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Allergan has announced that it will build a new medical aesthetics innovation center in Chengdu, China. Allergan is investing $15 million in the new facility, which will open in early 2019. Allergan will train 3,000 medical aesthetics professionals each year in Chengdu. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Allergan is focused on developing pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medical products.

Source: Conway Analytics


Schiebel Industries has announced the expansion of its unmanned aerial vehicle facility in Winer Neustadt, Austria. The facility will be doubled in size and will grow employment to 150 by 2020. The site supports production and logistics for the company's vertical takeoff and landing Camcopter S-100, which is used in military and civilian applications. Schiebel also has offices in Vienna, Austria; Abu Dhabi, UAE: Manassas, Virginia; and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Source: Conway Analytics


Bicycle Corporation of America (BCA) last week announced plans to expand its existing production operations in Clarendon County, South Carolina, with a $5-million, 65-job expansion in Summerton. BCA was established in 2014 as a venture of New Jersey–based Kent International, Inc., a bicycle importer and manufacturer participating in Walmart's Made in U.S.A. initiative, first reported on by Site Selection in 2013. To date, BCA has produced more than 850,000 bicycles. Click here to get the latest numbers from the Walmart initiative.

Puerto Rican Creole soup maker Marvel International anticipated a $6-million boost in sales after its Del Campo frozen soups were among a select group of winners at Walmart's 2018 Open Call for U.S. Manufacturers, held in Bentonville, Arkansas, in June 2018.

Photo courtesy of Walmart



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