Monday, August 29, 2011

Good Economic News!
Here are just a few of the positive economic announcements that have come my way in recent weeks:

Online customer review company, Angie’s List, plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, adding 500 new jobs.
Augusta, Georgia-based FPL Food, LLC, plans to expand its beef processing operation in Richmond County and add 100 new jobs.
Core Molding Technologies, a plastic molding company, plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Gallatin County, Kentucky, adding 39 new jobs.
Confluence Watersports, a manufacturer of kayaks, canoes and other water accessories, plans to move to a new facility on Greenville, County, South Carolina, creating 72 new jobs.
In Indianapolis, Indiana, Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., a freight carrier company, has announced plans to expand its regional hub and create 183 new jobs.
C&F Group, a provider of components to the automotive industry, will open a new facility in Kingsport, Tennessee and create 450 new jobs.
In Huntsville, Alabama, Teledyne Engineering has been awarded a defense contract that will create 50 new jobs.
EMC, an information storage company, has announced plans to open a new office in Chicago, Illinois, adding 200 new jobs.
In Carmel, Indiana, Belden, Inc., a maker of wire, has announced plans to expand its operation and add 40 new jobs.
Amedisys Home Health, a provider of home health services, is presently seeking 646 new employees across its operation.
Near Wilmington, North Carolina, GE Aviation plans to expand its jet engine workforce and add 20 new jobs.
Modern Forge, a maker of parts for the aerospace, truck and recreational vehicle industries, has announced plans to open a new facility in Merrillville, Indiana and add 240 new jobs.
Firth Rixson Limited, a provider of components to the aerospace industry, will expand its workforce in Midway, Georgia, adding 100 new jobs.
In Memphis, Tennessee, Kruger Products, LP has announced plans to expand its existing mill and create 100 new jobs.
Delta Airlines is presently seeking 268 new workers, system-wide.
Meritor, Inc., a provider of precision forged products, plans to expand its manufacturing operation in Morristown, Tennessee, adding 29 new jobs.
Quaprotek USA, a maker of metal parts for the automotive industry, will locate a new production facility in Lauderdale County, Tennessee, creating 126 new jobs.
Griffin Thermal Products, LLC, a maker of products for the auto and industrial sectors, will expand its operation in Piedmont, South Carolina, adding 50 new jobs.
Examination Management Services, an insurance industry company, is presently looking for 111 new employees.
In Muncie, Indiana, Indiana stampings, LLC, a maker of metal products for the automotive industry, plans to expand and add 75 new jobs.
In Menomonie, Wisconsin, 3M has announced plans to expand its aluminum transmission line, adding 25 new jobs.
Clopay Plastic Products Company, a maker of specialty films, coatings, printing and laminations, will expand its operation in Bracken County, Kentucky, adding 290 jobs.
Seniorbridge, a healthcare company, is presently seeking 30new employees company-wide.
Phoenix Closures, a maker of plastic packaging, plans to locate a new plant in Greencastle, Indiana, adding 90 new jobs.
We receive numerous announcements each week that announce that several jobs have been “retained or created.” While retention is important, we will not use announcements that fail to define exactly how many jobs were retained and how many were created. We want specifics.
If you have jobs announcements, please send them my way.  

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