Openings & Expansions


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    Pfizer to expand biologics production with acquisition of biotech facility

    The North Carolina site acquired from Abzena will be used for clinical-stage manufacturing, a spokesperson said.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • A view of the ByHeart infant formula facility during the ByHeart infant formula facility ribbon cutting on April 28, 2022 in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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    Baby formula maker buys manufacturing site to grow production

    ByHeart will now own three facilities with the aim of producing enough formula to feed 500,000 infants a year. 

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Tesla to invest $3.6B in 2 more Nevada manufacturing sites

    The plants will produce battery cells and EV semi trucks, adding to its gigafactory footprint in the state.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Courtesy of Ioneer Ltd.

    How one company is hoping to build a major lithium production site in Nevada

    With a $700 million loan commitment from the Department of Energy, Ioneer hopes to launch a site that could produce enough lithium to support 370,000 EVs annually.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Nestlé invests $43M in Wisconsin factory expansion

    The CPG giant will increase capacity for its Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials drinks and the zero waste-to-landfill facility will have several energy, water and waste saving features.

    By Chris Casey • Jan. 23, 2023
  • A rendering shows plans for two new leading-edge Intel processor factories in Licking County, Ohio.
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    Major factory construction projects to watch in 2023

    From semiconductors to solar panel plants, here are seven major U.S. manufacturing projects to keep an eye on this year. 

    By Sakshi Udavant • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Graphite producers partner to build processing site in Canada

    The collaboration between Northern Graphite Corporation and Graphex Technologies will help grow North America’s capacity for the critical mineral.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    JA Solar to invest $60M in first US manufacturing facility

    The solar panel maker said the new site will become the largest PV panel plant in Arizona.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Cell therapy company to grow Maryland operations

    Gilead-owned Kite plans to build a new warehouse amid push to bring control of raw materials in-house.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Industrial manufacturer Johnson Controls acquires Norway-based chip maker

    The company's purchase of Hybrid Energy AS will help boost its growth in the European market.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    GKN Aerospace relocates additive R&D facility to Texas

    The move will establish the aerospace company’s fourth Global Technology Center in proximity to major clients.  

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Courtesy of Lotte Biologics

    Lotte completes $160M purchase of biopharma facility in New York

    The South-Korea based group will break into contract biologics manufacturing with the purchase of Bristol Myers Squibb’s East Syracuse plant. 

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Third Hyundai supplier sets up factory near upcoming EV plant

    Tier 1 supplier Ecoplastic Corporation will build a plant in southeast Georgia to support Hyundai’s first U.S. EV campus.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Tesla eyes $776M expansion at Texas Gigafactory

    The additional space is expected to help the company boost production from 3,000 vehicles per week to 5,000 when completed.

    By Sebastian Obando • Jan. 12, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Stellantis to manufacture electric air taxis for Archer Aviation

    The automaker aims to mass produce the startup’s Midnight eVOTL aircraft as its exclusive contract manufacturer.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Form Energy to build first US battery plant in West Virginia

    The iron-air battery maker will invest $760 million to build a factory at the site of a former steel plant.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Contract medical device maker acquires parts manufacturer

    Cadence plans to leverage Utitec’s expertise in medical and commercial parts production.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    Courtesy of Oatly.

    Oatly sells two plants as part of hybrid manufacturing model

    Ya YA Foods will take over most assets at the Texas and Utah facilities, as the plant-based food producer looks to cut costs and focus on product innovation.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Health food maker expands into Tennessee with $2.2M investment

    HealthVerve Food Manufacturing USA is working to meet growing demand for shelf-stable beverages through its expansion.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Bunge to spend $550M on protein concentrate plant

    The Indiana facility, which will create about 70 full-time jobs, will make key ingredients used in the production of plant-based foods, processed meat and other products.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 5, 2023
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    EV production topped the manufacturing news cycle in 2022

    From building factories to securing raw materials, automakers made big moves this year to push into the EV market.

    By Dec. 27, 2022
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    Industrial truck maker invests $40M to expand South Carolina plant

    Kion North America plans to reshore key component production through its expansion, slated for completion in 2024. 

    By Dec. 22, 2022
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    Energy Dept. to invest up to $72M to expand clean energy workforce efforts

    The government will create new Industrial Assessment Centers, which train future engineers and help small manufacturers reduce their energy use.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Cosmetics maker expands operations in Dallas-Fort Worth area

    Beauty Manufacturing Solutions Corp will invest $150 million to construct its second advanced facility in the region.

    By Dec. 21, 2022