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Steelcase Inc. announced last week that an agreement has been signed to buy Stewartville-based office furniture maker Halcon as a subsidiary.
Company plans to establish a $13 million manufacturing facility in Rogers, Minnesota, by the end of 2022.
Workers rejected the latest proposed contract in a 135-to-1 vote Sunday.
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Jeremiah Watson and Patrick Elmore were asked by the National Glass Association to travel to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with lawmakers to discuss how to spur more recycling. Watson and Elmore were invited because their company -- Infinite Recycled Technologies -- is the only one that recycles laminated or architectural glass.

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Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc., which makes the popular skin cream for sensitive skin, is adding another 5,000 square feet to its northwest Rochester warehouses as well as a 4,000-square-foot, two-story office section. This is the third expansion in as many years.
Surging inflation is disrupting everything from carpools to the ability to quote prices on new business at already-strained U.S. factories.
More than 50 million square feet of new warehouse, distribution and logistics building were under construction in the D-FW area at the end of 2021, according to a new report from Cushman & Wakefield.
BrightDrop said Wednesday that Walmart has signed an agreement to reserve 5,000 EV600 trucks — which resemble brown UPS trucks — and EV410, a mid-size electric delivery van.
Getting a new manufacturing plant in Eyota has been a long, multi-pronged project that should pay benefits down the road.
“Manufacturing is coming back for sure,” says Jason Tolliver, a managing director who helps oversee logistics and industrial services in the Americas for real-estate firm Cushman & Wakefield PLC. The conversations he’s having with corporate leaders, he says, indicate this wave of investment along the border is just beginning. “It is structural and it’s long term.”

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Existing 3M shareholders will own 50.1 % of the combined company once the transaction closes in the second half of 2022. The company will receive $1 billion in cash and $4.3 billion in equity.
GM said Monday it has acquired a 25% ownership stake by investing $150 million into Pure Watercraft, which now values Pure Watercraft at $600 million, said GM spokesman Mark Lubin.
The Legislature exempt it from more rigorous environmental review. That less stringent environmental assessment worksheet has been the subject of criticism.

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