- SPECIAL REPORTS
CLEVELAND—ASG, a manufacturer of fastening equipment for the assembly market, has become the exclusive North American distributor for Fiam air tools.
NEWARK, DE—GE Aviation will invest $27 million to expand its assembly plant here to boost production of ceramic matrix composites, which are used to make advanced aircraft engine components. The move will create 70 jobs.
OAK RIDGE, TN—Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying ways to reuse electric vehicle batteries after they are spent.
LANSING, MI—GM plans to spend $44.5 million to open a new logistics center at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant, creating 200 jobs.
EAST HARTFORD, CT—Pratt & Whitney has flight-tested jet engine components made from metal additive manufacturing processes.
SAN ANTONIO—The Southwest Research Institute has launched its third cooperative research program aimed at developing a high-efficiency gasoline engine for the light-duty automotive and medium-duty engine markets. This four-year effort will expand on earlier efforts to improve gasoline engine technology for future emissions and fuel economy requirements.
DALLAS—Texas Instruments is collaborating with automotive parts supplier Continental to mass-produce microcontrollers with Flash technology.
COLUMBUS, WI—Hydraulic equipment manufacturer Enerpac has begun constructing a $17 million assembly plant here.
FLETCHER, NC—Automotive supplier BorgWarner plans to invest $24 million to add 80 jobs and install new equipment for its assembly plant here.
DETROIT—Henkel Corp. has introduced a series of electroceramic coatings, polyacrylate gasket materials and porosity sealants for assembling powertrain components.
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