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RV-Equipment Manufacturer
Relocating from Sweden to Indiana

Friday, July 24, 2009
Sweden-based Dometic Corp., a manufacturer of recreational-vehicle and marine accessory products such as refrigerators, awnings, and air conditioners, announced plans to relocate a manufacturing facility from Sweden to Elkhart, IN, where it already maintains a warehouse and customer-service office. The new plant will employ 240 workers. A 10-yr. property-tax phase-in approved by the Elkhart City Council helped convince Dometic to locate the plant there rather than in Mexico or China. Dometic is online at

German Automotive Supplier
Expanding North Carolina Operations

Friday, July 24, 2009
Continental Teves, Inc., the automotive-components division of German-based conglomerate Continental AG and which maintains its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Fletcher, NC. The producer of brake systems, powertrain and chassis systems, and other components, will invest $30 million to grow the NC operation and add 338 new jobs over the next 5 years. The state is providing Continental Teves with as much as $2.16 million in financial incentives. The firm is online here.

Wilson Tool Launches South African Affiliate

Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Wilson Tool Intl., White Bear Lake, MN, a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes, and punch and die components for metal stamping, has launched Wilson Tool South Africa Ltd., in Johannesburg. The new office will oversee operations in the region, offering tooling, sales and support. Learn more at


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