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Weber Automotive to establish new facility in South Carolina

August 22, 2013

Weber Automotive, a maker of vehicle components, will establish a new automotive parts manufacturing operation in North Charleston, S.C. The facility will make drive train components beginning in 2015. The $51 million investment is expected to generate 84 new jobs over the next four years....

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Volkswagen trainees first in U.S. to receive German apprenticeship certificate

August 22, 2013

At Volkswagen's Chattanooga, Tenn., plant, 12 trainees have passed the final exam for the automation mechatronics program, becoming the first U.S. students to receive an official graduation certificate from the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) and the German American...

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United Stainless Inc. announces expansion of Tennessee facility

August 22, 2013

United Stainless Inc. has announced plans to expand its United Stainless Cutting and Fabricating facility in Selmer, Tenn. The expansion will include a 30,000-sq.-ft. building addition that will accommodate additional cutting and fabrication equipment, along with more efficient storage and...

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Tecumseh Products expands operations in Mississippi

August 22, 2013

Tecumseh Products Co. has announced a multimillion-dollar expansion at its Verona, Miss., facility, which is expected to retain 350 jobs and create another 150 in the next five years. Tecumseh, a manufacturer of refrigeration and air-conditioning products, is expanding production of the...

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OSHA withdraws proposed rule to amend On-site Consultation Program

August 22, 2013

OSHA, Washington, D.C., has announced its decision to withdraw a proposed rule to amend its regulations for the federally funded On-site Consultation Program. OSHA is withdrawing this rule based on stakeholder concerns that proposed changes, though relatively minor, would discourage employers from...

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Nissan breaks ground on supplier park in Mississippi

August 22, 2013

Nissan has expanded its U.S. manufacturing footprint by breaking ground on a new supplier park at the company’s Canton, Miss., vehicle assembly plant. The project will support more than 800 jobs, including an expected 400 newly created supplier jobs and 400 employees that Nissan has hired since...

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Manufacturing Leadership Council announces new critical-issues agenda

August 22, 2013

The Manufacturing Leadership Council | Frost & Sullivan, Mountain View, Calif., a global business network for senior industrial executives, has announced a new critical-issues agenda for 2013-2014. This "Agenda for Progress" identifies the most vital issues facing the global manufacturing...

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Manufacturers, unions agree on Keystone XL

August 22, 2013

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., which represents more than 12 million men and women who make things in the U.S., has joined with the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), which represents nearly 500 local union chapters in the U.S and Canada, to...

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Kimberly-Clark to help fund training for USA World Skills competitor in welding

August 22, 2013

The Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wis., has donated $10,000 to support the American Welding Society's (AWS's) USA Training for International Welders Competition (World Skills). Following each biennial national welding skills competition, an individual is selected to represent the U.S. in the...

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Honda announces plan for additional $215 million investment in Ohio

August 22, 2013

Honda has announced it will invest about $215 million in its Anna, Ohio, engine plant to add new power train technologies, a technical training center, a heritage center that highlights the company’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services LLC...

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GM to invest another $167 million in Tennessee for new vehicles

August 22, 2013

General Motors has announced plans to spend $350 million for new vehicles to be produced at its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant. The new investment adds $167 million to a previously announced $183 million pledge and is expected to create or retain about 1,800 jobs. The new investment is for...

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IBISWorld updates global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry market research report

August 15, 2013

Industry research firm IBISWorld, Los Angeles, has updated a report on the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry. According to the report, the global commercial aircraft manufacturing industry remained profitable during the recent recession thanks to strong demand from emerging...

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Connecticut Spring & Stamping establishes in-house apprenticeship program

August 15, 2013

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a Farmington, Conn., manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms, and defense industries worldwide, has developed its own in-house apprenticeship program to train enough skilled workers to meet its capacity and continue to grow the...

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Chrysler Group to invest $52 million in Michigan engine plants

August 15, 2013

Chrysler Group LLC, Auburn Hills, Mich., has announced it will invest $52 million in its engine plants in Trenton and Dundee, Mich., to increase capacity of the Tigershark engine, creating nearly 298 new positions at the Trenton plant. Trenton North will receive $11.5 million to add an assembly...

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Kayser Automotive to open manufacturing plant in Kentucky

August 15, 2013

Kayser Automotive Systems, based in Germany, has announced plans to establish a manufacturing plant in Fulton, Ky. The facility will produce parts for automotive engines and fuel tanks. The company is expected to invest $17.5 million in the project, which will create 121 new jobs....

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