Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.
Window and door maker Anderson Corporation will expand in Bayport, Minnesota, creating 100 jobs.

Masterbrand Cabinets will expand in Ferdinand, Indiana, creating 260 jobs.

In Plano, Texas, automaker Toyota will consolidate services and hire 4,000 people.

Kemin Industries, a maker of meat protiens, will expand in Verona, Missouri, creating 24 jobs.

Trailer maker Novae Corporation will expand in Markle, Indiana, adding 75 workers.

In Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Torcomp, USA, a machinery maker, will open a new operation and hire 73 people.

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, foodservice equipment maker AccuTemp Products, Inc. will expand and hire 14 people.

Custom Coolers, Inc., a maker of coolers and freezer products, will open a new plant in Elkton, Kentucky, creating 75 jobs.

BrightStar Care will expand and add 800 jobs companywide.

Coyote Manufacturing, a maker of boats, will open in Berrien County, Georgia, creating 100 jobs.

In Greenville County, South Carolina, Precorp, Inc., a provider of machining services, will expand and add 29 employees.

In Vigo Countyy, Indiana, convenience store chain Casey’s General Stores, Inc. will open a distribution center and hire 185 people.

Dickten Masch Plastics, a maker of engineered plastic products, will expand and add 30 jobs in Ankeny, Iowa.

Novozymes, a bioagriculture company, will expand in Wake County, North Carolina, creating 100 jobs.

Healthcare services provider Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC will locate in Jackson, Tennessee and hire 25 people.

Youth Villages will add 100 employees companywide.

Automaker BMW will expand in Spartanburg, South Carolina, creating 800 workers.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, hc1.com, a healthcare cloud service provider, will expand and add 175 jobs.

In Auburn, Kentucky, Champion PetFoods USA, Inc. will open a kitchen and add 147 employees.

In York County, South Carolina, McKesson Medical-Surgical, a distributor of medical supplies, will open a distribution center, creating 140 jobs.

Mill Steel Company, a steel products supplier, will open a new facility in Jeffersonville, Indiana, creating 43 jobs.

In Lexington, Kentucky, lodging services company Creative Lodging Solutions, LLC will expand and add 120 workers.

Aalto Scientific, a maker of medical diagnostic equipment, will establish a new plant in Putnam County, Georgia, creating 80 jobs.

Farm, ranch, and pet supplier Miller Manufacturing will expand in Glencoe, Minnesota, creating 20 jobs.

Mesh Systems, LLC, a technology firm, will expand in Hamilton County, Indiana, creating 40 jobs.

Shri Govindaraja Textiles will open a new location in Rockingham County, North Carolina, creating 84 jobs.

In Leeds, Alabama, auto supplier Engineered Plastic Components will open a facility and hire 110 people.

In Henderson County, North Carolina, plastics maker Elkammet, Inc. will expand and hire 20 people.

Enovate Medical, a medical technology company, will expand in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, creating 410 jobs.

CYRACOM will expand and add 425 employees companywide.

In North Augusta, South Carolina, information products provider Medac, Inc. will establish a facility and hire 615 people. Congrats to economic developer and Brand Acceleration client Will Williams on a job well done.

In Sullivan, Missouri, telecom services provider Fidelity Communications will expand and add 37 employees.

In Indianapolis, Indiana, communications software maker Interactive Intelligence will expand and hire 430 people.

In Sioux City, Iowa, trucking company Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc. will open a new operation and hire 120 employees.

In Columbia City, Indiana, medical technology provider DOT GmbH will open a new facility and hire 20 people.

UC Synergetic, an engineering company, will locate its headquarters in York County, South Carolina, creating 130 jobs.

Whitewave Food Company, a food and beverage company, will locate in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, hiring 100 people.

In Alamance County, North Carolina, foodservice manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Company will open and hire 100 people.

Interstate Hotels and Resorts will expand and hire 1,400 people companywide.

Precision Plastics, Inc., a custom plastics injection molder, will expand in Whitley County, Indiana, adding 15 employees.

In Marion County, South Carolina, Aerial Options, a supplier to the fire truck industry, will expand and add 13 employees.

In Dubois County, Indiana, engine and transmission remanufacturer Jasper Engines & Transmissions will expand and add 235 employees.

In Martin County, North Carolina, plastic film maker Syfan Manufacturing will expand and add 24 employees.

In Emporia, Kansas, Simmons Pet Food, Inc. will expand and create 50 jobs.

Signode, a maker of packaging products, will open a new plant in Chapin, South Carolina, creating 130 jobs.

Hart AgStrond, LLC, a maker of canola oilseed products, will build a plant in Trenton, Kentucky, creating 25 jobs.

Locker and mailbox maker Floorence Manufacturing will expand in Manhattan, Kansas, adding 100 employees.

Pepsi MidAmerica, a Pepsi franchise, will expand in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, adding 74 jobs.

In Clinton County, Indiana, pork processor Indiana Packers will open a new operation and hire 98 people.

Telecommunications company Verizon will add “several thousand” employees companywide.

IP Pathways, a supplier to data centers, will expand in Urbandale, Iowa, creating 53 jobs.

Auto components maker GKN Driveline will expand in Catawba County, North Carolina, creating 228 jobs.

The Corsi Group. A maker of cabinetry, will open a manufacturing facility in Charlotte County, Virginia, creating 110 jobs.

In West Des Moines, Iowa, Microsoft Corporation will build a data center and hire 84 people.

In Fulton County, Georgia, gaming developer Hi-Rez Studios will exand and hire 30 people.

Auto components supplier Jager Group will expand and add 52 employees in LaPorte, Indiana.

In Henrico County, Virginia, business services provider Teleperformance will open a customer service center and hire 500 people.

Real Propert Managament will expand and add 100 employees companywide.

In Morgan County, Indiana, auto components maker TOA, LLC will open a new facility and hire 220 people.

Delta Dental, a service provider to dentists, will expand and hire 15 people in Urbandale, Iowa.

In Campbellsville, Kentucky, office solutions service provider Frost-Arnett will expand and add 70 jobs.

Lomont Holdings Company, a maker of signs, will expand in Steuben County, Indiana, creating 20 jobs.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Babcock & Wilcox Intech, Inc. will expand and hire 50 people.

Suminoe Textile of America, a supplier of textile products, will expand in Cherokee County, South Carolina, adding 100 employees.

Hose maker NORRES will open a new facility in South Bend, Indiana, creating 32 jobs.

Aeterna Zentaris, Inc., a biopharma company, will open a facility in Charleston County, South Carolina, creating 60 jobs.

TM Track Machines will open a railcar repait facility in Parsons, Kansas, part of the Joplin Region, creating 75 jobs.

Software and IT company 4th Source, Inc. will open a new headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana, creating 320 jobs.

Heartland Food Products Group, a maker of drink flavorings, will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana, creating 160 jobs.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, a component maker, will open a new facility in Russell Springs, Kentucky, creating 155 jobs.

Heritage Glass will open a manufacturing operation in Sullivan County, Tennessee, creating 237 jobs.

Charles & Alice Group, a food processing company, will open a facility in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, creating 50 jobs.

Emerson Process Management, an instrumentation maker, will expand in Shakopee, Minnesota, adding 400 jobs.

In Hamilton County, Indiana, Beck’s Hybrids, a producer of agricultural seeds, will expand and hire 100 people.

Auto supplier Martinrea Riverside, LLC will open a new facility in Riverside, Missouri, creating 290 jobs.

Total Jobs Announcements: 15,831

Jim Walton
Brand Acceleration, Inc.
Branding // Marketing Communications // Public Relations
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