Governors of more than a dozen states are rushing to offer incentives such as subsidized training and infrastructure to convince Boeing Co. to move production of its new 777X jetliner out of Washington, where union members rejected a labor contract that froze pensions.
Boeing Co., the world’s largest aircraft maker, and European rivals are awaiting a slew of combat-plane purchases from prospective Middle East buyers as they aim to secure the future of jet production lines.
Foxconn Technology Group, the Taipei-based maker of Apple Inc.’s iPhone, plans to invest $40 million in Pennsylvania to develop robotics, joining other manufacturers seeking to build products in the U.S.
General Electric Co. is on the hunt for ways to build more than 85,000 fuel nozzles for its newest jet engine. Instead of assembling them from 20 different parts, it plans to create the units in one piece -- with 3-D printers.
Coca-Cola Co. and Coca-Cola HBC AG invested 22 million euros ($30 million) in a new production line at a Romanian bottling plant to help transform the Balkan state into an export hub for 100 million consumers in eastern Europe.
Alstom SA will deepen a cost-cutting drive and sell as much as 2 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in assets by the end of 2014 as the French maker of power equipment and trains seeks to sustain profit amid declining markets.