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METTLER TOLEDO To Locate Operations Hub In Lutz, Florida

Related Research METTLER TOLEDO will construct a new 250,000-square-foot facility at a site adjacent to the Suncoast Parkway in Lutz, Florida . The new facility, built for the company’s Product Inspection Division, will be home to more than 500 employees, including 185 new associates. According to the Pasco Economic Development Council, More than $30 million in capital will be invested in the region. Company officials cited access to the area’s diverse, experienced labor pool in addition to the location’s easy access to regional infrastructure as prime reasons for choosing the Pasco County site for the new facility. The company’s Product Inspection Division is the global market leader in the field of check-weighing, industrial metal detection, and x-ray inspection systems for the food, pharmaceutical, and packaged consumer goods industries. EDC officials said the company will ultimately consolidate operations from one other location to the new Lutz facility. Construction is expected to be...
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Summit Racing Equipment Plans Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Distribution Hub

Related Research Summit Racing Equipment, the world’s largest direct marketer of performance automotive parts and accessories, is opening a new Distribution Center and Retail Super Store in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas . According to company officials the distribution hub will allow its “customers in most of Texas and adjacent states will enjoy one-day delivery on orders for in-stock parts. The new Distribution Center is designed to process orders quickly and efficiently. It will be large enough to stock thousands of parts from over 1,200 manufacturers, ready for immediate delivery.” “Summit Racing is committed to providing our customers with the best possible service, and that includes fast shipping and delivery,” explained Nan Gelhard, Summit Racing Advertising Manager. “With the addition of our Texas facility, we will have four Distribution Centers. We will be able to deliver parts to more customers in the continental U.S. in just one to two days.” Construction of...
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OSI Creative Opens East Coast Facility In Totowa, New Jersey

Related Research OSI Creative, a leading provider of global supply chain managed solutions for point-of-purchase displays, consumer product packaging and branded merchandise programs, opened of its new East Coast facility in Totowa, New Jersey . The new facility, 22 miles west of New York City, will provide customers with the latest in designs, materials and technologies with lower total landed cost, company officials said. “We know customers prefer to work with local representatives who can provide on-site, responsive service. Our new facility brings our California creativity for new, fresh designs and the latest POP trends to the East Coast,” said Joe Baksha, President/CEO of OSI. “These capabilities, combined with our lower-cost international manufacturing in East Asia and our lower cost of assembly and distribution through our Memphis, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois facilities as well as our San Pedro, California facility, which services the western states, provides customers with a successful combination...
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Inteva Products Expands Facilities In Adrian And Troy, Michigan

Related Research Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, will be making an investment of $23 million and creating additional jobs to support new business in Adrian and Troy, Michigan . According to company officials, “ a majority of the new jobs will be located at Inteva’s 980,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Adrian, Michigan. The Adrian facility manufactures instrument panels, door modules, door trim panels and other interior parts.” In addition “New technical and professional positions will be added at the Inteva World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan to support the new contracts. This investment will take place over the next few years to support new automotive program contracts recently awarded to Inteva,” officials said. “We are pleased that we are able to bring this new business to Michigan,” said Inteva CEO/President Lon Offenbacher. “Further growing the size of our Michigan workforce, while significantly upgrading our...
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General Motors Enhancing Marion, Indiana, Metal Center

Related Research General Motors is investing $90.9 million in its Metal Center in Marion, Indiana . The investment will enhance the facility’s process capability and flexibility. “This investment in stamping dies and equipment will align Marion Metal Center with GM’s future stamping strategy,” said Dan Hermer, GM North America Manufacturing Manager. “This will enable our team to continue delivering quality to our stamping customers throughout North America.” According to company officials this investment includes $82.5 million in dies, $5.9 million in die alteration and $2.5 million to replace cranes that move dies throughout the facility. “This investment upgrades equipment and technologies while helping UAW members to continue providing quality stamped parts, assemblies, blanks and specialized die services to GM plants throughout North America,” said UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada. “The upgrades also improve the plant’s competitiveness, which in turn helps members continue to support their families and communities and the state...
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Asana BioSciences, Relocates Operations To Lawrenceville, New Jersey

. The company cites the need for larger office space to accommodate its growing business needs. “This move was necessary to further our vision of building an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company,” said Sandeep Gupta, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Asana BioSciences. “As we continue to expand and grow, our new Princeton area location makes it ideal for us to attract key scientific and medical talent within the Central New Jersey and Philadelphia life sciences corridor .” According to company officials, Asana continues to advance its portfolio of differentiated targeted therapies to help address major unmet medical needs, including a novel CYP17 inhibitor for prostate cancer and a dual Syk/JAK inhibitor for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that are in phase I/II clinical trials. Asana BioSciences, an independent member of The Amneal Alliance of companies, is a research and development company, specializing in the discovery and development of novel drug candidates, including an antibody-drug...
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Key High-Tech Sectors Transform Lives and Businesses

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Technology is driving the speed of business — and business is trying to keep up. From the latest microelectronic systems on a chip to 3D printing to robotics to wearables, technology is transforming how we do business, and even how we conduct our personal lives. Advanced technology is the key to making every industry competitive. The science responsible for these discoveries — chemistry, physics, electronics, photonics — is often remarkably interconnected. For example, a change in atomic structure at the nanoscale can give a poorly conductive material electrical properties that can take electronics design in a totally different direction. Or, plastics can be engineered to be as heat- and chemical-resistant as metal, thereby allowing the replacement of heavy, expensive metal parts with plastic in automotive and aerospace applications, where weight is a critical design factor. Technology and its processes are more connected than ever, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT)....
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Ateb Inc. Complete Expansion Of Raleigh, North Carolina, Headquarters

Related Research Ateb Inc., the industry's leading provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions, completed expansion of its headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina . According to company officials, “generating an additional 25 percent growth in the company's overall headcount in the capital city, Ateb expanded its headquarters to a 65,500 square foot office building, almost double its existing footprint. Located at 11125 Forest Pines Drive, the construction also stimulated more employment opportunities within the local community." The expansion correlates with Ateb's recent achievement as the leading provider of medication synchronization to chain and independent pharmacies with over 1,000,000 pharmacy patients actively managed in Ateb's Time My Meds, medication synchronization solution, officials said. Patients receive all of their chronic medications on their monthly pharmacy visit, allowing the pharmacist and patient to actively engage. With the company's $3 million infrastructure investment to strengthen its intuitive technology solutions and continued double digit year over year...
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Appalachian Mountain Spirits Expands Distillery In Smyth County, Virginia

Related Research Appalachian Mountain Spirits invested in a major expansion of its distillery in Smyth County, Virginia . Appalachian Mountain Spirits is also committing to source 100% of its corn, barley, and rye from Virginia farmers. The Commonwealth is partnering with Smyth County and Appalachian Mountain Spirits through the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Grant. Over the next three years, Appalachian Mountain Spirits will invest $1.95 million into the expansion of its distillery operation and create 13 new jobs in the county. Through this expansion, Appalachian Mountain Spirits will purchase more than 3 million pounds of Virginia-grown corn, barley, and rye, state officials said. Scott Schumaker, Owner of Appalachian Mountain Spirits, said, "I want to thank the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Smyth County for believing in the little guy and giving us a hand up to make great things happen for our region and community. This is...
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iMold Plastics Locates Production Center In Waynesboro, Mississippi

Related Research Canadian-based plastic container manufacturer iMold Plastics, a subsidiary of iSpice Foods, is locating operations in Waynesboro, Mississippi . The company will invest $4 million and create 33 jobs. iMold Plastics will locate in a 50,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility being constructed in the new Meadowlands Industrial Park. The company, the first to locate in the industrial park, will lease the facility from Wayne County. The facility, which is expected to be fully operational by May 17, will supply containers to the iSpice Foods facility in Jackson, Alabama. iSpice Foods is a leading importer, processor and supplier of peppers and spices from around the world. “I am grateful for the assistance we have received from the state, Wayne County and the city of Waynesboro. Their support of iMold Plastics from day one made the decision to locate in Waynesboro an easy one,” said iSpice Foods Managing Director Manouch Ilkhani. Mississippi Development Authority...
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Whirlpool Corporation Expands Greenville, Ohio, Distribution Center

. The facility services all global shipments of KitchenAid small appliances. According to company officials, “the project -- which will nearly double the FDC from 327,000 square feet to approximately 650,000 -- builds upon Whirlpool Corporation's commitment to American manufacturing and reinforces Greenville as the global hub of the company's small appliances business.” "This groundbreaking today is a testament both to the success of our global KitchenAid business as well as our commitment to domestic operations in the U.S. and Ohio," said Ken Hossler, Plant Lead at the Greenville FDC. "We're continuing to invest in Ohio due to the skilled and talented workforce here, and are looking forward to this expansion's role in our continued growth." “Today's groundbreaking follows Whirlpool Corporation's $40 million investment in its Greenville, Ohio manufacturing plant -- part of a larger $80 million project to expand facilities across Ohio, that the company announced in May, officials said....
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JR Automation Technologies Expands Pickens County, South Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

. The company will be moving into a 50,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility in Pickens County Commerce Park. Established in 1980 and based in Holland, Michigan, JR Automation Technologies provides custom automated equipment and services to customers in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical device, pharmaceutical, food processing, construction and more. “We are pleased to announce the launch of our new facility, and we are grateful for all the support we have received from the community here in South Carolina. JR’s rapid growth is truly a testament to the strength of our relationships with our customers, suppliers and neighbors, and to the dedication of all our employees. We look forward to seeing that growth continue at our new facility,” said JR Automation Technologies CEO Bryan Jones. “JR Automation’s $3.4 million investment in Pickens County will mean 56 new jobs, and it’s more great news for one of our rural areas. Thanks...
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Centrix Solutions Opens Operations Center In Lincoln, Nebraska

. According to the Nebraska Department of Economic Development, the space will accommodate about 100 full-time employees with skills and experience in financial services software. “This announcement from Q2 and Centrix Solutions underscores the ongoing growth of the tech community in Nebraska,” said Governor Pete Ricketts. “We have developed a national reputation as a startup hub, which has earned the name of Silicon Prairie. Silicon Prairie companies like Q2 are creating great opportunities and quality, high-paying careers that attract people to the Good Life.” Centrix Solutions was founded by Tim Schnell and Jeff Asselin in Lincoln and acquired by Austin, Texas-based Q2 Holdings Inc., in late July 2015. Q2 is a leading provider of secure, cloud-based virtual banking solutions that enables community-focused financial institutions to effectively engage with retail and commercial account holders with the most comprehensive and adaptable smart banking platform of its kind. “We are thrilled to solidify our place...
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Pinnacle Foods Expands Manufacturing Plant In Fayetteville, Arkansas

. The company is adding a new brand line, EVOL, to the Fayetteville location that will result in the addition of 25 new jobs over two years. According to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Pinnacle will invest in the Fayetteville facility to upgrade existing manufacturing capabilities in order to accommodate the new line. EVOL is a line that contains cage-free eggs, no antibiotics, no artificials, and no GMOs. EVOL products range from single-serve meals to gluten-free macaroni and cheese. Pinnacle’s Fayetteville location also produces Hungry Man meals, Aunt Jemima breakfasts, and other frozen meals. “We appreciate the assistance provided by the State of Arkansas and Arkansas Economic Development Commission as we relocate a portion of the EVOL brand manufacturing operations to our Fayetteville, Arkansas, facility,” said Mike Wittman, Pinnacle Foods Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Officer. In Arkansas, Pinnacle has a sales office in Bentonville along with the manufacturing facility...
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ATC Automation Expands Cookeville, Tennessee, Manufacturing Campus

. The company expects to create 110 new jobs during the next five years in Putnam County. The majority of ATC’s hires will be production engineers as the firm positions to meet growing national and global demand for its advanced manufacturing equipment. ATC produces advanced manufacturing equipment for the automotive, medical, energy and consumer products markets. The company designs, engineers and builds assembly lines and test equipment for advanced manufacturers, ranging from small components to complete turnkey systems. Bill Curran, ATC’s president, said expanding the Cookeville facility is needed to hire new engineers and support staff in order to meet growing demand for its equipment from manufacturers across the globe, including Tennessee-based companies. “We are excited to begin our latest expansion project,” Curran said. “ATC’s plans through 2020 include growth from $75 million to over $100 million in revenue and employment growth from 240 currently to over 300 employees.” As part...
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Motiv Power Systems Opens Headquarters In Foster City, California

. According to company officials, the new headquarters gives the company room to grow and hire new employees, and continue to design cutting edge power electronics that allow truck and bus manufacturers to add zero-emission vehicles into their portfolio of alternative fuel options. The new headquarters triples Motiv's workspace, creating the opportunity to accommodate up to 100 employees. In addition to its new headquarters, Motiv operates a manufacturing facility in Hayward, California. The facility produces the entire suite of controllers for Motiv's All-Electric Powertrain. At full capacity, it produces controllers for 480 all-electric powertrains annually, supporting the growing demand for electric trucks and buses across the U.S. Motiv's Hayward manufacturing facility was made possible by a $2.3 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission. These all-electric powertrain components are used in electric vehicles by partners including Morgan Olson, California Truck and Equipment Company, Creative Bus Sales, Rockport, Trans Tech...
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CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services Relocates Headquarters To Covington, Kentucky

Related Research CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, a global, privately held company providing therapeutic expertise to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, will relocate its headquarters to Covington, Kentucky . The company will invest $36.4 million and is projected to create up to 500 jobs. CTI plans to move its headquarters from the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash, Ohio, closer to the region’s urban center. It will lease about 125,000 square feet in the RiverCenter building. The relocation will help the company consolidate its locations and facilitate future growth. “We’re thrilled for CTI to be starting a new chapter at RiverCenter,” said Timothy Schroeder, CEO of CTI. “We feel that this location will be a state-of-the-art headquarters for our staff, enabling collaboration and innovation. This site allows us to retain and grow the most talented team in the industry who are helping to develop some of the most innovative life-changing therapies.”...
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Corbitt Manufacturing Opens Manufacturing Plant In Paragould, Arkansas

. As part of this new location, the company plans to invest approximately $3.5 million and create up to 60 new jobs. Jeff Hollister, President/CEO of ARI, commented, “The proximity of the new facility to our railcar manufacturing plants and the work ethic of people in Northeast Arkansas were two of the factors in choosing to start up a new facility in Paragould. We are excited with the possibilities the Corbitt operations will likely bring to the city of Paragould as we expand our strong workforce and continue to support the success of our business.” “The capital invested in this new facility will help us to meet current and anticipated demand for key components that go on the railcars that ARI produces, at both our Paragould and Marmaduke, Arkansas railcar assembly plants. I would also like to thank the City of Paragould, the Chamber and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for...
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Arctic Cat Inc Relocates Headquarters To Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota

. The company now occupies a six-story building formerly known as the Western Container site, at 500 North 3rd Street, Minneapolis. The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company also designs, engineers, manufactures, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat and Motorfist brand names. Christopher Metz, Arctic Cat’s President/CEO said, “Our new location enables us to bring our leadership team and critical corporate functions together in one space, to better meet the needs of the business going forward. It also reflects the spirit and ingenuity of Arctic Cat’s iconic brand.” The renovation of Arctic Cat’s new 55,000-square foot headquarters in a historic warehouse was funded entirely by the building’s owner, according to company officials. Over time, approximately 150 to 200 personnel may work in Arctic Cat’s new corporate office. The company’s core Minnesota manufacturing operations remain unaffected in Thief River Falls...
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Lohmann Corporation Expands Manufacturing Complex In Orange County, Virginia

. Lohmann anticipates the project will create an additional 56 jobs. The company, a wholly-owned division of the 165 year-old Lohmann GmbH & Co., is increasing capacity to step up to a growing global demand in automotive manufacturing and assembly . According to company officials, Orange County successfully competed for the plant expansion with an $85,000 incentive from Virginia's Commonwealth Opportunity Fund. "Our Tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers in the Americas were telling us that they wanted direct access to our adhesive technologies used in their European operations," says Steven DeJong, President of Lohmann Corporation. "This expansion enables on-site converting and fabrication, making Lohmann a one-stop supplier of adhesives for virtually every automotive surface." "We're excited to celebrate the success of Lohmann Specialty Coatings' decision to continue their investment with the expansion of their operations in Orange County, Virginia," says Lee Frame, Chairman, Orange County Board of Supervisors. "This is...
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