Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Globant’s 25-country portfolio includes this site in Medellín, Colombia.

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This global IT services company founded 20 years ago by four friends in a Buenos Aires bar now has more than 27,000 employees working in 25 countries, and last year became the global platform supporter for FIFA+ and regional supporter of FIFA World Cup. This site in Toronto, the company’s first office in Canada, was originally announced in June 2022. “We strive to find the most innovative, diverse, creative people to join our company,” said Nicolas Avila, Globant’s chief technology officer for North America, last summer, “and we see our expansion and growth in Toronto as a strategic opportunity to do that, given the city’s impressive and extensive history of technical excellence.” The company’s North American footprint also includes seven offices in the U.S. and four offices in Mexico.



Pompano Beach, Florida

Accusolar plans to see its floating solar technology deployed at multiple sites in Florida after an initial installation at a power plant.

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An affiliate of Pompano Beach-based AccuSolar and subsidiary of AccuDock, the leading residential and commercial floating dock manufacturer in the world, Reload Floating Energy is using this space at Cypress Pointe Distribution Center to manufacture, store and distribute AccuSolar products designed for floating solar installations. Supported by a DOE grant, the company has recently deployed its platforms at a 1-MW floating solar array at Tampa Electric’s Big Bend power generation facility. The company has said it’s moving into phase two, which involves multiple site locations around Florida. The company recently was invited to participate in a joint industry project with Norway-based DNV, the maritime engineering and design leader. “Along with 30 other companies from around the world, the results of the 18-month project will include the first ever standardization of floating solar,” the company says. Known as a fishing and diving destination (the “shipwreck capital of South Florida), Pompano Beach is Broward County’s largest industrial / warehouse / distribution submarket with over 28 million sq. ft. of industrial space.



Miaoli, Taiwan

Among the touristic sites in Miaoli County, Taiwan, are the remnants of the Longteng Bridge, destroyed by an earthquake in 1935.

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Taipei Times reported last week IEMC will invest in this plant to meet local demand for specialty gases used in semiconductor and display production, most of which are currently imported. IEMC chairman Charles Kau said the investment would allow Taiwan to better control its supply chain given global factors such as the U.S.-China trade dispute and the Russia-Ukraine war. At the same time, he told the newspaper, the company is expanding to the U.S. and other world regions as customer demand dictates. IEMC currently produces from two small plants in Hsinchu County. The new facility will be constructed in Miaoli County’s Tong-luo Science Park. Even as it welcomes this high-tech investment, Miaoli is known as a tourist destination known for, among other things, its woodworking traditions and its “slow food” and “slow living” movements. With three times the area of Singapore and 560,000 residents, Miaoli County is near Taipei City, Taichung City and the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park and one hour from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.