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Directory 2013
Area Development Jan/Feb 14 Cover
COVER STORY
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

A Step-by-Step Guide to a More Strategic Site Selection Approach

Dean J. Uminski, CEcD, Principal, Crowe Horwath (Directory 2013)
At every step in the process of choosing a site or facility — including specific objectives and cost comparisons — care must be taken to verify that the effort is aligned with the business’ long-term goals. More
FEATURES
Business Globalization >>

Economic Stimulus for Both Sides of the Atlantic

James T. Berger (Directory 2013)
The proposed EU-U.S. free-trade agreement could result in increased U.S. production capacity for export and accompanying plant expansion and regional economic growth. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

Five Supply Chain Developments to Keep Your Eye On in 2013

Will O’Shea, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, XPO Last Mile (Directory 2013)
Companies may need to realign their site selection strategies to stay ahead of the curve. Instead of merely focusing efforts on how goods are getting from point “A” to “B” today, they must also consider how they will travel tomorrow. Here’s a look at five supply chain trends worth watching... More
Labor/Education/HR >>

Workplace: Innovation Thrives on Fearless Reinvention

Emily Watkins, SVP of Innovation and Product Development, Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle (Directory 2013)
The best facility managers already are distinguishing themselves through innovations of technology, service and energy use that simultaneously drive both worker productivity and internal customer satisfaction. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

From Proposal to Permit: Getting Development Projects Approved

Michael Sherry, Campaign Manager, The Calvert Street Group (Directory 2013)
Find out how today’s most controversial commercial and industrial development projects are navigating the approval process and getting the permits to proceed. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Historic Building Rehab: A Viable Option for Relocating or Expanding Business

Warren Kirshenbaum, Founder, The Cherrytree Group (Directory 2013)
Those wishing to rehab an historic building can take advantage of various tax credits, while also building good will in the community. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

How Two Biotech Companies Won at Repurposing Historic Structures for Reuse

Chris Leary, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, KlingStubbins (Directory 2013)
Aileron Therapeutics, a Cambridge, Mass.-based startup, and Novartis, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, have each recently repurposed older structures, creating unique and appealing headquarters buildings. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Robotics: Changing Manufacturing Processes...and Facility Requirements

Richard J. Maturi (Directory 2013)
Today’s robotics are having an impact on the factory floor, in warehouse and distribution centers, and even in executive offices and homes. More
DEPARTMENTS
Business Globalization >>

Editors Note: Following Apple’s Lead

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Directory 2013)
There’s more to the manufacturing-at-home argument than just rising overseas costs and supply chain risks. More
Labor/Education/HR >>

First Person: How Whirlpool is Training and Retaining Skilled Workers at Its Cleveland, Tennessee Plant

Amy Killam, Human Resources Director, Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland, Tennessee (Directory 2013)
The editor of Area Development recently discussed employment recruitment and retention issues with Amy Killam, human resources director at Whirlpool Corporation’s facility in Cleveland, Tennessee. The plant, which opened in the spring of 2012, employs approximately 1,700 people. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

In Focus: Are You Tapping Into the Benefits of Logistics Clusters?

Yossi Sheffi, Director, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (Directory 2013)
Logistics clusters — communities of companies that share logistics expertise and know-how — have become key links in global supply chains and can be found in almost every region of the world. These agglomerations of firms have enjoyed significant growth because they deliver unique benefits to both companies and economies. More
FRONT LINE
Automotive >>

Sparking Advanced Battery Innovation and Economic Growth in Kentucky

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2013)
Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center in Lexington is an open access lab that will support cutting-edge research, enable collaborations between a variety of high-profile corporate users, and foster innovation in accelerating advanced battery technologies. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Nanotechnology Can Increase Buildings’ Energy Efficiency

John K. Borchardt (Directory 2013)
Increasing numbers of existing industrial buildings are being renovated to reduce energy costs by using new nanotechnology-based coatings. These coatings make it possible to reduce energy bills without major construction costs. More
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Asset Management >>

When to Take Advantage of a Distressed Building by Restructuring Your Lease

Steve Stoner, Managing Partner, SCGroup Real Estate (Directory 2013)
Underperforming buildings often provide tenants with the opportunity to obtain more favorable lease terms from their landlords, but timing value-creation activities properly is important. More