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Manufacturing headlines from across the country and around the world.


Honda Plant’s Wind Turbines Exceed Expectations

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RUSSELLS POINT, OH—Just six months after installing two wind turbines at its assembly plant here, Honda Transmission Manufacturing of America Inc. has reported that the machines are producing more electrical power than was anticipated. The turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures by 6.3 percent.

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Schneider Electric Opens New Global R&D Center

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ANDOVER, MA—Schneider Electric has opened its new North American research and development center here. The center is expected to house approximately 750 employees across all disciplines of Schneider Electric’s business segments.

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Mercedes to Boost Capacity, Employment at Alabama Assembly Plant

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TUSCALOOSA, AL—Mercedes-Benz will invest $2.4 billion to boost capacity at its assembly plant here from 185,000 per year to 300,000. The facility will also hire additional workers.

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NASA Completes 170-Foot-Tall Welding Machine

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WASHINGTON—NASA’s new Vertical Assembly Center, a 170-foot-high machine that will be used to assemble elements of the agency’s Space Launch System, is ready to weld parts for the rocket that will send humans to an asteroid and Mars.

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Texas to Get Compressor Factory

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PEARLAND, TX—Site work continues on the 26-acre site that is the future home of MHI Compressor Manufacturing LLC, the first American facility for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp., a Japanese firm. When completed, the facility will employ more than 100.

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Airbus Hiring Quality Inspectors for Alabama Assembly Plant

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MOBILE, AL—Airbus is hiring the latest wave of quality inspectors for its assembly plant under construction here. The hourly pay for these positions ranges from $20 to $23.50 based on skills, education and experience.

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Tenneco Building Indiana Assembly Plant

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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN—Auto parts supplier Tenneco Inc. has begun constructing a new assembly plant here. The company anticipates having about 250 workers by 2017.

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Beretta Begins Constructing Assembly Plant in Tennessee

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GALLATIN, TN—Gun manufacturer Beretta USA has begun constructing a new $45 million assembly plant here. The facility is expected to create 300 jobs.

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Source: Nevada Wins Tesla Assembly Plant

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RENO, NV—Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of less expensive electric cars. Four other states—California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico—were vying for the project and the estimated 6,500 jobs it will bring.

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U.S. Manufacturing Activity Hits 3.5-Year High

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WASHINGTON—U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3.5-year high last month and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, signs the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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