- SPECIAL REPORTS
OWATONNA, MN—Daikin Applied Manufacturing has begun construction of a $9 million expansion project here, which is expected to create 40 new jobs. Daikin makes air conditioners.
BENTON HARBOR, MI—Whirlpool Corp. has agreed to pay $1 billion for a controlling stake in Italian appliance maker Indesit Co., its largest acquisition since buying former rival Maytag Corp. eight years ago.
FORT SMITH, AR—Whirlpool has reached a resolution with property owners in a class-action lawsuit related to contaminated groundwater near the company’s former assembly plant here.
Screws aren’t the only fasteners that can be fed to fully or semiautomatic installation tools. Nuts, setscrews and other fasteners—both threaded and unthreaded—can be fed automatically, too.
MOSEL, WI—Kohler Power Systems has completed construction of a 105,000-square-foot addition to its generator assembly plant here.
Small gas engines are the lifeblood of the outdoor power equipment industry. They run all sorts of commercial and consumer devices, ranging from lawnmowers and generators to power washers and portable welders.
RACINE, WI—InSinkErator will open a new assembly plant here, creating an estimated 165 jobs. The company also plans to spend $43.7 million to upgrade equipment and facilities at its Racine, WI, operation.
ANDERSON, SC—Electrolux is investing $30 million in its assembly plant here, which produces top-mount refrigerators as well as under-the-counter models. This investment is in addition to a prior $30 million investment the company made recently in the facility, which added an R&D center and other improvements.
BEAUMONT, TX—HVAC manufacturer Air Comfort Inc. intends to build a new 18,000-square-foot office and assembly plant here next to its existing facility.
Selecting the right leak detector for a particular application can be confusing.