Sunday, December 29, 2013

Good Economic News 1-7-2014

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.
In Ft. Wayne, Indiana, event and exhibit company ICON Exhibits LLC will expand and add 99 employees.

In Katy, Texas, insurance provider GEICO will expand and add 1,000 employees.

Mahindra GenZe, a company serving multiple industries, will expand in Ann Arbor, Michigan, creating 34 jobs.

In Lyon, Nebraska, metal manufacturer Brehmer Manufacturing, Inc. will expand and hire 10 people.

In Henry County, Virginia, furniture maker Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. will expand and add 25 employees.

Bastian Automation Engineering, a custom fabrication company, will open a new facilty in Hancock County, Indiana, creating 60 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Skip Kuker.

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, LLC, a food processing company, will expand in Arkansas City, Kansas, creating 300 jobs.

Industrial Timber, a maker of wood furniture products, will expand in Lee and Tippah Counties, Mississippi, creating 80 jobs.

In Hamilton County, Indiana, security firm Allegion PLC will open a new operation and hire 100 people.

In Iredell County, North Carolina, assembly systems maker Weber Screwdriving Systems will open a new operation, creating 38 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Robby Carney.

In Kansas City, Missouri, Clockwork Architecture + Design will expand and add 8 employees.

North American Lighting, Inc., a maker of automotive lighting, will expand in Farmington Hills, Michigan, creating 76 jobs.

In Campbellville, Kentucky, plastic tubing maker Flourtubing USA LLC will expand and create 10 jobs.

Ascension Health, a healthcare system, will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 549 jobs.

Green Spirit Farms, LLC, a farming company, will establish operations in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, creating 101 jobs.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, tax consulting firm DuCharme, McMillen & Associates will expand and add 62 people.

In Pickens County, Georgia, camera maker Orlaco will open a new facility, hiring 65 people.

In Simpson County, Kentucky, automation equipment maker Industrial Automation will expand and add 26 employees.

Architectural metal maker Veyko, Inc. will open a new facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, adding 15 employees.

In Ft. Wayne, Indiana, software developer Aptera Software, Inc. will expand and add 17 employees.

In Royal Oak, Michigan, technology provider Vectorform, LLC will expand and hire 75 people.

Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration, LLC, a food product maker, will open a plant in Pitt County, North Carolina, adding 57 employees.

In Huntsville, Alabama, Boeing Research will open a technology research center, adding 400 employees.

Spuntech Industries, Inc., a maker of textile products, will expand its operation in Person County, North Carolina, adding 60 employees.

Gruuv Technologies, an information technology firm, will expand its operaion in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 29 jobs.

Solar energy company The Solar Connection will open a manufacturing plant in McDowell County, North Carolina, creating 50 jobs.

In Blackford County, Indiana, automotive component maker Mayco, International will expand and add 120 employees. Congrats to economic developer Jacob Everett.

In Madison, South Dakota, salt maker U.S. Salt, Inc. will expand and add 5 employees.

Taesung, a provider of auto components, will open a facility in Macon County, Alabama, creating 70 jobs.

In Springfield, Missouri, hair care products distributor Salon Service Group will expand and add 10 employees.

In Lawrence, Indiana, t-shirt printing company Little Raymond’s Print Shop, Inc. will expand and add 105 employees.

Biofuels maker Biochemtex will open a new facility in Sampson County, North Carolina, creating 65 jobs.

Industrial Services Group, a corrosion control company, will expand in Lowell and Kent Counties, Michigan, adding 50 employees.

In Georgia, tire maker Toyo Tire North America will expand and add 650 employees.

Classic Alumadeck, a maker of decks and railings, will open a new facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 65 jobs.

Circuit Controls Corporation, a maker of auto components, will expand in Emmet County, Michigan, adding 36 employees.

Stainless Technology, a maker of tanks, will expand in Springfield, Missouri, adding 88 employees.

In Dalton and Rome, Georgia, carpet maker Mohawk Industries will expand and add 420 employees.

In Clinton, Tennessee, auto components maker Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. will expand and create 81 jobs.

BlackInk IT, an information technology firm, will expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 30 jobs.

In Walnut, Mississippi, Aluma-Form, a distributor of power distribution products, will open a new facility and hire 125 people.

Lauren Plastics, LLC, a provider of plastic products, will expand and add 71 employees in Spring Lake, Michigan.

Armstrong Marine, Inc., a maker of aluminum boats, will open a facilty in Onslow County, North Carolina, creating 200 jobs.

In Alamance County, North Carolina, Walmart will open a distribution center and hire 450 people.BSP Filing Solutions/Finally, LLC, a maker of filing products, will expand in Starkville, Mississippi, creating 25 jobs.

Computer Science Corporation, an information technology firm, will open a new facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hiring 500 people.

In Fishers, Indiana, mobile app maker Blueridge Digital will open a new operation, creating 199 jobs. Congrats to economic developer Tim Gropp.

In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Sallie Mae will expand and hire 200 people.

EZ-ACCESS, a maker of ramp systems, will expand in Morganfield, Kentucky, adding 15 employees.

Air ambulance company Air Medical Group Holdings will expand in West Plains, Missouri, creating 20 jobs.

In White County, Indiana, automotive supplier Adkev, Inc. will expand and add 60 employees.

In Mountain Home, Arkansas, Epoxyn Products, a maker of work surfaces, will expand and add 50 employees.

Tech company Pharma Tech will expand in Hart County, Georgia, adding 50 employees.

At the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, USA InvestCo will open a cold storage facilty, creating 100 jobs.

In York County, Pennsylvania, household products maker Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will expand and hire 180 people.

JCIM US, LLC, an automotive supplier, will expand in Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan, creating 182 jobs.

In Charlotte, North Carolina, American International Group (AIG) will open a technology center, creating 230 jobs.

In Edinburgh, Indiana, automotive supplier SAPP, Inc. will open a new facility and hire 37 people.

Perceivant, LLC, a data and analytics firm, will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, adding 49 employees.

Total Jobs Announcements: 7,434

Jim Walton
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