One makes contact lenses with layers thinner than a human hair. Another produces sensors that help cars avoid collisions. And one makes grown-up “toys” — golf cars, Waverunners and four wheelers. What linked three companies presenting at the Sept. 22 Next Generation Manufacturing annual conference? Foreign ownership and a commitment to efficient manufacturing through the use […]
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Last month in Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed said trade backers would have to be the “adults in the room” when it comes to urging passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact now stalled in Congress. His implication: Even in a year when both parties’ candidates oppose the sweeping deal, electoral politics shouldn’t hold […]
China, here they come. Aventure Aviation, an aircraft spare parts supplier based in Peachtree City, now has the resources to crack into a huge market with $20,000 in prize money awarded through the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Sept. 20.
Foreign affiliates were behind nearly one-third of the $4.4 billion companies decided to invest in Georgia during the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, according to the state’s economic development department. More than 80 companies announced investments of $1.3 billion and the creation of 4,000-plus jobs, about one-sixth of the 25,341 new positions announced during the […]
In officially announcing the Georgia’s largest Chinese investment to date, Gov. Nathan Deal also revealed that a factory heavy on automation will also create 1,000 jobs, many of them requiring highly skilled technicians. Qingdao, China-based Sentury Tire will spend $530 million on a factory that will incorporate robotics and other technologies as it seeks to churn out […]
Update, Sept. 9, 4:54 p.m.: Gov. Nathan Deal announced in a news release Thursday, Sept. 8, that the plant would bring 1,000 jobs, a tenth of them in a new research and development center. Read more here. A Chinese tire manufacturer has chosen Georgia over Tennessee for its first U.S. plant, a $500 million investment […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. has changed its mind about its daily, nonstop flight to Seoul Incheon International Airport. In 2009, this flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was suspended along with a host of others due to rising fuel prices and the recession. But on Wednesday, Delta announced that it is to relaunch the flight […]
The Korean press has reported that the U.S. Commerce Department’s anti-dumping duty on automotive steel imported by Hyundai Steel is expected to raise the prices of Hyundai and Kia cars if it is not rescinded. Hyundai Steel is part of the Hyundai Group to which both Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors belong. Hyundai Motors manufactures […]
With 19-year-old giant panda Lun Lun expecting to birth another set of twins any minute now, Zoo Atlanta is once again readying to welcome help from its longtime conservation partners in China. Lun Lun has been on “round-the-clock birth watch” since an Aug. 22 ultrasound confirmed the presence of two tiny fetuses, both measuring just over two centimeters […]
Trade critics point out that the U.S. trade deficit with South Korea is widening in the wake of a free-trade pact launched in 2012, but increased investment from the country may take some of the sting out of an argument that the deal’s benefits flow in one direction.