Saturday, August 20, 2011

Good Economic News
Here are just a few of the positive economic announcements that have come my way in recent weeks.                          
In Garysburg, North Carolina, Enriva, a maker of wood pallets, will construct a new manufacturing plant and hire 62 people.
Franklin Electric Company, Inc., a manufacturer of systems nd components for water and automotive fuels, has announced plans to locate its headquarters and create 35 new jobs.
Verizon Wireless plans to hire 4,250 new college graduates this year.
Adams Scrap Recycling, LLC, a metal recycler, plans to expand its operation in Greenville County, South Carolina, creating 50 new jobs.
Schaeffler Gtoup, USA, a maker of automotive components, plans to expand its operation in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, adding 100 new jobs.
Osmotica Pharmaceutical Corporation has announced plans to open a research and development and manufacturing operation in Marietta< Georgia, creating 156 new jobs.
In Christian County, Kentucky, FP International, a packaging company, plans to expand its operation and add 60 new jobs.
CAP Technologies, a metal coatings company, will open a new coatings facility in Denham Springs, Louisiana, creating 43 new jobs.
In Gary, Indiana, CN Railroad plans to expand its facility and add 251 new jobs.
HITSG, a developer of software, plans to expand its business in Durham, North Carolina, creating 45 new jobs.
In Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Fehrer Automotive North America has announced plans to expand its production operation and add 130 new jobs.
Monaco RV, LLC, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, has announced plans to expand in Wakarusa, Indiana and hire 400 people.
In Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW has announced plans to increase its workforce and add 100 new employees.
Enterprise Rent-a-Car plans to retain the services of 8,500 college graduates throughout the organization.
In Atlanta, Georgia, Proximus Mobility, a provider of location-based marketing services, will open its headquarters and create 100 new jobs.
In Cloverport, Kentucky, Breckinridge Forest Products Company will resume a log yard and sawmill operation, creating 12 new jobs.
RockTenn, a manufacturer of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions, plans to expand its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia and create 500 new jobs.
CSN Stores, an online retailer, plans to open a new distribution center in Hebron, Kentucky and create 105 new jobs.
In Jackson County, North Carolina, HomeTex, Inc., a textile company, plans to expand and create 200 new jobs.
DPG Intelsius, LLC, a maker and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging, has announced plans to expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana and hire 80 people.

We receive numerous announcements each week that announce that several jobs have been “retained or created.” While retention is important, we cannot use announcements that fail to define exactly how many jobs were retained and how many were created. We want specifics.

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