Manufacturing News

Plant closure by Colorado-based Ball Corp. to result in 98 layoffs
Metal can manufacturer Ball Corp. (NYSE: BALL) will lay off about 98 employees from its plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, as it anticipates soon closing the facility. Westminster-based Ball, through its Rexam subsidiary, provided notice of the permanent workforce terminations to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development earlier this month. Companies with 50 or more employees must report large-scale layoffs to the state. The plant’s closure and layoffs will begin Feb. 8. Employees…
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Generac invests in Pennsylvania fuel-cell firm
Generac Power Systems invested an undisclosed amount for a minority stake in fuel-cell firm Watt Fuel Cell Co. of Pennsylvania.
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Ohio Travel Bag bought by Blue Point Capital, Weaver Leather
OTB has distributed supplies related to leather goods, handbags, trunks, horses, pets and crafts for more than 110 years.
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Sumner trucking, distribution company Pacific Cascade acquired
Pacific Cascade has a 50-truck fleet and a 270,000-square-foot facility at 3305 142nd Ave. E.
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Battle Motors and 6 more Northeast Ohio expansion projects win state tax credits
The expansion of the electric truck maker founded in 2021 is expected to generate 434 new jobs.
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Dimensional Energy plans hiring after sustainable fuel company opens Arizona facility
The company said it has an agreement already signed to supply 300 million gallons of its sustainable aviation fuel to United Airlines.
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