Daily Archive: November 4, 2023

World’s largest privately-held equipment manufacturer expands in Texas | Texas

(The Center Square) – Another company is expanding manufacturing operations in Texas, this time JCB, Inc., in San Antonio, which expects to create hundreds of new jobs.

The company is the latest to relocate or expand operations in Texas and as the state continues to lead the U.S. in job growth and economic expansion.

JCB is constructing a new facility in San Antonio to produce telescopic handlers and aerial work platforms. The company is expected to make $265 million in capital investment and fund over 1,500 new jobs through 2028. It received a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $5,684,350 and a Veteran Created Job Bonus of $42,000 for the project.

“Texas remains the best place in America for businesses to call home,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. “Companies from across the nation and around the world continue to relocate to Texas and expand here because we offer an unmatched economic climate with business-friendly policies that empower them to succeed. We are proud to welcome JCB to San Antonio and look forward to the hundreds of good-paying jobs and millions in investment this new facility will bring to hardworking Texans in Bexar County.”

“The growth we’ve experienced in the past few years in North America has been extensive and demand for our products continues to grow,” JCB North America President and CEO Richard Fox-Marrs said. “The decision to expand our manufacturing footprint will bring us even closer to our customers and will allow us to further capitalize on market opportunities in North America.”

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg noted that JCB is the world’s largest, privately-owned construction, agricultural, and industrial equipment manufacturer—and it’s choosing to expand its operations in San Antonio. “Committed to reinvigorating American-made products, JCB is strengthening and expanding its North American manufacturing network with its new facility,” he said,

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2 dead, 6 injured after mud from under-construction building slides in Okhla

Two people were killed and six were injured after mud from an under-construction building slid in Delhi’s Okhla Industrial Area, an official said. 
DCP (Southeast) Rajesh Deo while speaking to ANI informed, “A basement was being dug here, and labourers were working here. The soil gave in, and 7-8 people got buried, two of whom died; three others were injured; and three others have been discharged. We are verifying if they had any documents and how the digging was being done. We will give you more details after verification.” 
According to the police official, a PCR call was received at the Okhla Industrial Area police station regarding the collapse of one side/under-construction building site, A 98/3, Sanjay Colony, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 2, New Delhi.
This is an industrial plot in which construction activity was going on and a basement was being constructed, and in the process, an excavation about 20 feet deep has been done that slid today, they said. 
In the evening, the mud slided, due to which a total of 8 persons got injured, and all injured persons have been shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre, where two of them, namely Raman (18 years old) and Mintu (50 years old), succumbed to injuries, and both of them were declared brought dead. 
Further, six persons were injured; three out of these, namely Gulshan (28 years), Devender (33 years), and Nitish (23 years), are under treatment in the Red Zone at AIIMS Trauma Centre.
While the other three persons, namely Arun (22 years old), Nirmal (23 years old), and Jaldhar (50 years old), received minor injuries in the incident.
Documents of the building, including construction permission, are being verified, and a case under Section 288/304 A is being registered in this incident.
Further investigation is underway

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