its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Beaufort, S.C. The $2.9
million project is expected to create 50 jobs.
The company’s locations in Chicago and Canada under the
Modern Track Machinery subsidiary will be consolidated.
Kubota Mfg. of America Corp. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Gainesville, Ga.
Construction of the 502,000-sq.-;. utility vehicle manufacturing facility, located three miles from the company’s existing
operations, was completed in January 2016. The expansion
has increased the company’s capacity to 75,000 units annually.
The existing facilities also are being enhanced to increase
production capacity to support the firm’s growing turf business.
Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced plans to move its Wis-consin-based Manitowoc Cranes crawler-crane manufacturing operations to Shady Grove, Pa. The company will keep its
corporate headquarters and the company’s product engineering and related support functions in Manitowoc, Wis.
Manitowoc Co. manufactures crawler cranes, tower cranes,
and mobile cranes for heavy construction, infrastructure, residential and commercial construction, petrochemical, industrial, power/utility, and military applications.
Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corp., a manufacturer of recreational marine engines, has added what it says is
Valley Tool & Mfg.
announces potential buyer
Valley Tool & Mfg., a fabricator of parts
for helicopters and aircra; in Orange,
Conn., has announced a potential buyer
has stepped forward, keeping intact the
65 jobs the manufacturer intended to
eliminate a;er parent company GroupAero filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Kansas-based Harlow Aerostructures
intends to o;er employment opportunities to substantially all of Valley Tool’s
employees, according to GroupAero.
formation of MagneGas
Welding Supply LLC
MagneGas® Corp., Clearwater, Fla., has
created a wholly owned subsidiary
called MagneGas Welding Supply LLC.
This new entity holds all current and
future assets related to the company’s
gas and welding supply retail business,
including Equipment Sales and Services
The company acquired E.S.S.I., a
welding gas and supply company, in
late 2014 to use as a platform to sell
MagneGas has developed a strategy
to grow sales through expansion and
acquisitions of other welding gas supply companies. MagneGas Welding Supply LLC will serve to consolidate these
operations as MagneGas pursues this
Aerojet Rocketdyne Inc. has announced it will close its manufacturing
operations in Rancho Cordova, Calif.,
and Gainesville, Va. Rocket engine manufacturing will be consolidated in a new
plant in Huntsville, Ala., where 800 jobs
will be added by the end of next year.
In addition, defense-related program
management, engineering, and related
support positions in Sacramento, Calif., will be moved to Huntsville. Most
remaining Rancho Cordova programs
and support positions will be relocated
to the firm’s space headquarters in Los
The company reports that 300 employees will remain in Rancho Cordova
to work in finance, legal, personnel, and
Gunmaker Colt’s Mfg. Co. has purchased a headquarters and manufacturing plant in West Hartford, Conn. The
company will retain its 600 workers and
add 100 jobs over the next five years.
France-based railroad equipment
manufacturer Geismar has announced
plans to establish its headquarters and
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