• Honda Constructs Tallapoosa Assembly Plant


    Honda Motor Co . is planning to construct a 250,000-sf automatic transmission assembly plant in Tallapoosa, Ga. Production will begin at the $100-million facility in fall 2006.

  • Toyota Expands Huntsville Engine Plant


    Toyota Motor Corp . will double the size of its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant with a $250-million expansion. Bringing the facility to a total worth of $490 million, the project will enable the plant to produce approximately 400,000 engines annually upon completion.

  • General Motors Streamlines Space Management


    General Motors Corp. (GM) of Detroit, has generated significant cost savings by streamlining space management across the company's domestic manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations within the Worldwide Facilities Group (WFG). Within WFG, the Facilities Management (FM) organization has made recent efficiency improvements by merging several space management groups into a single Space Management team. In addition to streamlining management groups within Space Management, the FM team has improved operational efficiency by deploying a large-scale computer aided facilities management (CAFM) system. FM personnel leverage this integrated system, along with other technology tools such as handheld devices, to provide comprehensive space management services for all 190 million sf of GM's domestic facilities.

  • Genera Corp. Completes Aurora Facility


    La Palma, Calif.-based Genera Corporation has completed its new 192,600-sf facility in Aurora, Illinois.

  • GM Expands Kansas Manufacturing Plant


    General Motors Corp. is investing $203 million in a 55,000-sf expansion of its Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kan. The project will enable GM to start producing a Saturn model at the facility.

  • Aisin Light Metals Completes Production Facility


    Aisin Light Metals has completed a $5.8-million facility in Marion , Ill. Designed by Musset Nicholas & Associates of Indianapolis , the 129,600-sf building will accommodate the production of components and systems for the automotive industry.

  • Lear Corp. Opens Plant at Ford's Chicago Campus


    Lear Corp ., a Southfield, Mich.-based manufacturer of auto parts, is opening a $4-million, 53,760-sf facility at the Ford Motor Co.’s manufacturing campus in Chicago . The plant will produce headliners and package trays for several Ford models.

  • Koyo Steering Systems Builds Ennis Factory


    Koyo Steering Systems will initiate construction in February 2005 on a $30 million factory sited on 42 acres in Ennis, Texas.

  • Delphi Builds Technical Centers in China and South Korea


    Troy, Mich-based auto parts supplier Delphi Corp. broke ground on the China Technical Center in Shanghai , China, in July 2004.

  • Piedmont Triad International Airport Expands with New Concourse


    Piedmont Triad International Airport has awarded John S. Clark Co. of Mount Airy the $2.9 million construction contract for a new 41,550-sf concourse. The expansion will accommodate eight gates, departure lounges, and a concession area.