Monday, October 28, 2013

Good Economic News 10-29-2013

Good Economic News

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

In Sioux City, Iowa, Bomgaars, a supplier to farmers and ranchers, will expand and add 15 employees.

Steel maker JGM Welding & Fabrication Services, Inc. will expand in Chester County, Pennsylvania, creating 44 jobs.

MAC Medical Supply Company, Inc., a supplier of medical products, will establish a new operation in Munster, Indiana, creating 40 jobs.

Homeaway will add 100 jobs companywide.

In Union County, Tennessee, 9 to 5 Seating, Inc. will open a new facility, creating 510 jobs.

In Gaston County, North Carolina, glass non-woven products maker Owens Corning will establish a new facility and hire 110 people. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client, economic developer Donny Hicks on a job well done.

South Coast Baking Company, a maker of bakery products, will open a new facility in Springdale, Arkansas, creating 150 jobs.

Bilstein Group, an automotive supplier, will establish a new operation in Bowling Green, Kentucky, creating 90 jobs.

In Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Flexicon Corporation will expand and add 50 jobs.

In Ames, Iowa, software company WebFilings will expand and hire 700 people.

In Pittsfield Charter Township, Michigan, energy solutions provider Navitas Systems, LLC will expand and add 125 jobs.

WasteZero, a provider of solid waste programs, will expand in Williamsburg County, South Carolina, creating 27 jobs.

King’s Hawaiian, a bakery and distribution company, will expand in Hall County, Georgia, creating 400 jobs.

The Lauridsen Group, Inc., a maker of protein products, will expand in Iowa, creating 40 jobs.

Automotive supplier Denso will open a new facility in Montgomery, Alabama, creating 45 jobs.

Ithaca Gun Company, a firearms maker, will expand its operation in Aynor, South Carolina, creating 120 jobs.

Food maker TruFood will expand and add 100 employees in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

In Jeffersonville, Indiana, Catamaran Corporation, a provider of pharmacy benefit technology, will locate a new facility and hire 205 people.

In Marion Township, Michigan, catalytic converter maker ACAT Global, LLC will expand and hire 100 people.

TiaTech Oncology, a life sciences and clinical pathology laboratory, will expand its Franklin, Tennessee operation, creating 39 jobs.

Consumer products company Colgate-Palmolive Company will open a new facility in Greenwood County, South Carolina, creating 300 jobs.

In Rutherford County, North Carolina, Trelleborg Coated Systems US, Inc., a maker of polymer products, will expand and add 76 jobs.

Pizza Hut will add 100s of jobs companywide.

Shrivallabh Pittie Group, a textile maker, will open a new facility in Screven County, Georgia, hiring 250 people.

In Davenport, Iowa, Lewis Machine & Tool Company will expand and hire 163 people.

nGage Labs, a provider of customer engagement solutions, will open a new facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, creating 35 jobs.

Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc, a maker of auto components, will expand in Northville Charter, Michigan, creating 151 jobs.

Axalta Coatings Systems, LLC, will open its new headquarters in Pennsylvania, creating 332 jobs.

Retailer Walmart will open a new e-commmerce center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, creating 350 jobs.

In Coffee County, Tennessee, cheese maker Great Lakes Cheese will open a new facility, creating 200 jobs.

In Kokomo, Indiana, Patriot Porcelain, LLC, a maker of china products, will expand and hire 140 people.

Investment industry company Edward Jones will expand and hire 3,000 people.

In Rock Hill, South Carolina, 3D printer and parts maker 3D Systems Corporation will expand and add 145 employees.

In Rogers, Arkansas, Redman & Associates, a maker of ride on toys, will open a new operation and hire 74 people.

In Carroll County, Georgia, Yachiyo of America, Inc., an auto components maker, will open a new facility and hire 200 people.

TriState Quality Metals, a sheet metal fabricator, will build a new operation in Dubuque, Iowa and hire 10 people.

In Lawrence County, Alabama, steel tubing and pipe maker IT-TRI, LLC will build a new plant and hire 100 people.

In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, shock suppression products maker Unequal Technologies will expand and create 104 jobs.

Charter House Innovations, a maker of seating and d├ęcor products, will expand in Holland Charter Township, Michigan, creating 50 jobs.

Seafood processor RC Creations, LLC will establish a new facility in Pender County, North Carolina, creating 120 jobs.

Arclight Brewing Company, a startup, will open a new operation in Berrien County, Michigan, creating 15 jobs.

In Marion, Arkansas, auto components maker Hino Motors Manufacturing, USA will expand and add 200 employees.

Esurance will add 700 jobs companywide.

In Boone County, Indiana, countertop and cabinet maker Sims-Loman, Inc. will expand and add 32 employees. Congrats to economic developer Bryan Brackemyre.

In Philadelphia and Gap Counties, Pennsylvania, retailer Urban Outfitters, Inc. will expand and create 2,500 jobs.

In Carroll County, Georgia, cable and wire maker Southwire will expand and add 375 employees.

Tire maker Hankook Tire Company LTD will open a new facility in Montgomery County, Tennessee, creating 1,800 jobs.

In Detroit, Michigan, logistics technology service provider Comprehensive Logistics Company will open a new facility and hire 350 people.

HairUWear, Inc., a maker of hair goods, will open its new headquarters and distribution center in Lenexa, Kansas, creating 102 jobs.

In Morgan County, Georgia, vinyl tile maker Mannington Mills, Inc. will expand and add 219 employees.

In Fayette County, Indiana, Wayzata Home Products, LLC will open a cabinet manufacturing and distribution operation, creating 309 jobs.

In Worthing, South Dakota, materials handling equipment company Agile Manufacturing, LLC will expand and add 10 employees.

In Rabun County, Georgia, spun yarn maker Parkdale Mills will expand and create 210 jobs.

Trident Case, a maker of mobile device cases, will open a new facility in Rancho Cucamonga, California, creating 75 jobs.

Interim Healthcare will add 1,650 employees companywide.

Automotive supplier Mubea will open a new facility in Boone County, Kentucky, creating 150 jobs.

NOHMS Technologies, Inc., a maker of batteries, will locate a manufacturing facility in Rochester, New York, creating 100 jobs.

In Claiborne County, Tennessee, furniture maker England, Inc. will expand and add 300 employees.

In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, A&L Foods, Inc. will expand and add 13 employees.

Little Kentucky Smokehouse, a maker of smoked meat products, will open a new facility in Union County, Kentucky, creating 18 jobs.

In Knox County, Tennessee, Leisure Pools will open its new corporate headquarters, creating 240 jobs.

Emergent BioSolutions will expand in Gaithersburg, Maryland, creating 133 jobs.

DESMI, Inc., a maker of pumps, will establish a new operation in Chesapeake, Virginia, creating 34 jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 18,545+

Jim Walton
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