Monday, April 2, 2012

Good Economic News - April 3, 2012

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

Nexans, a provider of cable products, will open a new manufacturing plant in Berkley County, South Carolina, creating 200 new jobs.

In Dublan, Georgia, vehicle supplier Dinex Group will open a new manufacturing plant, creating 250 new jobs.

In Franklin, New Hampshire, Watts Water Technologies, a maker of valves, will expand its operation and create 100 new jobs., Inc. has confirmed that it will open a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, Indiana, creating 1,050 new jobs.

Intercontinental Hotels Group will hire 1,355 people company-wide.

In Auburn, Alabama, Si02 Medical Products will open a new facility and create 300 new jobs.

TEIJIN Advanced Composites America, Inc., a developer of automotive parts, will open a new facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan, creating 25 new jobs.

In Wake County, North Carolina, Aerocrine, Inc., a medical technology company, will locate its North American headquarters and hire 45 people.

Genport SRL, a developer of electric generators and batteries, has located its North American headquarters in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, creating 20 new jobs. Congrats to economic developers Joe Seaman and Jody Hamilton of Greater Lafayette Commerce.

Prudential Financial, a financial services and insurance provider, will build a new office tower in Neward, New Jersey, creating 400 new jobs.

CirrusMio, Inc., a software company, will open a new operation in Lexington, Kentucky, creating 10 new jobs.

Busche Enterprise Division, a CNC machining firm, will expand its operation in Albion, Indiana, creating 120 new jobs.

Ameridial, Inc., a provider of contact center services, will expand its operation in Rutherford County, North Carolina, creating 195 new jobs.

In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Hark Orchids, LP, an orchid propagation company, will establish a new facility and hire 80 people.

CISCO Systems, a computer products company, will hire 3,000 people company-wide.

In Bloomington, Indiana, Employment Plus, Inc., a staffing company, will expand its headquarters and add 307 new jobs.

In St. Augustine, Florida, 2G CENERGY Power Systems Technologies will open a new facility, creating 125 new jobs.

Spaulding Clinical Research, a tester of cardiac care safety equipment, will open a new operation in West Bend, Wisconsin, creating 183 new jobs.

Leggett and Platt, Inc., a maker of engineered components, will expand its operation in Porter County, Indiana, creating 30 new jobs.

Rolled Alloys, a provider of specialty alloys, will locate a new facility in Chester County, South Carolina, creating 24 new jobs.

In Farmington Hills, Michigan, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, a maker of automotive products, will expand a create 60 new jobs.

In Rowan County, North Carolina, pharmaceutical maker Ei, Inc. will expand and add 119 new employees. Congrats to economic developer Robert Van Geons.

Starbucks Coffee Company plans to open a manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia, creating 140 new jobs.

In Colbert County, Alabama, Navistar International Corporation will begin producing its LoadStar work vehicle, creating an undisclosed number of new jobs.

enVista, LLC, a supply chain consulting services company, will expand its headquarters in Hamilton County, Indiana, creating 96 new jobs.

In Mexico, Missouri, Spartan Light Metal Products, a provider of die casting services, will expand and add 42 new employees.

PyraMax Ceramics, a maker of ceramic pellet, will invest in a manufacturing facility in Wrens, Georgia, adding 60 new jobs.

In Noblesville, Indiana, Helmer, Inc., a maker of laboratory equipment, will expand and add 46 new jobs.

Concentra, a provider of health care services, will add 651 jobs company-wide.

Tognum AG, a propulsion and power solutions provider, will expand its operation in Aiken County, South Carolina, creating 20 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Will Williams.

CHEP USA, a pallet and container pooling provider, will open a new headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, adding 173 new employees.

In Jasper County, South Carolina, LowCountry Biomass LLC, a recycler of wood residues, will expand and create 26 new jobs.

In Allen County, Indiana, automotive supplier Android Industries will locate a new facility and add 57 new employees.

The Walt Disney Company is starting an initiative to hire, train and support up to 1,000 returning veterans.

Brown-Forman Corporation, a provider of wine and spirits, will add 89 new jobs in Waynesboro, Tennessee.

Deca Financial Services, LLC a collection agency, will expand its headquarters in Fishers, Indiana and add 270 new employees.

Total Jobs Announcements: 10,418+

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