Jacksonville—Florida approves $23 million financial incentive for Jinko Solar

Courtesy of pvbuzz.com Published January 25, 2018 The City Council for Jacksonville, Florida voted 19-0 to approve an economic development agreement for nearly $25 million in city-backed financial incentives for Jinko Solar. The international solar panel manufacturer code-named “Project Volt”, pledges to hire 800 employees and invest $410 million into two facilities in North and … Continue reading Jacksonville—Florida approves $23 million financial incentive for Jinko Solar

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Incentives for solar panel maker set for Jacksonville City Council vote

Courtesy of the Times Union By Steve Patterson First Published - January 17, 2018 Legislation in Jacksonville’s City Council offers financial incentives for an unnamed foreign company to begin manufacturing solar power panels in Jacksonville, the company’s first American location. A City Council committee approved offering $24.6 million in local incentives Wednesday — the state … Continue reading Incentives for solar panel maker set for Jacksonville City Council vote

Commercial Metals buys Gerdau’s Jacksonville, other Florida facilities

Courtesy of Jacksonville Business Journal - Jan 2, 2018, 10:52am By Margie Manning - Finance Editor, Tampa Bay Business Journal Commercial Metals Co. will pay $600 million to buy some of Gerdau S.A.’s U.S. assets, including several Florida facilities. Commercial Metals (NYSE: CMC), an Irving, Texas steel producer, will acquire 33 rebar fabrication facilities in … Continue reading Commercial Metals buys Gerdau’s Jacksonville, other Florida facilities

Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

Courtesy of CNBC.com by Thomas Franck Researchers are investigating how the United States can become more competitive in the manufacturing industry in the age of artificial intelligence. Some of their conclusions suggest that more investment is needed in vocational programs and not in large, four-year universities. "There are too many four-year colleges serving too many … Continue reading Trade school, not 4-year college, is a better bet to solve the US income gap, researchers say

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

October 23, 2017 Courtesy of Business Facilities Magazine By the BF Staff From the September/October 2017 Issue New technologies and business models have the heavy/discrete manufacturing industry on the verge of an innovative new period that promises greater productivity and the potential for lower costs, according to a recent report prepared by GE. Supply chain … Continue reading Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster