Openings & Expansions


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    Ford investing $3B to expand Super Duty F-Series production

    The automaker aims to boost initial output by 100,000 vehicles a year.

    By Eric Walz • July 22, 2024
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    Nipro Medical Corp. to build $398M North Carolina plant

    The Japan-based medical device maker’s Greenville facility will produce medical devices for U.S. patients with diabetes and dialysis needs.

    By July 22, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Manufacturing Dive

    Check out five of our biggest stories of 2024 so far, led by new investment in U.S. manufacturing against a fast-changing landscape.

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Philip Morris to build Zyn manufacturing Colorado plant

    The Aurora facility will produce Swedish Match smoke-free nicotine pouches starting in 2026.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Courtesy of Morinaga America Foods.

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    Hi-Chew maker to build $136M North Carolina plant

    Morinaga & Co.’s investment supports rising demand for the Japan-based company’s candy in the U.S.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Schneider Electric to upgrade South Carolina plants

    The company’s investment will create 280 jobs and fund projects to make the Seneca and Hopkins facilities more sustainable.

    By July 18, 2024
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    $400M in CHIPS funding goes to GlobalWafers

    The money will go towards new plants in St. Peters, Missouri, and Sherman, Texas.

    By Updated July 18, 2024
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    Courtesy of LS Greenlink USA.

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    LS GreenLink USA to build $680M subsea cable plant in Virginia

    The Chesapeake facility aims to meet demand for submarine power cables for offshore wind projects.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Courtesy of JSW Steel USA.

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    JSW Steel investing $110M to upgrade Houston-area plant

    The funds will renovate the Baytown, Texas, facility to produce monopile “clean steel” plates for the expanding U.S. offshore wind energy sector.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Jeanologia opens garment tech hub in Miami

    The Spain-based company anticipates that 10% of textile production will return to the U.S. within the next five years.

    By Laurel Deppen • July 15, 2024
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    Italy-based Westrafo to build its first US transformer plant

    The Ohio medium transformer manufacturing facility will have an output of 12 gigawatts per year starting in 2027.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Courtesy of Stellantis
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    DOE allocates $1.7B for auto factory conversions

    Eleven shuttered or at-risk facilities in eight states will be converted to support electric vehicle manufacturing.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Courtesy of Novo Nordisk
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    BE&K to build $4.1B Novo Nordisk facility in North Carolina

    The project will boost the drugmaker’s production of the diabetes medication Ozempic and encompass 1.4 million square feet across 10 buildings.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 11, 2024
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    NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility

    The Norway-based company will work with Silfab Solar to supply the manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    By July 9, 2024
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    BMW expands South Carolina plant operations

    The automaker opened a $200 million press shop at its Spartanburg facility ahead of its X3 SUV launch.

    By July 9, 2024
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    American Giant, Walmart launch US-made July 4 T-shirts

    The retail giant is partnering with the 100% American-made apparel manufacturer to sell in 1,700 stores across the country.

    By July 3, 2024
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    WestRock breaks ground on corrugated box ‘superplant’ in Wisconsin

    The "highly automated" Pleasant Prairie facility is one of the packaging maker's largest investments and strategically located to serve the Midwest.

    By Katie Pyzyk • July 3, 2024
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    Courtesy of Rogue Valley Microdevices
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    Rogue Valley Microdevices receives $6.7M in CHIPS funding

    The federal investment will nearly triple the company’s manufacturing capacity and support its Palm Bay, Florida, facility.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Courtesy of Condair Group.

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    Condair Group to build evaporative technology plant in Virginia

    The Richmond facility is part of the humidifier maker’s goal to better serve customers in the data center, market such as Microsoft and Amazon.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Retrieved from Emergent Biosolutions on June 25, 2024
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    Bora Pharmaceuticals acquires Emergent Biosolutions’ Maryland facility

    Approximately 350 employees will transfer to the Taiwan-based drug manufacturer as it looks to expands its North American presence.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Novo to spend $4B on US plant, adding to obesity drug production push

    The planned facility in North Carolina is Novo’s latest multibillion-dollar investment in the manufacturing of weight loss drugs, demand for which continues to outstrip supply.

    By Jonathan Gardner • June 25, 2024
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    Courtesy of GKN Aerospace.

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    GKN Aerospace to expand California plant

    The aircraft component maker plans to double production capacity for F-35 fighter jet canopies at its Garden Grove facility.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Solugen receives $213M DOE loan for biochemical facility

    The sustainable chemical manufacturing plant will use nearby ADM-sourced sugar substrate at its Marshall, Minnesota facility.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Athletic Brewing buys second San Diego facility

    The nonalcoholic beer category leader is expanding its manufacturing footprint in order to capitalize on the growth of its brews.

    By Chris Casey • June 20, 2024
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    Westrock Coffee debuts Arkansas beverage factory

    The $315 million facility is part of the coffee manufacturer's strategy to vertically integrate its operations.

    By June 18, 2024
  • A rendered photo of the outside of Kyowa Kirin's new biologics manufacturing facility in Sanford, North Carolina.
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    Kyowa Kirin will build $530M Research Triangle Park biologics facility

    The North Carolina site will create 100 jobs and have room for future expansion to scale drug manufacturing capacity.

    By June 14, 2024