Manufacturing News

Alabama Department of Commerce receives highest U.S. export honor
The Alabama Department of Commerce has been honored with the highest government award in U.S. exports. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross awarded the department with the President's “E” Award for Export Service in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 21. The Alabama department was one of 43 organizations to be honored at the ceremony. “The ‘E’ Awards Committee was very impressed with the department’s formation of the Export Alabama Alliance,” Ross said. “The department’s contributions…
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German company begins construction of $24M auto-parts plant in Mooresville
Construction has started on a $24 million, automotive-parts plant in Mooresville that’s expected to bring more than 300 jobs to southern Iredell County.  Last week, Tristone Flowtech USA Inc. celebrated its arrival in the Charlotte area with a groundbreaking ceremony. Tristone Flowtech was among three economic-development projects announced in December that would bring a total of 639 jobs and $73 million in investment to the extended Charlotte region. The others were Dhollandia Manufacturing…
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Triad manufacturer is adding space, creating potential for new jobs
A Triad manufacturer is expanding its local manufacturing facilities by nearly 50 percent as it comes off a record year and needs room to grow in the future. Greensboro-based CGR Products Inc. is in the middle of adding 30,000 square feet to its existing facilities, but does not expect to immediately use all of the extra space. CGR, which fabricates and converts raw materials into engineered parts for original equipment manufacturers in the automotive, boat building, power generation, lawn mower…
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Boeing gets FAA framework needed for new 777X wing design
The Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on a set of requirements that will allow the Boeing Co. to implement one of the unique design aspects of the wings on its new 777X wide-body aircraft.  According to the official publication in the Federal Registry, the FAA has put together a group of special conditions that will allow for certification of the foldable wingtips on the new Boeing (NYSE: BA) jet.  The certification framework was needed because rules for such a feature on commercial…
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Harbor Designs plans to expand staff, space as Baltimore medical device industry booms
The company hopes to grow to employ about 200 local workers at its Pigtown facility in the next two years.
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This DFW manufacturer is vital to the aerospace industry. And it's eyeing expansion
As RECARO Aircraft Seating celebrated 20 years of making airplane seats in Fort Worth last week, it also announced plans to up production at its 239,000 square foot plant.
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