Prefab Is Fab

Prefabricated building modules are trending.

Supply chain disruptions and workforce shortages can wreak havoc on construction projects as their compounded effects lengthen lead times and increase costs. Fortunately, these challenges can make businesses more creative and resourceful. Modular construction with prefabricated units combines the benefits of standardization and flexibility to speed up construction and lower costs. It thus facilitates the successful execution of large projects in an era of uncertainty and inflation.


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Airlines Stuck on Runway with Pilot Shortages?

With demand for travel rebounding, pilot shortages have caused a host of flight cancellations in recent months.  There is no easy solution in sight.

Some airlines in the United States are looking to hire pilots from other countries such as Australia, Canada, and many other global locations to fill the gap.  Candidates from Australia are particularly attractive because of a “specialty occupation” U.S. visa that is fairly easy to get and can be renewed two years at a time as many […]

By |2022-05-10T02:25:12+00:00May 9, 2022|Tags: , , |

LG to Expand Capacity for EV Batteries in Michigan

LG Energy Solution will invest $1.7 billion to increase the capacity at its Holland, MI electric vehicle (EV) battery factory five-fold.

The factory will produce long cell design batteries to give EVs a longer driving range.  The expansion includes a two-story building housing a warehouse, control room, cell test building, administrative offices, utility, and safety facilities.

The LG batteries will be installed in EVs manufactured by Tesla, VW, and GM.


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By |2022-05-01T17:51:35+00:00May 1, 2022|Tags: , , , |

US-Based Logistics Center Home to BMW, Niagara Bottling, More

BMW opened a vehicle distribution center at Sparrows Point, Maryland in February 2022.

The VDC will process up to 100,000 vehicles imported to Baltimore from Europe annually. The center also serves as a distribution hub to provide such services as pre-delivery inspection, repair, accessory installation, vehicle programming and maintenance.

BMW is not alone in moving to Sparrows Point.  The industrial location, called Tradepoint Atlantic, is a “3,300 acre logistics and industrial center” which has also attracted Niagara Bottling and […]

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