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Yokohama Tire Corporation To Locate Technical Development Center In Concord, North Carolina

Related Research Yokohama Tire Corporation will establish a Technical Development Center in Concord, North Carolina . The company will invest nearly $2.7 million on the Center over a period of three years, creating up to 56 jobs in Cabarrus County. “The establishment of the Yokohama Technical Development Center in North Carolina is yet another testament to our commitment to the North American market,” said Tetsuya Kuze, Vice President of Yokohama Corporation of North America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of YRC and which oversees all Yokohama-related operations in North America including sales and marketing, manufacturing, technical development, long-term corporate planning and investment. “With a Technical Center in the United States, we accelerate our ability to deliver new tire products to both the original equipment and replacement tire markets.” Kuze added, “After extensive research for the ideal location to consolidate our R&D activities, we found North Carolina to have the perfect combination of a...
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Front Line: “Smart Cities” Use Technology & Data to Improve Citizens’ Lives

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Related Research The Self-Driving Car… Science Fiction or Reality? Automated Vehicles Revolutionizing the Automotive Industry Frontline: Cities Pledge to Reduce and Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions Infrastructure Innovations Will Drive Manufacturing After winning the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)'s Smart City Challenge — earning a $50 million grant to help fund future smart mobility projects earlier this year — the city of Columbus, Ohio, is in the early stages of planning how the funds will be used. The city was able to raise another $90 million from businesses, local agencies, and investors to augment the federal grant. This is “pretty big news” for the City of Columbus, according to Kenny McDonald, president and CEO of Columbus 2020, the region’s main economic development agency. He recently told The Columbus Dispatch, “Over the long term, as [these projects are] executed by local providers and also companies around the world, it's going to provide exposure...
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Immucor, Inc. Expands Operations Center In Brookfield, Wisconsin

Related Research Immucor, Inc. is expanding its operation at 20925 Crossroads Circle in the Town of Brookfield, Wisconsin .  The company will invest $1.58 million in facility upgrades and new equipment, and expects to add up to 64 new employees. According to company officials, most of the new hires will be highly skilled technical specialists, such as R&D scientists and chemists.  These capital and staff investments will enable Immucor to significantly increase sales of products manufactured at its Brookfield location, more than half of which will be sold to overseas customers. Headquartered in suburban Atlanta, Immucor is a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics that facilitate patient/donor compatibility.  With this move, Immucor’s Brookfield subsidiary will be the manufacturing and R&D hub for Immucor’s transplantation diagnostics business. “Brookfield continues to be an important base of operations for our company,” said Mike McNello, Senior Director of Operations and Site Leader for Immucor...
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QVC, Inc Opens West Coast Distribution Hub In Ontario, California

Related Research QVC, Inc., the world's leading video and e-commerce retailer, opened its first West Coast distribution center in Ontario, California . The 1 million square foot facility is expected to bring approximately 500 new jobs to Ontario by 2018 and an additional 500 jobs by 2020. According to the firm, its new distribution center is expected to accommodate approximately 20 percent of QVC's total U.S. shipments, with plans to store and ship all product categories – from fashion and beauty products to big ticket items like TVs, computers and housewares. "QVC is a destination where consumers find what they love and love what they find and our new Ontario distribution center allows us to continue to enrich our customer experience," said James Reid, Vice President, Customer Logistics, U.S. at QVC. "Our QVC family builds trust, loyalty and customer engagement with every product we ship. We are excited to welcome the...
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Reveelium Inc Plans N.A. Headquarters In Columbus, Ohio Region

Related Research Reveelium Inc., a subsidiary of French-based cybersecurity solution company ITrust, will expand its presence in the United States with a new North American headquarters in metro Columbus, Ohio . The company will invest $200,000 in computer equipment, workforce training and leasehold improvement. Reveelium Inc. plans to add 15 new jobs beginning in third quarter 2016, primarily in the areas of data analytics, cybersecurity, sales and client management. The facility location is yet to be determined. “We are excited to expand in North America and call the Columbus Region home to Reveelium’s North American headquarters,” said Jean-Nicolas Piotrowski, CEO, ITrust. “We are in the midst of rapid growth and we look forward to taking advantage of Central Ohio’s growing IT sector, rich talent pool and collaborative environment,” added David Ofer, President, Reveelium Inc. Reveelium Inc. provides an artificial intelligence system that helps its clients detect anomalies, based on algorithms that...
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Variety Wholesalers To locate Distribution Hub In Coweta County, Georgia

Related Research Variety Wholesalers, Inc., a retail store chain, will establish its second major distribution center in the Newnan area, creating 320 jobs and investing approximately $10.5 million in Coweta County, Georgia . The distribution center will support Variety Wholesalers stores as the company expands its presence in the southeastern, midwestern and south central United States. The newly created jobs will include positions in management, operations, transportation and logistics. Georgia Quick Start will provide customized training for new distribution center employees. “We are very excited about opening this distribution center in Newnan, our first outside of North Carolina,” said Wilson Sawyer, COO of Variety Wholesalers. “The reception from the local, state and ports officials has been outstanding. We have enjoyed many years doing business in the state of Georgia, as we currently operate 48 of our 360 stores in Georgia with a new store opening in Newnan.” Variety Wholesalers offers merchandise including...
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Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Builds New Stave Mill In Bath County, Virginia

Related Research Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. will invest $5 million to build a new stave mill in Bath County, Virginia . The company will create 30 new jobs in the county and source 80 percent of its timber needs from Virginia land owners. According to state officials, Virginia successfully competed with West Virginia for this project, which is the first economic development project announcement for Bath County since 2003 and the first ever project in the county to receive state discretionary incentives. The Commonwealth is partnering with Bath County and Speyside Bourbon Cooperage through a Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) grant. Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. is an offspring of Speyside Cooperage Ltd. which was founded in Scotland in 1947. Speyside currently operates two plants in Scotland and one in the U.S. in Kentucky. The company is a part of a larger cooperage organization which is based in France, the...
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Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc. Expands Timmonsville, South Carolina, Assembly Plant

Related Research Honda of South Carolina Manufacturing, Inc., a company that specializes in the manufacturing of world-class all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and side-by-side (SxS) vehicles, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Florence County, South Carolina . The company is investing $45 million in the project, resulting in the creation of 250 new jobs over the next few years. Honda’s Timmonsville plant is one of the company’s 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. Honda of South Carolina is the sole production facility for Honda ATVs and Side x Sides in the region, and associates there have produced more than 3 million products since it opened its doors in 1998. In August 2015, Honda announced a $42 million investment, facilitating the addition of two new product lines – the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5. This latest $45 million project will allow the company to grow its facility by approximately 115,000 square-feet in order...
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Lakeshore Learning Materials Locates Distribution Center In Woodford County, Kentucky

Related Research Lakeshore Learning Materials, a developer and retailer of high-quality educational products, will locate a 500,000 square foot fulfillment and distribution center in the Midway Station industrial park in Woodford County, Kentucky . The company will make an investment of more than $47.4 million and is projected to create 262 full-time jobs. The company’s fulfillment and distribution facility in Midway, Kentucky, will be more centrally located to customers. Company leaders expect the building will be operational by November 2017. “Lakeshore was drawn to Kentucky by its wonderful sense of community and the state’s rich history of supporting families, education and businesses like ours,” said Bo Kaplan, Lakeshore’s President/CEO. “We truly feel like we’ve found a home here, and we can’t wait to become an active part of the Midway community.” “Over the past 60 years, Lakeshore Learning Materials has established itself as a highly regarded brand in the world of...
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Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions Locates R&D-Manufacturing Campus In Jackson, Tennessee

Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions will locate a new research and development and manufacturing facility in Jackson, Tennessee . The solar powered products manufacturer will invest $1.5 million to update an existing space in Madison County and create 68 new jobs. The company specializes in developing state-of-the-art solar powered products including portable cold storage as well as water and ice making technology, which produce clean drinking water and ice by pulling the moisture from the air. “We’re very excited to begin manufacturing the Solar ColdBox in Jackson, Tennessee. This has been our home for other successful ventures for the past 26 years. The wonderful resources and bright minds Jackson has to offer have made it a natural fit to become the hub for the research and development of our new solar products," Aldelano Solar Cold Chain Solutions CEO Al Hollingsworth said. “The Solar ColdBox with its water-making and ice-making capabilities has...
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Telos Global To Establish Manufacturing Center In Caryville, Tennessee

Related Research Telos Global, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Caryville, Tennessee . The automotive supplier will invest $32 million and create 63 new jobs in Campbell County. Established in March 2016, Telos Global is a joint venture between Teague and Eisenmann Corporation USA and consists of a group of specialists with a broadened production and process expertise in the area of press-hardened steel. At the new facility, Telos Global will focus on five in-house turnkey services: technical, low volume production, tooling services, equipment sales services, turnkey services center and training. Telos Global will locate its new manufacturing facility to a 190,000 square foot building in Caryville. The company plans on completing extensive renovations on the building to accommodate the company’s equipment and needs. The renovations include installation of a crane system, lighting upgrades and electrical modifications. “We are pleased to bring Telos Global to Tennessee, a state that understands...
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Plastipak Packaging Inc. Expands McCalla, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant

Related Research Plastipak Packaging Inc. will invest $10.4 million to add two manufacturing lines to its facility in McCalla, Alabama . The facility produces plastic bottles for the beverage industry. “Plastipak is extremely appreciative of the support it has received from the local community and business organizations,” said William C. Young, President/CEO of Plastipak Holdings. “The Plastipak Team is excited to be able to expand our plant again and to continue to serve our regional customers with high quality products that are manufactured in the state of Alabama.” According to the Birmingham Business Alliance, Plastipak’s expansion is a boost for the Jefferson County Metropolitan Park in McCalla, where it currently employs 117 people. This is the latest in a series of expansions at Plastipak’s JeffMet facility. “Its expansions over the years indicate a strong local workforce and an ideal central location to serve its customers throughout the Southeast,” said Ted vonCannon,...
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Vantage To Establish Manufacturing Complex In Nashville, Tennessee

Related Research Vantage LLC is investing $5 million to establish a manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tennessee . The company plans to create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs during the next five years. Created by the founders of Crye Precision, Vantage is a leading design and manufacturing firm headquartered in Brooklyn, New York. Crye has been designing and producing apparel, armor and other equipment for the military, law enforcement and civilian markets since 2000. Vantage will begin producing a brand new shotgun at its Nashville plant, which will be operational in the fall of 2016. The company will move into a 22,000-square-foot facility on Murfreesboro Road. “We couldn’t be more excited to begin this new endeavor in Nashville,” Gregg Thompson, co-founder of Vantage, said. “It’s absolutely critical to the success of the company that we have the right people at the helm and the right environment to grow. We’ve come to the...
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Anchor Plastics Opens U.S. Facility In New Castle, Delaware

Related Research Anchor Plastics recently opened their latest North American facility by leasing 20,500 square feet of warehouse and office space at 500 Ships Landing Way in the Twins Spans Business Park in New Castle, Delaware . Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Anchor Plastics is widely recognized as the pioneer of manufacturing plastic containers throughout Canada while specializing in highly customizable products for various commercial customers throughout the United States. The company is also well known across their industry for their expertise in plastic blow-molding technology which allows for a custom-built experience for clients of all sizes. According to Harvey, Hanna & Associates, a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company, TSBP is considered by many to be the premier distribution campus in the mid-Atlantic region, featuring 1.85 million square feet of Class A commercial warehouse space spread across 135 acres of land along the Delaware River. Twin Spans further offers superior...
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CRC Industries Relocates Headquarters In Pennsylvania & West Coast Distribution Hub To Nevada

Related Research CRC Industries, Inc. recently relocated its global corporate headquarters from Warminster to nearby Horsham, Pennsylvania . The company also moved its west coast distribution center to a custom-designed 40,000 square foot building in Gardnerville, Nevada . A leading global supplier of specialty chemicals for maintenance and repair professionals and do-it-yourselfers, CRC serves the automotive, industrial, electrical, marine, heavy truck, hardware, and aviation markets. “Our spacious Horsham location was selected by design,” said Wayne King, President, CRC Americas. “As our business continues to grow, we’ve recognized that we require a larger, modern facility to accommodate our global staff, our Americas leadership team, sales and marketing personnel, customer care, human resources, and finance and IT departments. Our expanded training facilities are also housed in this location,” he said. According to company officials, CRC manufacturing and R&D center will continue to operate from Warminster, Pennsylvania. Those facilities too will be expanded to...
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Aura Fabricators To Locate Plant In Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Related Research Manufacturer Aura Fabricators Inc. is investing $3.76 million for a new manufacturing facility in Fergus Falls, Minnesota . The company, which specializes in making ornamental railings, overhead signs, trusses, steel bridge components and other miscellaneous metal products, said it will open the new facility to relieve overcrowding at its Dalton plant and to accommodate additional workers. As an incentive, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is supporting the expansion with a $189,195 grant from the Job Creation Fund . The company will receive the funding once it has met hiring and investment commitments. “Aura Fabricators has a reputation for making high-quality products and meeting project deadlines,” said DEED Commissioner Shawntera Hardy. “This funding supports the company’s growth plans and will help it to remain competitive nationally.” Original link
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Jellyfish Health Expands Operations Center In Panama City, Florida

Related Research Jellyfish Health, a healthcare technology company, is expanding its operations in Panama City, Florida . The company plans to hire 100 associates. Dave Dyell, President/CEO of Jellyfish Health, said Jellyfish provides innovative technology that reduces wait times for patients, automates workflow for staff and boosts loyalty to healthcare facilities by creating a better patient experience. This innovative solution works by providing transparency about wait times to the patient through their mobile device. “Jellyfish Health is all about helping make life easier for patients and the caregivers that take care of them. We bring that same philosophy to the workplace by giving employees an opportunity to explore their passion along with competitive pay and a flexible work schedule. This grant allows us to offer these benefits to even more employees and make a bigger impact on the local economy”, Dyell said. As an incentive, the company received a $750,000 grant...
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Standard Industrial Expands Clarksdale, Mississippi, Manufacturing Plant

Related Research Standard Industrial, manufacturer of press brakes, shears and hydraulic presses, is expanding at Leonard Pharr Industrial Park in Clarksdale, Mississippi . The company is investing $1.357 million to accommodate a new production line while creating 25 jobs. “Standard Industrial would like to thank all the entities involved in putting this project together,” said Standard Industrial President Steve Hays. “This expansion will allow our company to compete in a highly competitive marketplace with the new assembly line, and it gives us the capacity to manufacture even larger equipment than we previously have been able to produce.” Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance for building construction. The Delta Regional Authority and Coahoma County are also assisting with the project. Standard Industrial plans to start construction on its new production line in December. “I thank the team at Standard Industrial for expanding its footprint in Clarksdale and creating new jobs for the residents...
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AutoZone Plans Ocala, Florida, Distribution Hub

Related Research AutoZone, the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive parts and products in the United States, will build a new distribution facility in Ocala, Florida . The new facility will create 240 jobs and invest $50 million in the local community. Construction for the AutoZone Distribution Center –AutoZone’s 10th in the U.S.– will begin in early 2017 and open in 2018. This facility will service AutoZone stores throughout Florida and Puerto Rico. Each AutoZone store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. AutoZone opened its first store in Florida in 1984. Rod Halsell, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain for AutoZone, said, “We are grateful to the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, the Ocala City Council, the Marion County Board of Commissioners and Cone Distributing for their warm...
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Anyone Home, Inc. Opening Operations Center In Mauldin, South Carolina

Related Research Anyone Home, Inc., the premiere contact center and management tool for the single and multi-family rental housing market, is launching new operations at Mauldin’s Brookfield Corporate Center in Greenville County, South Carolina . The project is expected to bring $1.1 million in new capital investment and lead to the creation of more than 570 new jobs over the next five years. To establish new operations in the Upstate, Anyone Home is opening a new 26,000-square-foot office at 750 Brookfield Parkway in Mauldin. Providing technology and services to property management companies, Anyone Home, Inc. offers a state-of-the-art prospect and resident management platform for single and multifamily operators. Processing everything from leasing calls, service requests and emergency dispatches, Anyone Home’s services and software keep property management simple and effective. “We are so very pleased about choosing South Carolina as the home of our new office. The response to our job openings...
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