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11:36 am
Sun November 4, 2012

Macomb Contingent Visits Japan

Kim Piece and Mike Inman talk about their trip to Japan
Credit Rich Egger

Macomb’s mayor and the head of the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO) traveled halfway around the world to say “Thank you.” The gratitude was expressed in Japan to top executives at NTN Bower, which has operated a plant in Macomb since 1985 and this year announced a major expansion of the plant.

Mayor Mike Inman felt the city should respectfully thank corporate leaders in a face-to-face meeting.

“The Japanese culture puts a great deal of weight in those types of relationship protocols, shall we say,” Inman said.

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$100 million expansion
2:27 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

NTN Bower Breaks Ground for New Plant

The turning of a few shovelfuls of dirt marked the beginning of construction of a new NTN Bower plant next to its existing facility in Macomb.

Craig Allen, production control general manager in Macomb, says the $100 million project will give the company greater capacity to produce existing products.

He says, “It will primarily be in the tapered roller bearing (product), which is where our big demand is right now. And it will allow us to significantly expand in that market area.”

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April 2012
6:39 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from April 2012. 

During the month, NTN Bower announced a major expansion project in Macomb, Southeastern Community College's president announced her retirement, and Spoon River College announced the name of its next president.

Fort Madison city council members chose one of their own to serve as the city's next mayor, and Burlington's new city manager started work.

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New Plant, New Jobs
3:40 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

NTN Bower Expansion in Macomb

NTN Bower in Macomb

NTN Bower will continue to operate out of it current factory in Macomb while also expanding into a new $100 million facility to be built directly east of it.

“The new plant will be about 200,000 square feet and create 80 permanent fulltime jobs,” said Kunio Kamo, President, NTN Bower.

The company makes tapered and cylindrical roller bearings. Kamo said additional production lines will be installed in the new factory.

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