Expansion Management http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6655/more en Manufacturing Report Card: Which States Made the Grade? http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-report-card-which-states-made-grade <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>To measure manufacturing industry health, the group include three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-report-card-which-states-made-grade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/leadership/manufacturing-report-card-which-states-made-grade#comments Expansion Management Leadership The Latest Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:45:00 +0000 294401 at http://www.industryweek.com Shanghai Said to Be Front-Runner for Tesla China Production Site http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/shanghai-said-be-front-runner-tesla-china-production-site <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturing in China would allow the company to avoid a 25% import levy, making its electric vehicles more competitive against luxury-brand rivals, such as BMW and Audi, as well as local offerings by BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/shanghai-said-be-front-runner-tesla-china-production-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/competitiveness/shanghai-said-be-front-runner-tesla-china-production-site#comments Competitiveness Expansion Management The Latest Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:32:00 +0000 293651 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Tesla gigafactory in Nevada.&nbsp;</p> Toyota, Union Argue Case for Keeping Britain in EU http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/toyota-union-argue-case-keeping-britain-eu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Toyota said "free access to the European Market is of critical importance" for its UK operations since 90% of the company’s vehicles made in the UK are exported and 75% is made for our customers in the EU.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/toyota-union-argue-case-keeping-britain-eu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/public-policy/toyota-union-argue-case-keeping-britain-eu#comments Expansion Management Public Policy Finance Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:44:00 +0000 293621 at http://www.industryweek.com Toyota, Union Argue case for Keeping Britain in EU In Hindsight, Rearview Mirror Plant Decides US Is Best http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/hindsight-rearview-mirror-plant-decides-us-best <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Ficosa will add 500 workers when it opens its high-tech plant in Cookeville, Tenn.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/hindsight-rearview-mirror-plant-decides-us-best" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/supply-chain/hindsight-rearview-mirror-plant-decides-us-best#comments Strategic Siting Expansion Management Operations Supply Chain Workforce The Latest Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:37:00 +0000 293631 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The entrance to the new plant in Cookeville, Tenn.</p> Ficosa Nucor Looking to Step Up Foreign Steel Expansion in Automotive http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nucor-looking-step-foreign-steel-expansion-automotive <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“There’s no rule at Nucor that says we have to keep making what we’re making and we have to keep making it where we’re making it,” CEO John Ferriola said i</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nucor-looking-step-foreign-steel-expansion-automotive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/nucor-looking-step-foreign-steel-expansion-automotive#comments Expansion Management The Latest Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:43:00 +0000 293351 at http://www.industryweek.com Nucor Foreign Investment in Latin America Hits 5 Year Low http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-investment-latin-america-hits-5-year-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"This outcome is due to lower investment in sectors linked to natural resources, mainly mining and hydrocarbons, and to the deceleration of economic growth, above all in Brazil," the UN said.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-investment-latin-america-hits-5-year-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/foreign-investment-latin-america-hits-5-year-low#comments Expansion Management Finance Global Economy The Latest Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:20:00 +0000 292261 at http://www.industryweek.com GE Opens R&D Center in Paris to Boost Software Business http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ge-opens-rd-center-paris-boost-software-business <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The "Digital Foundry" will hire 250 people by 2018 to work on its industrial operating system Predix. The center is part of a commitment by GE to create a net 1,000 jobs in France following its acquisition of Alstom SA’s energy division.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ge-opens-rd-center-paris-boost-software-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/ge-opens-rd-center-paris-boost-software-business#comments Companies & Executives Research & Development Expansion Management The Latest Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:49:00 +0000 292011 at http://www.industryweek.com Apple Must Pledge India Manufacturing Before Stores Get Approval http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-must-pledge-india-manufacturing-stores-get-approval <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Apple wouldn’t have to own the plant itself, but could work with a manufacturing partner like Foxconn Technology Group as it does now in China.</div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-must-pledge-india-manufacturing-stores-get-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/companies-executives/apple-must-pledge-india-manufacturing-stores-get-approval#comments Companies & Executives Expansion Management Operations Technology The Latest Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:45:00 +0000 291171 at http://www.industryweek.com Getty Images Top Site Location Slideshows http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/top-site-location-slideshows <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Where to locate? Which state has the most manufacturing? Which countries are the most corrupt? Find all of these answers in these slides shows. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/top-site-location-slideshows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/top-site-location-slideshows#comments Expansion Management The Latest Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:40:00 +0000 290211 at http://www.industryweek.com Shell Cracker Plant Coming to Pennsylvania http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/shell-cracker-plant-coming-pennsylvania <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The complex will use low-cost ethane from shale gas producers in the Marcellus and Utica basins to produce 1.6 million tons of polyethylene per year. </div> <p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/shell-cracker-plant-coming-pennsylvania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/shell-cracker-plant-coming-pennsylvania#comments Energy Management Expansion Management The Latest Wed, 08 Jun 2016 15:36:00 +0000 290201 at http://www.industryweek.com This is an artist&rsquo;s depiction of the plant. Shell Chemical