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EBM-Papst: New Ribbon

German fan specialist invests $37 million, expects 200 jobs in Tennessee plant opening In an industrial park near Johnson City, Tennessee, ebm-papst has acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of land and plans to invest USD 37 million for the expansion of a new plant. The fan specialist has also acquired 30 acres (12 hectares) of […]

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Record Re-a-shore-ance

Initiative brought back over 145,000 jobs to U.S. in 2018, per report In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in history, up 38% from 2017, according to The Reshoring Initiative, a Sarasota, Fla.-based organization focused on bringing jobs back to the United States […]

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5 Jobs You Can Get Without a College Degree

Power distribution, substation, elevator maintenance, power plant operation A CNBC report using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled a list of the ten highest paying jobs you can get without a college degree in the United States right now. We break down half of those—which happen to occur in skilled sectors highly familiar […]

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Foxconn Drama

Foxconn lacking clarity, sowing doubt in Wisconsin two years in. Foxconn’s bold plans for the state of Wisconsin are under scrutiny amidst public relations confusion, scarcity of details, and lack of progress. The tech manufacturer was highly touted by everyone from Pumps & Systems to President Trump when it pledged to create at least 3,000 […]

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Manufacturing Optimism

Only problem: tackling skills gap becomes even tougher Optimism among manufacturers hits a high again in the latest quarterly survey of the sector. Slightly more than 92% of U.S. manufacturers responding to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers say they are either “somewhat or very positive” about their companies’ outlooks, a record high. […]

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AeroMobile

Mobile, Ala., facility to double in area and employees AeroStar, an electromechanical company that maintains aerospace and aviation components, plans to expand its Mobile, Ala., facility in both workforce and square footage. The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce reportedly released information on the planned expansion March 1. Plans call for a 16,875-square-foot building to be added […]

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Back to Bass

130 jobs to reborn manufacturing facility in Missouri White River Marine Group, the manufacturing arm of Bass Pro Shops, announced February 21 that it plans to reopen its facility in Bolivar, Missouri in response to strong customer demand and an expanding market for its award-winning family of boat brands. The largest boat manufacturer in the […]

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Hog Wash

Harley-Davidson to shut down Kansas City plant, lay off 800 The most recognizable motorcycle manufacturer in the world, a brand long representative of American culture, will shut down a heartland facility by 2019 at the expense of 800 employees. Harley-Davidson announced Tuesday it will close its Kansas City production premises by next summer. Part of a […]

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Join the Club

Sam’s Club layoffs nationwide show no mercy Walmart‘s customers and employees joined the ranks of the disgruntled January 11 when the company announced plans to close at least 63 of its Sam’s Club stores across the US and in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports of abrupt store closings started last Thursday—the same day parent company Walmart […]

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Middle Ground

News from multiple locations right down the spine of the U.S. While worldwide conglomerates General Electric and Siemens made national headlines this week for undesirable reasons that are likely to have sprawling international ripple effects, a handful of examples of less-heralded companies made valuable additions or significant moves to locations in the heart of the […]

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