Monday, November 7, 2011

Good Economic News! 11-8-11

Good Economic News!  (11-8-11)

Here are just a few of the positive economic announcements that have come my way over the past two weeks.

Kermit USA, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of roofing systems, will establish its U.S. headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, creating 70 new jobs. Congrats to economic developers Terry Murphy and Traci Lutton.

In Crisp County, Georgia, Chexar Networks, Inc., a provider of financial risk management services, will expand and create 500 new jobs.

The Doc Depot, Inc., a medical document retrieval service provider, will expand its operation in Barnwell County, South Carolina, creating 50 new jobs.

CTL Packaging USA, a maker of plastic packaging products, will locate its North American headquarters in Gaston County, North Carolina, creating 131 new jobs. Congratulations to Brand Acceleration client Gaston County Economic Development Commission.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, the railroad, has announced plans to hire 500 new employees in eight states.

In Isle of Wight, Virginia, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. will establish a production and distribution facility and create 800 new jobs.

GE Aviation has broken ground on a new jet engine factory in Auburn, Alabama and is expected to hire 400 people.

In Wentzville, Missouri, General Motors Corporation will expand its workforce, adding 1,260 new jobs to accommodate the production of the new Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck.

In Warrick County, Indiana, AFCO Racing Products, a manufacturer of parts for the auto racing industry, will expand its operation, creating 61 new jobs. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client Success Warrick County. Great job Larry and Matt.

In Montgomery County, North Carolina, fruit and vegetable processor Aseptia, Inc. will locate a manufacturing facility and hire 75 people.

Viacom, Inc., an entertainment industry company, will establish a new operation in Williamson County, Tennessee, creating 100 new jobs.

EAC Corporation, a supplier of metals, will expand its operation in Kokomo, Indiana, hiring 15 people. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

Zurn Industries, a maker of plumbing products, has announced plans to expand in Sanford County, North Carolina, creating 38 new jobs.

Mullican Flooring, a maker of hardwood flooring, will relocate all manufacturing operations to Johnson City, Tennessee, creating 164 new jobs.

In Ripley County, Indiana, Concepts Industrial Asset Disposal, Inc., a buyer and seller of heavy industrial machinery, will expand and hire 25 new employees.

In Sequatchie County, Tennessee, MANN+HUMMEL USA, an equipment supplier to the automotive and mechanical engineering industries, will locate a new facility and hire 150 production workers.

Anacomp, a document and business process management company, will locate a new facility in Somerset, Kentucky, creating 200 new jobs.

Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation will locate a new operation in Lexington County, South Carolina, creating 707 new jobs.

In Jackson County, Indiana, automotive supplier Aisin Drivetrain, Inc. plans to expand and create 40 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Jim Plump.

Home improvement retailer The Home Depot has announced plans to expand its online operation in Kennesaw, Georgia, creating 700 new jobs.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, mobile event and media producer LiTEBOX, Inc. will establish its headquarters and a production and manufacturing facility, creating 1,100 new jobs.

In Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Flex Films will open a new manufacturing plant, creating 250 new jobs.

Pharmavite, a vitamin and dietary supplement maker, has broken ground on its new manufacturing and distribution facility where it will create 280 new jobs.

In Hendricks County, Indiana, Nolan Security, a provider of private security services, will expand and create 300 new jobs. Congratulations to Brand Acceleration CLIENT Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership. Great job, Cinda!

Sasco Safety, a maker of highway safety products, will establish a new facility in Barnwell County, South Carolina, creating 25 new jobs.

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Brose Tuscaloosa, a maker of seat structures and door systems for the auto industry, will expand and create 80 new jobs.

In Ohio County, Indiana, a new 100-room hotel will be developed, creating 30 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Lane Siekman.

In Clarendon County, South Carolina, Alucoil America Corporation, a maker of metal composite materials, will open a new facility, creating 18 new jobs.

Orthman Manufacturing Company, a maker of farm implements, will expand its operation in Lexington, Nebraska, creating 100 new jobs.

In Indiana, Verizon Wireless is planning to hire 60 new employees statewide.

In Richland County, South Carolina, Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc., a maker of ultraviolet LEDs, will expand and create 150 new jobs.

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Branding // Marketing Communications // Public Relations
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