new jobs and invest $400 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities and construct a new warehouse. Due to expanded production needs at two of the company’s manufacturing plants, the existing warehouse will be converted to manufacturing space and a new consolidated warehouse will be built on the company’s current campus.

“We want to congratulate DENSO on its latest expansion and the 500 new jobs they will create in Maryville and Blount County,” Haslam said. “Today’s announcement is another indication of the momentum Tennessee has in the automotive manufacturing sector. As the largest employer in Blount County, DENSO supports numerous families throughout East Tennessee, and we are grateful for the company’s commitment and continued investment in our state.”

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Thursday, August 27 2015

Rochester, NY -- Empire Precision Plastics has added laser marking to its range of capabilities in order to better meet customer needs for precision molded parts and assemblies. The company can now offer in-line serialization of polymer firearm components during the manufacturing process.   

Today many firearms manufacturers are turning to polymer components in order to reduce weight, drive down costs and improve the aesthetics and feel of their products. The current method of over molding pre-serialized plates requires that each component be entered into an ATF Log, even if it is found to be discrepant. This method requires a great deal of additional handling and introduces a higher risk of a serialized component not being entered into the tracking log.

With in-line laser engraving, components can be inspected and approved prior to applying the serialization number. When used with ATF approved software, accepted, in-line serialized components are instantly entered into the electronic tracking log. This eliminates manual entries, which saves time and prevents clerical errors which can be quite costly during an ATF audit. This technology also helps manufacturers avoid the added engineering and retooling costs of serializing through redesign.

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Thursday, August 27 2015

New location offers consulting support to the West Coast

Braintree, MA -- Boston based software company Planon, the global leader in Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), today announced that it opened an office in Seattle, Wash. The new office will support Planon’s west coast customers with senior level consultants.

“Due to growing customer base and recent wins we have decided to open a new office,” said Fred Guelen, President of North America and Planon CFO. “We see a growing demand for real estate management and maintenance management solutions, especially among multinational companies located in this area.”

The opening of a new office shows Planon’s commitment to the North American market by being a global provider of facilities management software. Planon has been recognized by Gartner as a “leader” in the Integrated Workplace Management Solutions (IWMS) market for six consecutive years.

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Thursday, August 27 2015

Company investing $20.4 million in new Swansea, S.C. solar projects

Columbia, SC -- Cypress Creek Renewables, a company that specializes in the ownership and development of long-term solar energy projects, is establishing two new operations in Lexington County. The company is investing $20.4 million in the solar projects.

With offices in Arizona, Missouri, New York and North Carolina, as well as Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif., Cypress Creek Renewables strives to make solar power economically attractive to utilities and consumers. Primarily focused on two to 10 megawatt utility scale projects, Cypress is working with regulators, utilities and business development groups throughout the United States to build more than one gigawatt of new solar projects between now and the end of 2016.
Cypress has received approval to build two Lexington County projects off of Southbound Road and George Derrick Road in Swansea. The company is working in partnership with Sustainable Energy Solutions, which is assisting Cypress by identifying sites, obtaining necessary permits and coordinating with the utilities. Both Lexington County solar projects will produce 10 megawatts of energy once at full capacity. Twenty megawatts of solar energy is enough to provide inexpensive, secure, clean energy to approximately 4,000 South Carolina homes.

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Thursday, August 27 2015

Midland, TX -- New Teraco, Inc. is proud to announce that it is expanding its Midland, TX facility with significant support from the Midland Development Corporation. 

Teraco's management and ownership were looking to consolidate one of its two manufacturing facilities and chose to move additional production equipment and dozens of new  jobs to Midland, TX instead of Chicago, IL.  Teraco first moved to Midland in 1970 and continues to be one of the larger employers in the area that is not focused in the oil and gas industry. 

Teraco is a leading manufacturer of plastic cards.  We specialize in the manufacturing, personalization and distribution of gift cards, loyalty cards, membership cards and hotel keycards.  As a result of the company's Midland expansion, Teraco is looking for dependable, hardworking people to come join our team. 

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Thursday, August 27 2015

Columbia, SC -- OMP Mechtron, LLC, a manufacturer of mechanical parts and electronic integration, is expanding its existing Midlands operations by establishing a new facility in Lexington County. The company is investing $2.9 million in its new operations, creating 20 new jobs over the next five years.
OMP Mechtron, LLC is the U.S. branch of OMP Mechtron S.P.A., an Italy-based producer of mechanical parts. Established in 1987, the company’s product line includes subracks, rack cabinets, electronic integration racks utilizing printed circuit board assembly and waveguides used in mobile telecommunications. As a truly global firm, OMP Mechtron operates facilities in six different countries across Europe, Asia and North America.
To meet increasing customer demand, OMP Mechtron, LLC is establishing a new facility in Lexington County. Located at 4335 Augusta Highway in Gilbert, S.C., the 20,791-square-foot building will house the production of printed circuit board assemblies, electronic and electromechanical assemblies and wiring.

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Thursday, August 27 2015

Las Cruces, NM -- CyraCom Language Solutions, a worldwide provider of interpreting services, will be expanding its Las Cruces office. Governor Susana Martinez announced that 100 new employees will be added to CyraCom’s Las Cruces operation to meet growing demand for its services, bringing the Las Cruces staff to 200 employees.
“We’re proud to have partners like CyraCom as we continue to diversify New Mexico’s economy,” said Governor Martinez. “As our state becomes more business friendly, we’re growing our private sector and creating more jobs for our families.”
Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima applauded the expansion, saying, “As the state, city and our local economic development partners collaborate on projects like this, we’re going to see more job creation in Las Cruces and the region. The state is providing resources towards job training, and our City’s Economic Development Office, MVEDA and our other partners will be helping CyraCom find the right people for its needs. Our strong bi-lingual workforce is one of our strengths, and having CyraCom choose Las Cruces for its expansion is fantastic. It says a lot about the business friendly environment and advantages here in New Mexico and Las Cruces.”   

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Wednesday, August 26 2015

Birmingham, AL -- After a one-year hiatus, the Northwest Maico & CZ National Vintage Motocross Series returns to the Barber Vintage Festival presented by Triumph Dealers of North America on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at the world-famous Barber Motorsports Park.

The three-day motorcycle festival is one of the largest vintage festivals in the country. With more than 65,000 attending last year’s festival, up from 61,000 the year before, the festival continues to grow each year.
The site will be a new, purpose-built track that has been constructed at Barber Motorsports Park. AHRMA officials who previewed the circuit are very excited about the Barber staff’s accomplishments on this project.

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Wednesday, August 26 2015
Port Will Ready Over 170 Acres at Kelly Field for Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing Expansions

Marquee names at Port San Antonio include Boeing Lockheed Martin Chromalloy StandardAreo and GDC Technics - Photo Courtest Port San Antonio

$5 million allocated for the demolition of obsolete buildings, clearing of prime industrial property

San Antonio, TX -- Port San Antonio will soon begin the demolition of several obsolete warehouses, dock-high concrete foundations and unused roads in the property’s heavy-industrial center. The clearing of the land is an essential step for the expansion of aerospace, manufacturing and other quality job-generating operations at the Port.
The 178-acre site is located next to Kelly Field, the Port’s industrial airport. The land is one of only three places in Texas ideally suited for the construction of hangars and workshops that can accommodate large aerospace facilities requiring direct runway access. It is also an ideal site for other industrial uses, including non-aerospace manufacturing operations. 
In addition to air access, the site also has robust logistics connectivity by truck. It is adjacent to a $60-million four-lane road extension--36th Street--completed in 2012 by the City of San Antonio. The new road provides direct access to Highway 90, which quickly links to Interstate Highways 10, 35 and 37. 

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Indiana -- Toyota plans to spend $16 million to renovate and expand a central Indiana factory where it builds three-and four-wheel forklifts and other equipment.

Toyota senior manager Steve Pride says the Industrial Equipment Manufacturing campus near Columbus was about 250,000 square-feet 25 years ago. It will be just over a million square-feet with the upcoming expansion, to be completed in September 2016.

Tony Miller, a Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. senior vice president, tells The Republic that the expansion will establish a facility for the division's headquarters, and add a new cafeteria and more locker room space.

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Bloomington, IN -- Hoosier Energy and Randolph Farms Landfill announced a partnership that will turn landfill gas into a renewable energy resource for Randolph County.

Hoosier Energy plans to construct the Cabin Creek renewable energy project, a 4-megawatt landfill gas facility, at the Randolph Farms Landfill located in rural east-central Indiana. The renewable energy plant will be the fourth landfill methane gas (LMG) facility for the electric power supply cooperative and the first landfill gas partnership with the Kalamazoo, MI-based waste and recycling company.

Cabin Creek is part of Hoosier Energy’s strategy of furthering its all-of-the-above, diversified power supply portfolio that includes coal, natural gas, renewable energy and energy efficiency. “This project is another example of our commitment to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable power to member systems,” said Steve Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoosier Energy.

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Jacksonville, FL -- Christian Harden has been promoted to Senior Vice President at NAI Hallmark Partners joining the senior level of company management. The timing of the move comes as Harden has reached several career benchmarks.

‘Christian has distinguished himself among his coworkers and industry peers as the consummate commercial real estate professional, measured both in aggregate brokerage volume and leadership,’ said Dave Auchter, EVP/COO at Hallmark. ‘He has progressed through his unique experiences to become an exceptional advocate for our clients, representative for our industry and advocate for Jacksonville.’

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Tuesday, August 25 2015

Le Mars, Iowa -- A state board has awarded the maker of Wells Blue Bunny ice cream $644,400 in tax incentives to help finance an expansion in Le Mars that is expected to create 19 new jobs.

The Sioux City Journal reports that the Iowa Economic Development Authority awarded the incentives to Wells Enterprises on Friday.

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Friday, August 14 2015

Nashville, TN -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Ryder Supply Chain Solutions officials recently announced  the company will expand its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill. The announcement represents an investment of $16.5 million and the creation of 606 new jobs in Maury County.

“Tennessee’s central geographic location and incredible logistics infrastructure offer companies around the world a great setting for growth and success,” Haslam said. “Our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs is made possible with the support of companies like Ryder, and we want to thank them for choosing to expand in Spring Hill and adding more than 600 new jobs to the Maury County workforce.”

“Tennessee is the top state in the nation for overall infrastructure and global access making it an outstanding choice for Ryder’s latest expansion,” Boyd said. “As a state, we strive to leverage Tennessee’s inherent advantages with the success of our thriving key sectors to create an environment that supports both newly located companies and existing industry expansions. I appreciate Ryder’s continued investment in Tennessee and for creating hundreds of new jobs in Spring Hill.”

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Tuesday, August 11 2015

Corpus Christi, TX -- Air quality in the Corpus Christi Region is of good quality these days and not through lack of significant effort on the part of Corpus Christi stakeholders and industry. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for the health and welfare of the public. Specifically, there are NAAQS for six principal pollutants that can affect the air we breathe – ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, lead and particulates. The NAAQS that has been of closest interest to our community and one that we have exceeded in the past is ozone. The NAAQS for ozone is currently 75 parts per billion for a rolling 3-year average. Currently, the 3-year average for ozone in Corpus Christi is 62 parts per billion at both federal air monitors that are in operation.

The USEPA has a proposal pending to lower the NAAQS for ozone to 70 parts per billion for a rolling 3-year average, and is considering lowering it further. There is significant concern of lowering the standard nationwide as all the major cities in the country could become non-attainment for ozone. This would be a challenge to have all the cities not in compliance with the NAAQS and create severe complications in working to come into attainment. However, even if that is the case, the Corpus Christi Region is still in good standing if the NAAQS for ozone is lowered as low as 65 parts per billion.

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Tuesday, August 11 2015

Trenton, NJ -- Continuing the state’s commitment to supporting the growth of  the technology and life sciences industries, which are targeted for growth under the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA), the Board of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) took action to approve Grow New Jersey (Grow NJ) tax credits for two Middlesex County projects.
The Board approved Grow NJ tax credits for up to $3.2 million over 10 years for Israel-based Macrocure, Inc. The award will encourage the company, which is developing a platform to address chronic and hard-to-heal wounds, to establish its North American headquarters at the EDA’s Technology Centre of New Jersey in North Brunswick, rather than Philadelphia.  The project would bring with it 48 new jobs and over $6 million in private investment. 
At last month’s Board meeting, a 10-year, three-month lease for space at the Technology Centre was approved for Macrocure, contingent upon the Board’s approval of the company’s Grow NJ application.

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Thursday, August 06 2015

Companies Identified through Needs Assessment will receive NASA “Counseling”

Brevard County, FL -- Technology Docking, a strategic alliance between NASA and the EDC is a regional initiative and part of NASA’s national pilot program for Regional Economic Development (RED). The partnership provides small and medium-sized manufacturers and technology based companies, access to NASA’s resources both at the Kennedy Space Center and across the nation. On Wednesday, at the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast Board Meeting, the following nine companies were announced to participate in the first annual Technology Docking Roadshow.

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Thursday, August 06 2015

Brownsville, TX -- An automotive supplier is currently setting up in a facility at the Brownsville airport industrial zone where it will generate 35 light manufacturing jobs and add to the region’s growing automotive supplier ecosystem.
MVP Plastics, Inc., of Middlefield, Ohio, is installing a row of 80 to 750 ton presses at a 30,000-square-foot facility. The custom injection molder will be manufacturing components for automotive interiors.
“The MVP team is excited about locating its manufacturing operation in Brownsville and becoming part of the community and its supplier ecosystem,” said Darrell McNair, President  & CEO of MVP Plastics, a certified minority automotive custom injection molder.

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Thursday, August 06 2015

Leading App Development Company Offers a Unique Work Culture Bringing Innovative Technology Jobs to Arkansas
Conway, AR -- Metova, Inc., an emerging technology company creating world-class apps along with strategy, design, development and marketing for companies including Yelp, Dropbox, eHarmony, Flixster and Microsoft, announced today 100 new job opportunities in downtown Conway, Arkansas. The company is expanding to meet the demands of the rapidly growing mobile, web and IoT (Internet of Things) space, and due to significant new business in the digital media industry.
Metova opened their offices in January of 2015 in a grand opening ceremony with an announcement by Governor Asa Hutchinson as well as Conway Mayor, Tab Townsell.
Metova initially projected the creation of over 60 jobs, but due to growth and innovation creating new opportunities in the marketplace, Metova is now hiring an additional 100 positions – nearly tripling the initial projection. Metova is seeking developers with strengths in Ruby on Rails, Java web and mobile app development, as well as talented UX and UI designers.

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Thursday, August 06 2015

Provides the company with expanded capabilities in Europe

Twinsburg, OH -- Q Holding Company, d.b.a. Qure Medical, with corporate headquarters in Twinsburg, Ohio, has acquired UK-headquartered Silicone Altimex, announced Randy Ross, President and CEO of Qure Medical. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Qure Medical provides integrated elastomer solutions to medical device manufacturers.  Silicone Altimex is one of Europe’s leading independent manufacturers of cleanroom-produced silicone tubing components and assemblies for the pharmaceutical industry.

“This transaction is an important step in realizing our global ambitions,” said Qure Medical’s Ross. “Silicone Altimex is a great fit with our business and we look forward to capitalizing on the strengths of each organization. The acquisition provides us with manufacturing facilities in Europe and will enable us to grow our overall capacity, especially in the attractive pharmaceutical and assembly business.”

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Monday, August 03 2015

Madison, WI -- Sub-Zero Group Inc., the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, is undertaking a $62 million expansion of its facility in Fitchburg, Wisconsin—a project expected to bring more than 300 jobs to Dane County over the next three years.

“As we approached this expansion, we reviewed our facility planning to best utilize our resources to meet increased demand and expected growth for the Wolf cooking brand, and to produce our new line of dishwashers under the new brand Cove launching in 2017,” said James J. Bakke, company president and CEO. “We are concentrating on lean state-of-the-art manufacturing practices to ensure our leading edge quality control and flexibility, and to maintain a leadership position in the face of changing market demands and competition.”

The company’s 66-acre Fitchburg campus will expand to 99 acres to accommodate a 400,000- square-foot addition to its current Wolf facility. The Wolf plant will more than double in size to reach 755,000 square feet. It is adjacent to the Sub-Zero Built-in plant and the Westye F. Bakke training center. Construction is now under way and the project is expected to be completed in late 2016.

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