More than 5.7 million people live in the Atlanta metro and nearly 100,000 moved there last year.
German auto supplier launching new operations in South Carolina Isringhausen, a seating systems manufacturer, is launching new operations in Charleston County in Ladson, S. The company, which has 50 plants in 20 countries, will make seats and assemblies for the Mercedez-Benz Vans Sprinter model.
Baxter completes Alabama plant expansion Medical device company Baxter completed the $270 million expansion of its dialyzers plant in Opelika, Ala. Manufacturer adding jobs in Arkansas As a result of a partnership with Arkansas-based Walmart, Nice-Pak, a wet wipe manufacturer, will add 30 jobs at its plant in Jonesboro, Ark.
SAF-Holland expands in Arkansas SAF-Holland, a maker of trailer suspension and axle systems, is investing $4 million to expand its Dumas, Ark., facilities. BMW celebrates 4 millionth vehicle made in South Carolina In the summer quarter, BMW celebrated the 4 millionth vehicle made at its plant in Greer, S. The plant began making vehicles at the plant in 1994. The company plans to hire about 75 employees when the facility is completed in summer 2018, and up to 900 over the next 10 years.
Company opens second Kentucky plant WPT Corp., a manufacturer of nonwovens used in hygiene and filtration products, is opening its second plant in Ohio County, Ky. Chinese textile factory will consume almost all of cotton grown in Arkansas Shandong Ruyi will build a $410 million textile factory in Forrest City, Ark. The facility will process 200,000 tons of Arkansas cotton annually, which is about what is grown in the state now.
Vehicle glass manufacturer expands in Virginia Oran Safety Glass, a maker of specialty glass used in the manufacture of buses, military vehicles and trains, is expanding its Greensville, Va., operation.