Sunday, June 2, 2013

Good Economic News 6-2-13

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.
Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing service company, will expand its Fairfax County, Virginia operation, creating 500 jobs.
In Boone County, Indiana, FedEx Ground will establish a distribution center and hire 200 people. Congrats to economic developer Bryan Brackemyre on a great job.
In Dinwiddie County, Virginia, lluka Resources, a mining company, will add 86 employees.
In Marion, Illinois, auto parts supplier Aisin Electronics Illinois LLC will expand and add 80 employees.
Amcor Tobacco Packaging Americas, Inc. will expand its operation in Reidville, North Carolina, creating 30 jobs.
In Crawford County, Pennsylvania, Peters’ Heat Treating, Inc. will expand and add 24 employees.
In Orion, Michigan, Kay Screen Printing, a maker of graphics for the auto industry, will open a new facility and hire 50 people.
In Indianapolis, Indiana, POLARIS Laboratories, LLC, a fluid analysis company, will expand and create 25 jobs.
Smooth-Bor Plastics, a maker of plastic tubing and hoses, will establish a new operation in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, creating 22 jobs.
In Kingsport, Tennessee, Eastman Chemical Company will expand and hire 300 people.
In Sauget, Illinois, FedEx Ground will open a new distribution center and hire 175 people.
In Indianapolis and Columbus, Indiana, communications company Axia Technology Partners will expand and add 45 jobs.
Thorley Industries, a maker of robotics technology products, will expand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, creating 75 jobs.
HARTMANN USA, Inc., a provider of medical products, will expand in York County, South Carolina, creating 75 jobs.
Auto parts supplier NHK Seating will expand in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, creating 94 jobs.
Angus-Palm, a metal fabricator, will expand its operation in Florence County, South Carolina, creating 55 jobs.
In Henderson, Kentucky, Gibbs Die Casting will expand and hire 160 people.
Sont/ATV Music Publishing will expand and relocate to Nashville, Tennessee, creating 60 jobs.
In Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Carlisle Construction Materials will expand and add 55 employees.
GKN Sinter Metals, a producer of metal products, will expand in Gallipolis, Ohio, creating 50 jobs.
In Johnson County, Indiana, tube and sheet metal maker L&E Engineering will expand and hire 52 people. Congrats to economic developer Cheryl Morphew for a job well done.
In Richmond, Virginia, dairy operator HP Hood will expand and create 75 jobs.
Breakfast food maker Post Foods will expand in Battle Creek, Michigan and create 92 jobs.
TerreSource Global, a maker of materials handling equipment, will expand its operation in Belleville, Illinois, creating 10 jobs.
In Lansing, Michigan, General Motors will build a logistics optimization center, creating 200 jobs.
Financial technology company TransCard LLC, will expand in Chattanooga, Tennessee, creating 69 jobs.
In Detroit, Michigan, auto industry service supplier ADP Dealer Services, Inc. will expand and add 150 employees.
In Louisville, Kentucky, transportation and logistics provider A&R Logistics will establish its headquarters and create 50 jobs.
Home builder PulteGroup will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, creating 310 jobs.
Automotive systems maker ASMO North America will expand its operation in Pitt County, North Carolina, creating 200 jobs.
In Wichita, Kansas, Starwood Hotels & Resourts Worldwide, Inc. will expand and add 750 employees.
Motorola Mobility, A Google company, will establish a new operation in north Texas, creating 2,000 jobs.
In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, General Dynamics will establish a customer support center and hire 1,000 people.
In Charleston County, South Carolina, Advanta Southeast, a maker of packaging products, will open a new facility and hire 30 people.
In McIntosh, Alabama, epoxy resin maker Huntsman Corporation will expand and create 25 jobs.
In Byron Township, Michigan, Grand Rapids Chair Company, a provider of chairs to the restaurant industry, will expand and create 50 jobs.
High Liner Foods, a provider of frozen seafood, will expand and hire 57 people.
PQ Corporation, a chemical maker, will expand in Kansas City, Kansas, adding 50 employees.
In Marysville, Michigan, auto industry supplier SMR Automotive Systems will expand and create 350 jobs.
Ethos Laboratories will locate a pain management laboratory in Newport, Kentucky and hire 45 people.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, healthcare information provider Allscripts will expand and create 350 jobs.
In Morristown, Tennessee, consumer packaging company Sonoco Flexible Packaging will expand and create 26 jobs.
General Machine of Anderson, a metalworking firm, will expand its operation in Anderson County, South Carolina, creating 20 jobs.
In Walton County, Georgia, Hitachi Automotive Systems will expand and create 250 jobs.
In Morristown, Tennessee, Team Technologies, Inc. will expand and create 200 jobs.
J.R. Automation Technologies, LLC, a maker of automated machinery, will expand in Holland and Olive, Michigan, creating 90 jobs.
In Charleston County, South Carolina, SKF Group, a maker of bearings, will expand and create 25 jobs.
Total Jobs Announcements: 8,687.

Jim Walton
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