Business Deals, Expansions Announced From Coast to Coast

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From California to the Carolinas, this week was a busy one for site selectors and economic development professionals across the country. Check out our round-up of the biggest deals and expansions this week. Deals: •Caterpiller announced plans to build a 600,000-square-foot hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant in Victoria, Texas, creating 500 jobs. •Rioglass Solar, a subsidiary of the Spanish company Rioglass Solar Holdings, announced plans to build a $50 million solar reflector manufacturing plant in Surprise, AZ, creating approximately 109 jobs. Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group has opened an 850,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Victorville, CA. The project, the largest completed construction/manufacturing site in San Bernardino County, is expected to create more than 200 jobs. •Orthopedics maker Biomet is creating 278 jobs in Warsaw, IN, investing $26 million in facility improvements and equipment as part of a consolidation of manufacturing operations from New Jersey. •CentroSolar America, a subsidiary of a German photovoltaic production company, plans to open a new U.S. location in Edison, New Jersey’s Raritan Business Park. •Viper Motorcycle Company announced plans to relocate its headquarters and production center from Minnesota to Auburn, AL. Viper will occupy a 63,000-square-foot space in the Auburn Technology Park West and create 100 jobs over two years. Expansions: •Bowling Green, KY, manufacturer SCA, which makes products for the health-care industry, announced plans to invest $50 million and create up to 65 jobs as part of an expansion of its North American Personal Care facility. •Palmetto Synthetics, a maker of polyester, nylon, and other specialty polymers, announced a $7 million investment in Kingstree, SC. The expansion project will create 75 jobs. •Timken will invest $50 million in its steel facility in Canton, Ohio, to fund the installation of a new finishing line at the Gambrinus Steel Plant and expand the steel lay-down yard at the Harrison Steel Plant. •Duro Bag, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of paper bags, is planning an expansion at its Florence, Kentucky facility, investing up to $2.5 million and creating 130 jobs. •Online travel company Expedia plans to create up to 500 jobs in Springfield, MO, and renovate 59,000 square feet of a building it will lease at the Springfield-Branson National Airport.



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