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Site & Facility Planning
This Week
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
This Week's Must Reads
Much ink has been spilled on how Covid-19 will impact the urban geography of the United States. Early in the pandemic, some were even forecasting the death of the nation’s superstar cities as some urban dwellers fled for the suburbs. (Vox)
The technology sector is one of a handful of industries exhibiting greater resiliency than the U.S. economy overall during the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession. Tech companies entered the pandemic with strong balance sheets and record levels of investment. (CBRE)
Working remotely can be a boon or a bust for your taxes, depending on where you live. (Vox)
As tech campuses became ghost towns, the people who kept them running—cooks, custodians, drivers—faced an existential threat to their livelihoods. (Wired)

The Lexington County, SC Spec Building is located in the Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, which is home to two Amazon facilities, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Dominion Energy and the Kennedy Innovation Complex.

Lexington County, SC Spec Building is available now and its features include:

  • 104,000 sq. ft, expandable to 195,000 sq. ft.

  • Nearly 17-acre site

  • 32’ clear height

  • Interstate frontage

  • Up to 17 dock doors

Notable Project Announcements
Anheuser-Busch will locate its primary site for its EverGrain’s U.S. production operations in St. Louis, Missouri. The roughly $100 million investment will create long-term jobs while reviving the use of historical brewery landmark, Stockhouse 10, on the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery Campus.
Eberspaecher North America Inc., a division of Germany-based Eberspächer Group, is expected to invest more than $30 million to establish a new operation in Louisville, Kentucky. The company plans to create 214 jobs.
Pfizer has broken ground on one of the world’s most technically advanced sterile injectable pharmaceutical production facility in Portage, Michigan. The 420,000-square-foot facility, known as Modular Aseptic Processing, is expected to add approximately 450 new jobs in Kalamazoo County.
Robinhood Markets, Inc., a California-based financial services firm, will invest $11.7 million to open an operations complex in Charlotte, North Carolina. The project is expected to create nearly 400 jobs in Mecklenburg County.
TCR2 Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage cell therapy company with a pipeline of novel T cell therapies for patients suffering from cancer, signed a long-term, full-building lease for an existing 85,000 square foot cell therapy manufacturing facility in Rockville, Maryland. The project is expected to create 175 new jobs over the next two to three years.
Around The Web
The head of the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday urged companies to pick up their shipments in a more expedited manner to help ease congestion. (CNBC)
Amtrak has released a map of an expanded US rail network that it says it can build with $80 billion from President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan. (Business Insider)
U.S. factory production jumped in March; factories around the world are struggling to keep up with demand. (WSJ)
Transitioning all of the United States' medium- and heavy-duty trucks to zero-emissions vehicles by 2040 would lead to cumulative pollution-related savings of $485 billion by 2050, according to Jennifer Helfrich, senior manager of state policy at Ceres. (Utility Dive)
Over the past decade, US coal production dropped by 25 percent, and nearly one-third of coal power capacity was retired. In March alone, a coal plant on the Yellowstone River in Montana shut down, and the Sierra Club struck a deal with utility company Entergy Arkansas to take two coal plants offline in the coming years. (Vox)
The U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to hit six nations that tax Internet-based companies with retaliatory tariffs that could total almost $1 billion annually. (Bloomberg)
With the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act signed into law, the Biden administration’s attention has turned to a massive jobs, infrastructure, and clean energy plan. (Brookings)
A dispute between Korean battery makers over a Georgia plant shows weakness in the U.S. supply chain. (Washington Post)
U.S. chip makers must adopt a long-view perspective to protect American jobs and national security. (MarketWatch)
International Business Machines Corp. expects 80% of its employees to work in a hybrid model after the pandemic, a setup that offers flexibility but also poses challenges for community-building and upward mobility for staff in a virtual workspace. (Bloomberg)
Stretch can shift up to 800 boxes an hour, comparable to a human (The Verge)
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