Sunday, August 26, 2012

Good Economic News

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the jobs announcements to cross my desk over the past few days.

Aerospace and energy firm Woodward, Inc. will build a new manufacturing plant in Loves Park, Illinois and create 660 jobs.

Automotive components maker, FCC (North Carolina), LLC, will expand its operation in Scotland County, North Carolina, creating 66 new jobs.
J and J Filters, a manufacturer of metal stampings and gasketing, will build a new manufacturing operation in Hazelhurst, Georgia and create 75 jobs.
Patrick Industries, Inc., a maker and distributor of recreational vehicle parts, will expand its operation in Syracuse, Indiana, creating 65 new jobs.
In Elizabethtown, Kentucky, STC Management Group will expand its headquarters and add 15 jobs.
Polydeck Screen Corporation, a producer of systems for materials screening operations in the mining industries, will expand its operations in Spartanburg County, South Carolina and generate 32 new jobs.
NetApp, a provider of storage and data management solutions, will expand its Wichita, Kansas facility and add 400 jobs.
In Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Walgreens will expand its customer care center and create 350 jobs.
PreSonus Audio Electronics will build a new headquarters and research facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and create 65 jobs.
Total Energy, an energy products and services company, will open a state of the art fabrication facility in Stillwater, Oklahoma and hire 200 new employees.
KIA supplier Sewon America will expand its existing LaGrange, Georgia and add 150 jobs.
AirGuide, a manufacturer of products for the HVAC industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations to Clarksdale, Mississippi and hiring 40 employees.
In Seymour, Indiana, Seymour Tubing, Inc., a maker of steel tubing, will expand its operation, creating 18 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Jim Plump.
In Henry County, Virginia, Commonwealth Laminating and Coating is expanding operations and hiring 60 new employees.
Royal Box Group, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of packaging and display products, will expands its operation in Greenfield, Indiana, creating 32 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer, Skip Kuker.
Morgan Olson, a maker of walk-in van bodies, will build a new plant in Charleston County, South Carolina and create 119 jobs.
Boiler and water heater manufacturer Green Boilers plans to expand its Danville, Kentucky plant and create 27 jobs.
Metal Panels, Inc., a Tulsa-based manufacturer of metal panels and trim for metal roofing, buildings, and post frame construction, will build a new manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Kansas and add 15 jobs.
Premium ice cream producer Talenti Gelato e Sorbetto is expanding operations to a new Marietta, Georgia facility and generating 100 jobs.
Technology company Red Ventures will expand its Lancaster County, South Carolina headquarters and add 1000 jobs.
NIC Inc., which develops and manages government websites, online services, and secure payment processing, will expand its Olathe, Kansas workforce and add 23 jobs. is expanding its Chicago, Illinois facility and adding 200 jobs.
Beardow Adams, a maker of adhesives, will locate a new facility in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, creating 31 new jobs.
Master Power Transmission, a maker of gearboxes, will expand its operation in Columbus, Indiana, creating 48 new jobs.
Cloud service provider Appirio will open a new facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 300 new jobs.
In Overland Park, Kansas, commercial real estate firm RED Development will add 18 jobs when it relocates its operations.
NGK Ceramics USA, Inc., a maker of ceramic parts for the auto industry, will expand and create 86 new jobs in Iredell County, North Carolina.
In Winchester, Virginia, Navy Federal Credit Union will build a new member services facility and cread 400 jobs.
In Springfield, Missouri, JMARK Business Solutions will expand operations and add 42 jobs.
Ceramaspeed, a provider of electric radiant heating solutions, will add a manufacturing facility in Maryville, Tennessee and add 40 jobs.
Nippon Thermostat Company will create 30 jobs when it builds its new plant in Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia.
BauschLinnemann North America, a producer of surfaces and edge bandings for furniture makers, will build a new facility in Horry County, South Carolina and generate 55 jobs.
In Mobile, Alabama, a new project agreement with shipbuilder Austal USA will create 1000 jobs.
Automotive industry supplier voestalpine Metal Forming will build a manufacturing facility near Cartersville, Georgia and generate 220 jobs.
In Winchester, Indiana, auto parts maker MARUJUN, LLC will expand and create 50 new jobs. Congrats to Mayor Steve Croyle.
iGATE, an integrated technology and operations company, will build a new facility in Loudoun County, Virginia and create 250 jobs.
Bell Techlogix, a provider of information technology services, will expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 204 new jobs.
In Cleveland County, North Carolina, Schletter, Inc., a maker of solar power mounting systems, will open a new facility, creating 305 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Kristin Fletcher.
Metal components maker GKN Sinter Metals, LLC will expand its operation in Salem, Indiana, creating 50 new jobs.
In Green Bay, Wisconsin, UnitedHealthcare will expand operations and hire 169 new employees.

Cloud service provided Appirio will develop a Cloud Development Center in Indianapolis, IN and create 300 jobs.

Mid South Sales in Uniontown, Kentucky, will start a food supply company and create 30 jobs.

German-based Schletter Inc., designer and manufacturer of solar panel mounting systems, will establish its US headquarters in Shelby, North Carolina and hire 305 employees.

In Augusta County, Virginia, McKee Foods Corporation will expand production at its manufacturing facility and add 78 jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 7,973

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