Saturday, March 30, 2013

Good Economic News 3-30-13

Good Economic News

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

In Geismar, Louisiana, chemical maker Huntsman Corporation will expand and create 397 jobs.
In Muncie, Indiana, Delaware Dynamics, LLC, a provider of die casting services, will expand and add 13 employees. Congrats to economic developer Terry Murphy.
Macco Organiques, a maker of chlorides, will open a new facility in Paducah, Kentucky, creating 40 new jobs.
Aircraft builder Boeing will consolidate flight training services in Miami, Florida, creating 787 jobs.
NAPA Auto Parts will hire 700 people companywide.
In Hamilton, Georgia, poultry producer Koch Foods will expand and add 750 employees.
In Macon County, North Carolina, metal manufacturer Franklin Tubular Products, Inc. will locate a new facility and create 121 jobs.
In Monroe, Michigan, auto parts maker Hanwha L&C Alabama LLC will expand and create 70 jobs.
Standard Register, a business services provider, will locate a new operation in Jeffersonville, Indiana, creating 360 jobs.
In Marion County, South Carolina, Essex Holdings, Inc., a global resource company, will open a facility and hire 215 people.
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology will expand its training facility and add 185 employees.
In Madison County, Indiana, truck body maker Warner Bodies, Inc. will expand and add 150 employees.
Martinrea Jonesville, a metal forming company, will open a new facility in North Adams, Michigan, creating 122 jobs.
Metal Shark Boats, a maker of watercraft, will expand in Jeanerette, Louisiana, creating 200 jobs.
Outokumpo Stainless Bar, a metal fabrication company, will expand in Chester County, South Carolina, adding 20 employees.
In New Albany, Indiana, jewelry producer Ronaldo Designer Jewelry, Inc., will open a new plant and hire 80 employees.
Kovatch Mobile Equipment, a maker of water hauling tanks, will expand in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, creating 100 new jobs.
Restaurant Hurricane Grill and Wings will expand and add 420 employees.
Peer Foods Group, Inc., a distributor of Food Products, will locate a new facility in Hancock County, Indiana, creating 80 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Skip Kuker.
In Richland County, South Carolina, Foil and Film packaging maker Constantia Hueck Foils will expand and add 15 employees.
In Grenada, Mississippi, sawmill operator Fly Timber will expand and create 30 new jobs.
In Kingsport, Tennessee, food maker Leclerc Foods will expand and create 40 new jobs.
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, a provider of hospitality products and services, will expand and create 69 jobs in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
XPO Logistics, a freight services provider, will expand its operation in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, adding 287 employees. Congrats to economic developer Jeff Edge.
Boyd Property Preservation, LLC will expand and create 104 new jobs in Whitfield County, Georgia and 300 in the State of Georgia.
In Kalamazoo, Michigan, consumer products maker Newell Rubbermaid will open a new facility, adding 100 employees.
In Robertson County, Tennessee, ProPack, a provider of fulfillment and freight forwarding services, will open a new facility and hire 22 people. Congratulations to Brand Acceleration client Robertson County Economic Development. Great job, Margot!
Multicraft International, a maker of auto parts, will expand in Pelahatchie, Mississippi, creating 30 jobs.
Insurance and benefits company MetLife, Inc. will create 2,600 new jobs in Charlotte and Cary, North Carolina.
In Rush and Tipton Counties, Indiana, seed producer DuPont Pioneer will expand and create 41 jobs. Congrats to Brand Acceleration clients Tipton County Economic Development Organization and Rush County Economic and Community Development Corporation.
Green Flash Brewing Company, a craft beer producer, will open a new brewing facility in Virginia Beach, Virginia, adding 41 employees.
ICE Recycling LLC, a recycling services provider, will expand in Florence County, South Carolina, creating 15 jobs.
Lockheed Martin will invest in a facility to make tanks for liquefied natural gas in New Orleans, Louisiana, creating 166 jobs.
Sears Home Services will add 500 employees companywide.
In Halifax County, North Carolina, lumber producer Meherrin River Forest Products, will locate a new operation and hire 40 people.
In Vermillion, South Dakota, software developer Eagle Creek Software Services will open a new operation and hire 1,000 people.
In Stafford County, Virginia, food maker Greencore Group plc will expand and add 350 employees.
80/20 Inc., a maker of aluminum products, will expand its operation in Whitley County, Indiana, creating 97 jobs.
In Frankfort County, Kentucky, Hayashi Telempu North America, a maker of auto parts, will open a new facility and hire 103 people.
In Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lyons Consulting Group, an e-commerce company, will open an office and hire 30 employees.
In Vance, Alabama, auto maker Mercedes-Benze Alabama will open a facility and create 500 jobs.
Global Green Lighting, a maker of lighting products, will open an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, creating 250 jobs.
In Indianapolis, Indiana, Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., a freight services provider, will open a driver training school and hire 500 employees.
In the cities of Holland and Walker, Michigan, Challenge Manufacturing Company, a maker of metal products, will expand and add 180 employees.
TITLE Boxing Club will add 2,500 employees companywide.
OFS Brands, a furniture and logistics company, will expand in Guilford County, North Carolina, adding 188 employees.
In Dodge County, Georgia, heat treating company Aremac Heat Treating LLC will locate a new facility and hire 60 people.
In Pulaski County, Virginia, vegetable producer Red Sun Farms will expand and add 250 employees.
Detroit Thermal Systems, LLC, a climate control business, will open in Romulus, Michigan, creating 300 jobs.
True Communications will expand and add 120 employees companywide.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, IBM will create a new technology center and hire 800 people.
Otto Environmental Systems, Inc., a plastics maker, will expand in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, creating 32 new jobs.
TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a customer service provider, will expand in Paducah, Kentucky and hire 450 people.
In Augusta County, Virginia, dairy manufacturer Shamrock Farms will open a new facility and create 60 jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 16,876

Jim Walton
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