Thursday, August 2, 2012

Good Economic News

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

Home improvement retailer Lowe's will add 175 new jobs at its Customer Support Center in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Air Products, which produces equipment to process liquefied natural gas, will add 250 jobs at Palmetto, Florida plant.

ACE Bakery LLC, a maker of baked goods for the retail and food service markets, plans to locate a new facility in Cherokee County, South Carolina and hire 51 new employees.

Tak Investments, Inc. will build a recycled tissue plant in Franklin, Virginia and create 85 jobs.

California Steel Industries, Inc. will add 100 jobs at its site near Fontana, California.

Tiburon Associates Inc. plans to create 350 jobs when it opens its maintenance overhaul facility in Minden, Louisiana.

MSC Industrial Direct, a distributor of metalworking, maintenance repair and operations supplies, plans to build a distribution center in Columbus, Ohio and create 300 jobs. 

The Longaberger Company, manufacturer of baskets and pottery, will create more than 500 jobs at its Dresden, Ohio facility. 

Enviva began construction on wood pallet manufacturing plant in Franklin, Virginia and will hire 64 new employees. 

Wells Fargo Advisors, a retail brokerage firm plans to expand its St. Louis, Missouri headquarters and create 400 jobs. 

In Chester, South Carolina, Chester Wood Products will expand its current facility and add 20 jobs.

AT&T will add 20 jobs in its call center in Grayson, Kentucky.

In Conway, Virginia, PrivacyStar, a company that provides consumers with comprehensive privacy on smartphones, will expand its corporate headquarters and add 121 new jobs.

McCall Farms Inc., a producer of canned and frozen vegetables, will expand operations in Florence County, South Carolina and add 80 jobs.

Dollar Tree will build a distribution center in Windsor, Connecticut and hire 200 employees.

Student-loan company, Sallie Mae, plans to add 200 jobs at its Muncie, Indiana location. Congrats to economic developer Terry Murphy.

NetApp, provider of storage and data management solutions, will build a R&D facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and create 460 jobs.

In Plainfield, Indiana, toiletry supplier Gilchrist & Soames will expand its operation and add 40 employees. Congrats to economic developer Cinda Kelley-Hutchings.

Interroll, supplier of conveyer systems and components, will open a manufacturing plant in Hiram, Georgia and create 70 jobs.

Hearthside Food Solutions plans to add a production line to its existing facility in London, Kentucky, creating 80 jobs.

OrionRx LLC, a specialty pharmacy healthcare company, will build its corporate headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, creating 14 jobs.

Mercom Corporation, a provider of network technology services, will expand its existing operations in Georgetown County, North Carolina and generate 30 jobs.

Gonvarri Steel Services, a provider of steel processing to manufacturers, will build a production plant in Union County, South Carolina and generate 40 jobs.

In Lincoln, Alabama, Honda will expand operations and hire 50 new employees.

Automotive supplier Magna Powertrain plans to expand it Muncie, Indiana facility and add 300 jobs.

Webco Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of steel tubing, will expand its Sand Springs, Oklahoma plant and create 106 new jobs.

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories will expand its operations in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and create 200 new jobs.

Morooka America, a manufacturer of rubber track carriers, will hire 50 new employees at its new manufacturing plant in Hanover County, Virginia.

Food safety and water treatment specialist Enviro Tech Chemical Services Inc. plans to expand its manufacturing facility in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and hire 40 new employees.

Sheyenne Dakota, Inc. (SDI), a wire and cable harness manufacturer, will build a plant in De Smet, South Dakota and create 30 jobs.

Pipeline manufacturer Pipeline Plastics, LLC will establish a High Density Polyethylene Pipe plant in Belle Fourche, South Dakota and generate 40 jobs.

Intellectual property litigation firm Erise IP will move its practice to Overland Park, Kansas and hire 15 new employees.

GE Capital Bank is creating a call center in Merriam, Kansas  that will employ 150 people.

Total Jobs Announcements: 4,631

Jim Walton
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1 comment :

  1. GE Capital Bank is creating a call center in Merriam, Kansas that will employ 150 people.