Monday, October 10, 2011

Good Economic News 10-11-11

Good Economic News!

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

Hem Southeast, a metal working firm, plans to expand its operation in Greenwood County, South Carolina, adding 10 new jobs.

Advanced manufacturer Elastrix will open a new facility in Pilot Mountain, North Carolina and hire 54 people.

Nylon producer Ascend Performance will improve its facility in Pansacola, Florida and hire 100 new employees.

In Grayslake, Illinois, FedEx has opened a new packaging facility and expects to hire 450 new employees.

Dominion Chemical Company, a maker of wax products, will open a new manufacturing facility in Dougherty County, Georgia, creating 10 new jobs.

The Sherwin-Williams Company, a maker of paint products, plans to expand its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, adding 110 new jobs.

In Darlington County, South Carolina, JBE, Inc., a supplier to the automotive, aerospace and lawn and garden industrie add 20 new employees.

Indiana-based engine maker Cummins, Inc. says it will add 7,000 engineers worldwide.

In Goshen, Indiana, furniture maker Wieland Designs, Inc. will expand its operation and add 120 new employees.

National Solar Power, a developer of solar farms, will create 20 facilities in Gadsden County, Florida and hire 120 employees.

In Dillon County, South Carolina, Dillon Furniture Manufacturing Company plans to expand its operation and generate 107 new jobs.

Ace Hardware Corporation has announced plans to establish a new re-distribution center in Suffolk, Virginia, adding 75 new jobs.

Sakae Riken Kogyo Company, a maker of plastic parts, will expand its facility in Peru, Illinois and add 25 new jobs.

In Carroll County, Georgia, Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records, will expand its headquarters and add 400 new jobs.

Universal Trade Solutions, Inc. plans to open a new manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, creating 100 new jobs.

Pest control company Terminix is presently showing 962 available positions.

Carbures LLC, a maker of carbon fiber composite structures, will establish a new facility in Greenville, South Carolina, creating 50 new jobs.

Sunright America, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive fasteners, will expand its operation in Columbus, Indiana, creating 100 new jobs.

Siemens Wind Turbine has announced plans for four new energy projects in Ontario, Canada, creating 600 new jobs.

Food service and facilities management firm Aramark presently has 389 available positions.

Cooper Standard, a supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, will expand its operation in Goldsboro, North Carolina and hire 137 people.

In Hart County, Georgia, Fabritex, Inc., a metal fabricator, will expand and add 15 new jobs.

In Sumter County, South Carolina, Continental Tire the Americas has announced plans to build a new tire manufacturing facility and add 1,700 new jobs.

Vail Rubber Works plans to build a plant in Mobile County, Alabama, creating 6 new jobs.

At its aircraft service plant near Tucson, Arizona, Bombardier has boosted its workforce by 116.

Discount retailer Dollar General presently has 971 positions available systemwide.

CertainTeed Corporation, a maker of building materials, plans to expand its facility in Roaring River, North Carolina, adding 29 new jobs.

In Watertown, South Dakota, operator cab maker Angus-Palm will expand and add 140 new jobs.

Retailer Sears Roebuck is presently seeking 2,712 people to fill available positions.

In Huntsville, Alabama, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama has added four-cylinder engines to its product lineup, adding 240 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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1 comment :

  1. Custom metal fabrication offers a wide variety of components for a wide variety of industries, that's why I think so many of them are holding strong.