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Exclusive: Abbott Labs sets timeline for $17M expansion in Tipp City
A long-speculated expansion project by one of Tipp City's largest employers has finally been confirmed. Abbott Nutrition, a Columbus-based division of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), plans to move into a new distribution center across from its existing Tipp City manufacturing facility in spring 2020, company representatives confirmed to me. The company has been relatively tight-lipped about its plans in Dayton since July, when Miami County permit records hinted that Abbott planned to construct…
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CBJ Morning Buzz: Computer maker adding jobs in Charlotte; Plans scrapped for major solar farm in region
A company that makes computer systems for medical and industrial uses is expanding its presence in Charlotte. The county's economic development office announced late last week that Teguar Corp. plans to build a new, 20,000-square-foot facility within city limits, representing a $5.5 million investment. The project will retain 29 existing jobs and support the addition of 26 positions over five years, according to the county's news release. “We are happy to announce the retention and expansion…
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Boeing board strips chairman title from CEO Dennis Muilenburg
Boeing said David L. Calhoun, a Blackstone Group private equity boss and Boeing director, has been appointed to serve as a non-executive chairman.
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Union bumps up strike pay for Wentzville GM workers as picket enters week 5
The General Motors plant in Wentzville has been idle for 28 days now. The sounds of machinery have been replaced by drivers honking their horns in solidarity. For 28 days, a chain has been wrapped around the gate. The parking lot is empty except for the occasional security guard sweep. For 28 days, these workers have been on the property's perimeter with their signs, their flag and their message. And for 28 days, the only shift change involves fresh faces driven to the picket line instead of staffing…
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Reynolds American first to file request for FDA review of its e-cigarette
Reynolds American Inc. is the first major company to ask the Food and Drug Administration to review its e-cigarette product, . The Winston-Salem based company filed the request with the FDA for a review of its Vuse e-cigarettes on Friday. The FDA has set a May 2020 deadline for e-cigarette makers to apply to keep their products on the market amid its efforts to curb usage by teens. Reynolds released a statement saying it turned over more than 150,000 pages of documentation, including information…
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IMC to add 50,000-square foot showroom with purchase of 17th High Point property
International Market Centers will add 50,542 square feet of showroom to its High Point holdings with the acquisition of 121 N. Hamilton St., but it won't be ready for this fall's High Point Market. The building, formerly owned by MCHP Properties LLC, has a scheduled closing date of November 1, according to HomeWorld Business. The Fall 2019 High Point Market runs from Oct. 23-29. Once the deal is completed, IMC will own 17 High Point properties, including the core International Home Furnishings…
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