Thursday, July 3, 2014

Good Economic News

Here are just a few of the recent jobs announcements that have crossed my desk in recent weeks.
Cascade Die Casting Group, a maker of auto components, will expand in Sparta, Michigan, hiring 50 people.

Hatch Stamping Company, an auto components maker, will locate a facility in Robertson County, Tennessee, creating 101 jobs. Congrats to economic developer and Brand Acceleration client Margot Fosnes on a great job.

MonoSol, LLC, a maker of polymer films, will locate in Porter County, Indiana, creating 150 jobs.

In Griffin, Georgia, Toppan Printing Company will open a facility and hire 80 people.

In Davie County, North Carolina, House of Raeford Farms, a poultry processor, will open a facility and create 200 jobs.

In LaGrange, Georgia, auto supplier Hanil E Hwa will expand and create 80 jobs.

In North Augusta, South Carolina, biopharmaceutical maker AmbioPharm, Inc. will expand and create 20 jobs. Congrats to economic developer and Brand Acceleration client Will Williams on a job well done.

Roberts Distributors, LP, a provider of photo and video equipment, will expand in Indianapolis, Indiana and hire 35 people.

Intercontinental Hotel Group will create 787 jobs companywide.

Safety Products provider Capital Safety will expand and add 100 employees in Red Wing, Minnesota.

Clothing products maker Fruit of the Look will expand its distribution center in Summerville, Alabama, creating 49 jobs.

In Newbern, Tennessee, auto components maker Rough Country Suspension Systems will open a distribution center, creating 200 jobs.

Moving company Two Men & a Truck is adding 1,500 employees companywide.

In Glenwood, Minnesota, aircraft ground support equipment maker Clyde Machines will expand and create 15 jobs.

In Osage, Iowa, custom drying firm A to Z Drying will expand and hire 17 people.

In Waukesha County, Wisconsin, medical products maker Medline Industries, Inc. will open a facility and hire 200 people.

In Raleigh, North Carolina, auto parts supplier Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will locate a facility and hire 600 employees.

In Hendricks County, Indiana, medical device provider Covidien LP will expand and add 112 employees. Congrats to economic developer and Brand Acceleration client Cinda Kelley-Hutchings on a job well done.

Alcoa Power and Propulsion will open a facility in Hampton, Virginia, creating 75 jobs.

In Bardstown, Kentucky, Bardstown Bourbon Company, LLC will open a distillery, creating 35 jobs.

MVP Group, a maker of home fragrance products, will expand in Obian County, Tennessee, creating 100 jobs.

In Mississippi County, Arkansas, steel maker Big River Steel will open a mill and hire 500 people.

In Madison County, Tennessee, auto parts maker Pacific Industries will open a facility and hire 190 people.

Sandwich retailer Firehouse Subs will hire 1,200 people companywide.

In Franklin County, Kentucky, auto parts maker Toyo Automotive will expand and add 10 workers.

Quest Diagnostics, a provider of information services, will open an operation in Tampa, Florida, creating 350 jobs.

In Sherwood, Arkansas, TeleTech Holdings will open a new customer service center and hire 250 people.

In Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, technology provider Cisco will expand and add 550 jobs.

JBE, Inc., a provider of auto, aerospace, and industrial electrical industries, will expand in Berkley County, South Carolina, creating 20 jobs.

Consumer products company Amway will add 400 employees companywide.

Tyton BioEnergy Systems, a producer of ethanol made from tobacco, will open a facility in Hoke County, North Carolina, creating 79 jobs.

In Chesterfield County, Virginia, pulp and paper provider Shandong Tranlin Paper Company will open a facility and create 2,000 jobs.

Food ingredient maker Vision Processing Technologies will expand in Owatonna, Minnesota, creating 20 jobs.

In Jefferson County, Tennessee, Wetekam Monofilaments USA, a maker of yarns, will open a facility and hire 32 people.

Pet treat maker Big Creek Foods will open a facility in Gainesville, Georgia, hiring 25 people.

In South Bend, Indiana, Corporate Wings, an executive travel company, will open an operation and hire 18 people.

In Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, shipping supply distributor Uline will expand and create 500 jobs.

Solar equipment maker SolarBOS will open a facility in Walker, Michigan, creating 56 jobs.

Southtec, LLC, an auto parts maker, will expand in Wilson County, Tennessee, adding 210 employees.

Krause Holdings, Inc., a convenience store holding company, will open a new headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, creating 62 jobs.

In Glynn County, Georgia, vehicle processor International Processing Company will expand and create 30 jobs.

In York County, South Carolina, healthcare consulting firm Lash Group will open a new operation and hire 2,400 people.

In Jonesboro, Arkansas, TrinityRail Maintenance Services, Inc. will open a railcar maintenance facility and create 350 jobs.

Town Sports International will hire 50 people companywide

Auto parts maker Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation will expand in Troy, Michigan, creating 51 jobs.

Surya, a maker of carpet, will expand and create 200 jobs in Bartow, Georgia.

Wurth Adams Nut & Bolt will open a facility in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, creating 20 jobs.

USAA Insurance will expand and hire 5,400 people companywide.

Business services provider iQor US, Inc. will expand and create 320 jobs in Dorchester County, South Carolina.

In Richland County, South Carolina, medical device maker Rythmlink International will relocate jobs from China, creating 50 jobs.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, food maker Dietz & Watson will expand and create 158 jobs.

Legwear products provider Richelieu Legware will expand in Burke County, North Carolina, creating 205 jobs.

In Fenton, Missouri, Mercury Communications and Construction will expand and hire 16 people.

In Wells County, Indiana, machining company Haven Manufacturing will expand and add 100 employees.

In Oelwein, Iowa, railcar repair company Transco Railway Products will expand and add 16 employees.

CSC Sugar will open a facility in Tipton County, Tennessee, creating 50 jobs.

Reclamation and recycling company Shaw Industries Group will expand in Ringgold, Georgia, creating 70 jobs.

In Williamson County, Tennessee, Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. will expand its headquarters and hire 162 people.

The University of Notre Dame will establish a turbomachinery research facility in South Bend, Indiana, creating 60 jobs.

Coffee products maker Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. will open a facility in Douglas County, Georgia, creating 550 jobs.

Powersports products provider Polaris will expand in Milford, Iowa, creating 150 jobs.

In Chambers County, Alabama, auto parts maker KMIN will open a new plant and hire 200 people.

In Clayton County, Georgia, staffing firm Chime Solutions will open a facility and create 1,120 jobs.

Giti Tire will open a production facility in Chester County, South Carolina, creating 1,170 jobs.

Rogers Brothers Farms, a crop producer, will open a peanut facility in Darlington County, South Carolina, creating 30 jobs.

In Riverside, Missouri, NorthPoint Development, a contract development firm, will expand and add 20 workers.

Centric Pipe, a maker of welded-steel pipe, will expand in Bossier City, Louisiana, creating 82 jobs.

In Pittsburg, Kansas, part of the Joplin Region, Go Configure will open an operation and hire 35 people.

Mr. Handyman will add 150 workers companywide.

In Montgomery County, Indiana, book publisher Penguin Random House, LLC will expand and create 313 jobs.

In Shelby County, Tennessee, medical device maker MicroPort Orthopedics, Inc. will expand and hire 171 people.

Visual display maker sign-Zone, Inc. will open a facility in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, adding 25 employees.

In Columbia, Tennessee, filtration products maker CLARCOR, Inc. will open an R&D center, creating 35 jobs.

Global Refining Group will open a recycling center in Lunenburg County, Virginia, creating 30 jobs.

In Nashville, Tennessee, software provider ForceX will open a new location and hire 175 people.

In Hamilton County, Indiana, tech firm Healthiest Employer LLC will expand and add 90 employees.

Domtar Corporation, a provider of personal care products, will expand in Wayne County, Georgia, creating 25 jobs.

In Jasper County, Indiana, popcorn producer ConAgra will expand and create 80 jobs.

Walmart will locate an eCommerce fulfillment center in Hendricks County, Indiana, creating 303 jobs.

Global Industrial will hire 50 people companywide.

In Gallatin, Tennessee, composites and coatings maker American Colors, Inc. will open a facility and hire 31 people.

Auto components maker WKW Roof Rail Systems, LLC will open a facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, creating 186 jobs.

In Clayton County, Georgia, grocery retailer Kroger will open a distribution center and hire 120 people.

Systems in Motion, LLC, a technology consulting firm, will expand in Kokomo, Indiana, adding 400 employees. Congrats to economic developers and Brand Acceleration clients Charlie Sparks and Jan Hendrix.

Total Jobs Announcements: 26,227

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