- SPECIAL REPORTS
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.
AUBURN HILLS, MI—Ralco Industries Inc., which makes welded assemblies and metal stampings, is investing $13.5 million to build a new headquarters and assembly plant here. The company is expected to add 20 to 70 jobs.
CHICAGO—Ford’s assembly plant here lost power for about an hour yesterday. Commonwealth Edison Co. could not determine what caused the outage.
LUMBERTON, NC—Ammunition manufacturer Cape Fear Arsenal Inc. will invest $15.2 million to build a new assembly plant here, creating 150 jobs over the next three years.
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