Case Studies

alplaPackaging company expands Iowa City (Iowa) facility

Alpla, Inc., from Austria, has been manufacturing plastic packaging products for the past eight years in Iowa City (Iowa). Alpla's customers include Procter and Gamble, Unilever and Clorox. The company was awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to expand its current Iowa facility and purchase machinery and assembly equipment. The project is expected to create 37 new jobs, 19 of which are incented. The project represents a $12 million capital investment. (April 20, 2012, DES MOINES, Iowa)

dignabiotechCompany established in 2003, focused on development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products.
In 2012 they decided to create a Business Unit in USA, developing market through licensing.

They decided to start with a small unit in PA Biotechnology Center in Doylestown, because of proximity to pharmaceutical companies and the interaction with other companies around Life Sciences, located in the Center.

Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from plastics packaging producer TriEnda LLC today to announce the company's plans to locate a manufacturing operation in the former Thomson Manufacturing center here, creating more than 340 new jobs by 2012.

The maker and distributor of thermoformed plastic pallets, trays and materials handling and packaging products plans to invest more than $20 million to site a 200,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center at the former center in the northeast Indiana city.

Gerresheimer-lAtlanta, March 10–Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Gerresheimer Peachtree City, LP, a manufacturer of complex drug delivery systems, will expand in Fayette County, creating 120 jobs and investing double-digit millions into the expansion.

"Georgia's healthcare industry is uniquely poised to help Gerresheimer grow," said Deal.

"This leading global company is taking advantage of an eager, skilled workforce and an advanced life science and healthcare ecosystem. Our state is the ideal location to support Gerresheimer's newest expansion."

Michilen V2Michelin to grow business in Anderson, Lexington Counties

$750 million investment expected to create 500 new jobs

April 10, 2012 – Michelin North America, Inc. today announced that the company will expand its Earthmover tire production in South Carolina with a $750 million investment expected to generate 500 new jobs.

"There is unprecedented demand for Michelin Earthmover tires throughout the world," said Michelin Chairman and President Pete Selleck. "It's a tribute to the productivity of our employees and the pro-business environment in South Carolina that the company is expanding its Earthmover capacity in the state where we first began manufacturing in the United States."

gestampSpanish Automotive Stamping Company, Gestamp, Ramps up operations at South Charleston Facility, South Charleston, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined company executives and other dignitaries in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest milestone for Gestamp West Virginia. The automotive stamping plant in South Charleston is now officially in operation. Gestamp announced its intention to move into the formerly-shuttered plant in April 2012 and started small scale cold line product production by September.

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