GA Trade Sep-Oct Interactive - page 6

SüdwolleGroupOpening
1stU.S. Plant inMountAiry,NC
German textilemanufacturer says it
plans to open its first U.S. operation
inMount Airy at an 18,000-square-
foot distribution center. Südwolle
Group, a 94-year-old family owned
company based inNürnberg, makes
pure wool andwool-blendworsted
spun yarns for weaving, and circular
and flat knitting. It also has opera-
tions inAustralia, China, Italy,
Poland and Romania. The site is a
vacant warehouse, and it's projected
to open this month.
U.S. Craft Brewer
Taps German Site
Stone Brewing is taking its craft to
Germany, a countrywith some of the
deepest brewing roots in the world.
The Escondido, California-based
Stone, which is ranked No. 10 in
sales volume among U.S. craft
breweries, plans to open a brewery in
Berlinwithin the next two years. The
movemakes it the first American
craft brewer to independently own
and operate a brewery in Europe.
Concept Laser Announces
NewUSA Subsidiary
Concept Laser has announced plans
to open a U.S. subsidiary, following
growing demand for generative laser
meltingwithmetals in the USA.
The company already has a subsid-
iary in China, and company head-
quarters in Lichtenfels, Germany.
Blu E-CigsMaker:
Zippo Is Using
'Opportunistic Trolling Tactics'
AGerman court has ordered a
subsidiary of U.S. tobacco giant
Lorillard Inc to stop selling the
popular blu e-cigarettes in that
country, citing trademark confusion
with lighter and fuel products sold
by ZippoManufacturing Co.
Pennsylvania-based Zippo, which
announced the preliminary injunc-
tion against Cygnet UK Trading is
also engaged in a high-stakes
trademark fight over the blu name in
the United States and several other
countries.
INVESTMENTS& EXPANSIONS
German-Based Tannery ISA
TanTec InvestsMore than
$10Million to Establish Plant
inVicksburg, Mississippi
The German tannery ISA TanTec
will invest more than $10million to
establish a new production plant in
Vicksburg, Mississippi, with plans
to eventually create 370 jobs. The
company said it is responding
to the growing demand from U.S.
shoe manufacturers for high-
quality leather that is made in the
USA. Like ISA TanTec’s two
existing tanneries in China and
Vietnam, its plant in Vicksburg,
which is scheduled to begin
operations in January, will feature
“extremely low consumption of
energy and resources.”
SWNorthAmerica, Inc.
Opens Canton Technical
Center to Increase Sales
and Support ExistingNorth
American Customers
SWNorthAmerica, Inc., a leading
manufacturer of precisionmetal-
working productionmachines, today
announced it has opened its new
NorthAmerican sales and technical
center to better serve and support
its customers. The new operation is
located in Canton, Michigan.
MagForce Expands
into theU.S. Market
Magforce AG : Says expands into the
U.S. market and is allowing limited
number of selected accredited
investors, includingmanagement, to
acquireminority stake inMagforce
USA, inc. The company announces
that it has successfully established
Magforce USA, Inc. to be respon-
sible for developing NorthAmerican
market for Magforce's technology
and products.
Gear PumpMaker
Witte Expands in
Germany andUSA
Witte Pumps & Technology GmbH,
the Germanmaker of gear pumps for
extrusion, has moved into a new
headquarters factory in the Hamburg
area, and the company also is
beefing up its U.S. operation.
The new plant in Tornesch has
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