Monday, October 29, 2012

Good Economic News 10-30-2012

Good Economic News

Here's just part of the good economic news to cross my desk over the past three weeks.

Oppermann Webbing, a maker of tie-downs and webbing for cargo transportation, is expanding its Piedmont, South Carolina facility and will hire 20 new employees.

Children’s apparel maker Carter’s, Inc. will combine its retail store and financial operations with its current Atlanta, Georgia-based headquarters and bring 200 jobs to the area.
In Forsyth County, North Carolina, Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corpooration, a maker of excavators, will expand and create 340 jobs.
Software maker Microsoft Corporation will expand and add 500 jobs companywide.
SpanTech, manufacturer of conveyor systems for the food and pharmaceutical industries, plans to expand its Glasgow, Kentucky operation and add 25 jobs.
In Neenah, Wisconsin, customer outsourcers Alta Resources will expand operations and hire 1,031 new employees.
Pro Towels, a provider of screen printing and embroidery services, plans to expand its operation in Abbeville, South Carolina and hire 50 new employees.
In Hendricks County, Indiana, electrical products maker Regal Beloit Corporation will consolidate operations and create 50 new jobs. Congrats to Cinda Kelley-Hutchings with the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.
Financial services firm Fidelity Investments will build a data center in Papillion, Nebraska and create 35 new jobs.
Textile maker Fendrich Industries, Inc. will expand its operation in Polk County, North Carolina and create 23 new jobs.
JP Morgan Chase will expand and add 7,000 jobs companywide.
Emerson Electric Company plans to build a new regional headquarters for its Process Management division in Gonzales, Louisiana and hire 50 new jobs.
In Duncan, South Carolina, fiber optic product manufacturer AFL will expand its operations and hire 95 new employees.
In-home care provider Home Helpers will expand and hire 1,800 new employees.
In Ft. Wayne, Indiana, automotive supplier, VOSS Automotive, Inc. will expand and add 30 employees.
Software company LockPath plans to expand its Overland Park, Kansas office and add 100 new employees.
K-Fab, manufacturer of products for the natural gas industry, will expand operations in Berwick, Pennsylvania and create 50 jobs.
Crescent Dairy and Beverages LLC is building a new beverage processing facility in Walterboro, South Carolina, which will generate 60 new jobs.
Beyond Payroll, LLC, will relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis, IN and add 59 jobs.
NitraCore, manufacturer of wetsuits and high-performance rubber products, will establish its headquarters in Lyon County, Kentucky and create 10 jobs.
General Motors will add 2,000 IT jobs companywide.
Pressure vessel manufacturer Contract Fabricators plans to expand operations into Luka, Mississippi and hire 50 new employees.
Auto parts supplier Tsuda Industries Co., Ltd. will open a new facility in Hancock County, Indiana, creating 116 new jobs. Congrats to our friend Skip Kuker, economic developer.
NextLife Asset Recovery Services will open a new headquarters and processing facility in Rogers, Arkansas and hire 350 new employees.
Burlington Coat Factory will expand and add 230 non-holiday employees.
In Camden, South Carolina, INVISTA Performance Surfaces and Materials will grow its facility and generate 50 new jobs.
Structural lumber manufacturer Weyerhaeuser Engineered Lumber Products will create 30 jobs when it modernizes its Natchitoches, Louisiana forest products plant.
Physicians Choice Laboratory Services plans to build a new facility in York County, South Carolina and hire 364 employees.
Chesapeake Energy will expand and add 300+ employees companywide.
E&I, supplier of automotive sealant and adhesives, is expanding its facility in Tallassee, Alabama and hiring 20 new employees.
Living Essentials, the maker of 5-hour ENERGY, will expand its operation in Wabash, Indiana, creating 200 new jobs.
Marco’s Pizza is expanding and will hire 1,300 new employees.
A joint venture between OCI Enterprises and ERCAM Energy will create a solar tracker manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas and generate 800 jobs.
In Caldwell County, North Carolina, Baker Waste Equipment will locate a new facility and hire 60 people.
In Utica, Kentucky, Valley Truck Equipment is expanding operations and adding 12 jobs.
McGill Environmental Systems plans to open an organics recycling facility near Moncks Corner, South Carolina and hire 25 staff members.
Security company ADT plans to add 300 jobs at its office in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Childhood education provider Goddard School will expand and create 400 new jobs companywide.
ZF Group, Germany-based driveline and transmission manufacturer, will add 100 employees to its operation in Marysville, Michigan.
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company will add a third shift at a vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee and create 810 jobs.
In Greenville County, South Carolina, spring and fastener manufacturer MW Industries will expand its Springmasters Division and hire 10 new employees.
Hy-Pro Filtration, an industrial filtration products manufacturer, is moving to Anderson, Indiana and adding 107 jobs.
In Greensboro, North Carolina, banking corporation BB&T plans to open a corporate office and create 1,700 new jobs.
Denver Global Products will locate its manufacturing, distribution, and R&D operations in Lincoln County, North Carolina and generate 450 jobs.
General Motors is creating a new software development center in Warren, Michigan and adding 1,500 new jobs.
In Hoke County, North Carolina, Unilever United States, Inc., a maker of personal care products, will expand and create 21 new jobs.
Total Jobs Announcements: 22,833

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
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