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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10313983/20170124silicon-valley-business-journalpower-of-manufacturing-breakfastsilicon*100xx3157-3163-0-0.jpg">Tuesday morning, local business leaders gathered at the Silicon Valley Capital Club to hear a panel discussion on manufacturing in the region. The Silicon Valley Business Journal organized the event to highlight the Bay Area’s success in the industry and to understand what changes and challenges lie ahead.

Chris Burton, senior business development manager for the city of San Jose, moderated the discussion. Panelists included Bill Ng, senior director of manufacturing operations at Prysm Inc., Robert…<div>
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Silicon Valley manufacturers discuss state of the industry in an age of automation

Tuesday morning, local business leaders gathered at the Silicon Valley Capital Club to hear a panel discussion on manufacturing in the region. The Silicon Valley Business Journal organized the event to highlight the Bay Area’s success in the industry and to understand what changes and challenges lie ahead. Chris Burton, senior business development manager for […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/4366871/franklinwatertower*100xx242-242-0-0.jpg">Franklin officials are considering their next step toward building infrastructure for a planned business park near South 27th Street.

The business park would be built on 500 acres at West Oakwood Road and South 27th Street, and would need city financing for roads and utilities. The concept has been around for years, but city elected officials sidelined planning for it in 2015.

That move resulted in a developer walking away from the project, but now city officials are resurrecting the idea. A company…<div>
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Franklin business park plan, once sidelined, now gaining support

Franklin officials are considering their next step toward building infrastructure for a planned business park near South 27th Street. The business park would be built on 500 acres at West Oakwood Road and South 27th Street, and would need city financing for roads and utilities. The concept has been around for years, but city elected […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/7673932/citationm29*100xx1997-1997-502-0.jpg">Textron Inc. (NYSE: TX), parent company of Wichita-based Textron Aviation, will release its latest earnings report on Wednesday and one industry analyst says that, among other things, it could shed some light on the aviation division’s approach to the pre-owned market.

As previously reported by the WBJ, Textron Aviation — which declined to comment on its strategy — is building new in-house marketing around pre-owned aircraft, a move analyst Rollie Vincent, of Rolland Vincent Associates, says…<div>
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​Latest earnings could offer insight into Textron Aviation’s pre-owned thinking

Textron Inc. (NYSE: TX), parent company of Wichita-based Textron Aviation, will release its latest earnings report on Wednesday and one industry analyst says that, among other things, it could shed some light on the aviation division’s approach to the pre-owned market. As previously reported by the WBJ, Textron Aviation — which declined to comment on […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10314106/akzonobel*100xx450-450-25-0.jpg">A paint, coatings and specialty chemicals manufacturer is set to invest more than $10 million and hire about 70 people in Davidson County over the next five years, according to a Tuesday news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

The company, AkzoNobel, has more than 46,000 employees in 80 countries worldwide. The company has been operating in South Nashville since 1942, according to the release.

“With Nashville’s focus on sustainability and responsible…<div>
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Huge, multinational company announces $10 million investment in Davidson County

A paint, coatings and specialty chemicals manufacturer is set to invest more than $10 million and hire about 70 people in Davidson County over the next five years, according to a Tuesday news release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The company, AkzoNobel, has more than 46,000 employees in 80 countries worldwide. […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10314177/3091609191-6*100xx2662-2667-867-0.jpg">Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson has on at least three occasions met with President Donald Trump since his White House victory in November to discuss bringing down the costs of the F-35 program.

But following remarks on the Bethesda company's fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts Tuesday, it sounds like to this point, the discussions have just reinforced cost-cutting initiatives already in place, as opposed to creating new ones at the behest of the new administration.

When…<div>
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Have Trump’s talks with Lockheed actually done anything to F-35 costs? It doesn’t seem so.

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson has on at least three occasions met with President Donald Trump since his White House victory in November to discuss bringing down the costs of the F-35 program. But following remarks on the Bethesda company’s fourth-quarter earnings call with analysts Tuesday, it sounds like to this point, […]

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<img src="https://media.bizj.us/view/img/10060969/langjeff*100xx292-293-0-25.jpg">Jeffrey Lang, CEO of CECO Environmental Corp., is stepping down.

Lang, who is chief executive officer, president and a director with CECO (Nasdaq: CECE), will leave his roles effective Feb. 1. The Madisonville-based environmental technology company’s board appointed Dennis Sadlowski to serve as interim CEO while a search process is conducted to find a permanent replacement. Sadlowski is currently a member of CECO’s board. Lang, who received an annual salary of about $2.3 million, has agreed…<div>
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CEO of one of Cincinnati’s largest public companies steps down

Jeffrey Lang, CEO of CECO Environmental Corp., is stepping down. Lang, who is chief executive officer, president and a director with CECO (Nasdaq: CECE), will leave his roles effective Feb. 1. The Madisonville-based environmental technology company’s board appointed Dennis Sadlowski to serve as interim CEO while a search process is conducted to find a permanent […]

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