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162 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – September 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the September 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 162 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 147 New Projects

Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 54 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

New Construction - 57 New Projects

Expansion - 48 New Projects

Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 66 New Projects

Plant Closings - 12 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

Indiana - 14

Texas - 12

North Carolina - 9

Ohio - 8

Pennsylvania - 8

Michigan - 8

Tennessee - 7

Ontario - 7

Illinois - 7

California - 6

Largest Planned Project

During the month of September, our research team identified 15 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Ford Motor Company, who is planning to invest $5.6 billion for the construction of an EV automotive and battery manufacturing campus in MEMPHIS, TN. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slate for 2025.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

NEVADA:

Lithium ion battery recycling company is considering investing $1 billion for the construction of a 1 million sf manufacturing facility and currently seeking a site in the EASTERN NEVADA area. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

ALABAMA:

Automotive manufacturer is planning to invest $288 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in HUNTSVILLE, AL. They have recently received approval for the project.

MICHIGAN:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $250 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades at their manufacturing plants in DEARBORN, STERLING HEIGHTS, and YPSILANTI, MI. They have recently received approval for the project.

SOUTH DAKOTA:

Battery mfr. is planning to invest $250 million for the construction of a manufacturing and distribution complex in RAPID CITY, SD. Construction will occur in phases. They will relocate operations upon completion.

NORTH CAROLINA:

Fiber optic cable mfr. is planning to invest $150 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in HICKORY, NC. They have recently received approval for the project.

TEXAS:

Paper products mfr. is planning to invest $120 million for the expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades at their manufacturing facility in PINELAND, TX. Renovations are expected to start in early 2022, with completion slated for late 2022.

MAINE:

Paper products mfr. is planning to invest $111 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in RUMFORD, ME. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

VIRGINIA:

Aluminum extrusion mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades at their manufacturing facility in PRINCE GEORGE, VA. They have recently received approval for the project.

OHIO:

Recycled paper products mfr. is considering the construction of a paper mill and currently seeking a site in the SOUTHWESTERN, OH area. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

TEXAS:

Diversified industrial equipment mfr. is planning to invest $77 million for a 75,000 sf expansion and the renovation of their weather-damaged manufacturing and office facility in TYLER, TX. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for Spring 2022.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials.

Each month, our team provides hundreds of industrial reports within a variety of industries, including:

* Industrial Manufacturing

* Plastics

* Food and Beverage

* Metals

* Power Generation

* Pulp Paper and Wood

* Oil and Gas

* Mining and Aggregates

* Chemical

* Research and Development

* Distribution and Supply Chain

* Pipelines

* Pharmaceutical

* Misc. Industrial Buildings

* Waste Water Treatment

* Data Centers

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Sales Boomerang releases Q3 2021 Mortgage Market Opportunities Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sales Boomerang, the mortgage industry's top-rated automated borrower intelligence and retention system, today released its Q3 2021 Mortgage Market Opportunities Report. Despite marketwide declines in loan volume, Sales Boomerang's report identified several fertile opportunities for mortgage lenders, including a high frequency of borrowers who are well positioned to refinance for a better rate, remove FHA mortgage insurance or tap into home equity.

Methodology

The Mortgage Market Opportunities Report draws on Sales Boomerang system data to identify market opportunities of relevance to today's borrowers and lenders. To generate the report, Sales Boomerang reviewed data from more than 150 residential mortgage lenders that use its borrower intelligence and retention tools to monitor millions of customer and prospect records. Sales Boomerang then calculated the aggregate frequency with which those contact records triggered loan-opportunity, prescriptive-scenario and risk-and-retention alerts during the second and third quarters of 2021.

Key Findings*

Sales Boomerang's loan-opportunity alerts identify the contacts inside a lender's database who are actively shopping for a mortgage loan or who may be able to benefit from a new mortgage loan. Across the sample group, the frequency of each alert type in Q3 2021 was as follows:

* Mortgage Inquiry Alert: 5.27% of monitored contacts (down 10.22% from Q2)

A customer or prospect has shopped with a competitor in the last 24 hours.

* EPO Alert: 2.23% of monitored contacts (down 8.23% from Q2)

A customer or prospect whose loan closed ≤ 6 months ago has shopped with a competitor in the last 24 hours.

* Credit Improvement Alert: 1.32% of monitored contacts (down 40.00% from Q2)

A customer or prospect has improved their FICO score.

* New Listing Alert: 1.04% of monitored contacts (down 24.09% from Q2)

A customer or prospect has listed their home for sale.

* Equity Alert: 8.02% of monitored contacts (down 6.20% from Q2)

A customer or prospect's home equity has increased.

* Rate Alert: 14.75% of monitored contacts (up 10.65% from Q2)

The interest rate of a customer or prospect's existing mortgage is significantly higher than current prevailing rates.

Sales Boomerang's prescriptive-scenario alerts analyze not only whether a consumer could benefit from a given loan type, but also whether or not the consumer is credit-qualified to apply for financing. This additional layer of intelligence makes prescriptive-scenario alerts among the highest-converting available to mortgage lenders today. The frequency of each alert during Q3 2021 was as follows:

* Cash-Out Alert: 4.31% of monitored contacts (up 291.82% from Q2)

A borrower is credit qualified and has built sufficient equity to tap into the cash in their home.

* Rate-and-Term Alert: 3.86% of monitored contacts (up 34.49% from Q2)

A borrower is credit qualified and can benefit from the current interest rates for a refinance.

* Debt Alert: 1.73% of monitored contacts (up 10.19% from Q2)

A borrower is credit qualified and can benefit from paying off other debts with the equity in their home.

* FHA MI Removal Alert: 7.27% of monitored contacts (up 366.03% from Q2)

An FHA borrower has exceeded 20% equity and can remove mortgage insurance (MI).

For a subset of lenders that maintain servicing portfolios, the frequency of risk-and-retention alerts was as follows:

* Risk & Retention Alert: 36.18% of monitored contacts (down 1.23% from Q2)

A customer is engaging in one or more of 15 credit activities that may put their serviced loan at risk

Analysis*

* Many FHA borrowers with mortgage insurance are unaware they have the option to remove their MI once they reach 20% equity. With a 366% quarter-over-quarter increase in FHA MI Removal alerts, lenders have the opportunity to deliver immediate monthly savings to borrowers.

* Although the frequency of Equity alerts fell slightly from Q2 to Q3, nearly one in 12 borrowers saw significant home equity growth over the last quarter. Moreover, the almost 300% quarter-over-quarter increase in Cash-Out alerts shows that borrowers have grown their credit scores alongside their equity, paving the way for more cash-out refinance and HELOC activity in the coming months. The strong performance of equity-based alerts is underscored by key observations from the latest CoreLogic Homeowner Equity Report, which found that the average homeowner gained $51,500 in equity during the past year while U.S. homeowners as a whole have seen their equity increase by a total of nearly $2.9 trillion since the second quarter of 2020.

* As long as interest rates remain low, refi opportunities remain on the table for many borrowers. This opportunity is apparent in the continued quarter-over-quarter growth of the Rate and Rate-and-Term alerts. However, with Mortgage Inquiry and EPO alerts both showing quarter-over-quarter decreases, lenders will need to be proactive in reaching out to potential refi customers, as many eligible customers do not appear to be shopping for rates on their own.

* With market experts long predicting a late 2021 home purchase boom, the 24% quarter-over-quarter decrease in New Listing alerts suggests lenders may need to revise their year-end revenue forecasts.

* Risk & Retention alerts held nearly steady from the second quarter. With more than one in three borrowers exhibiting risky credit behaviors, mortgage servicers should keep a close eye on their portfolios for default risk.

"As industry experts have predicted, we are starting to see the refinance market slow - and the purchase market has not yet picked up the slack," said Sales Boomerang CEO Alex Kutsishin. "Still, the big-picture view says we are still in the midst of a housing boom. Ample purchase and refinance opportunities remain, and our data intelligence points to myriad ways lenders can improve borrowers' financial position with the right loan product."

*Key findings and analysis provided for informational purposes only. The data represented in the Mortgage Market Opportunities report is historical. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Sales Boomerang accepts no responsibility or liability for readers' use of the key findings or analysis included in this report.

About Sales Boomerang:

Sales Boomerang transformed the relationship between mortgage lenders and borrowers with the introduction of the first automated borrower intelligence system in 2017. The company's intelligent alerts notify lenders as soon as a past customer or prospect is ready and credit-qualified for a loan. As the mortgage industry's #1 borrower retention tool, Sales Boomerang is trusted by more than 150 lenders - including brokers, independent mortgage companies, credit unions and banks - to help build lasting borrower relationships that maximize lifetime customer value. To date, Sales Boomerang alerts have enabled lenders to close more than $30 billion in additional loan volume that would have otherwise been overlooked and achieve customer retention rates that outperform industry norms by an average of 3-5X. To learn more about Sales Boomerang and its No Borrower Left Behind(tm) ethos, visit https://www.salesboomerang.com.

@SalesBoomerang

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New Planned Industrial Construction and Capital Projects – August 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Research by SalesLeads' experienced industrial market research team, shows 442 new planned industrial capital projects tracked during the month of August 2021, involving a variety of industrial sectors, including Automotive, Consumer Products, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, and E-Commerce, among others.

Planned industrial project activity decreased by 2% from the previous month, and is up 4% YTD from the previous year.

The following are selected highlights on new industrial construction news and project opportunities throughout North America.

:: Planned Industrial Construction - By Project Type:

Manufacturing Facilities - 142 New Projects

Processing Facilities - 122 New Projects

Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 166 New Projects

Power/Energy/Oil and Gas - 22 New Projects

Laboratory Facilities - 25 New Projects

:: Planned Industrial Construction - By Scope/Activity

New Construction - 177 New Projects

Expansion - 116 New Projects

Equipment Modernizations/Renovations - 160 New Projects

Plant Closings - 17 New Projects

:: Planned Industrial Construction - By Location (Top 10 States)

Texas - 30 New Industrial Projects

New York - 23 New Industrial Projects

North Carolina - 22 New Industrial Projects

Indiana - 21 New Industrial Projects

Ohio - 20 New Industrial Projects

Pennsylvania - 20 New Industrial Projects

Florida - 19 New Industrial Projects

Michigan - 16 New Industrial Projects

Massachusetts - 15 New Industrial Projects

Wisconsin - 15 New Industrial Projects

:: Largest Planned Industrial Construction Project

During the month of August, our research team identified 27 new Industrial facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who is in site selection and early planning stages of a $2.6 billion EV battery manufacturing facility in IL.

:: Top 5 Tracked Industrial Construction Projects

EVANSVILLE, IN

Plastic packaging products mfr. is planning to invest $34 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in EVANSVILLE, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

GUILFORD COUNTY, NC

Consumer products mfr. is planning to invest $110 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GUILFORD COUNTY, NC. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

BATTLE CREEK, MI

Industrial equipment mfr. is planning to invest $25 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility at 1405 Shiga Dr. in BATTLE CREEK, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Completion is slated for late 2022.

ST LOUIS, MO

Indoor vertical farming company is planning for the construction of a 150,000 sf growing facility in ST. LOUIS, MO. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

EDMONTON, AB

Brewery is planning to invest $69 million for a 60,000 sf expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades on their warehouse and production facility in EDMONTON, AB. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

ABOUT SALESLEADS:

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials.

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847-312-1367 (media only)

cherise@roi-m.com

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Community Action Study Examines Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Families and Communities in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are hitting low-income families in North Carolina especially hard, according to a new report released today by the North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA).

The study, which explored the impact of COVID-19 on low-income families and communities in North Carolina, was commissioned by NCCAA to gauge how the pandemic was affecting its efforts to combat poverty and facilitate self-sufficiency in low-income communities.

The full report is presented in two parts. Part I, "Lived Experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic," presents the findings from focus groups with low-income families throughout the state. Part II, "Ruminations from the Frontlines of the COVID-19 Pandemic," presents the findings from key informant interviews with local leaders in low-income communities served by Community Action Agencies throughout the state.

"The voices of the people behind the numbers are equally important but heard less often, especially the voices of low-income people who have had their trials multiplied by the pandemic," said lead researcher Dr. James Johnson, Jr., director, Urban Investment Strategies. Dr. Johnson conducted the study in conjunction with researchers from the Kenan Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities.

The study concluded that COVID-19 exacted a disproportionately heavy toll on low-income families, especially in terms of both exposure to and deaths from the coronavirus.

"This finding was not surprising, particularly as we know that low-wealth individuals who hurt the most are hardest hit by any catastrophe," said Sharon C. Goodson, executive director, NCCAA. The study also found vaccine hesitancy to be widespread among North Carolina's low-income families and households.

In addition to disparate exposures and deaths among the state's low-income population, the study found that the COVID-19 pandemic created major employment challenges and forced low-income households to make difficult decisions and choices regarding work versus personal safety and the health and wellbeing of their families. The shift to remote learning during the pandemic shed new light on deficiencies in the availability, access, quality, and cost of internet services for low-income families.

Focus group participants noted heightened personal and familial stress and anxiety posing, in the process, major socioemotional and mental health challenges for low-income individuals and families throughout the state.

Government safety-net programs were an important lifeline for these families but fell short of addressing the actual range of assistance low-income households needed. However, nonprofit organizations increased their efforts to provide additional financial and socio-emotional support, and basic-necessities such as food and personal protective equipment. Conversely, local governments and nonprofits have been forced to better collaborate to provide support, goods, and services to the needy in their communities.

The full report can be found HERE (PDF): https://7a61ea77-dbfd-4da9-af54-591f2159d280.filesusr.com/ugd/ae395b_416905c34a8d4dc586456472ef5ab926.pdf

About the North Carolina Community Action Association:

The North Carolina Community Action Association is a member organization providing North Carolina's community action agencies with the resources to help improve living conditions and deliver opportunities to the state's most vulnerable families. Founded in 1967, we offer technical assistance, training, and other resources to aid our members in fighting poverty in their local communities. Our goal is to help stabilize and help provide self-sufficiency to families in crisis. For more information about the North Carolina Community Action Association, please visit our website at https://www.nccaa.net/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Yvette D. Ruffin, APR
Phone: 919-673-3340 (mobile)
Email: yvette.ruffin@nccaa.net

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ACES Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report Shows Decline in Critical Defect Rate for Second Consecutive Quarter

DENVER, Colo. -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced the release of its quarterly ACES Mortgage QC Trends Report covering the first quarter (Q1) of 2021. The latest report provides an analysis of post-closing quality control data derived from ACES Quality Management & Control® software.

Notable findings from the Q1 2021 report include:
* The downward trend in critical defects continued in Q1 2021, ending the quarter at 2.01% versus the prior quarter's rate of 2.09%.

* A rapid rise in the Income/Employment category led all defect categories, with several of the core underwriting/qualification categories increasing as well.

* Declines in the Regulatory Compliance and Loan Documentation categories show that lenders are self-correcting and stabilizing their operations.

* Refinance review share continues to be strong, and defect performance has improved.

* Conventional loans dominated while defect performance declined.

* Early Payment Defaults fall below pre-pandemic levels in a hopeful sign that the worst is behind us, though we remain cautious about loans exiting forbearance status.

"With Q1 2021 marking a second consecutive quarter of decline in the critical defect rate, the record spike observed in Q2 2020 appears to have been a one-off increase, which is encouraging," said ACES Executive Vice President Nick Volpe. "However, lenders and servicers should still proceed with caution, as declines in gain-on-sale, the conclusion of the eviction moratorium, persistent inflation and a potential default wave as forbearances come to an end all have the potential to trigger industry disruption."

Findings for the Q1 2021 ACES Mortgage QC Industry Trends Report are based on post-closing quality control data derived from the ACES Quality Management and Control benchmarking system and incorporates data from prior quarters and/or calendar years, where applicable. All reviews and defect data evaluated for the report were based on loan audits selected by lenders for full file reviews.

"The declines observed in not only the overall critical defect rate, but also in EPDs and the Regulatory Compliance and Loan Documentation defect categories speak to an industry that has made considerable strides to course-correct after the tumultuous year that was 2020," said ACES CEO Trevor Gauthier. "Unfortunately, 2021 may not prove to be any less challenging, which places even greater emphasis on lenders' defect tracking and reporting efforts to remain ahead of the curve and adjust their operations as necessary to stay on track."

Mortgage QC Industry Trends Reports are available for download, free of charge, at https://www.acesquality.com/resources/reports.

About ACES Quality Management®

ACES Quality Management®, formerly known as ACES Risk Management (ARMCO), is the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry. The nation's most prominent lenders, servicers and financial institutions rely on ACES Quality Management & Control® software to improve audit throughput and quality while controlling costs, including:
* 3 of the top 5 and more than 50% of the top 50 independent mortgage lenders;

* 7 of the top 10 loan servicers;

* 11 of the top 30 banks; and

* 1 of the top 3 credit unions in the USA.

Unlike other quality control platforms, only ACES delivers Flexible Audit Technology®, which gives independent mortgage lenders and financial institutions the ability to easily manage and customize ACES to meet their business needs without having to rely on IT or other outside resources. Using a customer-centric approach, ACES clients get responsive support and access to our experts to maximize their investment. For more information, visit https://www.acesquality.com/ or call 1-800-858-1598.

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145 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – August 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the August 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 145 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 122 New Projects

Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 58 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

New Construction - 53 New Projects

Expansion - 51 New Projects

Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 49 New Projects

Plant Closings - 7 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

North Carolina - 13
Indiana - 11
Texas - 10
Michigan - 9
Pennsylvania - 7
Ohio - 7
California - 7
New York - 6
Georgia - 6
Iowa - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of August, our research team identified 14 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Rivian Automotive, who is considering investing $5 billion for the construction of a 12 million sf manufacturing facility and currently seeking a site in the FORT WORTH, TX area.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

ARIZONA:
Battery cell developer is planning to invest $1 billion for the construction of a 1 million sf manufacturing facility in BUCKEYE, AZ. Construction is expected to start in late 2021, with completion slated for Spring 2023. Construction will occur in multiple phases.

GEORGIA:
Medical device mfr. is planning to invest $500 million for the expansion of their manufacturing, laboratory, office, and training complex in PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA by 750,000 sf. Construction will occur in multiple phases, with completion slated for 2024.

KENTUCKY:
Custom corrugated packaging products mfr. is planning to invest $400 million for the construction of an 1.1 million sf manufacturing facility in HENDERSON, KY. Construction is expected to start in early 2022, with completion slated for Fall 2023.

TEXAS:
Biotechnology company is considering investing $300 million for the construction of a processing facility and is currently seeking a site in the BRYAN, TX area. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

INDIANA:
Steel company is planning to invest $231 million for a 390,000 sf expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in TERRE HAUTE, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

ALABAMA:
Automotive components mfr. is planning to invest $130 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in OPELIKA, AL. They have recently received approval for the project.

NORTH CAROLINA:
Consumer products mfr. is planning to invest $110 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GUILFORD COUNTY, NC. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

TENNESSEE:
Aluminum products mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in ALCOA, TN. They have recently received approval for the project.

NORTH CAROLINA:
Outdoor furniture mfr. is planning to invest $62 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in ROXBORO, NC. They have recently received approval for the project.

UTAH:
Insulation and roofing products mfr. is planning to invest $53 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in NEPHI, UT. They have recently received approval for the project.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based out of Jacksonville, FL has been providing Industrial Project Reports on companies that are planning significant capital investments in their industrial facilities throughout North America. Our professional research team identifies new construction, expansion, relocation, major renovation, equipment upgrades, and plant closing project opportunities so that our clients can focus sales and marketing resources on the target accounts that have an impending need for their products, services, and indirect materials.

Each month, our team provides hundreds of industrial reports within a variety of industries, including:

* Industrial Manufacturing

* Plastics

* Food and Beverage

* Metals

* Power Generation

* Pulp Paper and Wood

* Oil and Gas

* Mining and Aggregates

* Chemical

* Research and Development

* Distribution and Supply Chain

* Pipelines

* Pharmaceutical

* Misc. Industrial Buildings

* Waste Water Treatment

* Data Centers

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT
Cherise Kennerley
cherise@roi-m.com
847-312-1367 mobile

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iCell Gene Therapeutics Announces cCAR-T Clinical Publication in the Stem Cell Reviews and Reports Journal

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- iCell Gene Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on immunotherapies for hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, organ rejections and autoimmune disorders, today announced the publication of their clinical study utilizing cCAR T-cell immunotherapy to successfully treat a patient with lupus. Their CAR is directed against CD19 and BCMA surface proteins generating a cCAR with dual expression of CD19 and BCMA CAR molecules. Their cCAR is one of a kind in the family of engineered CAR T-cells researchers are studying.

Their report "Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Using BCMA-CD19 Compound CAR" published on August 30, 2021, shows the clinical success of cCAR in treating a patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

According to Dr. Yupo Ma, founder of iCell Gene Therapeutics, "After a single infusion of CD19-BCMA cCAR the patient achieved undetectable levels of autoantibodies that mediate SLE, successfully treating the patient's SLE for 2 years without the need for additional medications."

The publication is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s12015-021-10251-6.

About SLE

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an antibody-mediated autoimmune disease, in which autoantibodies attack its own tissues, resulting in widespread tissue damage in the affected organs including kidneys, lungs, joints, brain and blood vessels. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, it estimates that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus.

About CD19-BCMA cCAR Therapy

iCell has developed a novel compound Chimeric Antigen Receptor (cCAR)approach. In this approach, the cCAR T cells express two distinct and fully functional CAR molecules, one that targets the molecule CD19 present on B cells and one that targets BCMA, which is present on plasma cells. In their recently published paper, researchers have shown that this cCAR led to rapid and dramatic decreases in B cell levels and levels of "autoantibodies" (antibodies that attack the body's own cells) in a patient with SLE.

As B cells are part of the normal immune system, it is preferable that the elimination of B cells be temporary. After 9 months of B cell depletion, the patient's B cells returned to normal. Importantly, the levels of autoantibodies remained undetectable. Based on these results, the researchers concluded that cCAR effectively "reset" the antibody-producing populations. In this "reset," the problematic cell populations were removed, leaving behind a fresh, clean slate. From this, new B cells and plasma cells were eventually formed, which did not have the same autoantibody-producing properties. Because of this, the patient has not had further lupus symptoms despite receiving no additional medications for over 2 years.

Given the prevalence of antibody-mediated disorders, this cCAR may prove useful for a variety of different medical conditions.

Sjögren's Syndrome, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and multiple sclerosis all incorporate autoantibody formation in disease pathogenesis. Additionally, organ rejection following transplantation may be mediated by antibodies. By "resetting" the immune system prior to organ transplantation, this antibody-mediated rejection may be avoided. More research is needed on the long-term efficacy and safety of this treatment, but future applications of cCAR has a large window of opportunity.

About iCell Gene Therapeutics

iCell Gene Therapeutics, located in Stony Brook, New York, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class chimeric antigen receptor engineered cells. Their main focuses are on autoimmune disorders, AML, and T-cell malignancies. Their current clinical trials utilize their CARvac, T-cell targeted CARs, cCARs and non-gene edited universal CARs engineered as treatments for cancer, organ rejections and autoimmune diseases. These studies are ongoing in the US and China for their use.

For more information, please visit http://icellgene.com/

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Kevin Pinz
Tel: (631) 538-6218
Kevin.pinz@icellgene.com

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148 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – July 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the July 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 148 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news - https://www.salesleadsinc.com/industry/industrial-manufacturing/

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

- Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 136 New Projects

- Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 55 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

- New Construction - 43 New Projects

- Expansion - 58 New Projects

- Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 60 New Projects

- Plant Closings - 7 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

Texas - 12
Ohio - 9
North Carolina- 9
Michigan - 9
New York - 7
Georgia - 7
Pennsylvania - 7
Indiana - 7
South Carolina - 6
Ontario - 6

LARGEST PLANNED PROJECT

During the month of July, our research team identified 12 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Samsung Electronics America, Inc., who is planning to invest $17 billion for the construction of a 6 million sf manufacturing facility in TAYLOR, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in early 2022, with completion slated for late 2024.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects

NEW YORK:

Biotechnology company is planning to invest $1.8 billion for the expansion of their laboratory, processing, and office facility in TARRYTOWN, NY by 900,000 sf. Completion is slated for 2027.

MICHIGAN:

Semiconductor company is expanding and planning to invest $300 million for the construction of a 140,000 sf manufacturing facility in BAY CITY, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

NEBRASKA:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $200 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in LINCOLN, NE. They have recently received approval for the project.

QUEBEC:

Wind turbine mfr. is planning to invest $160 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in GASPE, QC. They have recently received approval for the project.

TEXAS:

Specialty food packaging products mfr. is planning to invest $122 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in LUFKIN, TX. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

CALIFORNIA:

Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $126 million for a 15,000 sf expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades on their processing facility in THOUSAND OAKS, CA. They have recently received approval for the project.

MICHIGAN:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 270,000 sf EV battery manufacturing facility in ROMULUS, MI. They have recently received approval for the project.

MISSOURI:

Pharmaceutical company is planning to invest $83 million for the expansion of their manufacturing facility at 4766 La Guardia Dr. in BERKELEY, MO by 58,000 sf. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

PENNSYLVANIA:

Advanced materials mfr. is planning to invest $80 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in BERKS COUNTY, PA. They have recently received approval for the project.

MASSACHUSETTS:

Medical device mfr. is planning to invest $41 million for the expansion of their warehouse and manufacturing facility in DEVENS, MA by 207,000 sf. They have recently received approval for the project.

About SalesLeads, Inc.

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Blue Glacier Publishes ‘Red Team’ Report on Cybercrime and Anti-Vaccination Militancy

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC announced it has published a thought-provoking "red team" memorandum on potential incidents at the intersection of cybercrime, anti-vaccination militancy, and pandemic fatigue. This "out-of-the-box" analytic approach offers a thought-provoking viewpoint during the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, and the pushback against vaccinations and renewed mask requirements.

The 7-page report is modeled after the Central Intelligence Agency's Red Cell memorandums. This Blue Glacier effort follows the red team scenario at the end of the company's report on the December 2020 Nashville bombing.

Key takeaways from this red team memorandum include:

* There is already precedence for cyberattacks on COVID-19 infrastructure.

* Several nodes in vaccine production, distribution, and administration could be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

* Anti-vaccination militants could use social media to coordinate harassment or attacks on public health officials working within the vaccination infrastructure.

"This effort highlights the benefits of red teaming, or even just red team thinking," notes K. Campbell, a principal at Blue Glacier. "We've identified plausible cyberattacks, motivated by pandemic-related militancy or extremism, that could exploit vulnerabilities in the vast vaccine infrastructure."

View report (PDF) at: https://blueglacierllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Blue-Glacier-Red-Team-Memo_Cybercrime-Anti-Vax-July-30-2021.pdf

About Blue Glacier Security & Intelligence LLC:

Blue Glacier is a military veteran-owned security and intelligence consultancy that specializes in all-hazards security risk assessments, business continuity and disaster preparedness planning, workplace violence training, executive protection, and intelligence. Contact Blue Glacier at bluesupport@blueglacierllc.com or (703) 934-2034 / (202) 389-6200.

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New Research Shows Consumers Find Moments of Small Pleasure Beat Big Experiences When It Comes to Well-Being

CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Australian Macadamia industry released research that reveals that almost 50% of consumers globally now value finding peace and quiet in everyday life as the key to a happy mind. Conversely, only 25% globally said occasional big experiences and milestones make them happy.

The pandemic has reinvented day-to-day well-being, making it more difficult to manage than ever before. It forces consumers, the world over, to reconsider what makes them happy, while redefining the concept of indulgence, and the way our daily food choices can support this.

According to Accredited Practising Dietitian, Susie Burrell who also holds a Masters of Coaching Psychology and has a particular interest in mental health and wellbeing, finding new ways to manage mood and stress has never been more important. "The pandemic has resulted in many people turning inward and looking for ways they can actively work to support their own health and wellbeing. With big treats such as overseas trips off the table, and milestones like weddings and other celebrations more restricted, we've had to train ourselves to look forward to small things to find pleasure in on a daily basis to support our own happiness."

This is supported by the research, carried out in Australia, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and USA, and also showed that almost half of consumers globally say indulgence is about finding little pleasures of joy in the everyday, while only 27% defined indulgence as being about a special-occasion treat.

"On a day-to-day basis, people are carving out small moments of indulgence and savouring them," says Burrell. "Nourishing the body with healthy, nutritious food is an act of self-care and one of the easiest ways we can support not just physical but mental health too. Quality plant-based food in an otherwise ordinary day is a great way to support good mood, especially now when many people are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and emotionally drained after dealing with the pandemic for many months."

Australian Macadamias Market Development Manager Jacqui Price says macadamias are ideally suited to meeting the demands of these trends.

"Our research showed that 60% of people globally and 64% in the USA believe they have the ability to not just manage their physical well-being but also mental wellness, so they want food that is going to sustain them and their frame of mind throughout the day," says Ms. Price. "Macadamias are the perfect mood-booster and stress-buster. Its fiber, heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals offer many physical health benefits, while their velvety texture and creamy flavour make them an indulgent snack or ingredient, ideal for a range of food products."

It seems consumers also recognize these qualities. "It was exciting to discover that 53% of people consider macadamias to be a rich and delicious indulgence that is also good for your body," she says. "With consumers' desire for optimal wellness driving the increase in new products with on-pack wellness claims, macadamias make a great choice for food brands looking for an edge in this space."

About Australian Macadamias

Australia is the world's major producer of macadamia kernel and macadamias are Australia's fourth largest horticultural export. There are approximately 800 growers producing more than 46,000 tonnes per year, with 75% of the crop exported to more than 40 countries. Learn more at: https://trade.australian-macadamias.org/.

About new Australian Macadamias research

In late 2020, Australian Macadamias commissioned research based on 6014 individual surveys with consumers in Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and the USA. Conducted by the Singapore regional office of independent research agency Kantar, the research was conducted between August and October 2020 and findings delivered in December 2020.

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