- SPECIAL REPORTS
COLUMBUS, WI—Hydraulic equipment manufacturer Enerpac has begun constructing a $17 million assembly plant here.
LIBBY, MT—LiV Golf Cars is turning an old lumber mill here into a new assembly plant that could employ 45 people in three years.
WESTMINSTER, MD—Knorr Brake Corp., a manufacturer of braking systems for railcars, has installed an 865-kilowatt solar array on the roof of its assembly plant here. The system is expected to provide up to 60 percent of the plant’s energy requirements.
BISMARCK, ND—Bobcat Co. has begun construction of a $20 million renovation and expansion of its assembly plant here. Bobcat has already hired an additional 135 people for the expanded facility.
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR—Eaton Corp. is investing $222,000 in its assembly plant here to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint and improve its energy efficiency.
MIAMI, FL—U.S. manufacturers are targeting an aggressive 1.5 percent reduction in cost of goods sold for 2013 in an effort to drive margin growth, according to a new study from The Hackett Group Inc.
ROCHELLE, IL—Nippon Sharyo’s passenger railcar assembly plant here will undergo a $54 million expansion, creating about 80 permanent local jobs.
DAYTON, TN—Goodman Manufacturing, a manufacturer of air conditioning and heating equipment, will invest $2 million to expand its assembly plant here, with plans to create 200 jobs.
WASHINGTON—OSHA has launched an initiative to further protect temporary employees from workplace hazards.
WASHINGTON—Seven of the top 10 highest-paid college degrees are in engineering, according to a report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
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