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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9885342/screen-shot-2016-06-06-at-14001-pm*100xx601-603-535-147.png">The Arden Hills Planning Commission June 8 will consider approving Land O'Lakes Inc.'s $80 million expansion of its corporate headquarters.

In April, Land O'Lakes received a $650,000 tax abatement from Arden Hills and $1.5 million tax abatement from Ramsey County for the project.

Land O'Lakes expanding its headquarters (4001 Lexington Ave. N.) will allow it to consolidate its 1,800 Twin Cities employees into the campus and add another 200 employes.

Land O'Lakes has 263,000 square feet in two buildings…<div>
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Land O’Lakes submits plans for $80M HQ expansion (Images)

The Arden Hills Planning Commission June 8 will consider approving Land O’Lakes Inc.’s $80 million expansion of its corporate headquarters. In April, Land O’Lakes received a $650,000 tax abatement from Arden Hills and $1.5 million tax abatement from Ramsey County for the project. Land O’Lakes expanding its headquarters (4001 Lexington Ave. N.) will allow it […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/1883691/department-of-defense-bloomberg*100xx2145-2145-678-0.jpg">GlobalFoundries, the computer chip maker with a factory in Saratoga County, New York, will make chips for the Pentagon to be used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets.

The Pentagon has reached a seven-year agreement with GlobalFoundries to make the microchips, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The chips are made at GlobalFoundries' factories in East Fishkill and Essex Junction, Vermont. Those are the two factories that GlobalFoundries acquired…<div>
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GlobalFoundries to make chips for Pentagon spy satellites, missiles

GlobalFoundries, the computer chip maker with a factory in Saratoga County, New York, will make chips for the Pentagon to be used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets. The Pentagon has reached a seven-year agreement with GlobalFoundries to make the microchips, according to The Wall Street Journal. Terms of the contract were not […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9881572/fleetmind*100xx499-499-80-0.png">Belton-based Safe Fleet made its second acquisition in less than a month, acquiring FleetMind Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Based in Montreal, FleetMind offers an on-board computing system to link refuse collection drivers with business operations in real time. The "smart truck" system monitors load weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activity and other aspects. It creates total visibility into route progress and creates better driver accountability,…<div>
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Acquisitive KC business picks up ‘smart’ garbage truck company

Belton-based Safe Fleet made its second acquisition in less than a month, acquiring FleetMind Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Based in Montreal, FleetMind offers an on-board computing system to link refuse collection drivers with business operations in real time. The “smart truck” system monitors load weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activity […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/6585342/castingscolumbusjk-015*100xx1800-1800-450-0.jpg">Large manufacturers often say utility bills are one of their biggest monthly expenses, and now here's an example.

Last month Constellation Enterprises, the parent company of Columbus Castings, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Court documents in the case lay out utility specifics.

The Parsons Avenue factory, the biggest single-site foundry in the country, averaged $604,000 every month in utility costs before it was idled on May 9. That makes up about 70 percent of the total utility charges paid…<div>
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​Here’s how much it costs to power the Columbus Castings plant

Large manufacturers often say utility bills are one of their biggest monthly expenses, and now here’s an example. Last month Constellation Enterprises, the parent company of Columbus Castings, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Court documents in the case lay out utility specifics. The Parsons Avenue factory, the biggest single-site foundry in the country, averaged $604,000 […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4109831/manu-2014-daimler-stock-photo-copy*100xx2587-2592-237-0.jpg">Daimler Trucks North America said Monday morning it is temporarily laying off 170 workers at its Portland plant.

The move comes as the company reduces its headcount by 1,240 workers across North America. Daimler employs around 20,000 workers in North America, including some 2,800 in Portland.

The company's biggest cuts are taking place in North Carolina, where Daimler will temporarily slash 600 workers in Mt. Holly and 200 in Gastonia. It's also laying off 270 workers in Santiago, Mexico.

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Daimler lays off 170 workers in Portland after sales drop

Daimler Trucks North America said Monday morning it is temporarily laying off 170 workers at its Portland plant. The move comes as the company reduces its headcount by 1,240 workers across North America. Daimler employs around 20,000 workers in North America, including some 2,800 in Portland. The company’s biggest cuts are taking place in North […]

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<img src="http://media.bizj.us/view/img/9880932/johnbryant*100xx3744-3744-0-234.jpg">Oshkosh Corp. said Monday that the company has promoted John Bryant to president of Oshkosh Defense LLC, the specialty truck manufacturer’s defense segment.

Bryant previously served as senior vice president of defense programs for Oshkosh Defense. As president of the segment, he will lead all aspects of the business, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, manufacturing and operations, new product development, vehicle lifecycle sustainment and aftermarket services.

Wilson Jones, president…<div>
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Oshkosh Corp. names new president for defense segment

Oshkosh Corp. said Monday that the company has promoted John Bryant to president of Oshkosh Defense LLC, the specialty truck manufacturer’s defense segment. Bryant previously served as senior vice president of defense programs for Oshkosh Defense. As president of the segment, he will lead all aspects of the business, including all tactical wheeled vehicle programs, […]

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