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146 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – December 2020 Recap

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the December 2020 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 146 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 - 118 New Projects

* Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 49 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

* New Construction - 36 New Projects

* Expansion - 54 New Projects

* Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 64 New Projects

* Plant Closings - 10 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

* North Carolina - 13

* Indiana - 11

* Ohio - 10

* South Carolina - 8

* New York - 6

* Pennsylvania - 6

* Georgia - 6

* Florida - 6

* Tennessee - 5

* California - 5

Largest Planned Project

During the month of December, our research team identified 10 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Electric Last Mile, Inc., who is planning to invest $300 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 675,000 sf manufacturing facility in MISHAWAKA, IN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

Top 10 Tracked Industrial Manufacturing Projects


Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $120 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in LUMBERTON, MS. They have recently received approval for the project. Construction is expected to start in 2021, with completion slated for 2022.


Biopharmaceutical company is planning to invest $150 million for the construction of a 140,000 sf processing facility in RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC. Completion is slated for early 2022.


Medical technology company is planning to invest $150 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in COLUMBUS, NE. They have recently received approval for the project.


Fiber products mfr. is planning to invest $48 million for the expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in COVINGTON, GA. Completion is slated for Summer 2021.


Personal care and home cleaning products mfr. is planning to invest $36 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a 508,000 sf manufacturing facility and distribution center at 11401 N. Congress Ave. in KANSAS CITY, MO. They have recently received approval for the project.


Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $70 million for an expansion and equipment upgrades of their manufacturing facility in TONAWANDA, NY. They have recently received approval for the project.


LED products mfr. is planning to invest $55 million for the expansion, renovation, and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in COLUMBIA, SC. Completion is slated for Summer 2022.


Automotive components mfr. is planning to invest $95 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facilities on Hickory Valley Rd. and on Ferdinand Piech Way in CHATTANOOGA, TN. They have recently received approval for the project.


Metal packaging mfr. is planning to invest $30 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on a manufacturing facility in WEIRTON, WV. Completion is slated for early 2022.


Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $23 million for the construction of a 250,000 sf manufacturing facility in TOLEDO, OH. They are currently seeking 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


Food and Beverage


Power Generation

Pulp Paper and Wood

Oil and Gas

Mining and Aggregates


Research and Development

Distribution and Supply Chain



Misc. Industrial Buildings

Waste Water Treatment

Data Centers

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AJ’s 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Brunch at Fort Walton Beach and Grayton Beach Locations

GRAYTON BEACH, Fla. -- AJ's Restaurant Group is celebrating their 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Brunch at two of their locations on the Emerald Coast. AJ's on the Bayou on Sunday, February 7; and AJ's Grayton Beach on Sunday, February 14. Brunch at both locations will begin at 10 a.m. featuring New Orleans favorites such as Mardi Gras Omelette, Beignets, Bread Pudding, Jambalaya, Étouffée, with a crawfish boil starting at 12 p.m.

Each location will also have their Sunday brunch menu available, along with bottomless mimosas and Bloody Mary specials. Guest can enjoy live music straight from Louisiana by Dikki du & the Zydeco Krewe starting at 11 a.m.

Guests are encouraged to wear beads, masks, and any festive attire to be part of the Mardi Gras celebration.

Dikki Du is as synonymous with zydeco music as beads are with Mardi Gras. Dikki Du and the Zydeco Krewe have been playing together for over 14 years. Dikki Du's original funky and hypnotic zydeco style announces that he has arrived, occupying a spot on par with the best. He takes songs from classic zydeco and turns them inside out with fresh and funky renditions, intense and fascinating accordion action, and melodic vocals, innovating and revitalizing zydeco for a unique and incredible experience.

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The Florida vs Georgia All-Star Game Shines a Spotlight on Some of the South’s Most Prominent High School Athletes

MIAMI, Fla. -- The Florida vs Georgia All-Star Football Game presented by DRV PNK, a game set to host one of the most premier all-star high school football games in the country, will be taking place January 17, 2021 in the beautiful city of Miami, Florida at Traz Powell Stadium "The Mecca."

This high-energy, high-impact game, will showcase some of the best high school athletes that Florida and Georgia have to offer.

"Having covered all the original Florida vs Georgia games through the years, you tend to remember the players and coaches who made these games what they were. You look back 20 to 30 years ago and see some of the greats who have played and participated in this event go on and make waves in the league," says Larry Blustein, Director of the Florida vs Georgia.

He adds, "Often I talk to football players who took part in this game decades ago and all of them have such fond memories. Past and present players have always seen this game as their chance to compete against some of the best football talent in the country."

For decades, this game has brought out legendary coaches and the top high-school football prospects from the states of Florida and Georgia. A few prestigious all-star game alumni include Emmitt Smith, Sammie Smith, Fred Taylor, Derrick Brooks, Marquette Smith, Deion Sanders, Garrison Hearst, Hines Ward, Champ Bailey, and Andre Hastings.

Tickets to attend the most prestigious game in the south, must be purchased in advance at


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C Diff Foundation Hosts Live-Online Symposium for Patients, Families and Caregivers

TAMPA, Fla. -- The C Diff Foundation will host a free, live-online, and interactive symposium on Friday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST. Sponsored by Seres Therapeutics, the event is designed for patients who are being treated for a C. diff. infection in addition to those who are recovering or who have experienced recurrences. The patients, family members and caregivers will all benefit from the information and up-to-date data presented.

Presenters are among some of the top C diff. thought leaders and include healthcare professionals, practitioners, educators and patients who are transforming the patient experience, and changing the way people experience C. diff. infections, worldwide.

Unlike other presentations on this topic, patients will share their C. diff. infection journeys, providing a real-world perspective on the patient experience. Other topics addressed will include creating a culture for patient-centered care, C. diff. innovations, diagnostics, research, environmental safety, clinical trials and studies, C diff. in pediatric patients and more.

All presentations will be designed for the lay person to easily understand and attendees will be able to ask questions directly to the keynote speakers via a live chat feature after each presentation.

"The live chat feature is one we're excited about and believe the attendees will embrace to have their questions answered by the keynote speakers," Nancy Caralla, C Diff Foundation founding president and executive director, says.

To register for this global event, visit:

About Clostridioides difficile Infection (CDI)

Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile, also known as C. difficile, C. diff., is one of the most common cause and leading healthcare-associated infection in U.S. hospitals (Lessa, et al, 2015, New England Journal of Medicine). Recent estimates suggest C. difficile approaches 500,000 infections annually in the United States and is associated with approximately 20,000 deaths. (Guh, 2020, New England Journal of Medicine). Based on internal estimates including a recurrence rate of approximately 20 percent, the C Diff Foundation believes that the annual incidence in the U.S. approaches 600,000.

About the C Diff Foundation

The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2012 with a global mission educating and advocating for C. diff. infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, clinical trials, environmental safety and support. Its mission continues to move forward and grow through research conducted by government, industry and academia strengthening the advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals and researchers, worldwide.

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About Seres Therapeutics

Seres Therapeutics is a late-clinical stage biotechnology company with a strong development pipeline and rigorous scientific underpinning, working to revolutionize treatment of a wide range of diseases by modulating the function of the human microbiome.

The Seres Therapeutics organization reported positive, topline results from the pivotal Phase 3 ECOSPOR III study evaluating its investigational oral microbiome therapeutic SER-109 for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI).

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The Pap Corps Appoints Sally Berenzweig as Chief Executive Officer

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- The Pap Corps' Board of Directors is proud to announce that Sally Berenzweig, M.A., M.Ed, has been appointed the new CEO of the 68-year old South Florida nonprofit which raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Berenzweig, the co-founder and former CEO of KidSafe Foundation, will use her 14 years of nonprofit expertise to expand The Pap Corps' fundraising base, develop new partnerships, increase membership, raise awareness through social media campaigns and explore grant opportunities.

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"We are very proud that Sally has joined our organization," said Susan Dinter, Chair of the Board of Directors. "The Board is confident that her extensive experience in the nonprofit realm and her passion for our mission will guide The Pap Corps to the next exciting stage in its evolution."

With nearly 22,000 members in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. The Pap Corps' donations support ground-breaking cancer research at South Florida's only NCI-Designated cancer center.

"The Pap Corps is an organization that I have a very strong connection with," said Berenzweig. "My late stepmother (bonus Mom), Bobbi Friedman, was the founder of the Woodfield Country Club chapter and helped raise funds to bring Sylvester to Deerfield Beach. My father Aaron Friedman honors Bobbi's memory annually when he donates to the Woodfield Chapter largest fundraiser the 'Bobbi Friedman Memorial Card Party.' And my mother-in-law, Sandy Berenzweig, is an active member of the Boca Pointe chapter. Through my family, I have witnessed the dedication and commitment Pap Corps members have for this cause, and it's beyond inspiring. And like so many, I have experienced the heartbreaking loss of too many people I love to cancer. The loss of family and friends fuels my determination to find a cure. For me, the Pap Corp Champions for Cancer Research mission was tailor-made for my skill-set and passion as I launch the next phase of my career."

Berenzweig is a very familiar face in the philanthropic world as she was the co-founder and former CEO of KidSafe Foundation and was recognized for her outstanding leadership as a 2019 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Honoree. Sally also received the distinguished Jefferson Award for Public Service. After 14 years with the organization, Berenzweig was ready for change and a new challenge. She handed the baton to her successor and began exploring opportunities in the consulting realm until she connected with The Pap Corps leadership, who recruited her to fill the position that has been vacant for several months.

In addition to her stellar nonprofit background, Berenzweig is a former Psychotherapist who has a Masters in Education and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Sally is the co-author of a parenting book, two award-winning children's books, eLearn trainings and an 8-lesson curriculum for children that has been taught in Palm Beach and Broward County School Districts for over 10 years. Sally is also a member of the Soroptimist International.

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Since its founding in 1952, The Pap Corps has donated more than $110 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, including a historic $50 million pledge in 2016 dedicating The Pap Corps Campus at Sylvester in Deerfield Beach. The Pap Corps, a grassroots organization, derives its name from Dr. George Papanicolaou, a pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, who introduced the world to the revolutionary 'Pap' test. A small group of women began the organization to support his efforts, and over the decades it has grown into an organization of nearly 22,000 men and women, in over 50 chapters, who raise funds to support all types of cancers.

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Current Builders Announces 15th Annual Holiday Fundraising Program Raises $39,000

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- Current Builders ( is proud to announce they raised $39,000 for local charities during their 15th Annual Holiday Fundraising Program. The Pompano Beach-based general contractor provided over $5,000 worth of gifts for Toys for Tots to distribute and delivered checks to esteemed nonprofits including Rebuilding Together Broward, Feeding South Florida, Kappa Foundation, Best Buddies and CASA. Current Builders established a foundation in 2005 to increase their community involvement, and to date they have donated almost $300,000 to benefit deserving nonprofit organizations.

"We are very grateful to our employees and our valued business partners who contributed to our holiday fundraising program," said Michael C. Taylor, CEO & President. "2020 was a difficult year for so many, but the nonprofits we support have the ability to change lives for the better. We are very proud of the accomplishments of these organizations, and we are honored to support their missions through this campaign."

When the Marines from Toys for Tots arrived at Current Builders they were greeted with box-loads of toys, games and dolls to delight children in the community. It took several mini-van trips for the nonprofit to clear all the gifts out of the construction company's lobby.

Rebuilding Broward Together has benefitted from a close relationship with Current Builders through the years as they have partnered on extensive projects refurbishing homes for local low- income residents and veterans. This holiday season, Robin Martin, the nonprofit's Executive Director visited Current Builders to pick up a $5,000 check to support the cause.

Best Buddies' Area Director Tricia Williams and State Ambassador Ryan Hoffman also came by to pick up a check for $5,000 to support their initiative which offers multiple programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In addition, Current Builders provided $2,500 checks to Feeding South Florida and the Kappa Foundation of Pompano Beach. CASA, a domestic violence center in Pinellas County also benefitted with a toy donation in the amount of $1,500. The remaining funds will be donated to the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, which will take place in April and raises funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Current Builders is an award-winning general contractor, established in 1972 with average annual revenues in excess of $250 Million and specializes in multi-family residential projects, healthcare facilities, office/warehouse buildings, commercial distribution facilities, parking garages, interior build-outs, interior and exterior renovations, all included as turnkey projects inclusive of the construction of the buildings and related site work.

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The C Diff Foundation Assures Patients C. diff. Clinical Trials Continue to Move Forward Safely

TAMPA, Fla. -- While some patients diagnosed with Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile, CDI) believe they have run into clinical trial roadblocks, due to the recent focus on the pandemic, the C Diff Foundation wants them to know they are not out of options. Safe and active clinical trials continue.

Most Clinical trial sites have implemented protocols to disinfect, clean and maintain environmental safety for all visitors. Telehealth is also being utilized between healthcare professionals and patients who choose to participate in clinical trials.

C. diff. continues to be a leading cause of infectious disease deaths and in the U.S., nearly half a million Americans suffer from it, according to the CDC. It's important for patients to know that research is still happening to combat this infectious disease.

Even during these unprecedented times, clinical trials continue to press onward to resolve CDI's. The C Diff Foundation's mission in educating and advocating for Clostridioides difficile awareness, prevention, treatments, diagnostics, clinical trials, and environmental safety, forges ahead utilizing live, and pre-recorded media to reach health care professionals, patients, families, and caregivers worldwide.

For more information, call the C Diff Foundation at: 727-205-3922, or email:

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About is a Web-based resource that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions.

About the C Diff Foundation

The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, founded in 2012 with a global mission of providing education for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety and support through research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and provide better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide.

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Platinum Deluxe cosmetics introduces the ​Platinum Collection

MIAMI, Fla. -- Platinum Deluxe® cosmetics introduces an eight-piece Platinum Collection which was co-created with Shmuel Ovadia, founder of The Platinum Deluxe®, to celebrate beauty rituals inspired by the transformative quality of crystals. Jennifer T pioneered The Platinum Deluxe as a community dedicated to creating everyday magic for the modern mystic.

Inspired by the healing women in her neighborhood, Jennifer T created a space to teach her followers about the inner workings of modern witchcraft, adding a touch of Platinum Deluxe​®​ skin care to an otherwise bland and misunderstood market. Designed to bring her beauty approach to life, a Platinum Collection was created to coincide with each product. From glowing in the Advanced Biology range, Radiance and Anti-aging collections as well as Skin Caviar to the new Platinum rage.

Each piece is infused with Platinum to enhance and finish their skin-perfecting regime with Anti-Aging Eye Cream.

Platinum Lux Eye Cream will intensely hydrate the delicate skin around the eyes.​ Ingredients include 24K Gold and Platinum, an antioxidant known for its ability to reduce inflammation and free-radical damage.

Platinum Lux Instant Face Lift is our revolutionary formula to turn back the clock. Instantly you will see improvements in fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness, as well as tightening and lifting of sagging skin. You will look refreshed and rejuvenated and it takes one minute to begin seeing the results.

Platinum Lux Vitamin C Cream is a daily facial lotion with ingredients designed to promote your skin's natural health. Ultra-effective and lightweight in order to be enjoyed by all skin types. Abundance from natural sources including Vitamin C, 24K Gold, and antioxidants for greater potency & visible results

Platinum Lux Collagen Cream will have a powerful anti-aging effect as lines and wrinkles are reduced. This is a versatile cream for day or night. Using the Collagen Cream together with the Collagen Serum will help keep your skin feeling soft, firm, and always looking fresh. Recommended for daily use.

Customers can shop luxury skincare products at Platinum Deluxe® cosmetics. Find the best luxury and designer skincare products to fit your beauty. Customers can shop online at Platinum Deluxe® cosmetics.

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Curamei Technologies Launches Platform Enabling Patients to Take Charge of Their Health Data

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- The new Curamei platform seeks to improve quality of care by putting patients at the center of the exchange of health data with providers, overcoming the challenges of fragmentation. Almost universally, receiving high-quality affordable healthcare is recognized as an expensive and inconvenient affair.

For overworked healthcare providers, it is incredibly difficult to get the time to keep track of patients and organize care plans that work to enhance patient lifestyles. For those facing chronic health issues, the situation is even more dire as different health specialists and care organizations often do not collaborate well to create the most effective treatment plans. At the root of these quality issues are the challenges of collecting health data.

The administrative burdens of documenting care and inconvenient methods of accessing health data have massively contributed to a crisis of physician burnout that has greatly increased costs across the industry. While providers struggle to access medical records, it is no wonder that digital health products like smart watches and biometric trackers have been greatly underused. The fact of the matter is that for a provider who barely has time to see the patient, there is not enough time to go through and learn how to analyze data from these digital health products to enhance care.

Aditya Singh, co-founder of Curamei Technologies, comments, "We see these issues in the context of a great debate over how consumers should have control over their own data. In a field as sensitive as healthcare, why should patients not have direct access to and the ability to directly share their own health data? As such, we set out to create the ideal tool for patients to take control of their health data."

Through the Curamei platform, patient users have the ability to organize various types of health data from patient portals, digital health products, and physical documents. With this capability, patients can then share directly with providers, which allows care providers to bypass obstacles to data access while also receiving valuable health information in an easily digestible format.

"As we work to expand functionality and support for different sources of data, we will also make a special effort to ensure that Curamei can be applied to improving the quality of care for patients of all income levels," elaborates Singh. "Through community health and social care organization partnerships, we will use Curamei as a tool for care collaboration and tackling issues of waste in healthcare resources."

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About Curamei

Curamei is a platform which empowers patients with the tools to aggregate their health data and share it with care providers. Through presenting information in an easily digestible format and facilitating intuitive control of data exchange, the platform will alleviate the challenges of poor health industry interoperability while serving as a tool for facilitating care collaboration between various providers, social care, community health, and public health organizations.

For any additional questions, feel free to contact Director and co-founder Aditya Singh at or at

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Brent Grablachoff Discusses What Makes Miami Dolphins Kicker Jason Sanders so Consistent

MIAMI, Fla. -- Brent Grablachoff, Owner of Kicking World, a program for high school football kickers to improve their skills and earn college scholarships, recently interviewed one of his most successful students, Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders.

Jason Sanders has been working with Coach Brent Grablachoff since they first met during Jason's junior year of high school. The pair have stuck together over the years refining Sanders craft through college and today as a professional football player. Whether in Brent's camp in Austin during the offseason, or conducting video analysis virtually during the NFL season, it has made Sanders one of the top young kickers in the NFL today.

"He's unlike any other kicker I've coached before. No matter the situation he doesn't get up and he doesn't get down; he stays right in the middle, which allows him to focus on the process and not worry so much about the outcome," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

During the podcast, which can be heard on, Brent Grablachoff discusses Jason's training regime and about his mental makeup, which allowed him to have incredible success, setting numerous records amongst NFL kickers this season. The outlook is that once his rookie contract expires next year, Jason will be in line for a very large deal.

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Jason Sanders records this year include earning back-to-back AFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors - in October and November of 2020 - and connecting for a perfect 5 for 5 field goals in two different games this season already. Jason also currently holds an active NFL kicking record for the most consecutive field goals made over 50 yards this season.

About Kicking World

Kicking World hosts over 40 football kicking, punting and snapping camps in 30 cities and 22 states, in addition to year-round private instruction for pro, college, high school and youth specialists. The emphasis is on quality instruction, a high coach to student ratio, and improving performance of football kickers. Learn more:

About Brent Grablachoff

Brent Grablachoff is the Owner and Head Coach of Kicking World, providing year-round kicking lessons in Texas. He conducts most of his sessions out of Austin, Texas and also travels to over 70% of their nationwide kicking camps. Brent is the author of the "Complete Guide to Kicking" and "Step by Step Guide to Punting" DVD series. He also launched an app and wrote a book, all related to football kicking. Learn more at:




Brent Grablachoff, 512-817-1333,

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