Friday, December 2, 2011

Good News (12-6-11)

Good News
Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.

Daicel Safety Tube Processing, an auto components maker, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, creating 25 new jobs.

Henniges Automotive, a maker of auto parts, will expand its operation in Rockingham County, North Carolina and add 64 new jobs.

In Wayne County, Indiana, Wayne Dairy Products, Inc. and Osborn International will expand and add 35 new jobs.

In Kinston, North Carolina, Smithfield Packaging, a division of Smithfield Foods, will expand and create 330 new jobs.

In Lawrenceburg, Indiana, IntraPac Group, a specialty packaging manufacturer, will open a new facility and add 63 new jobs.

Streit USA Armoring, LLC, a maker of armored vehicles, will expand its operation and hire 50 people in Charleston County, South Carolina.

Cummins, Inc, a maker of engines, will expand its research and development center in North Charleston, South Carolina, creating 31 new jobs.

In Vance, Alabama, auto industry parts and service providers Brose and BLG will expand and create 120 new jobs.

TD Bank will expand its corporate operations and create 1,600 new jobs in Greenville and Lexington, South Carolina.

In Gibson County, Indiana, Gibson County Coal, a new mining company, will begin operation and hire 300 people.

CoilPlus, Inc., a maker of flat rolled steel, plans to expand its operation in Guilford County, North Carolina, creating 23 new jobs.

UPS will hire a whopping 55,000 workers to handle the holiday freight workload.

In Lebanon, Missouri, Aero-Tech Laboratory Equipment will open its headquarters and operation, creating 6 new jobs.

PreGel, a maker of ingredients for frozen desserts, will expand its operation in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, adding 48 new jobs.

In Jackson County, Georgia, Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. will open a new e-commerce fulfillment center, creating 900 new jobs.

Ford Motor Company will upgrade its facility near Kansas City, Missouri and add 1,600 new jobs.

Auto parts maker Kongsberg Automotive will expand its operation in Pickens County, South Carolina, creating 300 new jobs.

Exegistics, a logistics service provider, plans to open a new facility in Jennings County, Indiana, creating 315 new jobs.

In Greenville, South Carolina, Bosch Rexroth, a maker of hydraulics, will expand and hire 160 people.

Honda has announced plans to expand its operation in Lincoln, Alabama, generating 100 new jobs.

Food service company, Puratos, will build a new manufacturing plant in Pennsauken, New Jersey, and hire 40 people.

Food importer and distributor Ferraro Foods of North Carolina, plans to add 23 new jobs in Alamance County.

Shoreline Steel South, a maker of interlocking steel sheet piling, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Frankfort, Kentucky, creating 13 new jobs.

Federal-Mogul Corporation, a supplier of powertrain and safety technology, plans to expand its operation in Logansport, Indiana, creating 100 new jobs. Congratulations to Brand Acceleration client Logansport Economic Development Foundation. Great job, Skip!

In Catawba County, North Carolina, Punker, LLC, a maker of fan wheels for the HVAC industry, will open a new manufacturing plant and hire 80 people.

Vestar Technologies, a maker of specialty metal products, will open a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Newton County, Georgia, creating 100 new jobs.

In Toledo, Ohio, Chrysler will add a second shift of workers and create 1,105 new jobs.

Gestamp South Carolina, LLC, a maker of auto parts, will expand its facility in Union County, generating 100 new jobs.

In Richmond, Virginia, Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Inc. will expand and create 653 new jobs.

Insurance firms Aflac and Liberty Mutual are hiring 596 and 385 people respectively.

GKN Aerospace, a supplier to the aerospace and aviation industries, will establish a new manufacturing plant in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, creating 250 new jobs.

Spot Freight, a logistics service provider, will expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 73 new jobs.

Maritime International, a maker of harbor equipment, will expand its facility in Broussard, Louisiana, creating 90 new jobs.

Auto leasing company Hertz plans to add 4,000 entry-level workers.

In Haywood County, North Carolina, Sonoco Plastics, a maker of consumer and industrial products, will expand and generate 35 new jobs.

Hyundai Power Transformers USA plans to open a new manufacturing plant in Montgomery, Alabama, creating 200 new jobs

In Richmond, Kentucky, GR Spring & Stamping, an auto parts supplier, will expand and add 25 new employees

In Cherokee County, South Carolina, Global Energy Franchise plans to open a new manufacturing plant and hire 200 new employees.

Telecommunications service provider Sprint plans to open a call center in Sullivan County, Tennessee, creating 600 new jobs.

Aircraft electronics maker BAE will add 75 new jobs at its facility in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

CMS Food Solutions, Inc., a maker of food safety technology, will open a new facility in Brunswick County, North Carolina, generating 52 new jobs.

In Sioux City, Iowa, First Administrators, Inc., a health benefits administrator, will consolidate operations and create 45 new jobs.

Produce supplier Chiquita Brands International will locate its global headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, generating 400 new jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 70,310

Have a wonderful Christmas,

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