Monday, March 11, 2013

Good Economic News 3-12-13

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.
Ascend Performance Materials, a technology provider, will open a new facility in Brazoria County, Texas, creating 100 new jobs.
In Fishers, Indiana, First Internet Bank of Indiana will expand and create 50 jobs.
In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, shoe retailer Rack Room Shoes will expand its headquarters and add 87 jobs.
South Louisiana Methanol will open a new methanol production facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana, creating 63 new jobs.
Hardware retailer Lowe’s will hire 45,000 seasonal workers.
In Clarendon County, South Carolina, pharmaceutical maker Spirit Pharmaceutical will locate a new facility and create 296 jobs.
In Chicago, Illinois, healthcare provider GoHealth will expand and add 250 employees.
In Harrodsburg, Kenticky, Wausau Paper, a maker of towel and tissue paper, will expand and create 76 jobs.
U.S. Tsubaki Automotive, LLC, a chain technology company, will expand and add 70 jobs.
In Hamilton County, Indiana, insurance company Baldwin & Lyons will expand and create 133 jobs.
In New Hanover County, North Carolina, packaging maker North State Flexibles will expand and add 41 new employees.
In Lansing, Michigan, moving services provider Two Men And A Truck will expand and create 125 jobs.
Recleim, a recycler of appliances and e-waste materials, will establish a recycling plant in Aiken, South Carolina, creating 200 jobs. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client Economic Development Partnership. Hats off to Will Williams and the rest of the EDP team.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Natie USA, a maker of plastic products, will open a new facility, creating 210 jobs.
Crawford Industries, LLC, a maker of plastic packaging, will expand its operation in Montgomery County, Indiana, adding 11 employees.
In Charlotte and Cary, North Carolina, insurance company MetLife will expand and add 2,600 emplyoyees.
In Macomb Charter Township, Michigan, Baker Aerospace Tooling and Machining, a parts and tooling company, will expand and create 188 jobs.
1-800 CONTACTS, a retailer of contact lenses, will expand its operation in Salt Lake City, Utah, creating 654 jobs.
NextGear Capital, an automotive financial services provider, will expand and create 169 new jobs in Carmel, Indiana.
Weight loss program provider Medifast will add 70 employees.
In Memphis, Tennessee, J.M. Smucker Company will open a peanut butter manufacturing facility, creating 125 new jobs.
In Bartlesville, Oklahoma, engineering firm ABB will expand and add 250 employees.
Global Food Group, a provider of food products, will open a new facility in Clinton, Arkansas, creating 225 jobs.
Walmart Stores, Inc. plans to open a distribution center in Mankato, Minnesota, creating 300 new jobs.
In Kansas City, Missouri, Clay and Bailey Manufacturing Company, a maker of above-ground and underground tanks, will expand and create 4 jobs.
Nuclear energy company AREVA will expand its operation in Charlotte, North Carolina, creating 130 jobs.
MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc., a maker of home cabinetry, will expand its operation in Goshen, Indiana, adding 76 employees.
In Matagorda County, Texas, steel pipe maker Tenaris will open a new facility, adding 600 employees.
Cellairis, a provider of cell phone and PDA accessories, will add 680 employees.
In Bradenton, Florida, Motorworks Brewing will open a new facility and add 30 employees.
Steel building maker Nash Building Systems, Inc. will expand its operation in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, creating 29 jobs.
In Cobb County, Georgia, consulting firm Infisys will expand and hire 200 people.
In Monroe, Louisiana, telecom company CenturyLink will open a new technology center and hire 800 employees.
Printpack, Inc., a packaging products company, will expand its operation in Villa Rica, Georgia, creating 20 jobs.
In St. Joseph, Missouri, I&M Machine & Fabrication, a metal fabrication company, will expand and add 25 employees.
In Hampton Roads and Newport News, Virginia, Liebehrr Mining Equipment New Port News Company, a maker of construction and mining equipment, will expand and create 174 jobs.
Sandwich shop Schlotzky’s will expand and add 1,200 employees.
In Surry County, North Carolina, Awesome Products, a maker of cleaning products, will locate a new facility and hire 90 employees.
In Hanover, New Hampshire, Hypertherm, a maker of cutting systems, will open a new manufacturing facility and hire 500 people.
Southern Finishing Company, a furmaker of furniture, will expand its operation in Rockingham County, North Carolina, creating 11 jobs.
In Mexico, Missouri, steel fabrication company Fluid Power Supports will expand and create 15 jobs.
In Cleveland, Tennessee, Renfro Corporation, a maker of legwear, will add a facility and hire 168 new employees.
Theme park Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, will hire 2,100 seasonal jobs.
In Alpharetta, Georgia, tax and advisory services provider Ernst & Young will establish its global IT Center, creating 400 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Peter Tokar.
In Alcoa, Tennessee, ProNova Solutions, a provider of cancer treatments, will expand and add 525 employees.
Lyne Plastics, a recycler and maker of plastic products, will expand in Sedalia, Missouri and create 14 jobs.
In Guilford County, North Carolina, packaging maker North State Flexibles will expand and add 41 new employees.
Bank of America is adding 2,000 employees.

Total Jobs Announcements: 57,977

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