Saturday, September 14, 2013

Good Economic News 9-14-2013

Good Economic News

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

Fraenkische Industrial Pipes has announced plans to expand in Anderson County, South Carolina, creating 50 jobs.
In Plano, Texas, insurance and banking company USAA will expand and create 680 jobs.
Kenall Manufacturing, a maker of lighting products, will open a new headquarters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, creating 350 jobs.
In Owingsville, Kentucky, food maker Custom Food Products will expand and hire 200 people.
Element Electronics, a maker of consumer electronics, will establish a new facility in Fairfield County, South Carolina, creating 500 jobs.
Acme United Corporation, a maker of cutting, measuring, and safety products, will expand in Rocky Mounty, North Carolina, adding 90 employees.
In Chicago, Illinois, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Company will open its new U.S. headquarters and hire 80 people.
Pizza franchise Toppers Pizza is adding sixteen stores and up to 480 employees.
Banking and financial services company UBS will establish a new operation in Nashville, Tennessee, creating 1,000 jobs.
GuideSoft, Inc., a professional services company, will expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana, adding 400 employees.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, appliance maker Whirlpool Corporation will expand and add 150 jobs.
Health services provider Specialty Health, Inc. will open its new headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, hiring 675 people.
U.S. Engineering, a mechanical contractor, will expand in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 85 jobs.

In Bartow, Georgia, carpet maker Shaw Industries Group, Inc. will open a new facility and create 500 jobs.
DUER High Performance Composites, a maker of composite components, has established a new facility in Beaufort County, South Carolina, creating 47 jobs.
In Geismar, Louisiana, BASF Geismar will expand its polyurethane blending plant and hire 22 people.
Aviation IT provider TravelSky Technology Limited will open a new R&D center in Duluth, Georgia, creating 50 jobs.
Workspace provider Regus plans to open multiple centers by the end of 2014, creating 1,500 employees.
Gruppo Campari will open a new Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, creating 62 jobs.
Associated Hardwoods, a lumber products company, will locate a new operation in Cherokee County, South Carolina, creating 28 jobs.
Retailer Gap, Inc. will expand in Sumner, Tennessee, adding 90 employees.
Cool Planet Energy Systems will build three new biomass-to-gasoline refineries in Louisiana, creating 72 jobs.
In Fort Smith, Arkansas, firearms parts maker Thermold Magazines will open a new headquarters, creating 65 jobs.

John Matouk & Company, a maker of linens, will expand in Fall River, Massachusetts, adding 45 employees.

In Brunswick County, North Carolina, motion control maker Lee Controls will open a new operation and hire 77 people.
In Charleston, South Carolina, Daimler Vans will expand and hire 60 employees.
Express Motor Vehicle Administration Corporation, a provider of services to auto dealers, will expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 20 jobs.
In Knoxville, Tennessee, airbag parts maker ARC Automotive will expand and hire 115 people.
In Beaufort County, North Carolina, store fixture maker idX Impressions will expand and add 159 jobs.
Food distributor Dot Foods will establish a new distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennessee and hire 157 people.
Stryker, a medical technology company, presently has over 300 job openings.
Domtar Corporation, a maker of pulp and paper products, will expand in Greenville, South Carolina, creating 35 jobs.
St. James lighting will expand in Columbia, Mississippi, creating 20 jobs.
In Orange County, North Carolina, confectionary maker Morinaga will open a new facility and hire 90 people.
Dow Chemical Company will expand in Brazoria County, Texas, creating 96 jobs.
In Detroit, Michigan, VernDale Products, Inc., a maker of powdered milk, will expand and add 13 employees.
In Elizabethtown, Kentucky, steel products maler Structures USA will establish a new headquarters and hire 50 people.
The Crown Group, a supplier of coating services, will open a new facility in Greenville County, South Carolina, creating 42 jobs.
Tubular goods maker PTC Seamless Tube Corporation will open a new facility and hire 283 people.
Bank holding company Capitol One will expand and add 175 employees in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In Robeson County, North Carolina, Stable Trading Company, a maker of rugs and woven products, will open a new facility and create 45 jobs.

Auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei North America will expand in Lewisburg, Shelbyville, and Smyrna, Tennessee, creating 1,200 jobs.

2AM Group, a supplier of logistics and manufacturing services, will open a new operation in Richland County, South Carolina, creating 100 jobs.

In Bland County, Virginia, W&B Fabricators, makers of mining equipment, will open a new operation and hire 50 people.

NOHMs Technologies, Inc., a maker of lithium-ion batteries, will open a new facility in Lexington, Kentucky, creating 162 jobs.

In Chicago, Illinois, GoHealth LLC, a health insurance exchange, will expand and hire 450 people.
In Lenoir County, North Carolina, building products maker Associated Materials, Inc. will expand and add 252 employees.
Employment Options, Inc. ( presently has 1,000 job openings listed.
Auto parts supplier Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems will open a new facility in Russell Springs, Kentucky, creating 155 jobs.
In Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Lesleh Precision, Inc., a machining company, will expand and add 29 employees.
Total Jobs Announcements: 12,356

Jim Walton
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