Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Good Economic News 2-21-2012

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

In Mesa, Arizona, medical device maker Ulthera will locate its headquarters and create 100 new jobs.

Highland Baking Company, a wholesale bread baking company, will locate a new facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and create 196 new jobs.

Golden Dragon of China will build a new manufacturing facility in Wilcox County, Alabama, creating 500 new jobs.

Wheaton Van Lines, a household goods carrier, will acquire Bekins Van Lines and relocate all operations to Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 38 new jobs.

In Owensboro, Kentucky, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, a natural gas transmission and storage provider, will expand and hire 20 new employees.

Craft brewer Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will locate a new facility in Mills River, North Carolina, creating 95 new jobs.

In Louisville, Kentucky, GE Appliance held a grand opening of its new GeoSpring Hybrid Water Heater plant where it will add 1,000 new employees.

OTICS USA, Inc., an auto parts maker, will expand its Morristown, Tennessee operation, adding 67 new jobs.

Refrigerated warehouse company Interstate Warehousing, Inc. will expand its operation in Johnson County, Indiana, creating 50 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Cheryl Morphew on a job well done.

In Pendergrass County, California, Toyota will add a new compressor plant and create 320 new jobs.

In Chesterfield County, Virginia, Honeywell will expand its advanced fiber production and add 50 new employees.

Pratt Industries, a recycled paper and packaging company, will expand its facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and create 30 new jobs.

Daimler AG plans to expand its Merceded-Benz manufacturing facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and add an undisclosed number of jobs.

Solstas Lab Partners, a medical and diagnostic laboratory, will expand its operation in Guilford County, North Carolina, creating 500 new jobs.

Post Glover, a power resistor maker, will expand its facility in Northern Kentucky and create 19 new jobs.

In Roanoke, Virginia, Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an auto parts retailer, will expand and hire 75 new employees.

Jefferson National Financial Corporation, a financial services provider, will relocate its headquarters to Louisville, Kentucky, creating 95 new jobs.

In Coffee County, Tennessee, Batesville Casket Company, a maker of burial caskets, will invest in its operation and create 35 new jobs.

In Princeton, Indiana, Toyota will expand its manufacturing operation and create 400 new jobs.

Rubbermaid will add a new facility in Mogadore, Ohio and create 140 new jobs.

In Darlington County, South Carolina, Nucor Corporation, a producer of steel bar, will improve its facility and add an undisclosed number of employees.

Union Pacific Railroad will expand its South Louisiana operation and add 225 new employees.

In Belvidere, Illinois, Chrysler plans to increase production in order to build its new Dodge Dart, creating 1,800 new jobs.

Caterpillar Inc. will expand its operation in Johnston County, North Carolina, creating 199 new jobs.

In Jeffersonville, Indiana, the plan commission has approved a proposal for a new distribution center which will create 1,600 new jobs.

NuStar Energy will expand its St. James Crude Oil Terminal, creating 32 new jobs in Southeast Louisiana.

In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Holley Performance Products, a maker of fuel systems for the auto industry, will expand and add 136 new employees.

Gunboat Company, a maker of sailboats, will locate a new shipyard in Dare County, North Carolina, creating 71 new jobs.

In Chester County, South Carolina, Ring Container Technologies, a maker of plastic containers, will expand and create 18 new jobs.

Ware Manufacturing, Inc., a maker and distributor of pet products, will expand its operation in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, adding 33 new jobs.

In Cleveland County, North Carolina, electromagnetic systems maker Kendroin FAS Controls, Inc. will expand and add 57 new jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 7,901 + ”Hundreds.”

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Branding // Marketing Communications // Public Relations
Indianapolis, Indiana
Phone: 317.536.6255
Cell: 317.523.7380

Brand Acceleration is a full-service marketing communications, brand management and public relations firm with a focus on economic development, architecture, engineering and construction.

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