Manufacturing plant – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:24:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sharp-th.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T222002.614-150x150.png Manufacturing plant – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ 32 32 LG Chem will build the largest cathode manufacturing plant in the United States https://sharp-th.com/lg-chem-will-build-the-largest-cathode-manufacturing-plant-in-the-united-states/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:08:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/lg-chem-will-build-the-largest-cathode-manufacturing-plant-in-the-united-states/ LG Chem has announced plans to build the largest electric vehicle battery cathode manufacturing plant in the United States, which will be located in Clarksville, Tennessee. The company has just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State of Tennessee and wants to begin construction in the first quarter of 2023. The entire investment […]]]>

LG Chem has announced plans to build the largest electric vehicle battery cathode manufacturing plant in the United States, which will be located in Clarksville, Tennessee.

The company has just signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State of Tennessee and wants to begin construction in the first quarter of 2023.

The entire investment is expected to cost more than $3 billion and will see the South Korean automaker produce 120,000 tonnes of cathode material per year by 2027, which should be enough for 1.2 million electric cars per year. year.

Mass production will begin in the second half of 2025, supporting production of lithium-ion battery cells in North America by LG Energy Solution and its joint ventures (with GM, Stellantis and Honda).

According to LG Chem, the new plant will play a key role in the company’s strategy to quadruple its battery materials business, including cathode materials, from KRW 5 trillion in 2022 to KRW 20 trillion. ($14.8 billion) by 2027.

The official press release states that a significant factor in locating the factory in the United States was the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

“For LG Chem, Tennessee was the best choice due to its proximity to major customers, ease of transportation of raw materials, and active cooperation from state and local governments. The Tennessee facility enables LG Chem to proactively respond to the changing dynamics of the global battery material market and with legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).In addition to the benefits realized by investing in manufacturing on the ground company, LG Chem envisions the Tennessee site to be the supply chain hub where materials and recycling partners work together to supply global customers.”

One of the more interesting details is that the cathode chemistry envisioned for the new plant will be LG Chem’s latest NCMA (also used in GM’s Ultium Cells joint venture), containing nickel, cobalt, manganese and aluminum.

LG Chem explains that NCMA is being considered for next-generation electric vehicles through improved battery capacity and stability.

Additionally, the plan will benefit from LG Chem’s most advanced production technology, including the ability to produce over 10,000 tons of cathode material per line, which is considered the highest in the industry. It was applied for the very first time at the 4th production site in Cheongju, South Korea.

LG Chem CEO Shin Hak-Cheol said:

“The new cathode manufacturing facility in Tennessee brings us one step closer to becoming the world’s best battery materials manufacturer and achieving our corporate vision of becoming a leading global science company. This site will be the North American manufacturing center of excellence for the cathode supply chain and will lead to the creation of many well-paying jobs, contributing to the local Clarksville economy. »

LG Chem to establish the largest cathode plant in the United States (in Tennessee) for electric vehicle batteries
LG Chem to establish the largest cathode plant in the United States (in Tennessee) for electric vehicle batteries

The LG Chem cathode manufacturing plant in a nutshell:

  • Location: Clarksville, Tennessee
  • investment: more than $3 billion (about $3.2 billion according to the Tennessee press release)
  • area: 420 acres
  • cathode chemistry: NCMA
  • production target: 120,000 tonnes/year by 2027
    enough to power around 1.2 million battery electric cars (assuming 100 kg per battery)
  • start of construction (target): Q1 2023
  • mass production (target): H2 2025
  • new jobs: more than 850

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JR Automation Opens New Factory in Orion Township https://sharp-th.com/jr-automation-opens-new-factory-in-orion-township/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 18:16:18 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/jr-automation-opens-new-factory-in-orion-township/ Netherlands-based JR Automation is consolidating its footprint in Metro Detroit with a new 227,500 square foot manufacturing facility in Orion Township. JR, which builds automotive assembly lines and other system integrations, took ownership of custom development at 1427 Brown Road earlier this month, spokesman David Fleming said. Located around the corner from an expanding General […]]]>

Netherlands-based JR Automation is consolidating its footprint in Metro Detroit with a new 227,500 square foot manufacturing facility in Orion Township.

JR, which builds automotive assembly lines and other system integrations, took ownership of custom development at 1427 Brown Road earlier this month, spokesman David Fleming said.

Located around the corner from an expanding General Motors Co. assembly plant for electric vehicles, JR’s new site is the largest in its portfolio and is expected to be fully operational early next year.

The plant replaces much smaller locations in Pontiac (1500 E. Highwood Blvd.), Shelby Township (11971 Investment Drive), and Sterling Heights (6701 Center Drive).

It will serve as the company’s hub in Southeast Michigan with its 125,000 square foot factory located 800 meters away at 1000 Brown Road, which will transition to smaller automation and machine shop projects .

“Consolidating our teams and working in tandem will allow us to be more efficient and reduce our overall time and travel costs,” said Brian Rogus, vice president of the Esys division at JR Automation, who is a subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate. Hitachi Ltd.

Approximately 300 direct workers and 125 contract workers will be employed at the two sites.

The company declined to say how much money has been invested in the new plant or which customers it will serve.

The new plant was developed by JB Donaldson Co., based in Farmington Hills.

Crain left messages asking for more details with company president Bennett Donaldson and Orion Township.

JR’s customers include Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Stellantis NV and other major automotive manufacturers, in addition to non-automotive industries worldwide.

The company specializes in systems integration, which means putting together parts of a production line – conveyors, robots, software – to create an end product for customers.

Engineers will first fabricate the production line within the JR factory, Fleming said. Once it’s tested and calibrated to the customer’s satisfaction, he packs it, ships it to its destination, and repeats the process. Systems can range in size from a small room to fill multiple plants.

“It’s definitely a logistical miracle, if you will, to scale these systems,” Fleming said.

GM announced earlier this year that it would invest $6.5 billion to manufacture electric vehicles at Orion Assembly and Ultium batteries with LG Energy Solution in the Lansing area, while Ford announced that it would invest $2 billion dollars for the production of electric vehicles in factories in the Detroit metro. All major OEMs are investing heavily in electric vehicles.

The transition will force automakers to rework production processes at factories in Michigan and beyond, which means more business for systems integrators like JR.

“It presents a lot of opportunity,” Fleming said.

Founded in 1980, JR was acquired by Hitachi in 2019 for $1.4 billion. The company employs 2,000 people in 29 factories around the world and has revenue approaching $1 billion, Fleming said.

“The tremendous amount of manufacturing space this new building provides confirms our investment and commitment to this community and our readiness to take on more work,” Rogus said.

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Fun Factory gets off to a promising start – Salisbury Post https://sharp-th.com/fun-factory-gets-off-to-a-promising-start-salisbury-post/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 05:03:57 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/fun-factory-gets-off-to-a-promising-start-salisbury-post/ Fun Factory on a promising start Posted at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022 SALISBURY — Since The Fun Factory officially opened on October 29, owner Marianna Riley Jarrett has been surprised by Salisbury’s reaction to the indoor playground. “I was hoping this business would be a good thing for the community, something good […]]]>

Fun Factory on a promising start

Posted at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2022

SALISBURY — Since The Fun Factory officially opened on October 29, owner Marianna Riley Jarrett has been surprised by Salisbury’s reaction to the indoor playground.

“I was hoping this business would be a good thing for the community, something good for the kids to do and I think the response has been positive. We are definitely looking to expand our staff as we are a bit busier than expected said Jarrett.

She said additional classes would be offered for children and parents for yoga, arts, story time, painting and even ninja activities once the holidays are over. With the temperatures dropping outside, people will need somewhere nice and warm to relax or play. Jarrett makes plans to get people involved.

“I really think winter is going to be our very busy and booming time, just because something indoors for the kids to do when it’s bad weather or cold, I think it’s okay to resume. We have many upcoming events. For Christmas, we are going to do a photo shoot with Santa Claus, letters to Santa Claus, we are going to organize an Elsa tea party.

The Fun Factory has partnered with local bakery Southern
SweeTees, which provides sweets for sale in advance.

“So far it’s been a very good partnership. So kind of two local businesses coming together,” according to Jarrett. The establishment also offers sandwiches and personal pizzas, but plans include building a cafe for other food options.

Initially catering to the younger clientele, Jarrett realized once the business opened that it was necessary to start thinking about older demographics too.

“When we initially opened we thought this establishment would be for 14 and under only, but upon opening we realized there was this desire and need for a slightly older clientele. So is something we’re working with because it just wasn’t in the original plan,” Jarrett said.

Well in the future, Jarrett thinks they could expand the arcade and add a laser tag course in the nearby space she owns. Jarrett, who also owns the dance studio in the adjoining space, was pleased with how the two companies have embraced each other to provide a special experience for families.

“It’s good because siblings can come and play while their sister or brother dances. It’s also good because after the dance or before the dance, the children can play, they can come and have a snack or a drink or whatever,” she said.

The Fun Factory allowed children of veterans free entry for Veterans Day and plans to stay open late on Christmas parade day.

“I think it’s wonderful to have something so close to home that kids can do,” said Jodi Callahan, a visitor from Lexington. “It’s just a nice, fun, safe place that’s great to bring the kids. I think we often have to go to Winston-Salem for so many things like this, so it’s nice to be from Lexington to have something so close to home.

The Fun Factory has play areas and activities for kids of all ages, as well as an arcade with plenty of games to choose from.

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The Fun Factory offers many types of playgrounds and activities for children of all ages.

The Fun Factory has an arcade with a bunch of games to choose from.

Southern SweeTees baked goods are available at The Fun Factory.

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Factory prices in China suffer first drop since December 2020 as COVID restrictions take their toll https://sharp-th.com/factory-prices-in-china-suffer-first-drop-since-december-2020-as-covid-restrictions-take-their-toll/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 04:29:48 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/factory-prices-in-china-suffer-first-drop-since-december-2020-as-covid-restrictions-take-their-toll/ Oct PPI falls for the first time since December 2020 October CPI growth slows from 29-month high Data highlights weakening demand as COVID curbs hurt economy Analysts say China faces increased deflationary pressure on weak demand BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) – China’s factory gate prices for October fell for the first time since December 2020, […]]]>
  • Oct PPI falls for the first time since December 2020
  • October CPI growth slows from 29-month high
  • Data highlights weakening demand as COVID curbs hurt economy
  • Analysts say China faces increased deflationary pressure on weak demand

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) – China’s factory gate prices for October fell for the first time since December 2020, and consumer inflation moderated, underscoring faltering domestic demand as restrictions COVID strictures, a real estate crisis and the risks of a global recession have hammered the economy.

Analysts say struggles for businesses and consumers both at home and abroad will put deflationary pressure on China over the coming months, with aggressive global interest rate hikes and war in Ukraine adding to Beijing’s challenge.

The producer price index (PPI) fell 1.3% year on year, reversing from a 0.9% gain a month earlier, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday. (NBS), and compared to a forecast of a contraction of 1.5% in a Reuters poll.

Consumer inflation also moderated after hitting a 29-month high in September, and underlying price pressures remained much more subdued, with core inflation rising 0.6% in October, unchanged from September.

“Headwinds such as weak domestic demand and slowing exports will make China wary of a slide into deflation, signaled by its subdued core CPI reading below 1.5% growth. for more than two years,” said Bruce Pang, chief economist and head of research. at Jones Lang Lasalle Inc.

The deflationary impulse in the producer price gauge partly reflects sharply higher levels a year ago and falling commodity prices, according to a statement from the BES.

Prices in the coal mining and washing industry fell 16.5%, after falling 2.7% the previous month, while those in ferrous metal smelting and rolling fell by 21.1% after an 18.0% drop in September.

The world’s second-largest economy has been hampered this year by a recurrence of COVID-19 outbreaks, forcing authorities to roll out strict anti-virus measures in a blow to factory and consumer activity.

China’s trade engine has also taken a hit, with both exports and imports falling in October, and economists warning of further weakness in coming quarters due to domestic pressure and global recession risks. . Read more

“The sharp divergence between PPI inflation in China and other industrial countries means that China could gain a competitive edge in manufacturing that could help support Chinese exports,” Nomura analysts said in a note. to customers.

“However, deteriorating global growth is weighing on external demand.”

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The consumer price index rose 2.1% from a year earlier, after hitting a 29-month high with a 2.8% increase in September, mainly due to falling prices food. It was also slower than the 2.4% expected by analysts.

Food prices rose 7.0% on an annual basis, a slowdown from an 8.8% rise the previous month, with prices for fresh vegetables down 8.1% from a 12.1% rise. % in September.

However, pork prices – a key driver of the CPI – rose 51.8% year-on-year in October, faster than September’s 36% growth.

Nearly three years into the pandemic, China has pledged to continue its strict COVID-19 containment strategy. Analysts say policymakers will be cautious in easing monetary policy for fear of capital flight amid massive hikes in global interest rates, led by the Federal Reserve.

China’s currency, the yuan, has already been hit this year by the global tightening trend and the strength of the US dollar, reducing the room for any major policy action by the People’s Bank of China.

“The bottom line is that inflation is unlikely to become a major policy constraint in China,” said Julian Evans-Pritchard, senior China economist at Capital Economics.

“That said, there are currently other impediments to monetary easing, such as the PBOC’s efforts to slow the renminbi’s depreciation against the US dollar.”

The International Monetary Fund said last month that it expects China’s growth to slow to 3.2% this year, down 1.2 points from its April projection, on expectations of a gradual lifting of strict COVID-19 restrictions next year, but no quick resolution of the real estate crisis. Read more

Reporting by Liangping Gao and Liz Lee Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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SHANDI GLOBAL EXPANDS WITH LARGEST PLANT-BASED CHICKEN MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN SINGAPORE https://sharp-th.com/shandi-global-expands-with-largest-plant-based-chicken-manufacturing-facility-in-singapore/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 08:05:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/shandi-global-expands-with-largest-plant-based-chicken-manufacturing-facility-in-singapore/ SINGAPORE, November 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shandi Global (Shandi) is proud to announce his launch and opening of that of Singapore largest plant-based chicken manufacturing facility following a second round of seed funding to commercialize and scale Shandi’s unique and proprietary plant-based chicken products. Shandi produces plant-based chicken products in various formats such as patties, […]]]>

SINGAPORE, November 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shandi Global (Shandi) is proud to announce his launch and opening of that of Singapore largest plant-based chicken manufacturing facility following a second round of seed funding to commercialize and scale Shandi’s unique and proprietary plant-based chicken products. Shandi produces plant-based chicken products in various formats such as patties, pieces, strips, strips and drumsticks.

Shandi, which means “because we care in Hebrew”, was founded on the principle of creating truly sustainable, affordable and nutritious meat alternatives that could benefit millions, if not billions. The reality of a global food shortage as the world’s population continues to grow prompted its founders to continue to innovate and while searching alternatives for a sustainable food source for the whole world, and for which Shandi was designed.

Founded in 2019 by Dr. Reena Sharmaentrepreneur and research veteran and Dr Gaurav Sharmaan expert in the food flavoring industry, the food technology company uses a 5-patent process that uses only non-genetically modified (GMO) natural ingredients such as pea protein, chickpeas, quinoa, seeds flax, brown rice and coconut. oil, to develop and manufacture their plant-based chicken.

Shandi has succeeded, through its proprietary technology, in recreating a plant-based product that smells and responds to cooking, almost exactly like meat. The meat texture of different parts of a chicken differs before and after cooking, as does its taste. This changing natural characteristic inherent in meat has never been successfully recreated in a plant-based product before.

Easy switch to plant-based chicken for restaurants

Shandi’s technology is the first in the world to have been able to introduce this natural changing characteristic of meat into its product, making it almost indistinguishable from real chicken meat. More importantly, due to its similarity to real chicken meat, Shandi has created a viable and versatile alternative meat choice that can be easily deployed in any kitchen, for making chicken drumsticks and chicken curry that taste and feel like real meat.

Thanks to the versatility and ease of use of the product, chefs do not need to experiment and recreate entire menus to adopt this new offer in their kitchens. Ingredient compatibility is a major deterrent for food establishments to replace current suppliers, as changing a single ingredient can affect the taste of the dish and their entire kitchen operations. This probably explains Shandi’s rapid entry into the market – in just 12 months, Shandi has been accepted by more than 50 food establishments, which serve more than 18,000 people in Singapore every day.

Highest protein content in plant-based foods, on par with real meat

Additionally, Shandi’s plant-based chicken is the only one in the world to have a protein content of almost 30%, on par with the protein content of real chicken meat. This makes Shandi’s offering most appealing to schools and hospitals who have begun to offer Shandi’s plant-based chicken on their menus as a healthier, more sustainable option without sacrificing the benefits of protein for those on the go. on a meatless diet.

Long-term healthy and sustainable food for the world’s population

Shandi has chosen to focus on plant-based chicken products first, as part of its mission to create a truly healthy and sustainable alternative to meat for the world. Chicken is one of the most consumed meat products in the world[1]with 118 million tonnes produced each year, and getting even a small percentage of the population to switch to eating just one less part of chicken per day, will contribute major ecological and environmental benefits to the planet[2]. On top of that, the ability to produce plant-based chicken at scale will also create more cost-effective and consistent supplies to alleviate hunger and food accessibility. It’s part of Shandi’s philosophy, with one of their investors, Singapore food tech startup incubator, Innovate 360, which runs the Feed 9 Billion collaboration platform for food tech companies in Singapore. Feed 9 Billion aims to create an ecosystem for food suppliers to prepare to feed the expected 9 billion people in the world by 2050.

“Shandi is committed to driving food sustainability through innovation in food technology, and to doing it at scale and speed. We are currently focusedng on B2B (business to business) partnerships, of which we exploit the established networks to quickly present our products to the greatest number, in order to obtain a mass adoption of Shandi in kitchens around the world. This will allow us to grow rapidly, so that we can continue research and development to further improve our offerings,” says Dr. Reena SharmaFounder and CEO of Shandi Global.

“Working with companies like Shandi Global is truly satisfying as we aim to alleviate global food issues today and in the future. Innovate 360 ​​and Feed 9 Billion are proud to be involved as investors and partners in support of a truly innovative meatless product, proudly made in Singapore,” said John ChenChairman of Feed 9 Billion and CEO/Founder of Innovate 360. “Together we will feed the worldrdd!

[1] https://scienceagri.com/the-10-worlds-most-consumed-of-animal-meat/

[2] https://www.almostzerowaste.com/reducing-meat-environmental-benefits

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ARMADA NUTRITION OFFICIALLY OPENS A NEW FACTORY IN UTAH https://sharp-th.com/armada-nutrition-officially-opens-a-new-factory-in-utah/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 21:20:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/armada-nutrition-officially-opens-a-new-factory-in-utah/ Custom facility expands the safety, quality and capability of the sports and lifestyle nutrition industry SPRING HILLTennessee. , November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Armada Nutrition, a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in ready-to-use powder and capsule applications, celebrates the grand opening of its second plant, a 438,000 sq. ft. contract manufacturing facility squares built to measure […]]]>

Custom facility expands the safety, quality and capability of the sports and lifestyle nutrition industry

SPRING HILLTennessee. , November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Armada Nutrition, a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in ready-to-use powder and capsule applications, celebrates the grand opening of its second plant, a 438,000 sq. ft. contract manufacturing facility squares built to measure Salt Lake City.

“This facility strengthens our ability to deliver the speed, service and innovation demanded by the industry,” said Armada’s president. Brent Laffey. “Backed by our parent company Nagase, this state-of-the-art facility offers unparalleled safety, quality and sustainability practices.”

Similar to Armada Tennessee location, Salt Lake City has received NSF and NSF for Sport certifications.

According to the general manager, Jason Young, Salt Lake City incorporates distinctive features that benefit both people and the planet.

  • RedZone: A paperless quality document interface designed to eliminate the potential for human error and reduce waste
  • Matcon: integrated mixing system that improves production efficiency, reduces scrap and guarantees food safety
  • Natural light: designed with hundreds of large skylights and windows to enhance the employee experience, this is unique to a manufacturing facility building

The Salt Lake City is also equipped with innovative powdered nutrient premix capabilities, a key part of the supply chain for many soft drinks. At a time when “ready-to-drink” is driving significant growth for many sports and lifestyle nutrition brands, Armada’s dual offering of turnkey powdered products and nutritious premixes enables its customers to consolidate significant expenses that might otherwise be fragmented. Armada’s new facility, combined with sister company Prinova’s existing footprint in the nutrient premix space, totals over one million square feet of premix manufacturing.

Prinova President Don Thorp opening comments: “Now more than ever, our customers are interested in the reliability, security and quality of their supply chain, and this new facility will enable us to continue to meet that expectation.”

About Armada Nutrition

Armada Nutrition was founded by Prinova in 2015 as a full-service contract manufacturer specializing in powder applications. It offers a streamlined process that includes access to market information, regulatory support and advanced quality control procedures, as well as a large inventory available. The company’s deep formulation expertise, end-to-end services and proactive flavor innovation help customers continually be first to market with personalized nutritional products that meet consumers’ relentless search. .

About Prinova Group LLC

Based at Carol Stream, IL, Prinova has been providing high quality ingredients, flavors, nutrient premixes and value-added solutions to the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries for over 40 years. As the world’s leading functional ingredient distributor, Prinova uses a global network to help its customers gain the strategic advantage they need to drive their business forward. Prinova was acquired by NAGASE & CO., LTD. (“NAGASE”) in 2019. Founded in 1832, NAGASE provides global trading services in chemicals, plastics, electronic materials, cosmetics and food ingredients. With more than 100 Group companies in 30 countries and regions, NAGASE offers unique values ​​to its customers by combining manufacturing, processing and R&D group functions. For more detailed information about Prinova and NAGASE, visit www.prinovaglobal.com and www.nagase.co.jp/english/.

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White Castle doubles production capacity with new, expanded retail food manufacturing facility https://sharp-th.com/white-castle-doubles-production-capacity-with-new-expanded-retail-food-manufacturing-facility/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 18:54:19 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/white-castle-doubles-production-capacity-with-new-expanded-retail-food-manufacturing-facility/ White Castle, a family business since 1921, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the recently completed expansion of its retail food manufacturing facility in Vandalia, Ohio, just outside of Dayton. The plant, named “The House That Bill Built” after former chairman and CEO Bill Ingram, supplies packaged frozen sliders to retailers large and small in […]]]>

White Castle, a family business since 1921, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the recently completed expansion of its retail food manufacturing facility in Vandalia, Ohio, just outside of Dayton. The plant, named “The House That Bill Built” after former chairman and CEO Bill Ingram, supplies packaged frozen sliders to retailers large and small in all 50 states.

White Castle invested over $27 million in the expansion, which doubled the size of the facility from 75,000 square feet to approximately 150,000 square feet. The project, which lasted just over a year, will add 75 jobs to the current workforce of 160 once the new production lines are fully operational.

The town of Vandalia, JobsOhio, the Ohio Department of Development, Montgomery County and Dayton/Montgomery County Port Authority all played a role in the completion of the expansion project.

“We continue to see growing demand in all markets for our retail sliders,” says Dave Rife, White Castle Manufacturing Manager and fourth generation family member. “This expansion gives us the capacity we need to ensure grocery stores and outlets across the United States have the White Castle products they need to satisfy their customers’ cravings.”

White Castle broke ground on the project in July 2021 in a ceremony attended by members of the Ingram family as well as officials from Vandalia, the Dayton area and JobsOhio. White Castle executives dedicated the building to Bill Ingram, a third-generation family member who served as chairman from 1980 to 2015 and was responsible for establishing and expanding the retail division.

During Bill’s early years as President and CEO, he noticed more and more customers bringing Sliders home from White Castle restaurants and freezing them for future meals. In response, he suggested White Castle sell its famous sliders as frozen foods in grocery stores nationwide. Some industry experts scoffed at his idea, but true to his reputation as an innovator, Bill forged ahead. White Castle launched its retail division in 1987, becoming the first fast food restaurant to offer its dishes for purchase in grocery stores for preparation at home.

According to current President and CEO of White Castle, Bill’s daughter, Lisa Ingram, Bill wanted to make sure sliders were available to everyone, even people who didn’t live in a restaurant market. of White Castle. Naming the expanded manufacturing facility after him was a fitting way to honor the role he played in growing the family business.

Over the years, White Castle has invested heavily in the supply chain that powers both its restaurant and retail divisions. It owns and operates its own bakeries, meat processing plants and frozen food manufacturing plants. The strategy helps ensure that Sliders available at food retailers nationwide offer the same quality and taste as Sliders sold at Castles. White Castle’s retail product line includes the Original Slider, Cheese Sliders, Jalapeño Cheese Sliders and Chicken Breast Sliders.

The news and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by WTWH Media LLC.

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Owens Corning expands in Fort Smith and creates 50 new jobs https://sharp-th.com/owens-corning-expands-in-fort-smith-and-creates-50-new-jobs/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 16:10:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/owens-corning-expands-in-fort-smith-and-creates-50-new-jobs/ FORT SMITH, Arkansas – The State of Arkansas announced Tuesday that Owens Corning, a global leader in building and construction materials based in Toledo, Ohio, is expanding operations in Fort Smith for the second time in less than two year. The company, which produces fiberglass composites, insulation and roofing materials, began building a new 550,000 […]]]>

FORT SMITH, Arkansas – The State of Arkansas announced Tuesday that Owens Corning, a global leader in building and construction materials based in Toledo, Ohio, is expanding operations in Fort Smith for the second time in less than two year. The company, which produces fiberglass composites, insulation and roofing materials, began building a new 550,000 square foot manufacturing facility in February 2021. Owens Corning will now invest an additional $24.5 million for machinery and new construction at its existing Planter Road facility. As part of this expansion, the company will create 50 new jobs. The expansion of Owens Corning’s nonwovens production into this highly advanced facility will help us better serve our customers’ long-term growth. We are excited to add capacity to Fort Smith and create additional jobs in a community we have been a part of for 37 years,” said Rachel Marcon, vice president and general manager of Nonwovens, Owens Corning. “We appreciate the support and partnership with the State of Arkansas in this expansion.”

The Owens Corning plant in Fort Smith began production in 1985. The plant produces fiberglass batts for roofing products and other nonwoven applications.

“When existing businesses in Arkansas repeatedly choose to expand operations or take on new businesses in our state, it speaks to the confidence they have in our workforce and our business climate” , Governor Asa Hutchinson said. “These jobs will go a long way to changing lives in an area known for its manufacturing community for more than half a century.”

Owens Corning has been a Fortune 500® company for 68 consecutive years. The company has been honored with awards and rankings from several external organizations, including 3BL (#1 on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for four consecutive years), CDP (“A List” for water), Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (industry leading Building Products Group) and Ethisphere Institute (one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies).

“Manufacturers across the country are facing challenges as they seek to fill four million positions with highly skilled and technically advanced workers,” Commerce Secretary Mike Preston said. “Arkansas has been diligent in getting ahead with programs and initiatives in cities like Fort Smith that meet the needs of manufacturers and collaborate on workforce development programs. We’re thrilled to see our efforts paying off and renowned companies like Owens Corning choosing Arkansas as the location for their new and expanding businesses.

“Owens Corning has been a great community partner for 34 years,” said Tim Allen, President and CEO of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. “This expansion is a perfect example of the partnership between the Arkansas Department of Commerce, the Fort Smith Regional Chamber and the City of Fort Smith and how we are working together toward a unified goal. I truly appreciate Owens Corning and its ongoing commitment and investment in our community.

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Aragen to operationalize state-of-the-art formulation manufacturing plant in Hyderabad, India https://sharp-th.com/aragen-to-operationalize-state-of-the-art-formulation-manufacturing-plant-in-hyderabad-india/ Fri, 21 Oct 2022 06:34:24 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/aragen-to-operationalize-state-of-the-art-formulation-manufacturing-plant-in-hyderabad-india/ Insight Post by : Source: PA Date: October 21, 2022 Aragen, a leading Contract Research Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO), today announced that it will commission its state-of-the-art formulation manufacturing facility at Mallapur Campus, Hyderabad, India by January 2023. The new 12,000 square foot facility will enhance the company’s ability to provide clinical supplies to […]]]>

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Aragen, a leading Contract Research Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO), today announced that it will commission its state-of-the-art formulation manufacturing facility at Mallapur Campus, Hyderabad, India by January 2023. The new 12,000 square foot facility will enhance the company’s ability to provide clinical supplies to customers through its integrated development and manufacturing of drug substances and drug products.

The new plant will include a wide range of dosage form capabilities for oral solids, liquids, topicals, films, and manufacturing technologies for granulation, film coating, spray drying, tableting – with expansion plans already in place to add nano-milling and hot extrusion capabilities.

These new capabilities at the Mallapur campus will further enhance Aragen’s New Chemical Entity (NCE) early development offerings, providing customers with the ability to discover and develop drugs from a co-located facility. It will provide greater flexibility to meet customers’ clinical supply needs in multiple dosage forms, with flexible processing technologies and batch sizes ranging from 1,000 units to 100,000 units.

1. Facility will enhance Aragen’s clinical formulation development and manufacturing offerings

2.Will offer both integrated and stand-alone formulation solutions to partners

Speaking on development, Manni Kantipudi, Managing Director, Aragen Life Sciences, said, “Aragen invests in capacity expansion, capacity expansion and expanding its geographic footprint to meet the needs of the global biopharmaceutical industry. We understand that our clients rely on our expertise, track record and solution offerings. With this facility, we will consolidate our pharmaceutical product development solutions offerings and strengthen our position as a one-stop-shop for all their needs – turning ideas into solutions for better health.

Once completed and fully operational, Aragan will support its customers with cGMP manufacturing and Phase I-III clinical supplies of tablets, capsules, liquids, semi-solids and films. The facility will offer purpose-built manufacturing suites to support wet granulation, roller compaction, fluidized bed coating, spray drying, micronization, nano-grinding, compression, capsules, coating and packaging.

Ramesh Subramanian, Commercial Director, Arabian Life Sciencessaid, “The formulation manufacturing facility in Hyderabad is an important development for us. The new capability will allow us to respond to our customers’ growing interest in integrated development solutions. It also aligns well with our stated vision of becoming the “R&D partner of choice” for our customers. With this pharmaceuticals facility and our recent acquisition of Intox – to provide safety assessment services – we can now help our Hit partners to Clinical Proof of Concept-Phase IIB, accelerating their journey to impact on patients.

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Canberra backs Flinders Factory of the Future https://sharp-th.com/canberra-backs-flinders-factory-of-the-future/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 01:31:03 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/canberra-backs-flinders-factory-of-the-future/ By Peter Robert The Federal Government is backing a major expansion of Flinders University’s Factory of the Future in Adelaide’s Tonsley innovation district, delivering on a campaign promise it first made ahead of the 2019 federal election. Industry Minister Ed Husic today announced that next week’s budget will include $10.1 million to help Flinders develop […]]]>

By Peter Robert

The Federal Government is backing a major expansion of Flinders University’s Factory of the Future in Adelaide’s Tonsley innovation district, delivering on a campaign promise it first made ahead of the 2019 federal election.

Industry Minister Ed Husic today announced that next week’s budget will include $10.1 million to help Flinders develop the facility, which was developed with BAE Systems Australia on the model of the centers of the British catapult industry.

The South Australian government has pledged $4.1 million and Flinders will also fund the new manufacturing growth accelerator.

Husic said the Factory of the Future will work with more than 100 advanced students and 200 small and medium enterprises to build their technological capabilities and help them gain a foothold in critical supply chains.

Husic said: “We are delivering on our campaign pledge to support the factory of the future, delivered for Adelaide and local manufacturing.

“The state-of-the-art facility will help develop a dedicated workforce to fill skills gaps in digital and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Unlike the Industry Growth Centers which were set up by the Coalition Government, the Flinders Center is more than a funding body, having its own manufacturing facilities where SMEs can demonstrate and improve their offerings.

Several companies have already graduated from the factory of the future to work at BAE Systems’ Osborne shipyard on the construction of the Hunter-class frigates for the navy.

It is this combination of research links, experimental manufacturing facilities and pathway to commercial manufacturing that has made the Catapult Centers and German Fraunhofer Centers so effective in supporting advanced manufacturing.

It is estimated that more than 100 Flinders University students per year will benefit from the Factory of the Future.

Professor Colin Stirling, Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, said: “The Factory of the Future is Australia’s first industrial-scale, high-value manufacturing acceleration and research facility.

“Federal government support will help realize the full potential of the factory of the future to drive sovereign capacity through manufacturing growth, more jobs and stronger exports.”

Flinders also offers a new degree in digital technologies to develop the future workforce.

Husic said, “We need to build strategic capabilities in industry and enhance our ability to harness technologies to ensure our prosperity and national well-being in the future.

“This investment will promote economic growth by helping to create new jobs in emerging industries.

Further reading:
FLINDERS TO PROPEL THE INDUSTRY INTO THE ERA OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
MOUNT ANOTHER SUMMIT ON HIGH-VALUE MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION – BY PROFESSOR JOHN SPOEHR

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