Case Studies

keykeg 280Keykeg opens its Chicago Office

KeyKeg is about to open an American office, in Chicago, Illinois. Starting 2 January 2014, the office will be staffed by Andy Halcarz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Lindsay Lassooy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The new office's address is: One Magnificent Mile, 980 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1400 in Chicago. Both Lindsay and Andy can be reached on: +1-312-489-8425.

Andy Halcarz is an American who knows the American beer and wine market through and through. Andy began working full-time for KeyKeg customers in 2008 at Scholle Packaging before he made this move. He is a fervent beer and wine enthusiast and brews beer himself. Lindsay Lassooy's mother is American, and Lindsay has spent a lot of time in the US. She has spent the last year learning about KeyKeg and the American beer and wine market, and has already helped many of our US customers. She's looking forward to living in the US.

SasolNew investment opportunities emerge as natural gas prices fall

A few years ago, a major price differential emerged between oil and natural gas; that differential is now expected to persist for decades. As new technologies allowed for the capture and use of natural gas, market rates for this resource fell to historically low levels. Across the nation, manufacturers cut their operating costs by relying on natural gas to power their equipment, machines and vehicles. With an abundant supply of this resource available in the U.S., the stage was set for a renaissance in America's industrial sector.

BauschBauschLinnemann North America to establish operations in Horry County

More than $8 million investment expected to create 55 jobs

August 10, 2012 – BauschLinnemann North America, a producer of surfaces and edge bandings for furniture makers, today announced plans to establish a new facility and its North American headquarters in Horry County. The more than $8 million investment is expected to generate 55 jobs.

gestampSpanish Automotive Stamping Company, Gestamp, Ramps up operations at South Charleston Facility, South Charleston, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined company executives and other dignitaries in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest milestone for Gestamp West Virginia. The automotive stamping plant in South Charleston is now officially in operation. Gestamp announced its intention to move into the formerly-shuttered plant in April 2012 and started small scale cold line product production by September.

BentelerMore than 100 sites compete for new Benteler facility

In 2011, Benteler Group, a 135-year-old Austria-based company, was exporting up to 25 percent of its steel tube production to the United States. This high concentration of export volume presented the company with a new opportunity to more effectively deliver its product to customers. Executives from the Benteler Group's steel/tube division made the strategic decision to expand operations into North America and build their first hot-rolling tube mill in the U.S.

hinoHino Motors to invest, create jobs at Williamstown plant, Williamstown, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, joined by Sandy Ring, Vice President and General Counsel of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Steve Stalnaker, Vice President and Plant Manager of Hino Motors Manufacturing USA West Virginia, representatives of Senators Rockefeller and Manchin, along with Hino Motors employees and state and local officials, and announced a $2.9 million direct investment in West Virginia.

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