Steyr Arms has announced it will invest $2.9 million to add
a manufacturing component to its Bessemer, Ala., facility. The
project is expected to create up to 10 jobs.
The Bessemer facility is the parent company’s only U.S. subsidiary that imports, distributes, and assembles Steyr firearms,
as well as some firearms from Merkel. Manufacturing of Steyr
products is being moved from Austria to the Bessemer plant.
The investment will mainly include the purchase of new
equipment to process components used in the production of
firearms and final assembly. The project is expected to be fully
completed in June 2019, although manufacturing is expected
to start on-site by the end of this year.
Vanderlande, a provider of value-added logistic process
automation, has opened a manufacturing and distribution
center in Acworth, Ga. The plant produces baggage conveyor
and sortation equipment, carousels, and automated passenger checkpoints for airports, as well as bulk conveyors and
chutes for the warehousing and parcel markets.
The new facility combines the company’s manufacturing plant previously located in Calhoun, Ga., and the existing North American Distribution Center, adjacent to the site
in Acworth. These two locations separately employed about
25 people, but the manufacturing and distribution center will
employ 80 to 100 employees when operating at full capacity.
Ductmate Industries, a maker of
HVAC system components, has purchased a 198,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing
facility in Wagoner, Okla. The facility is
expected to be operational by Q3 2017,
creating 20 new jobs by that time. The
company expects to add 40 more jobs
over the next five years. It also has locations in California and Pennsylvania.
An industrial complex being built for
General Motors suppliers in Arlington,
Texas, is expected to create 850 jobs,
including 600 jobs that are being relocated from Mexico.
International Automotive Components Group, which makes door panels, flooring, and instrument panels,
will lease about 500,000 sq. ft. at the 1.2
million-sq.-ft. Arlington Automotive Logistics Center, which will comprise two
industrial warehouses located near GM’s
Arlington Assembly Plant.
North Carolina-based Kaufman
Trailers has announced plans to open
a facility in Footville, Wis., in September
2017. The 29,800-sq.-ft., $1.5 million facility will manufacture several types of
trailers, including flatbed, gooseneck,
and utility. Trailer parts from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Nebraska will
be brought to the Footville facility for
final assembly, and trailers will be distributed directly from the factory.
The company will spend an additional $300,000 to construct a sales office that will feature a showroom where
the public can browse and buy trailers.
Construction will begin in September
and last about a year.
Texas-based steel manufacturer
Sabre Industries has announced plans
for a $1.6 million expansion at its Sabre
Building Systems by CellXion manufacturing location in Bossier City, La. The
expansion is expected to create 50 direct jobs and 13 indirect jobs.
The expansion will add a new production line that will help the company
supply steel-fabricated poles. This will
allow the firm to provide additional
laser welding techniques with plasma
control and programmable functions.
The Sabre Building Systems site,
which currently employs 167 people,
includes a 250,000-sq.-ft. modular-shelter manufacturing plant, along with
a 60,000-sq.-ft. steel fabrication facility
and an 80,000-sq.-ft. equipment installation facility.
Samsung has announced plans to
open a $380 million manufacturing
facility in Newberry County, S.C. The
plant, which will manufacture home appliances, will create 950 jobs in the next
three years. The facility is expected to
be operational in early 2018.